Monday, 14 June 2010

Inspired by Tina


Eagle-eyed followers may have spotted a print of "Tina" by JH Lynch on my bedroom wall. Like the fabulous Wayne Hemmingway I'm an avid collector of 1950's and 1960's framed prints and they are on display throughout our home.



Despite his work adorning thousands of homes throughout the Sixties, little is known of British artist Joseph Henry Lynch (October 28, 1911 – January 16, 1989). "Tina" was one of a series of prints available from Boots the Chemists and Woolworth's and a popular wedding present of the day. "Tina" can be spotted in the film, "A Clockwork Orange" and also featured on the cover of Edwin Collins' hit single "A Girl Like You".

My first "Tina" was found on eBay for less than £20 and the second was just £2 from a car boot sale. Lynch prints aren't as sought after as Tretchikoff so it's still possible to find a bargain if you search hard enough.

Some of the vintage prints on display in our lounge.
Today's make-up consists of Benefit Bad Gal eyeliner (free with this month's Company magazine), "Hot Chilli" lipstick by Boots 17, Benefit La La Lift and a Sisley Phyto blusher in Peach for which I paid 50p at a car boot sale (it retails at £69). I've never worn foundation and rarely bother with mascara preferring to home-dye my lashes blue-black every 6 weeks.


 Photos taken in the back garden.

Modern peacock print strapless maxi dress (£9) from my shopping trip to Derby.

23 comments:

  1. I adore those vintage prints. When I have a home with more wall space, they will definitely be on my wish list!

    And wow, that sisley blusher! What a bargain!

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  2. I love those close-ups. And that large blue ring! Can we see more of that, please? I love that. Those pix make me smile. You look so impish. You know something we don't know!!!

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  3. my Nan had those prints, they are quite ugly really yet there's something about them isn't there?? Its strange but so many people like them, including me!
    I also love your dress and how I wish it was me getting a CBS find like the blusher!!

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  4. wanting a maxi dress this season... your rings look interesting too. you so resemble "tina"... quite alike!

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  5. Great posing! Love those prints xx

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  6. great post! i love how tina's hair is so perfect while she is trapsing through the wild jungle. great photo of you with bird house!

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  7. Funnily enough, I've just ordered a peacock print maxi dress online, and am waiting impatiently for it to arrive. Your home looks lovely, Vix x

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  8. Such a beautiful maxi dress Vix - your skin is glowing too! xx

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  9. Dear Vix,
    You've got an enviable print collection to say the least & as for your garden; it's a dream!
    I got my 'Tina' from a charity shop in Fort William, can't remember exactly how much I paid for her but I know it was less than a fiver.
    In 1999 hubby & I spent the summer busking in Barcelona, staying with a Spanish friend of ours & one night coming back from La Rambla we found a large framed print of 'Tina in a green dress' just left by some bins.
    I did want to bring her back home to the UK with us after the summer but we were sort of transient with no permanent abode at the time, so I just left her with our friend :( GUTTED!
    You look absolutely radiant today my dear!
    …xXx

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  10. I can't believe you don't use foundation, your skin always looks so flawless! Question - does eyelash dying really replace mascara? I'd love to go without, I've never tried dying them.

    xx

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  11. u dont wear foundation!! wow!! u have to share secrets to such a flawless complexion:-) love ur rings and the maxi print is cute..

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  12. I love both the Lynch and Tretchikoff prints,but have never had the luck to find one,but I do know a couple of people who have them.
    Phwoar and double phwoar at how damned good you look!So beautiful,and it's true,you're skin just glows!I did try having my eyelashes dyed once,but I'm just too lazy to keep going when mascara is handy!!
    I adore peacocks,loving the print on that frock!!Ah,you are a woodland nymph!
    LOVE Helga XXX

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  14. Gorgeous photos, you do a 'Tina' very well!

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  15. I knew it was Tina when I saw your photo in my dashboard! Gorgeous.
    Kandi x

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  16. Hi Vix, i love your prints and the bikini you made is fantastic! Have a lovely day xxx

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  17. I think I've seen these pictures before... Somehow your Tina interpretation has a bit more edge to it - and your back garden tree is a hero of a tree. I also love the big blue ring and the floaty maxi dress. xxx

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  18. I think I ought to visit Derby for such excellent vintage finds. Love the long, flowing summer dress and what lovely prints, too. I adore that tiny tree house thingy.So sweet;-)

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  19. aw, i tries to comment from my iphone last night, but it hasn't appeared!
    > Just wanted to say LOVE your 'tina' and you look bloody gorgeous! More close-ups please!

    xxx

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  20. Hi Just discovered your great blog !
    My ex's Dad used to have that Tina picture hanging in his garage for some reason !? I think its lovely.

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  21. I love the vintage prints. Got my free Bad Gal this month too - haven't tried it yet, not sure what to do with eyeliner but will have a play. xx

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  22. tu es superbe et j adore ta maxi dress et tes deux bagues,magnifique ;O)

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  23. Vix, you must do a tutorial on home dyeing eyelashing. I've never heard of such. Intrigued.
    Coveting your Peacock maxi dress!

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