Wednesday, February 25, 2015

shop preview: paprika red, coral pink, and a wanderer's tapestry coat

This week's shop preview is like a street market full of rich colors in spicy tones--my favorites!  Feast your eyes on chocolate brown and tangerine, coral pink, paprika red, and a hooded tapestry coat evocative of wanderings worldwide.  All items begin arriving in the shop starting today.

1940s The Easterner day dress.

1950s white popcorn knit cardigan.

1960s shirtwaist dress with folkloric velvet appliques, by R&K Originals.

1960s hooded tapestry coat.

1960s silvery-black cocktail dress with bow.

1950s green plaid wool skirt, by Jantzen.

1960s rust geometric pattern knit dress, by Russ.

1960s paprika mohair cardigan.

1930s coral dress with black velvet collar and pockets.

1950s Pendleton forest green wool plaid robe.

1960s lotus flower print shift dress.

1950s pale pink wool cardigan with rhinestones, floral embroidery, and faux pearls, Kims by Kimberly Knitwear.


Thursday, February 12, 2015

road trip!

Andy, Pickles, and I will be taking a road trip out west to visit my parents next week.  The shop will remain open, but tomorrow, Friday, February 13, will be the last shipping day until we return.  Normal shipping will resume on Monday, February 23.

You can follow me on Instagram for adventures and finds from the road!


shop accessories preview: gold platforms, black satin gloves, and a strawberry handbag

A sweet little collection of accessories is coming to the shop, including mod silver shoes, gold platform sandals, a strawberry needlepoint bag, and black satin gloves!  Items begin arriving in the shop today.

1950s spring green leather pumps, by Sohari/Ray Ehinger.

Mod 1960s silver lace front pumps, by Orchids (with the cute box!).

1940s black nubuck oxford heels.

1970s metallic gold platform sandals, made in Italy by Miramonte.

1960s black fabric heels with rhinestones, by Gaymode.

1950s strawberry needlepoint bag, by Maud Hundley.

1960s black satin gloves, made in France by Neyret.

1960s/70s silk blend Vera Neumann beachscape scarf.


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

shop preview: cool blue and hot pink knits, cashmere and mink, and rhinestone cats

This week's shop preview is on the smallish side, since we'll be away all next week on a little trip to visit my parents in Colorado.  But I'll be doing my best to get most of these goodies into the shop before we take off; in fact, you'll see the first two in the shop later today!

1950s Clear Skies bouclé wool knit cardigan and skirt set, by Del-Knit.

Deadstock 1960s hot pink Jantzen Sweater Skirt with belt and original tag attached.

1940s-1950s black and pink dress with nifty collar treatment, by Paul Sachs.

1950s cashmere cardigan with mink collar, by Bernhard Altmann.

1970s tiger and cheetah print chiffon maxi dress with rhinestone eyes and whiskers!

1960s floral print shift dress, by Wilroy for Saks Fifth Avenue.

1960s orange, yellow, and brown striped hand knit cardigan.


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

shop preview: lace galore, emerald satin, and a Twin Peaks skirt

Lots of lace, pink quilting, emerald satin, a lovely rose print, a sparkling applique, and apricot chiffon--this week's shop preview looks like a pretty fun party!  (Maybe a slightly off-kilter one, with the skirt that reminds me of Twin Peaks.)  I have to say the color combo on this first dress is one of the best I've ever seen (the label says the green shade is "Mistletoe"!).

All items arriving in the shop starting today.

1950s Mistletoe Green lace dress with mauve satin trim, by Kerrybrooke.

1960s The Owls Are Not What They Seem wool chevron print skirt.

1960s Butte Knit forest green wool bouclé skirt suit.

1960s Bright Stripe hand knit cardigan.

1950s apricot ruched chiffon party dress.

1960s yellow snowflake sweater.

1980s does 1940s dove gray dress with bead and rhinestone flower applique on the shoulder, by R&K Originals.

1950s pink quilted lounge/pajama pants.

1950s emerald green satin party dress.

1960s rose print blouse with pintucks, by Ship 'n Shore.

1950s pale beige lace and satin dress.

1970s sheer ivory lace tie waist blouse/jacket.


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

i spy: a glamorous witch, sparkly Schiaparelli, a pipe-smoking dog

An intimidating yet rather glamorous witch, a post-war ball, sparkly Schiaparelli, and a dog with a pipe!  These are just a few of the beautiful and inspiring images I collected last month.  (You can see more of this by following me on Tumblr or Pinterest.)

clockwise, starting at upper left:
* A 1938 dress from the Nordic Museum in Stockholm. | Digitalt Museum
* Maria Germanova as The Witch in the Moscow Art Theatre's 1908 production of The Blue Bird by Maurice Maeterlinck. | Wikimedia Commons
* Evening blouse by Elsa Schiaparelli, winter 1938-39. | Metropolitan Museum of Art
* A tintype of a dog with a pipe, ca. 1875. | Minnesota Historical Society
* Couples dancing in the Grand Foyer of the Paris Opera House at a Grand Victory Ball.  Paris, France, May, 1946.  Photo by David E. Scherman. | Life Magazine



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