Monday, March 29, 2010

one of THOSE weeks

I don't know what it is, but this week it seems like all things (technologically speaking) have been in league against me to keep me from getting done what needs to be done. (If you follow me on Twitter, I apologize: you've been witness to a lot of my computer angst.) All I have further to say on the subject is that this shop preview is only coming to you via the Divine Intervention of Ms. Amanda of RustBeltThreads. Thank you, Amanda! xoxoxo

Now sit back and enjoy the pretty shop preview.

1960s Hawaiian dress with fabulous roll collar and side-tie scarf by Tori Richard.

1950s cheetah print corduroy and cotton rockabilly blouse.

Striped shirtwaist dress by Tanner of North Carolina.

Apricot rose prairie skirt.

Blush pink eyelet lace dress with lace trim and rhinestone buttons.

Bronze, gold, and silver Lurex stripe disco top.

Little Miss Mod Muffet dress. Robin's egg blue with tiered layers of lace at the cuff and collars, and tufted swiss dot pattern!

Black and tan calico blouse.

1950s yellow shirtwaist dress with pintucks and lace.

Queen Anne's Lace pattern blouse.

Striped seersucker shift dress.

Patchwork maxi skirt by Martha Sleeper. (Sleeper was a 1920s silent film actress who moved to Puerto Rico in the late 1940s where she spent the rest of her years creating and selling her clothing line!)

Seersucker grid print scooter dress by Patty Petite.

Red folklore vine print blouse by Blousemaker.

1960s Socialite on Acid: a psychedelic Lilly Pulitzer maxi dress!

1950s polka-dot Egyptian cotton Lady Hathaway blouse styled by Digby Morton.

Plaid sleeveless dress with lace and buttons.

1970s Vera Neumann abstract floral top.

Night Garden linen sheath dress by Johnnye Jr.

Romantic rose and gray floral print blouse with giant Peter Pan collar.

1950s Lilac Smoke lace party dress.


Saturday, March 27, 2010

les nessman

I wore a vintage bow tie when I went out to dinner with Andy on Thursday night.

Andy thought it looked cute. It's a little stained, but I like it so I decided to keep it. (There's another one coming to the Etsy shop shortly.)

Andy, of course, manages to always look cute.


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

miss dunstable

I have been slowly working my way through Anthony Trollope's Barsetshire chronicles, and Miss Dunstable, the smart, sharp, outspoken, and charming heiress to the snake oil called the Ointment of Lebanon, has quickly become my favorite character. Here's a great bit about Miss D from Trollope's Doctor Thorne: "Since she had been brought out into the fashionable world some of her instructors in fashion had given her to understand that curls were not the thing. ‘They’ll always pass muster,’ Miss Dunstable had replied, ‘when they are done up with bank-notes.’ It may therefore be presumed that Miss Dunstable had a will of her own."

Love that. I don't really have a segue from Miss Dunstable to today's shop preview, so without further ado, here it is. A mix of items found in our recent travels and a few goodies from last summer's giant estate purchase. Soon to be seen in the Etsy shop!

1950s navy rayon and lace dress by Peg Palmer with rhinestone embellishment.

Seafoam chunky knit henley sweater.

1960s Far East print sundress.

Handmade windowpane check full circle skirt.

Cotton sateen fan print dress.

1960s Morris print blouse by Shapely Classic.

1980s silk puffball print dress by R&K Originals. Big bow at the waist, and narrow, tiered wiggle-style skirt.

1950s blush pink mohair cardigan with floral applique.

1950s blue and green check shirtwaist dress.

Yellow flower print blouse by The Country Shirt.

Watercolor floral maxi dress. The fabric has the neatest, papery feel; it's lightweight and a bit puckered like seersucker.

Flaxen linen blend open cardigan sweater by Blairmoor Original.

Fabulous 1930s black rayon crepe dress with mesh and flames (!) at the neckline. Tiered waist and belt.

1980s flower print high-waisted pencil skirt.

1960s mod sailor-inspired dress by R&K Knits.

Maroon feather print blouse by Alex Colman California.

I know I probably say this every other preview, but here's one of my favorite finds to date. Turquoise satin 1950s party dress by Miss Brooks.


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

"Know, first, who you are...

...and then adorn yourself accordingly." --Epictetus

Shoes, jewelry, bags and a couple cool housewares in this shop preview.

Black patent leather fan bow pumps.

Brown suede Ralph Lauren wingtip oxfords.

Patent Bruno Magli pumps with polka-dot bows at the toes.

Two-tone kiltie spectator pumps.

Navy blue low heel t-straps.

Brown suede kiltie oxfords.

Black rosette pumps.

1940s cordé purse.

Coach blue Casino purse (since it's from the 1990s and not vintage this will either be sold here on the blog or on ebay).

Soft harness leather shoulder bag.

Very distressed olive green leather suitcase.

Mauve rose cameo with filigree necklace by Sarah Coventry.

Ecru enameled metal flower pin.

Champagne bubbles beaded necklace.

Quadruple chain necklace by Goldette.

Glen plaid bow tie.

Rhinestone arrow hair clip/sweater clip.

Linen clocks tea towel.

Owl calender/letter holder.



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