Friday, November 8, 2013

The Retro Housewife ... You Need an Apron!

Sabine Kelly in our
Sweetheart Apron
Like to mix things up? You need to wear a retro apron.  Whether you are an apron aficionado, like to cook or are new to the idea of wearing an apron, just know that vintage aprons have tremendous sex appeal all the whilst having a "use".  We always say that our aprons are for the girl who likes to stir things up in the kitchen.  Wear it with clothes (or not); with pearls (or not) ... depending on just what you plan on cooking up.

On a serious note ... vintage-inspired aprons are great for every type of mess, from flour showers to oil splashes and stains.  In addition, you can just grab a handful of apron when reaching for a hot dish, rather than hunting for those potholders yet again.  And, everyone still remembers the wonderful Donna Reed who is the epitome of the gorgeous housewife along with Barbara Billingsley of "Leave it to Beaver fame."

Looking for a great gift for the teacher, your daughter, a bride or even yourself ... check out the various aprons we have at Get Go Retro.

And to get you in the mood for cooking . . . check out this fabulous blog "Glamourous Housewife." They have a great no bake Thanksgiving desert that is easy to make; and I remember having as a kid.  Brought back a lot of memories.  "The filled" angel food cake (recipe is on her blog.)   This is a great site with tips on dressing, entertaining and inspiration (which we all can use a little of from time to time.)

For fun, check out the the May 1955 issue of Housekeeping Monthly, they published this list of how to be a good housewife:

  • Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal ready on time for his return. This is a way of letting him know that you have be thinking about him and are concerned about his needs. Most men are hungry when they get home and the prospect of a good meal is part of the warm welcome needed.
  • Prepare yourself. Take 15 minutes to rest so you'll be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up your make-up, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh-looking. He has just been with a lot of work-weary people.
  • Be a little gay and a little more interesting for him. His boring day may need a lift and one of your duties is to provide it.
  • Clear away the clutter. Make one last trip through the main part of the house just before your husband arrives. Run a dustcloth over the tables.
  • During the cooler months of the year you should prepare and light a fire for him to unwind by. Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order, and it will give you a lift too. After all, catering to his comfort will provide you with immense personal satisfaction.
  • Minimize all noise. At the time of his arrival, eliminate all noise of the washer, dryer or vacuum. Encourage the children to be quiet.
  • Be happy to see him.
  • Greet him with a warm smile and show sincerity in your desire to please him.
  • Listen to him. You may have a dozen important things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first - remember, his topics of conversation are more important than yours.
  • Don't greet him with complaints and problems.
  • Don't complain if he's late for dinner or even if he stays out all night. Count this as minor compared to what he might have gone through at work.
  • Make him comfortable. Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or lie him down in the bedroom. Have a cool or warm drink ready for him.
  • Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low, soothing and pleasant voice.
  • Don't ask him questions about his actions or question his judgment or integrity. Remember, he is the master of the house and as such will always exercise his will with fairness and truthfulness. You have no right to question him.
  • A good wife always knows her place.

  • Thursday, November 7, 2013

    Rosie the Riveter's Factory at Risk! Group Hoping to Make it a WWII Museum

    Rosie the Riveter Poster
    For everyone out there who loves the "Rosie the Riveter" poster, or dons the head scarf style that Rosie wore; perhaps you went to your Halloween party as Rosie, why not try and help save the historic Bomber Plant?

    Let’s Save The Willow Run Bomber Plant! 

    The Detroit-area factory where 'Rosie the Riveter' showed that a woman could do a 'man's work' by building World War II-era bombers, making her an enduring symbol of American female empowerment, will be demolished if money can't be found to save it.

    The real Rose Monroe,
    who died in 1997
    The Willow Run Bomber Plant, a 332-acre former Ford Motor Company factory west of Detroit that churned out nearly 9,000 B-24 Liberator bombers during World War II, is slated to be torn down unless a group can raise $3.5 million by May 1, 2014; to convert at least some of the structure into a new, expanded home for the nearby Yankee Air Museum. 'The younger generation needs to know what people went through and be able to go and see what they did and how they did it for our country,' Larry Doe, a 70-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident who has given to the cause, said recently before joining other donors for a trip on a B-17.

