Announcement: Theme for April 1: Vintage

The theme for April 1 is: VINTAGE

Let’s celebrate the beauty of history! From the beginnings of this blog I’ve occasionally paid tribute to the 1940s, my absolute all-time favorite era in fashion. For the April theme, I have a very special vintage-inspired outfit post planned. Join in by featuring anything old that you love: family heirlooms, things from your childhood (for those of us who are older) antique store/estate sale finds, etc. It doesn’t have to be clothing-related, just so long as it’s OLD! I won’t put a date on what is considered “vintage” but as a guideline I’d say anything before 1980. Vintage reproduction is acceptable, as well.

Be sure to come back on April 1-3 and submit your post.

How It Works

On the first day of each month, I will post my theme post with the Mr. Linky sign-up form at the bottom. You can link to any post you’ve done that day or previously, as long as it matches the theme. Be sure to add the icon to your post, and link your post to mine using the Mr. Linky box at the bottom.

You can post your theme post earlier than the first of the month, or link to an old post, but you must add it to Mr. Linky on my first post of the month. I will leave the Linky open until 11:59 PM PST on April 3, so everyone has three full days to post.

You don’t have to participate every single month. Feel free to join in whenever you wish. Just be sure you get your post linked before the third day of the month!

You don’t have to do outfit posts. Post on whatever type of subject matter you like, as long as it is related to the theme.

Also, let’s keep the posts appropriate for all ages, in terms of both language and imagery. Thanks!! 🙂

Posts that are linked up without including the icon will be removed from Mr. Linky.

HTML for the icon: (The icon and the HTML will remain the same each month)

<a href="http://www.sophistiquenoir.com/category/monthly-themes"><img src="http://www.victoriankitty.com/blogPhotos/monthly-theme-icon.jpg" border="0"></a>

Be sure to paste the code in while in HTML mode.

Please pass this invitation on to any bloggers you know who might be interested, and feel free to share the announcement on your blogs. Of course, it’s a good idea to follow my blog to be sure you don’t miss any of the themes. 😉

Questions? E-mail me!

Want to Suggest a Theme?

Leave a comment on any post at any time, or e-mail me. If I use your suggestion, I will credit you on my theme post for that month and in the theme announcement the week before. No promises that I will use every suggestion, because the themes have to be things that I would be able to do a post about.

Want to participate in the Monthly Theme?

Here’s how:

  1. Add the Monthly Theme icon to your blog post (copy the code below and paste into your post using the Edit HTML feature):
    <a href="http://www.sophistiquenoir.com/category/monthly-themes"><img src="http://www.victoriankitty.com/blogPhotos/monthly-theme-icon.jpg" border="0"></a>
  2. Paste the URL to your post using the Mister Linky box at the bottom of my April 1 post.
    Please use a direct link to your relevant post, NOT a link to your blog’s home page.
  3. Visit all of the other participants who have entered, and show them you appreciate their theme posts!

7 Comments:

  1. OMG I may actually be able to do one or two of these! I don’t have any vintage clothing but I DO have vintage jewellery!

  2. I can’t wait to see this one! I meld vintage 40s and gothy often, with victorian inspired jewelry-and am very excited to see what people come up with!

  3. Dude, my whole HOUSE is old stuff. I may have to stop being an overworked crabbypants and set aside time for this one.

  4. Hmmm … There are plenty of options for this one, especially since I’ve embraced my full time retro and vintage style. However, I think I might do something a little different for this one. Mwhahahaha ….

  5. Oh goody!
    Let me see if I can come up with something. To many ideas and college mid-terms at the same time. D:

    But I can’t wait to see what everyone else will come up with!

  6. Just 3 days? So sad, I’ve taken some nice wannabe pinup pics yesterday, and I wanted to link it 🙁 so sad

    • Yes, each monthly theme only runs the first three days of the month so that everyone is participating at the same time and sees each other’s posts. But if you’d like to go ahead and do your post and give me the link, I will add it to Mr. Linky for you this time. 🙂

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