Monday, October 29, 2012

four years of favorites

Today is the day, four years ago, that I signed up for an Etsy account.  (To celebrate, the entire Etsy shop is marked down 20% now through tomorrow, October 30, so go shop!)  It's been four years of interesting and beautiful finds, and I decided to look through the archive of sold items and pick some favorites.  This was not easy to do--as you can see by the large number of items I picked!  My favorites aren't always the rarest, fanciest, or most expensive finds.  I definitely have a penchant for print dresses, novelty print skirts, and sweaters.  I hope you enjoy sharing my stroll down memory lane--as well as the variety of photo settings as my skills have (hopefully!) improved.

And thank you again to all the wonderful buyers who make Small Earth Vintage possible! 

1 / 1940s pewter gray whitecaps print dress with rhinestone buttons
2 / 1930s sheer sepia plaid chiffon dress
3 / 1920s red chiffon flapper dress with red velvet and rhinestone trim
4 / 1940s navy swiss dot rayon dress with rhinestones, by Georgiana
5 / 1940s Lilli Ann gray chevron stripe skirt suit

1 / purple print party dress with asymmetric bubble skirt
2 / tartan plaid dress with sailor tie neck, by R&K Originals
3 / Danish modern print dress, by Adele Fashions
4 / cabbage rose print dress, by Jean Leslie Junior
5 / blue rose print party dress, by Vago Juniors
6 / olive and copper dot print chiffon party dress
7 / blue rose print dress with scarf neckline

1 / batik print silk wiggle dress, by Johnnye Junior 
2 / golden cheetah print dress, Claudia by George Halley
3 / sunflower print dress
4 / raw silk little black dress and jacket set, by John Galanos
5 / pique daisy print shift dress

1 / peacock print novelty skirt
2 / novelty print musical birds skirt, by Ethelle of California
3 / flannel hound dog novelty print skirt
4 / Paul Klee "Magic Squares" novelty print skirt with matching sash belt, fabric by Fuller Fabrics
5 / spaniels novelty print full circle skirt

1 / 1940s red pinstripe rayon blouse
2 / 1950s jade green and white Orlon sweater with bows
3 / 1950s mid century leaf print zip-up cardigan, by Petti
4 / 1970s tree farm novelty print sweater
5 / 1960s trompe l'oeil belt sweater

1 / deadstock 1960s Russian Princess tapestry coat with faux fur trim
2 / 1960s large round made in France tortoiseshell plastic sunglasses
3 / 1940s tooled caramel leather peeptoe wedges
4 / 1964 Enid Collins Money Tree X wooden box purse
5 / 1970s gold belt with brass sleeping dove buckle
6 / 1950s navy suede pumps with cut outs, by De Angelo
7 / sled dog cowichan sweater
8 / caramel leather accordion fold purse with contrast stitching
9 / early 1940s or 1950s Vera Neumann silk scarf



  1. SO many great finds! that blue rose print party dress by Vago Juniors will always be my personal favorite. congrats on a successful four years!

  2. I love looking back and recognizing so many of them when they were in the shop. I ADORE that hound dog skirt and every dress in the second set of photos. Happy etsyversay Karen!

  3. Oh! You included my favorite - the Klee skirt of course!

  4. Happy four years!!

    You have so many great items in your shop I'm not surprised you found it hard to pick favourites. I adore the Vago Juniors dress too.

  5. What lovely finds! Happy Etsy-versary! I love the 1940s purse and the navy dress in the first photograph. As someone just setting out on Etsy, this post and your shop are really inspiring... I hope to be able to buy one your beautiful pieces soon!


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