Between 2009 and 2012 anyone walking into a home decor store would most likely see, perched on shelves and on table tops, flocks of owls. Or, to be more precise, parliaments of owls. The origin of trends can be hard to define but looking back the owl trend origin begins way back in the 1970’s. Let’s look at some of the major events in the owl trend timeline…
Mod fashion was bold and brash, ushered in by a young generation of innovative and creative students in Great Britain. This in-your-face fashion trend of the 1960s belonged to London. The Brits set the tone and the rest of the world followed.
The dilemma every collector faces; how to display your collection and not look like a crazy hoarder. There are many ways you can proudly display your life’s passion and you do not have to stick with just one style. Depending on what you want to display you may have several equally stylish options. Check out some of the options listed here, mix and match techniques and styles to create a display as unique as your collection.
You may be asking “Why are banks shaped like pigs?” Well, there are two theories regarding the origin of the pig image in banks. One theory states that the pig is a derivative of pygg, an orange clay pottery that was used during the Middle Ages for jars that stored household staples such as salt.
There are many different styles of vintage owl salt and pepper shakers available online or at your local vintage marketplace. There are some styles that are quite common and can be found at a wide range of prices.
Born in 1925, the Jolly Green Giant was the representative of The Minnesota Valley Canning Company. His creation was due to the company’s introduction that year of a new variety of European pea. These new peas were a much larger variety than those grown in America, and they were tastier. Minnesota Valley applied for a trademark calling the new pea “Green Giant.”
Earrings are the definitive eye-catching accessory, and vintage costume jewelry earrings are a classic choice when looking to add some sparkle to your wardrobe. Some vintage earrings were part of a matching set with coordinating pins or necklaces while others were created to stand alone as accents to an ensemble. Either way, due to their size, earrings are often an affordable path to starting a vintage costume jewelry collection.
Looking for a quick and fairly easy way to get a vintage look? Head scarves are the accessory that can add elegant style to your daily wardrobe easily and quickly. Head scarves have been popular for centuries and each decade of the 20th Century had it's signature look.
This amazing infographic, A Short History of Photographic Camera, is a poster from Retrofuturismo-Kitsch. This is a lovely visual progression of the camera from the first ancient Camera Obscura to the Sony Mavica in 1981.
Following the Second World War the 1950's saw a dramatic increase in the amount and variety of toys for children. Mr. Potato Head, the Hula Hoop, and Barbie are among some of the most popular toys released in the 1950's.
The 1960’s was a colorful decade all around and the candy of the time did not escape this trend. Fruit Stripe Gum the "Five Flavor Gum" was invented by James Parker and launched in the early 1960s while Now and Later taffy squares were first introduced in 1962. In the same year Ferrara Pan introduced Lemonheads.
The pastel color palette may be the first thought that comes to mind when thinking about 1950's home décor trends, but contemporary influences such as space travel and car styles came into play as well. There wasn’t a single look in home décor through the 1950s there were several, and they spanned diverse trends such as atomic age design, modern Scandinavian influences, and Hawaiian inspirations (Tiki).