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Tuesday, December 27th, 2011
7:46 am
Hi everyone, hope you had a great Christmas without too many cares. Sadly, sometimes Christmas is far from care-free, with the costs and stresses of getting some people down so much that you can almost forget that it's a time to celebrate. And when it takes that extra time to finally get into the spirit of it, it can be over in the blink of an eye, just as you're starting to enjoy it.

Don't you wish there was some way to keep Christmas with you throughout the year AND be sure you'll be ready for it when December rolls around? Well, guess what, there is! From the bottom of my heart, I can recommend the Chrisco Christmas hamper club...

Chrisco hampers offer you all the food, accessories and gifts you could possibly need. With a little bit of planning, you can spend the year paying off supplies little by little. You will hardly notice that the money has gone each week, but come Christmas time, it will all add up to a wonderful hamper of Christmas goods being delievered to your house. The sooner you order and start paying, the smaller your weekly/fortnightly/mothly (whatever suits you best) payments will be.

The full range of hamper choices can be viewed online, or you can request a catalogue by calling 1800 144 662.

It may sound like a well-worn advertising slogan, but never a truer word was spoken than when they say you really can save for a magical Christmas with Chrisco.

I am not a troll, nor do I make any profit from posting this. I simply believe in this program, and think you will too if you give it a go. This is not spam.

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Thursday, July 10th, 2008
5:12 pm
Sydney Rockers: 1980s
So i was invited to join a facebook group called Sydney Rockers and it's basically the place where all of the old Sydney rockers and rockabilly folk from the 1980s and early 1990s post all their old pictures!

The photos are AMAZING. there are so many of them, but here are my favourites. I've kept to the black and white and sepia ones. Just to keep a theme. But the old colour ones are amazing too.

Thought some of you guys might be interested to see how things were done in rockabilly revival of the 1980s here in Sydney!

From a newspaper clipping.

"Sue Cadzow wrote at 1:05pm on June 23rd, 2008
Gorgeous Gals!! Platinum blonde was to the eighties scene what Bettie Page haircuts are to the current crowd!!!"

MOAR! (picture heavy btw)
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Thursday, August 2nd, 2007
6:17 pm
50s fair
Hey Dolls,
I just got given a flyer for a 50s fair and thought i might pass on the info for anyone interested.
Its on Sunday 26 August at
Rose Seidler House
71 Clissold Rd Wahroonga
$15 admission
There will be a band, dj's and dancing, also collectables, fashion and a variety show.
Prizes for best dressed too!

Current Mood: excited

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Saturday, February 3rd, 2007
1:05 pm
Random Sewing
I finished this dress a few months ago, but only just got around to actually taking a picture of it! The pattern was a little bit odd, I had enormous troubles with the collar and I am still not totally happy with it... but it's not too bad!

From Enken's Sewing

Check out how dry my backyard is. Summer in Australia is a bitch!

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Monday, January 15th, 2007
4:50 pm
fabric oh yeah!
found some very cool vintage fabric in mums sewing cupboard...
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<3 jacqui

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Monday, November 13th, 2006
2:02 am
Tacky Safari Night!
hey how is everyone going around here?

I am going on a Safari suit pub crawl this friday here in adelaide.
This year i decided that i wanted a custom safari suit made.
i found the fabric in an op shop


Marty's One Piece Safari Jumpsuit!!!

This has been made to exacting safari standards
out of a piece of 80's loud rainforest material (think cane furniture!)

i think its probably a one of a kind!! lol

cheers, marty

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Thursday, November 9th, 2006
1:12 pm
hello I'm new to this community. I'm situated in sydney and love anything from 20s-80s. currently I have a mod haircut, but plan to transform into Mia Farrow in Rosemary's Baby (hopefully I will avoid any romantic liaisons with Frank Sinatra though) by this afternoon.

I have a collection of kitsch and mod earrings which I love dearly. I have polka dotted ones, striped one, huge round ones, crazy square ones - call me mad (many have) i would like to know if anyone has ever seen argyle patterned earrings?

