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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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.
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 […]
There are brides who honor a family tradition by having their wedding dresses preserved, hoping to pass it on to another relative to wear for their special day. I think it’s a lovely idea for the sentimental value and the preserving of a piece of a family history. But care must be taken to store it properly so other brides […]
The Kentucky Derby, held on the first Saturday of May, is one of America’s top sporting events. Referred to as “the most exciting two minutes in sports”, its history dates back to the 1800s. In 1872 a Mr. Meriwether Lewis Clark, attended the famous horse races in England and France. He was so impressed that he returned to the states vowing to create a similar type of race track in in the US, one […]
You see them everywhere now, those high waist, wide legged pants, a style very popular back in the 1970s and in the 30s and 40s as well. I’ve got a killer pair from the 1940s in a gorgeous silky rayon print fabric that I’ve had for years and the fabric still looks brand new. But the older ones are very pricey and hard […]