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Mail Order Memories-1955 Spring/Summer Spiegel Catalog (Part 1)

By | 2018-05-15T08:40:35-04:00 May 15th, 2018|Fashion|

speigel catalog cover 1955

Am so very excited about my recent flea market finds.  I came across not one, but two,  Spiegel catalogs from 1955 and 1956.  I frequently find vintage fashion magazines to purchase,  but it’s pretty darn rare to find mail order catalogs in good condition and at bargain prices,  never mind two on the same day. Needless to say I was stoked!

In […]

Company’s Coming! Vintage Inspired Hostess Dressing

By | 2017-12-14T19:21:18-04:00 December 10th, 2017|Fashion, My Vintage Style|

40s inspired lounging outfit

A 1940s lounging pajama set I own inspired me to put together an outfit that would be perfect for holiday parties at home. Knowing I’d be having friends and family stopping over for cocktails and appetizers, I wanted to look festive, but still be comfortable.

The set actually comes with black satin wide leg pants, which unfortunately don’t fit me. But luckily […]

From Weird to Wonderful-Shopping the Brimfield Antique Flea Market

By | 2017-10-08T20:16:15-04:00 September 12th, 2017|Events|

Brimfield Flea Market

Just back from another trip out to the Brimfield, Mass. Flea Market, which is a week long event held in May, July and September . Without a doubt, this is the ultimate vintage and antique lovers dream shopping adventure. Though I’ve been going there for almost 20 years, I’ve never shared many photos or commentary on what it is like to shop […]

Masters of Mesh-The History of Whiting and Davis

By | 2017-09-08T15:21:02-04:00 September 8th, 2017|Fashion|

Whiting and Davis History

On my shopping trip to Brimfield Antique Show this summer I came across a bunch of Whiting and Davis mesh bags sitting in the bottom of a box full of other vintage purses. The dealer offered me a great price for taking the lot. Since I’ve always been attracted to their shimmer and smooth, slinky, liquid metal feel, how could I […]

My Top 20 Favorite Products for Vintage Clothing Care

By | 2017-03-13T14:09:53-04:00 March 13th, 2017|Fashion|

Top 20 favorite products for the care and cleaning of vintage clothing

Thought I’d share some of of the  products I use to spruce up, clean or maintain the vintage clothes I either sell or keep in my own collection.  Since I’ve been buying vintage clothing for a few decades I’ve had the opportunity to try dozens of  products, many recommended by others in the […]

Visions of Supper Clubs Dance in My Head

By | 2016-12-07T10:21:48-04:00 December 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Golden Age of Supper Clubs

You know the kind of places I mean?  A nightspot like the ones that were popular from the 30s to the 60s where grownups went out for a night of fine dining and dancing.  Places where you could hear great jazz or big band music or the latest national singing sensation.   Places where you had to get dressed up or […]

Fashion Flashback- Elegant Holiday Style Trends of 1947

By | 2016-11-23T13:31:17-04:00 November 23rd, 2016|Fashion|

Florence Gainor design- draped dress november 1947 vogue Draped, ruched blouse. Florence Gainor design.

Last fall I did a post on “New Look” holiday fashions from 1947.  It featured those waist whittling fit and flared silhouettes that Dior made famous.  And  because I’ve recently acquired a Vogue Magazine from November 1947,  I thought I’d show you some more elegant fall/winter fashions from the late 40s. […]

Shop Update- Vintage Summer Dresses

By | 2016-08-25T10:39:39-04:00 August 25th, 2016|Fashion|

While I’ve been away on my buying trip/vacation the gals back at the office have been diligently keeping things running smoothly, including listing some fabulous authentic vintage summer dresses.

Here is a selection of some of my personal favorites.

50s gingham check dressLove the contrasting red details,especially the little ties on the pockets.

1950s black and white gingham check dress with red trim […]

Vintage Fashion Roundup – 3 Cheers for Red White and Blue

By | 2016-07-01T08:49:05-04:00 July 1st, 2016|Fashion|

Since our Independence Day Holiday is coming up and because I happen to love red, white and blue fashion, especially if its vintage,  I thought I’d show you some of my favorite  picks from independent vintage sellers.

 The 1970s was a big era for red, white and blue clothing.  Since 1976 was the year we celebrated our 200th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, with major events taking place all over the […]

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