Saturday, March 31, 2012
Just a little shopping preview! all these summery pieces hitting the shop in the 1st week of April....and a few more besides..... (if any are of interest just drop me a line!)
Thursday, March 29, 2012
This is pretty rare these days. It's very early days in my little business and I frankly can not afford to keep the merchandise. But this '40s sweet one, well, it's mine! and tomorrow night it's going out in Brooklyn for a very belated NYC birthday drinks...and a dance I hope!
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Turning 40 last month seemed like a pretty big deal (well it is in the magazines), so I did what any self-respecting vintage seller does: walk into a vintage store and pay full retail for a blouse. for me. not for the shop...for me! I want to line dance a little bit in it.....but then in these new clogs I kinda want to hoist a buter churner over my shoulder and run through a meadow....I still apparently have a vivid imagination. Special hello to you over 40 lot, nice to know ya!
blouse from Ziggurat (Wellington, New Zealand)
shoes from Lotta of Sweden (online)
70s jeans from a vintage store in Toronto years ago
Monday, March 26, 2012
Ah yes the boy did it again! he's trumped himself with this year's fab Victorian locket birthday present....it was even sweeter because inside was a teeny tiny tissue paper heart and a little bit of his hair, sweeeeeet. I did some fun research on these lockets and found all manner of cameo making during the 19th century including wedgewood, glass, semi-precious stones, lava.....gorgeous, all of them, whether they were made for the masses or the rich, love 'em all! Now I just need a chain.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Cleaning and painting frenzy for the last 2 days! A few huge bags of stuff taken to the thrift store...some clean white paint and our place is ready for summer! I love me some clutter but sometimes you feel just a little smothered by vintage don't you?
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012
When I was in New Zealand I popped into the "Unveiled" exhibit in Wellington, 200 years of wedding fashion from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. It was unbelievable as you might imagine! (and full of women, only man present sold me my ticket) My favourite was this beautiful red silk dress, so so lovely. The dress was worn in 1938 by Monica Maurice who was an extremely educated professional working woman...her favourite colour was red so she chose it for her big day, and who can blame her? Quite a shocker at the time (still a little rare!) but wow what a dress.
Below are some amazing shoes from the exhibit too, if you are in NZ you must drop by, worth every penny.