The Best Tips for Collecting Vintage 1950s Spaghetti Poodles

Yasmina Greco Spaghetti Poodle Collection 1950sToday I am thrilled to share one of my passions with you all – collecting vintage Spaghetti Poodles! These little guys are positively precious, and they add a wonderful sense of cuteness while perfectly fitting into my mid-century modern aesthetic.

My favorite pieces from the collection have got to be the 1950’s Norcrest poodle trio in glasses & bows on the tray plus Lipper & Mann’s ‘NOEL’ set for Christmas time. Also included in this beloved assortment is an array of delightful lipstick holders, planters, vases – it just can’t get any better than that!

UPDATE: You can ready about my collections on a recently published piece in the Antique Trader

Norcrest Napco Lefton Spaghetti Poodle Collection 1950sTake a step back in time and revel in the kitschy cuteness of 1950s poodles! Back then, these furry four-legged friends were everywhere – from classic Poodle skirts to intricate spaghetti art ware figurines. Ceramic artists crafted unique pieces using a special technique that mimicked the pup’s fur and sparked an excitement for all things “spaghetti” poodle!

Spaghetti art wear is made from clay, porcelain, and ceramic which is applied as “fur” to form various textures of a poodle’s hairdo. To accomplish the spaghetti look, ceramicists and designers would have different techniques like using tea strainers to push the material through to form strands that were then attached to the poodle giving it a pom-pom look or they would swirl it onto to the poodle for a curly look. The spaghetti is very fragile and tends to break or chip over the years.

Norcrest Napco Lefton Spaghetti Poodle Collection 1950s Yasmina Greco

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Swamp Monster Halloween

This is the first year in a very long time that we didn’t make it to the pumpkin patch for our annual Halloween photoshoot. The Kincade wildfire here in Northern California has been so scary, burned thousands of acres and we are under a mandatory evacuation. I am so thankful my husband Gary and puppy dog Luna and I am safe!!

I wanted to share some photos we took a few hours before the evacuation notice came and the outfit for Halloween I chose this year. I usually like to wear a fun novelty print skirt and this skirt delivered on all levels. The Swamp Monster skirt features a take on the wildly popular Creature from the Black Lagoon. The color is absolutely stunning, a rich teal/turquoise blue and the Swamp Monster has so much character!! I styled the outfit very simply with a matching teal/blue top and shoes along with our teal colored pumpkin, as it is Halloween after all.

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Watermelon Crush

Yasmina Greco Crazy4Me Lady V Watermelon Lyra Dress

Watermelon is usually a hit at every BBQ and all summer long. The sweet and juicy fruit is so hydrating and packed with all sorts of goodness for your skin and hair. So, what could be even better then a dripping delicious slice of chilled watermelon… well, this stunning Lady Voluptuous Lyra Dress in Watermelon Crush!!

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Easy, Breezy, Beautiful, Summer Dresses

Yasmina Greco - Ladly V London Lyra Dress Summer Blue

The team over at Lady Voluptuous keeps amazing me with each season as they come out with the prettiest of wrap dresses- the Lyra dress. I love the Lyra dresses because they look spectacular on a wide variety of body shapes and available in sizes 14-32 UK and are made from high quality fabrics. I love the Lyra’s fit, because it is a wrap dress it fits my bust perfectly and gives me a very feminine silhouette. I feel well dressed and beautiful.

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Heart of Haute Betsy Blouses so Sweet and Chic

Betsy Blouse Pink Plaid Heart of Haute

Heart of Haute is known as the voluptuous gals best friend when it comes to clothing that perfectly fits curves. Heart of Haute is also very well known for their Estelle, Elsa, and Giselle blouses of which I own several. Today I am super excited to share these new Betsy blouses with you all!!

Dressing for summer has never been so easy and the Betsy blouse in Pink Plaid just screams sweet and chic!! I am wearing the blouse in my standard 2X size and it is 100% cotton with a bit of stretch and as you can see from my pictures there is absolutely no gaping, puckering, or pancake effect. The waist is fitted but not tight. The blouse has princess seams to add shaping and a tailored fit that closely follows a woman’s curves. There is also plenty of room for my arms.

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1950s Easter Pinup Girl

Yasmina Greco - Unique Vintage EasterPerfect skirt for Easter from Unique Vintage. I love the colorful Easter egg print on this skirt. I styled  this 1950s circle skirt simply with my white Doris top from Pinup Girl Clothing and added a wide belt with a bit of contrasting color. Even Luna got into the Easter spirit!! Our fun Easter basket with yellow Peeps bunny rabbit completes it all. All pics by my hubby Gary. Hope you all have a wonderful Holiday!!

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