Monday, December 08, 2008

Winter Wonderland

My oh my it is pretty out there!!

We had our first big dump of snow yesterday and everything is finally all white and beautiful!

This weather has inspired me to list a couple of my favorite vintage fur stoles on ebay this week. They will be for sale this Wednesday, Dec. 10th.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Walking in a Vintage Wonderland!!!'s December 12th already. Have you finished your Christmas shopping?? Not me!! I have barely started.

For lots of great ideas and the opportunity to win a $10 Gift Certificate, make sure you check out the Etsy Vintage Sellers Team's holiday promo!! Today is day 8 and there is a GC being awarded EVERY DAY of the promo...yup, EVERY DAY.

This is the place to enter - have fun looking at all the lovely vintage goodies!!!!

Friday, November 28, 2008

The best part of the season.... getting to dress up!! My oh my, it is such fun dressing up for all the Christmas parties.

Here are a few ebay faves I have up right now!! All the pics are clickable links for your viewing pleasure!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Home again!

Well, we have returned back from beautiful Costa Rica and had a lovely and relaxing holiday!!

Back in biz...and I have decided to clear out the hats!! I have been accumulating these lovelies and decided it was time for them to see some light of day from their hat boxes and for someone to enjoy them!! 15 vintage hats in all, many 1940's with great details of feathers, beading!!

Up on ebay right now!!

What are you buying for everyone on your Christmas List??? Handmade, vintage...any great ideas or new shops??

Saturday, October 18, 2008

It's a Halloween Extravaganza!

Photo from A Fanciful Twist blog

Stumbled upon the "A Fanciful Twist" blog today and it is everything wonderfully Halloween.

I know you will be inspired by her creative vignettes with intriguing story to match!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

one happy junkhunter!

Two estate sales in one day make for a very happy junkhuntergirl!!!
What is in there, you might ask????

Well, there are some funky patterns, neato wooden clothes hangers, some darn cute aprons, a bag of millinery feathers and lots of other little odds and ends. A good haul and a happy girl!

Monday, October 06, 2008

Do a little dance, make a little love, get down tonight!

Today's Halloween fashion tidbit is DISCO!!! Now some of us have already done this era so consider it costume-y, while to others it is a whole new discovery of wonderful fashion goodness!! Whatever your take on the days of disco, here are a few of my faves!

Maybe a bit more Dynasty, but this one is soooo over the top, I love it!

Golden goodness, so sexy and slinky!

Can't forget about the guys!! Stained glass print poly disco shirt!

Sequins in a gorgeous Goddess Style dress!

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Getting Ready for Halloween??

In our house Halloween is a big deal! We already are shopping for all the finishing touches for our costumes, most is homemade and not a "costume in a bag" deal.

I have also started listing on ebay lots of clothing just perfect for making a memorable Halloween costume.

First stop are Fun Flapper Girls and Sassy Saloon Girls!!

Cutest wig with attached feather headpiece.

1980s goes Flapper stylewith tons of beads and sequins!!

Homemade nice larger size Saloon Girl dress in hot pink and black.

We found two of these great fringed dresses for those that like to cover up a bit! One in M/L, 2nd in L/XL. So cute with that loooonnng bottom fringe.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Another... of my Victorian cuff bracelets. This one in pretty pink and burgundy with touches of trim, lace and bling of course!!

Did you know that there are ONLY 12 weeks until Christmas?!?!?! A good time to start your shopping and squirrel away those gifts way ahead of time. Then you can enjoy the delightful parts of the season instead of battling it out at the mall!!

I am starting my shopping this week at my favorite local independently owned stores and on etsy!!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Cuff one on!

I have been a busy girl lately going through all my vintage trims and jewelry bits. My first little creation is ready and for sale in my etsy shop, awaiting a new wrist to adorn.

Here it is all pretty and romantic and sparkly in black and cream with some bling of course!!

There is nothing more rewarding than taking things that would normally be discarded and making something new! The lace had a former life as a vintage 1950's wedding dress bodice.

A little extra on this cuff is the pin that is removable, so you can wear it on the bracelet or remove to wear wherever you please! Hope you like it!!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

So behind!

It seems that the blog is always the first thing to be neglected when things get crazy!! Too busy junking and now if full Halloween costume mode on ebay!!

Here is a little fun thing you vintage lovers will like...try it out!

bonton-vintage Made with My Cool Signs.Net

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Pin-up Girl Fashion

I am always so attracted to the iconic 50s pin-up girl looks. That is why I drool over these shoes and wish they fit!! They are 7.5 and you can get them on ebay!!

Another cutie is this 1980s Jantzen one piece going 1950s hot to trot!! How I love the ruching on this baby!

An All White VFG Member etsy Treasury!!

Compiled by uber-treasury maker and fellow VFG member, Sue of magoovintage on etsy.

Break all the rules with White After Labor Day!!!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Need a vintage 'do??

Fellow VFG member Ladies Who Lunch just shared a fabulous vintage hair stylist's site that she has had a great experience with- Nina's Vintage & Retro Hair.

They are located in the UK and do wonderful work. Make sure you check out their gallery of hair!!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Sink or Swim??

I don't think I'd be doing too much swimming in this vintage 1920's wool knit swim suit. I'd be too afraid I would be at the bottom of the ocean water-logged or with it around my ankles!! But, what a wonderful piece of history this is!! You can see more of this bathing beauty on ebay!!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Too hot and too cool!!

Well it is stinking hot here in Western Canada. Just passing the time away sweating at the computer under the big ceiling fan with a nice bottle of cold brewski!!

In a Back to School kind of mode...only 2 weeks to go. I threw up a few BTS items on ebay this week. And these are "Old School" which makes them the very coolest!!

Here you go.....

Shiny vintage Adidas Bag!

Great Big Vintage Adidas Bag with lotsa room!!

And keeping with the Old School Adidas theme, finally a Retro Adidas work-out jacket!

Stay cool!!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Creepy, demented...hmmmm what other adjectives can you think of??

Fellow VFGer, Chris of listitcafe has an odd and yet very intriguing item for sale right now. It freaked all of us VFGers out to no end...but this little scary clown man has many people wishing they could have his beady eyes staring at them.

Here is her ebay listing...and don't say I didn't warn you!!

Friday, August 08, 2008


One of my very favorite blouses is featured this week on the Vintage Fashion Guild Blog!!

This vintage 1970s funky Mucha inspired Art Nouveau print blouse is currently available on ebay!

Check out their always informative blog and some of our other seller's wonderful novelty prints that are also featured!!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Slowlllly easing into Fall!!

So, it is pretty tough to look at Fall clothes when the sun is shining and the flowers are blooming!! I have started you all off slowly...easing into some Fall goodies.

Ridiculously vibrant Astrology Print Blouse from the 1970's!

Tissus J. Leonard & Cie Geometric Print Dress

And for year-round...some pretty things for the house that will always remind you of summer...

2 pairs of vintage pillowcases

A Trio of Vintage 40s Colorful Tea Towels

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Back in Action and other stuff!

Whew...between hosting our annual Pig Roast at the beginning of the month and then ending it off by hosting a family wedding, I am just about poooped!! Lots of fun, but lots of work!!

Back to listing a bit on ebay and etsy and getting caught up by reading my fave blogs and such.

Speaking of fave blogs, check out Chris Brown's new mag Refueled, both on the web and hard copy. If you love vintage and edgy off the wall kinda will adore this!!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Naughty Nautical!

I think this dress is soooo darling with it's sexy cut-outs and cute boat print. Vintage 1970's and perfect for summer fun, you can find it now on ebay!