Friday, November 30, 2012

etsy holiday shop + sweet deals

If you're a fan of our Facebook page, you'll already know this, but I'm really excited to announce that Small Earth Vintage is part of the Etsy Holiday Shop in NYC this year!  The shop opened yesterday, and will remain open until December 8, so if you're in the NY area--go check it out!

Andy and I will actually be able to visit in person, since we're taking a long overdue trip to NYC next weekend.  It looks like there will be a lot of fantastic vintage there.  You can see a preview of what's available here (scroll down to see all the featured items).

And in other important holiday news, have you been over to Honey Kennedy to check out some of the amazing holiday shopping deals Jen has posted?  You really should: there are tons of great deals from wonderful independent shops.  (And you might find a little code for shopping Small Earth Vintage in  there, too!


Thursday, November 29, 2012

obsessed: pomanders

This might be the start of a new series on the blog of things with which I'm obsessed.  We'll see.  But first of all, the title of this should probably be "obsessed: the scent of pomanders," or, "obsessed: the scent of pomanders and other things with clove in them."  But let's start with pomanders.

Aren't they cool?  I've made three of them, using this tutorial from Mrs. Meyer's, the cleaning product line.  It's really easy, even for a non-crafty all-thumbs gal like myself.  They smell lovely, and look pretty neat, too.

Speaking of Mrs. M, I bought some of this stuff, and it also smells wonderful.  As with all orange/clove products, I find myself wishing it had a bit more clove in it, but that's just me.  (I even put extra clove in our homemade sloppy joes when Andy made them recently.  I was the sous chef, so I snuck 'em in there.)

I bought this Clementine Clove candle from Sydney Hale on Etsy, and I love it.  It has a wonderful scent, is a nice big size, and the old timey label and amber glass container are nice bonuses.

I bought two of these wonderful clove and lavender sachets from AdobeHouseVintage on Etsy last year, and kept one for the house, where it hangs in my bedroom.  It has a wonderful scent--plenty of clove for me--and is cute as heck.  I feel like a need another one--or six--for my house this year.

I've been a fan of Burt's Bees lip balm for a long time, and was happy as heck when they came out with this balm with clove oil.  So good!

Please tell me about your favorite pomander or clove-scented products and recipes in the comments!  I would especially love to find a nice clove-y or pomander scented perfume.  Or a clove-centric cocktail.  I know cloves are a staple in mulled wines and cider, but is there a way to use them in other cocktails?  (See...I really am obsessed!)


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

accessories preview: party shoes, boots, collars and more

Here's a megabig-ginormo-extreeeeeme shop preview (well, it certainly felt that way when I was photographing and editing it yesterday) full of fabulous accessories:  party shoes and winter boots, cocktail hats and festive collars...and an amazing peacock bag that I can't believe I'm letting go!  All items will be tiptoe-ing into the shop beginning this week!

1960s metallic gold party pumps, by Life Stride.

1970s Bass snow boots.

1960s black patent strappy pumps, by Socialites.

Zip-up brogue boots.

Two tone suede bowling shoes, by Dexter.

LL Bean Maine Hunting Shoe boots.

Crazy 1960s mod patchwork suede shoes.

1980s brown woven leather oxford flats.

Black leather Enna Jetticks corset pumps.

1970s caramel leather wedge oxfords, Cream Puffs by Softspots.

Red and blue fabric purse with plastic handle, by DeLanthe.

Ourageously cool button beaded peacock tote bag.

1950s black fur cocktail hat/fascinator.

1950s gray and mauve, mink, velvet and satin demi-chapeau, by Mr. John.

Clear pink plastic round sunglasses/frames.

1950s etched leaves cat's eye eyeglass frames with green stones, by Victory.

1950s brown fur detachable Peter Pan collar.

Large crochet lace detachable bib collar.

Mid century party girl handpainted plate.

Copper repousse JFK plaque.


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

turkey hash + a shop preview

The long holiday weekend in the US is over and it's time to get back into the swing of things.  Andy and I were on our own for Thanksgiving, and though we cooked a turkey breast and not the whole turkey, and though I've eaten at least three Leftover Sandwiches...we still have turkey!  Last night he cooked it into the most delicious hash, though, with potatoes, brussels sprouts, onions, a little bacon, and a poached egg on top.

Sometimes to make something old new again, you just need a little bit of bacon.  Or spice.  Or brussels sprouts!  This season I seem to be picking up an awful lot of festive "bacon" separates for the shop (like this top, which has sold, or this amazing skirt, still available).  These are the type of garments that just need a simple black skirt or pair of pants, which you probably already have in your closet, to make a festive holiday or party outfit.  You'll see a number of such pieces in today's shop preview...all items landing in the shop shortly!

1950s iridescent rainbow taffeta stripe full skirt, by Nathalie Nicoli.

1950s poinsettia cardigan, by White Stag.

1960s red velvet skirt with embroidered ribbon waist, by Florence Walsh.

1950s kelly green mohair cardigan with big buttons, by Garland.

1970s burlap print crepe dress with Peter Pan collar and scarf.

1940s black wool blazer, by Lilli Ann.

1950s black dress with buttons on the bodice.

1960s green and yellow plaid wool skirt, by The Villager.

1970s gray flannel fitted blazer, by Evan-Picone.

1960s mod op art dot matrix dress, by Leslie Fay.

1970s eagle pattern knit vest, by Jockey Raps.

1920s beaded black silk crepe dress.


Monday, November 26, 2012

cyber Monday / last day of sale!

It's the last day of our thank you sale--20% off the whole shop, now through midnight EST tonight, November 26.


Friday, November 23, 2012

thank you

I hope everyone in the US had a lovely Thanksgiving, filled with delicious food and good times with loved ones.  And I hope that, rather than indulging in the Black Friday stampede madness, you'll be supporting some of your local small businesses--on Saturday and always!

For those who haven't already seen it mentioned on the Facebook page or Twitter, Small Earth Vintage is having a Thank You sale (to thank YOU, our wonderful customers, for whom we are so grateful), now through midnight EST on Monday, November 26.  Everything is 20% off (already marked down in the shop; no code needed).


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

satin & sparkle shop preview

This week's shop update has a nice smattering of holiday sparkle and glam tossed in--just in case you're looking for something special to wear to a holiday gathering.  All items will be in the shop shortly!

1940s beaded peach satin dress and jacket set, by Original Symphony Fashions.

1970s striped Nordic boatneck sweater, by Kitty Hawk.

1970s red plaid holiday maxi dress with eyelet lace bodice and green velvet bow at waist, by Peter Thousand.

1940s gray fitted jacket, by Lilli Ann.

1920s flower embroidered bohemian artist dress.

1950s jade green and tan plaid pleated full skirt, with faux pocket flap detail.

1980s velvet and taffeta party dress with iridescent sequin flower on bodice, by Gunne Sax.

1960s red and gold brocade medieval birds top.

1960s holly berry print dress, by Emilio Borghese.

1980s fair isle stripe sweater, by Haymaker Lacoste.

Black and white checked wool knickers / ski pants.



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