Saturday, 22 November 2014

Friday Fantastics! Lurex Love

Well, it's that time again - this Friday, I have decided I cannot contain my love for lurex any longer.  It's just a glorious material!  Lurex is actually the brand name for the original metallic thread. Their website is interesting, with the proud heritage of having been going strong for 70 years - Click here for their website!

Although over the years the term 'Lurex' has been given to any material/garment made from similar/other brands of metallic threads, it is hard to determine what things really are 'true' lurex or a competitor thread.  But really, it's all just gorgeous!

I thought I would share some of my favourite Lurex images to date...

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Little Miss Atomic's Whitstable Secrets!

Well, I am happy to say I am back on blogging form, I hope I still have some readers! 

For this post, I thought I would do a piece about my favourite town, my family's hometown of Whitstable...

Friday, 22 August 2014

Friday Fantastics! 50s Lucite Heels

Well, this week I simply had to indulge my love of what I believe to be some of the most exquisite creations in 50s fashion - the Lucite heeled shoe.
Lucite is to me a fascinating material, first becoming popular in the 30s.  It really came into it's own I believe, in the 1950s when it began to be used on all sorts of items.  I am mostly interested in the beautiful Lucite bags and jewellery that was produced back then, not to mention these unbelievable shoes!!  I much prefer vintage Lucite to Bakelite - don't get me wrong, Bakelite is so beautiful, I own a few pieces, but I would much rather have a handful of confetti Lucite clampers!

I am hoping to do a little 'series' of shoe posts on some Fridays - there are just too many different styles to put into just one post.  So here are some absolutely astonishing shoes (and these really are just a few of the pictures I have stored over the years) I really would love to own all of them...

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Friday Fantastics! 50s Planters

This week I have decided to do a post about the wonders that are 1950s Planters!  I can't get enough of them, and there are so many to choose from.  Of course, I love the most atomic, crazy ones of all - and have an obsession with 'bullet' planters. These are the planters that comprise of a spun fibreglass, plastic or ceramic 'bowl' that sits in all manner of sputnik-legged frames. Sometimes they are made of other materials, such as aluminium too.
I hate to say it again, but these particular kinds of planters are a rarity here in England.  In fact, I've never come across one yet!  I always say to myself that if I win the lottery they are one of the first things I am having shipped over! 

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

It's an obsession...Boomerang!

I don't think I'm alone here, but I could look at atomic items all day.  The ones that often get me most excited are ones that feature those wild boomerang shapes! So many things were produced, mostly it seems, in the US (I do wish I lived there) I just can't believe how cool it all is - to own just a couple of these items would be a dream come true...

Friday, 28 March 2014

Thursday, 20 March 2014

A 'Rocket Day'

Last weekend here was unusually nice weather.  It seemed Spring was here.  Sadly of course it was just a fleeting glimpse, but I had the chance to drive a special car on Sunday afternoon -

First Post! An Introduction...

Well, what do you know, my first post! I'm very excited to finally start blogging (I promised myself this year would be the year)  I thought for this very first post I would write an introduction...