Monthly Archives: June 2011

American Hippie Inspiration for Summer Music Festivals

Here’s an inspiring short documentary from 1967 about hippies for all of you attending the Peace & Love music festival in Borlänge…

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKlVqTz8J5o&feature=player_embedded

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AMERICANA Classic Vintage can help you groove together your look for the music festivals this summer.

Shop our store at Gamla Brogatan 23 in Stockholm or online to get a unique festival look!

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AMERICANA Classic Vintage: Our New Store in Stockholm

AMERICANA is now at Gamla Brogatan 23 in Stockholm. Y’all stop by to see us sometime!

Lori from Ohio Can Help You Find The Perfect American Vintage Pieces

Our Humble Temporary Sign Greets You at an Open Door to AMERICANA's Shop

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Not in Stockholm?  Then shop AMERICANA Classic Vintage online with FREE SHIPPING in Europe!

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AMERICANA’s Midsommar Holiday Store Hours

Our Midsommar holiday store hours are…

Thursday 10-6

Closed Friday, Saturday & Sunday

And don’t forget that you can shop AMERICANA’s online store 24/7!

Glad Midsommar, Y’all!

 

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American Functional Fashion: Duck Tape Prom Outfits

If you want to talk about modern American functional fashion, it doesn’t get any better than this!

Every year, the Duck Tape company sponsors a the “Stuck at Prom” competition where contestants make their prom outfits out of the duct tape the company sells. Contestants are encouraged to use the range of colors of Duck Tape to come up with unique outfits for prom night.  It’s quite an amazing palette they have to choose from, since most people think of duct tape as coming in the ubiquitous silver color.

Here are some of our favorites from this year:

The top winners receive scholarships up to $5000.  Voting for this year’s entrants begins June 17 and ends July 11.  To cast your vote, just click here.

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AMERICANA Classic Vintage in Stockholm

AMERICANA Classic Vintage

Gamla Brogatan 23

Stockholm

Monday-Friday 10-6

Saturday 11-5

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Not in Stockholm?  Then shop AMERICANA Classic Vintage online with FREE SHIPPING in Europe!

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We’re Almost Ready…Are You?

We’re in the warehouse in Oxelösund getting together everything for the big move to our new store on Gamla Brogatan in Stockholm.  Here’s a sneak peak of what we’ve been up to…

Lori Organizing the Dresses

Sven Working on the Inventory

Gina Collecting the Vintage Decor

All of Us at AMERICANA Can't Wait to See You in Stockholm!

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Until AMERICANA’s store opens in Stockholm, go ahead & shop online with us & get FREE SHIPPING in Europe!

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Twangy Americana Music: Hayes Carll’s “Another Like You”

A little country folk music from Texas to start off your week…

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCnt-drXsiU&feature=fvsr

P.S. My personal favorites in this video are the newscasters 😉

 

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Carving Out a Slice of America in Stockholm: AMERICANA’s Store Renovation Update

The interior design & construction team are hard at work down at Gamla Brogatan 23 in Stockholm getting the new AMERICANA Classic Vintage store looking its best.

Nisse of Blisab Sorting the Reclaimed Wood for the Walls

Interior designer Camilla Spång is marvelously pulling together the talents of craftsmen from Blisab, Hantverkar’n i Gamla Stan, and Svensk Butiksbelysning to create an original space.

Pipes for the Handmade Racks Crafted by Hantverkar'n i Gamla Stan

The craftsmen are using all sorts of reclaimed and raw materials to get a truly unique AMERICANA feeling in Stockholm’s city center.

Peder Karlsson of Blisab, Dick Härling of Hantverkar'n i Gamla Stan and Interior Designer Camilla Spång Discuss Plans for the Handmade Racks

AMERICANA Classic Vintage will be a new and exciting destination for authentic pieces of American vintage clothing right here in Scandinavia.

Interior Designer Camilla Spång Measures the Handmade Pipe Racks

It’s only a few days left until we open this little slice of America in Sweden’s capital city for all of you!

We can’t wait!

Nisse of Blisab Begins Constructing the Reclaimed Wood Panelling

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The Year of Alabama Music

Although we’re now halfway through 2011, it’s still time to enjoy “The Year of Alabama Music.”

The roots of American music run deep in Alabama, where blues, rock, country and jazz all trace their origins.

Today, the scene is vibrant as ever, producing superstar performers and an authentic vibe that music lovers travel the globe to experience.

Alabama is the home to many famous names in music, including:

W.C. Handy – Father of the Blues

W.C. Handy

Hank Williams

Jimmy Buffett

Clarence Carter

Commodores

Sam Phillips – Rock ‘n’ Roll Pioneer

Sam Phillips

Tammy Wynette

Big Mama Thornton

Wilson Pickett

Dinah Washington

Hank Williams Jr.

Jimmie Rodgers – The Father of Country Music

Jimmie Rodgers

Emmylou Harris

Hank Locklin

Louvin Brothers

Lionel Ritchie

Martha Reeves

Lionel Ritchie – Soul & Pop Superstar

Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section

Nat King Cole

Percy Sledge

Shelby Lynne

Drive-By Truckers

Delmore Brothers

Dexateens

Alabama

Ruben Studdard

Listen to The Alabama Playlist to hear these & other music greats who trace their roots to the Heart of Dixie.

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AMERICANA Classic Vintage is the source for American originals.

 

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Rural American Vintage: The Sack Dress

Photo by Russell Lee, Library of Congress

In generations past in rural America, people were very creative in finding a practical use for almost everything.  One of the best examples of this is the sack dress.

Photo by Russell Lee, Library of Congress

At the time, flour, corn meal, coffee, sugar, salt and animal feed were packaged in cotton printed sacks.  Most rural women would use the fabric from the sacks to make a sack dress. Other items made using the sack material were blouses, skirts, boys’ & men’s shirts, pillow cases, aprons, table cloths and other clothing and household linens.

Photo by Marion Post Wolcott, Library of Congress

The clothing worn by women, men and children in photographs of rural America from the beginning of the 20th century through the early 1960s contain wonderful examples of sack dresses and other clothing made from sacks.

Photo by Jack Delano, Library of Congress

Today, many pieces of homemade vintage clothing can trace their roots to the humble sacks for flour, sugar or animal feed.

Photo by Russell Lee, Library of Congress

 

Photo by Russell Lee Library of Congress

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AMERICANA’s store opens soon in Stockholm!  Until then, shop online with us. We have over 900 American vintage pieces with free shipping in Europe!

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