Monday, October 18, 2010

i saw the crescent... saw the whole of the moon
I spoke about wings
You just flew
I wandered, I guessed, and I tried
You just knew
I sighed
But you swooned!
I saw the crescent
You saw the whole of the moon

Which has nothing to do with anything here, except that I've been listening to--and completely loving--The Waterboys lately. They were a favorite of mine during college (though their first albums came out when I was in high school). I am not overly musically nostalgic, in that I don't think the music of my youth was the best ever. (I truly hate a lot of 80s music and think it's crap.) But rediscovering The Waterboys has been utter happiness.

And that is what love of vintage is all about, no? Rediscovering quality items from the past, and giving them new life, and delighting in them!

Here's this week's shop preview. Things are starting to get all cozy up in here!

Wool plaid ascot neck wiggle dress, by College Teen.

White Victoriana lace blouse, by Adelaar.

Mod navy blue and white striped knit dress.

Sepia paisley cotton blouse.

Autumn floral corduroy shift dress, by The Art Shirt.

1950s blue plaid pencil skirt.

1960s paisley dress, by Sacony.

Apricot roses cardigan.

Dark brown nautical knit dress, by Jonathan Logan.

Peach cotton puff sleeve blouse, by Lady Manhattan.

Folklore print maxi-dirndl.

Speckled wool bumblebee skirt with black and yellow buttons, by Chelsea New York.

Silk comma print (yes, those are commas, not polka-dots!) belted blouse and skirt set, by Country Clothes by Handmacher.

Buttercup and gold aztec flower cardigan.

1980s pink sweater dress with black buttons and belt, by Leslie Fay.

White sailor blouse, by Ship 'n Shore.

1950s maroon corduroy jumper dress, with belt.

Wool autumn plaid skirt.

Mod cherry red dress with rollneck collar, by Hobbies by Lorch of Dallas.

Pink and gold prismatic print blouse, by Ship 'n Shore.

Red wool plaid dress with buckles at the shoulders and tie belt, by The Kollection.

Oatmeal lattice sweater, by R&K Knits.

1960s mandarin orange floral vine print dress.

Deep forest green and red sweater with white blossoms.

1958 blue gingham two-piece dress, by Lanz.



  1. Karen what size is that cardigan? I

  2. Love that dirndl. And I've never even heard of the waterboys, will have to check them out!

  3. Well hello mod navy blue knit dress. I'm going to be watching out for you. :)

  4. pretty! love the cord jumper, and a dress with a comma print...well that is just nifty!

  5. The plaid ascot wiggle dress and the apricot roses cardi, amazing!

  6. Hi Karen, what size is the sailor blouse?

  7. Hi Chris!

    The blouse is marked size 36 and measures like a US women's L-XL:

    *15" (38 cm) across shoulders
    *42" (106.5 cm) bust
    *37" (94 cm) waist
    *Armholes measure 18" (45.5 cm) in circumference at shoulder seams
    *19 1/2" (49.5 cm) top center back collar seam to bottom hem

  8. Thanks Karen! I've got my eye on that one - hope it hits your shop soon!

  9. did Amanda already get that mod blue dress???


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