Sunday, February 27, 2011

Prints Charming Sunday: Cherub Me The Right Way

Welcome to Prints Charming Sunday!


I don't know if any of you guys remember this trend or can relate, but back in the early 90's I recall everyone (at least, everyone in my podunk neck of the woods) got crazy into collecting angels and cherubs. Angel candles, angel garden statues, angel jewelry, books about angles, all kinds of angel crap. Hell, you couldn't swing a bag of cats (huh?) without hitting a wall graced with a poster of Raphael's damn cherubs- remember these little scamps?:


Not that I have anything against angels or cherubs or anything celestial for that matter. It's just that when you see floating heads with wings all. the. damn. time., it doesn't take long before you're sick to death of it. Like your husband. Or those little people who keep calling you "mom." So way back then I swore no more angels, ever. None with wings or ones that sing, none with gossamer gowns or wearing crowns, none playing mandolins or violins or holding lutes or carrying flutes. (Suck on THAT, Dr. Seuss.)

So color me shocked! surprised! amused! that I found a pretty dandy vintage novelty print dress today of cherubs that doesn't make me wanna puke. (That's a compliment to the dress and seller, I assure you.)

And lo, the skies cleared and angels sang alleluia, allowing a single beam of sunlight to shine down upon this:



It's cute, right? I love the non-overly girlie colorway. Plus, little Rambo here looks seriously ticked off, like he's ready to bust a cap in yo' ass with his bow and arrow, so that pretty much rules.

Vintage 40's Cupid Novelty Print Rayon Dress is available on Etsy from seller The Vintage Studio.


  1. Yes, yes, yes! I soooooo remember this craze. Honestly, I think it was one of the better fades of that era (sure beat the pants off of slap bracelets and high top sneakers ;D), as there's just something so inspiringly lovely about angels.

    Love that dress, it would be so perfect to wear on Valentine's Day or one's anniversary.

    Wishing you a gorgeous Sunday & week ahead,

  2. I admit, super cute dress! Even if the poster you first posted instantly brought me back to lunch during high school at some coffee shop or another that had that poster up on the wall.