    Although women performed what had been male-dominated roles in plants all over the country during the war, it was a Willow Run worker - one of an untold number of women in its 40,000-person workforce - who caught the eye of Hollywood producers casting a 'riveter' for a government film about the war effort at home.

    Rosie the Riveter Pants
    available at Get Go Retro
    Although many Rosies were let go once the war was over and the soldiers returned home, they had shown that women were capable of doing jobs that had traditionally been done by only men. An illustrated poster of a determined-looking Rosie the Riveter rolling up her sleeve with the slogan, 'We can do it!,' became an iconic symbol of female empowerment for American women.

    The Willow Run factory went back to making automobiles after the war ended, and it did so for more than a half-century under the General Motors name before closing for good in 2010.Now, Doe and other donors are hoping to save at least some of the massive structure to convert it into the new home of the Yankee Air Museum. The museum's original headquarters burned down in 2004, and it is currently housed at Willow Run Airport in Van Buren Township, which is near Ypsilanti Township, where the plant is located.

    Yankee Air Museum backers are hoping to tap into some of that patented Rosie resolve in their efforts to transform Willow Run. The hulking facility currently is in the hands of the Revitalizing Auto Communities Environmental Response Trust, which took over sites around the country left behind in the bankruptcy of GM.  Much of the plant has fallen into disrepair, including the portion the Yankee Air Museum is eyeing.

    'We now have the opportunity to actually take a piece of this plant. It's due to be demolished over the next two or three years,' said Dennis Norton, president of the Michigan Aerospace Foundation. 'There's no further use for it. It's too big. It's too old to be used in modern-day manufacturing.'

    Riveters at work

    So do your part… $50 saves 1 sq. ft. of the historic Willow Run Bomber Plant!
    If we fail, our part of the plant will share the fate of the rest of the building, and a valuable piece of our history could be lost in its entirety. But…
    Just as the Willow Run workers helped win World War II… together, we can do it!
    Do your part. Click on  “Donate”  and give generously…. and please tweet, post and share to spread the word!

    Monday, October 28, 2013

    Try A Pussy Bow Blouse This Season!

    If you’re looking for a chic and versatile way to doll up your wardrobe this fall,  try a pussy bow blouse. These classic tops are experiencing a huge revival in the fashion world this season. Bloggers have been rocking them like crazy, and it’s tough to walk around a mall without seeing one! This dainty style is certain to make even the edgiest leather leggings look feminine.   We have them available at

    Despite these blouses being girlie in every way, they’re also incredibly wearable. Throw one on with a skirt, tuck one into some shorts, or rock one with wide-leg jeans. The color and style options are endless, so you can easily find one that fits your personal vibe. For you girls constantly struggling to stay up with the trends in a professional work environment, the best part is that as long as it’s not sheer, a pussy bow blouse is 100% work-appropriate!

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    Wednesday, July 3, 2013

    We are expanding ... Visit us at Stanford Row

    We are expanding ... we have recently opened a new boutique showcasing our custom sized clothing and swimwear at the amazing on-line venue  Stanford . It's amazing because all the designs at this venue are made to measure.  When you order an item you have an on-line fitting and your garment is made exactly to your specifications!  If you can't find something in our shop, you'll be sure to find something in someone else's.
    To celebrate our opening I am sending you this gift code below which you can use to get 5% off your purchase from my range and lower shipping. 
    Because these are made to measure I have to limit this offer to the first 55 people who use it before it expires on July 30thSo do please take advantage of this soon.
    You can use it on this everything in the shop. Just use this code when you purchase:  5forJuly
    When you visit my boutique don't forget to click 'follow me' so you can receive any future offers I have directly :)
    Visit my boutique here now:  75C Stanford Road for great deals and our original location at Get Go

    Sunday, June 9, 2013

    Vintage Inspired Western Swimwear ... How the West Was Really Won!

    We've got them ... A vintage inspired ladies western line by Fables!!

    Rockabilly Pinup Swimwear at it's best .... available at Get Go Retro!  Yahoo!!!!!

    Sunday, May 12, 2013

    Happy Mother's Day!

    A saying that every mother has said ... including mine : )  Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!