The Fabulous Fifties in Pottery

The Mid Century Era, particularly the 1950s, is quickly becoming my favourite era: along with the rest of Mad Men obsessed public! I’ve always loved this decade, the atomic prints, fantastic design and colour palette of grey, turquoise, mustard… What’s strange then is that West German Pottery from this era has only recently started to…

The Hour

Although I’ve only watched the first three series so far, I’m a massive ‘Mad Men‘ fan. So I was fairly excited when the BBC announced plans for ‘The Hour’. As a rubbish TV watched, I’m having to catch up via the iPlayer; I’ve only got the last episode to go. I don’t love it: I’ll…

Mad Men Inspiration from Woman’s Own

I watched the season 3¬†finale of Mad Men on Thursday night while Aidan was out playing squash for Glossop. Actually, I watched two episodes. In ‘The Grown-ups’ (the penultimate episode), I spotted Jane Siegel wearing this outfit: My eyes immediately turned to the stack of old Woman’s Own magazines by my bed. This magazine was…

Finding A Vintage Dress for Owl Ski…

A week tomorrow I am off to a swanky party with work. We won a Vodafone competition and our prize is an all expenses paid party and casino at a boutique hotel in Manchester. I’ve been extremely good with my diet (and have lost another stone in weight) but I’m struggling to find a dress…

Retro Television: Past and Present…

I blog today as a sick woman… Unfortunately, I got sent home from work ill. However, having spent the day in bed, I feel no better and am now just getting plain bored. On a plus side, it’s allowed me to break open the Mad Men box set I ordered about a month ago. So…