|Vintage English & Spanish Blankets|
As soon as the granny blanket is complete, we thought it would be fun using a vintage knitting pattern to make an item of clothing. At the present time we are trying to decide whether to make the Jaeger jacket/cardigan, or the His and Hers matching cardigans! Using modern wool there could be a very interesting result!!! We'd love to know if you've used retro knitting patterns to make a modern garment and if it was successful or not.
We mentioned the good old fashioned hot water bottle, still popular today as a means of keeping warm. We've found some pretty vintage style and woolly hot water bottle covers for added cosiness. Which one would you choose?
Years ago a warm winter's coat would have been an expensive item and therefore the same coat would have been worn for many years. There's something about wearing a heavy wool coat that takes you back to childhood, when you would have had a "best coat". A winter's coat is still a great investment and vintage is much more affordable, better quality and best of all you can find something really unusual and unique. Our Vintiquery Team have chosen their favourite vintage coats.
Fabulous show-stopping 1970s style full length cashmere maxi coat, it really has the wow factor and is much admired by fans of Barbie, Lady Penelope and Legally Blonde!
Oh-so-retro 1980s calf length wool coat, Santa red with black velvet trimmings. Very Dynasty/Dallas with padded shoulders and great tailoring.
This absolutely adorable handmade 1950s wool swing coat in fabulous fleck with vintage purple shiny buttons is so amazing the photo does not do it justice. A happy find from the vintage heaven that is Beyond Retro My Nan used to have a coat very similar and always wore a blue brooch on it, as all self respecting ladies used to do! Brooches are the perfect finishing touch to a winter's coat and we have found just the right brooches to go with our coats.
Is it a coat? Or is it a cardigan? Or even a jacket? Whatever it is this truly quirky unique coat is a great talking point. Much admired and swooned over, the wearer is guaranteed attention! This wool coat from designer Critical Mass was a lucky find hunting through rails of vintage clothes in St Nicholas' Market, Bristol. It has a French and a Vivienne Westwood feel to it. Our stylists found the perfect snood scarf and clutch bag to match it, just what we love, a mix of textiles all from the same palette!
Vintiquery is a bit of a magpie's nest when it comes to jewellery, we just can't resist anything shiny, sparkly or bling-bling! We will write more about our treasure trove of jewellery, but in the meantime, here are our coats with a brooch chosen to be the perfect accompaniment to each.
|Pretty Pink Pearl surrounded by Diamante.|
|Floral Aurora Borealis glass stones reflecting all the colours in the coat.|
|Swirls of silver metal, surrounded by tiny black and silver crystals in a silver frame. French Marie Antoinette Style.|
|Black metal, margasites and seed pearls, surrounding a large oval pearl.|