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Tuesday, November 7th, 2006
4:15 pm
Need a new barber?
For the lads:

Went to Wolfcall in Melbourne last night. There was a Rockabilly Barber there quiffin' away. The guys were coming out of there with some great authentic looks... Horribly jealous he didn't cut and style girls. If you're interested:

Rockit Barber Shop
546 Collins St
McPherson's Building Lobby
ph: 9629 1099

Current Mood: chipper

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Monday, November 6th, 2006
9:24 pm
hi im new!
my mum found me some left over vintage owl fabric from the 70's.
my mum and dad bought it to decorate my room as a baby.
i love anything birds...so im thrilled.
ive got abit over a metre square not sure what ill do with it yet.
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Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
11:14 am
I'm stephanie, 19 year old from sydney.
I have a fixation on 50s kitsch anything.. aprons, bambi figurines, strange salt and pepper shakers, pulp art etc. I listen mainly to rockabilly (both old a new), punk (oi and UK82), psychobilly, 1st and 2nd wave ska, and just rock n roll in general.
I do rock n roll dancing once a week (I'm doin 2nd lot of intermediate classes), finances willing I'm also going to take up rockabilly dancing.
I love wandering around in vintage/retro homeware stores.

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Friday, October 27th, 2006
6:58 pm

I am currently taking bookings for Christmas Themed photo shoots. Cheesecake inspired shoots for your sweetheart or just for yourself! Get the Deluxe Package for the price of the Gold! That's a saving of over $140! You deserve it! All clothing and styling provided with package. There is however only 10 spots available, so act fast! A 25% deposit is required to hold your booking. Contact me at bookings@diaboliquemort.com for more info!

Please keep in mind this is for Australia only.



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Sunday, October 22nd, 2006
10:00 pm
Hello ladies (& gents)!

Just sharing yet another photo that I shot tonight, I also did the hair & makeup...

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2006
10:28 pm
Wacky Fabric!
Does anyone collect vintage fabrics?...

I have this piece of i think 1970s? fabric..its about 2 metres long by 1 metre wide...
Not sure what to do with it. Might try to stretch it over a frame, or make a wall hanging.

It kind of reminds me of super mario brothers (the pipes in the game!!)


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Tuesday, October 17th, 2006
9:16 pm
Howdy! I'm Paula. Reside in Melbourne.

I guess I'm here for the same reasons everyone else is. Vintage! I love everything from the 1920s up to the 1960s. 1940s is the decade I'd love to have lived in. I run a photography company which specialises in pin-up photography, as well as band shots.

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Cheers guys!

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12:12 pm
Hello all.
I'm Fredison (or Lex) and I'm in Melbourne.
I'm studying education/arts (majoring in History) and I hope to lecture in World War Two history in the future.
I collect 40's summer dresses and 50's party dresses.
I have some photos under the cut:
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10:44 am
Another intro
Hello, I'm Dominique & I'm from Melbourne.

I'm mainly into punk stuff, but do love 1940's & 1950's fashion/hair/films etc. I'm rather hair-challenged, but I do what I can.

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Current Mood: creative

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Monday, October 16th, 2006
11:50 pm
Yay another great Community to join!!

Okey a little about me. My name is Marty, im 29 and live in adelaide.

I am into cult and arthouse movies, music, collecting; records; toys; retro/vintage gear.

I actually first got into retro (or what some people call vintage) when my aunty gave me an awesome starburst clock! from there i have been into collecting space age furniture (kartell plastics, panton chairs, and fabrics)
I also collect Tretchikoff paintings (i have chinese girl, blalanese girl and miss wong) so far

I also love dressing up (as you will see the pic i attach) Last year i went to a Surf safari pub crawl, that was a total riot! there is one held here in adelaide every year!

That is all for now, i hope to meet sum interesting peopel here, and to swap sum retro pad/decor tips!!!


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5:14 am
Hey gals,
Just thought we could have a few intro posts to get to know eachother! Maybe post a pic, say something good about your city, and if you have a vintage-esque photo of yourself let us all have a perve ;)

Well to kick things off...I'm Mara, I'm from Perth but I now live in Adelaide. I like mostly hardcore/punk music, but I listen to heaps of rockabilly/jazz/indie also. I do swing dancing once a week and I like vintage furniture, bric-a-brac, hair, clothing and accessories, mostly from the 40s and 50s. I also like tattoos, and I'm studying teaching and sociology at uni!

There's an amazing shop here in A-town called Polkadot, they have beautiful repro and vintage dresses, but it's all heaps pricey which sucks for a poor student like me. There are also some great antique shops that are definitely worth a look, and the Portside markets have amazing vintage - I just bought this hat for $10!

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It's gonna be a pleasure to meet you all, I'm sure!!

x Mara

Current Mood: optimistic

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