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Vintage Bliss offers a curated collection of eco-chic vintage fashion & accessories from the 1920s-1970s. Our unique stock includes vintage evening, wedding, prom and casual dresses that accentuate a woman's individuality.

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This is the blog for Vintage Bliss - we blog about all things vintage! Clothing, accessories, events, DIY, recipes, household items, and more!


Unique Wedding Dresses

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In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.
— Coco Chanel

The desire to have a unique, one-of-a-kind wedding has become an increasingly important factor for many betrothed couples. People strive for individuality, "uniqueness", and expressing their identity through clothing, hair, piercings, and tattoos. But if you Google "unique wedding dresses" you find the same cookie-cutter dresses and styles that you were trying to avoid. Many brides-to-be are frustrated by the apparent lack of choices when it comes to wedding attire. Why is it so difficult to find anything unique, edgy, and beautiful?

Enter Vintage Bliss. With a selection of dresses that range from adorable to glamorous, there is something to suit every style. If you're a bride searching for that perfect "unique" dress, you'll love these one-of-a-kind vintage dresses. There's also the environmental benefit of going vintage - many couples are considering "eco-weddings" or ways to make their celebration more "green". Wearing vintage has a positive impact on the environment, whereas processing a brand new garment would create air pollution, chemical waste, and possibly use exploited workers. You can also rest assured that you won't be wearing a style that ends up being a trend or fad, leaving you with a "What was I thinking?!" moment down the line. These dresses have remained classics for 50 to 100 years!

Whether you're planning a large, elaborate wedding or going with a simple, sweet elopement, a vintage wedding dress can help you accentuate your individuality on your special day. Viva la Vintage!

Hats, Hats, Hats!

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Fashion is a kind of communication; it’s a language without words. A great hat speaks for itself.
— Anonymous

Vintage hats come in so many shapes and sizes. This handy little chart gives a brief overview of some of the different styles.

You can also read about the fascinating style history of 20th-century hats here.

Ambrosia Fruit Salad

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This traditional recipe for Ambrosia Fruit Salad is from the May 1907 edition of Cooking Club Magazine.

The recipe calls for:

  • 3 navel oranges
  • 2 small bananas
  • 6 tbsp shredded coconut
  • 1 cup canned pineapple pieces
  • 6 tsp sugar

It yields 3 individual servings, and will take 15 minutes to prep. You can also make vanilla custard or whipped cream to make a creamier dessert.

You can follow the recipe (scroll to the bottom), and read some fascinating tidbits of history in this great article!