Wednesday, July 31, 2013

shop preview

Here's a shiny new batch of vintage!  All items coming to the shop over the next week.  (That first dress will be in the shop today.)

1940s polka dot batiste dress with pintuck bodice, by Nelly Don.

1950s buffalo plaid cotton dress.

Blue chambray wrap skirt with spouting whale applique.

1940s navy dress with doily lace neckline and large mother of pearl buttons on the pocket, by Apex.

1950s chartreuse daisy print robe, by Evelyn Pearson Lounging Apparel.

1950s rosebud taffeta print dress.

1950s bohemian white blouse with rick rack trim, by Alex Colman.

1940s silky blue floral print rayon dress with rhinestone buttons, by Cay Artley.

Sailboat and mice print wrap skirt.

1950s sheer floral print voile dress with pintuck bodice and grosgrain belt, by Betty Hartford.

1960s flower power print pants.


Monday, July 29, 2013

insta summer

One visitor leaves, another arrives, and that's pretty much summer here and that's how I like it!

 The above shows a week full of making lavender lemonade, finishing a fascinating book about Vienna, visiting our b&m space, discovering excellent wrap skirts in the garage and a tiny broken egg in the backyard, crazy estate sale finds, and good times with my visiting pal, Don.

And--if you hadn't already noticed--I've become an instant (hah!), hardcore, Instagram convert.  I'm mostly following a lot of other vintage sellers, and haven't yet quite figured out how to find other interesting people to follow.  The very best Instagram feeds in my opinion are those where you see all kinds of bits from someone's life, from what they do for work, to where they live, and what they eat and drink and read and watch.  (My Instagram is here.)

I hope you had a lovely week, too!


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

gorgeous 1950s dresses, a crochet halter top, and some sailboats

This week's shop preview features just a few of my favorite dresses from the schoolteacher's estate.  That first one is an especial favorite, and it will be landing in the shop today!

1950s Blue Aster cotton dress with wrap bodice and sash waist, by Jerry Gilden.

1950s nautical sailboat print blouse.

1950s flower embroidered sage green dress with bow at waist, by Alison Ayres.

1950s yellow pintucks blouse, by Donnkenny.

Flower and bird cross stitch halter top with crochet.

1950s embroidered black dress with scallop and tulle neckline.

1950s red and yellow plaid shorts.

1950s polished cotton Bed of Roses dress, by Cover Girl of Miami.

1960s red, white, and blue striped blouse, by Capri Original.


Monday, July 22, 2013

last week

Last week was so busy!  We celebrated Andy's birthday, had two major vintage buys (one a surprise that fell smack in the middle of his birthday celebrations), and my friend Stephani visited us.  There was a lot of cocktail making and coffee drinking, some good eating, a ridiculously hot and humid visit to Saugatuck's beach, and beautiful Michigan moons.  (More photos on my Instagram.)

We also reserved our apartment for our week in Vienna, which I'm very excited about.  Now we just have to find a place to stay for our week in Munich...any thoughts on neighborhoods/places to stay from those who are from there or have visited would be greatly appreciated!


Friday, July 19, 2013

bags, eyewear, lovely hankies and colorful tea towels

A swell selection of handbags, eyeglasses, handkerchiefs, and colorful kitchen towels coming to the shop soon!  Here is a preview.

1960s modern art printed velvet bag.

1950s small black fabric handbag with attached coin purse.

1950s floral needlepoint purse.

1960s large black pebbled leather bag, by Roger Van S.

1950s 12 karat gold filled etched eyeglass frames.

1950s etched ice blue aluminum glasses.

1950s bejeweled semi-rimless aluminum frames, by Art Craft.

Irish linen blue handkerchief by Lady Heritage, art by Kit Ann, tag still attached.

Leaf print linen handkerchief, by Kimball, tags still attached.

Blue and green abstract print linen Monique handkerchief, by Kimball, tag still attached.

Tammis Keefe changing leaves print handkerchief.

1950s butterfly print linen tea towel, by Startex.

Set of two deadstock 1950s yellow striped Cannon kitchen towels, tag still attached.

1950s miniature souvenir Chimayo eagle blanket with tag still attached.


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

shop preview

If you follow the shop on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram, you know we made a couple giant vintage dress buys last week.  I am working as fast as I can to get these cleaned up and listed (though I also have a friend visiting this week, so I'm definitely not on my normal schedule!).  The first dress in this update is one of my favorites from these buys--she comes from the estate of a woman who was a grade school teacher, and who had a pretty incredible wardrobe.  All items coming to the shop over the next week.

1950s L'Aiglon floral vine print voile dress.

1960s blue floral print shorts, by Pantree.

1960s floral print piqué dress, by McMullen.

1970s Gunne Sax sundress.

1960s red folkloric patchwork print pants.

1950s plaid cotton full skirt.

1950s black voile dress with pintucks on the bodice, by Pat Perkins.

1960s pink and gold leaf print shift dress, by Fritzi of California.

1960s watercolor floral dress.

1960s flower print trapeze dress.


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

shop preview: summer whites, butterflies, and ballerinas!

This week's shop preview is full of flowers, summery whites, butterflies...and ballerinas!  I'm letting a wonderful 1940s Swirl dress escape from my closet--I'm just not a ballerina print kinda gal, it seems--and into the shop!  All items arriving over the next week.

1950s Rooftop Garden mid century floral print dotted swiss dress.

1940s ballerina print Swirl wrap dress.

1950s embroidered white sleeveless blouse with lace trim and drawstring waist.

1950s white box pleat dress with chartreuse piping and belt.

1960s blue polka dot and white piqué romper with bow at waist.

1960s pale blue piqué swingy full skirt with rhinestone-embellished butterflies.

1950s Peach Bellini satin damask dress, by Suzy Perette.

Boxy black linen blouse/jacket with tails.

1960s Kaleidoscope polished cotton shirtwaist dress.

1950s red striped seersucker Peter Pan collar blouse and skirt set, by Bradley.

1950s white eyelet lace dress with cascading, tiered skirt.

1960s black floral cotton dress with belt and rick rack trim, by Top Mode.



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