Wednesday, September 30, 2015

shop preview: blue lace, botanical cotton, old school Abercrombie, and an embroidered panda

I'm loving the range of patterns and textures in this week's shop preview:  pale blue lace, plaid Viyella (wool and cotton blend on an old school Abercrombie & Fitch dress), botanical print cotton, patchwork wool . . . and a cute embroidered panda!

All items begin arriving in the shop today.

1950s red plaid Viyella dress with arrows! by Abercrombie & Fitch.

1960s paisley cornucopia print West German wool sweater with wooden buttons.

1950s pale blue lace party dress, by Henry-Lee.

1950s black raindrop embellished knit top.

1970s cotton bohemian apron dress.

1950s botanical print skirt with large patch pockets, by Paddle and Saddle Sportswear.

1970s daisy print dress with ruffled button placket, Cobbies by Cos Cob.

1970s embroidered panda bear sweater.

1940s blue glen plaid Glenhaven jacket and linen skirt.

Vintage Jersild patchwork pattern wool cardigan.

1960s abstract print jersey shirtwaist dress, by Sanford Originals.

1950s plaid cigarette pants, by F.S. Tiger Co.


Monday, September 28, 2015

tweed? indeed!

I love tweed.  It's classic and it looks amazing.  Clearly I'm not alone.  When I find nice tweed pieces for the shop, they rarely stick around for long.  And when I ran across the below photos of tweed fashions from a 1938 Life magazine shoot earlier this summer, they started getting me very much in the mood for autumn!

It's still too warm here for tweed, but soon it won't be.  So I decided to round up some tweed picks from Etsy, and discovered a great range.  There's quality vintage tweed fashions from every era to be found, as well as artisans and designers who are crafting accessories and fashions from tweed.  There's even tweed for the smartly-dressed pup!

Photos taken in October 1938 by Margaret Bourke-White of models wearing new tweed fashion, all for LIFE magazine (source).

clockwise, starting upper left corner:
* 1970s men's Harris tweed blazer | SmallEarthVintage
* 1940s Tweedies peeptoe pumps | shopgoodgrace
* 1980s belted cropped trousers from Guy Laroche Paris | missfarfalla
* antique Edwardian brown jacket | CanaryClubVintage
* 1960s three piece suit | LoveCharles

* knotted tweed bracelet | DisByBergdis
* herringbone dog collar and bow tie | charliebegood
* herringbone and waxed canvas tote | metaphore
* olive plaid wallet | ohsoretro
* mustard herringbone belted cape | 13threads


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

shop preview: cozy cardigans, a sweet suit, and bold poppies

What's coming to the shop this week?  Dresses great for weather that is transitioning to fall (or spring, as the case may be!), cozy cardigans, a bold poppy print maxi in soft jersey, and the cutest suit!  All items begin arriving in the shop today.

1940s English Ivy dress with lace sleeves.

1950s cream leaf pattern cardigan.

1950s navy blue dress with Peter Pan collar, by Sharon Rae.

1940s red printed Textron blouse with French cuffs.

1960s poppy print jersey maxi dress.

1940s wool knit blue Austrian skirt.

1970s blue baroque print plissé pleat dress, by Hal Ferman.

1960s blue thistle print shirt dress, by Majestic.

1960s gray paisley print dress, by Shelton Stroller.

1960s pomegranate print knit top.

1960s navy blue bouclé skirt suit with gold satin bow, by Carol Craig.

1960s cornflower blue cardigan with beads and rhinestones.


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

shop preview: florals galore, a jewel-like skirt, a dress for Ginger to dance in

This week's shop preview is full of gorgeous florals, a tapestry maxi skirt that sparkles like a jewel, the perfect slate gray dress, and a gown that Ginger Rogers would have danced in!  All items begin arriving in the shop today.

1950s cornflower print dress by Eisenberg Originals.

1940s tissue thin tuxedo blouse with pintucks and lace trim by Milady Blouse.

1950s Clean Slate gray cotton dress with rick rack trim by Bobbie Brooks.

1960s Jewel in the Crown metallic tapestry maxi skirt by Eddy George.

1940s floral print cotton day dress with lace trim and tie back waist.

1960s black ruffle trim blouse.

1950s-1960s tangerine plaid square dance dress with piqué and lace collar.

1970s soft pistachio green flower beaded sweater.

1930s floral print taffeta gown.

1950s blue houndstooth wool pencil skirt by Minnesota Woolens.

1960s dogwood print shirtwaist dress by Jack Squire Original.

1950s black piqué cotton cropped jacket.


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

shop accessories preview: shoes, hats and kangaroos!

The shop will soon be filling up with a great selection of mid century shoes and hats . . . and a very cute Australian kangaroo souvenir tea towel.  All items will begin arriving in the shop starting tomorrow.

1960s purple velvet bow pumps.

1950s woven brown and tan pumps by Red Cross Shoes.

1940s dark brown platform pumps, Jacqueline designed by Wohl.

Vintage two tone women's leather brogues by Ferragamo.

1960s two tone antiqued gold and black mary jane heels by Corelli.

1950s midnight blue peeptoe heels with bows by Red Cross Shoes.

1950s black silk hat with bow and feather.

1940s maroon wool felt women's fedora by Lancaster.

1950s pheasant feather hat.

1940s oatmeal Doeskin wool felt pork pie style women's hat by George W. Bollman.

1940s sculptural red and black hat by Pinehurst.

1960s linen souvenir Australia kangaroos tea towel.



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