Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Chest full o' booze!




I have hung onto this little treasure chest decanter set for so long. Need to make room, so it is now in my etsy shop!

Wooden pirate chest with red velveteen interior, an amber cut glass decanter and four small glasses. Perfect for serving up your mead at Christmas time!! Arghhhhh!

Here for only $33 plus shipping!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Herringbone and Raccoon rocks!!


Love this vintage 1970s coat that I currently have up for auction on ebay on bonton*vintage.

The perfect combination of a herringbone tweed with fluffy raccoon collar and cuffs. Dig the extra wide belt and oversized buckle too!! Starts at $39.99 and ends this week!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

That Old Black Magic

In the spirit of all things black and mysterious...here are some of my favorite picks from my bontonvintage etsy shop.


$16.50 Black Velvet Vintage Hat


$35 Black Velvet 1980s Bolero Jacket


$10 OOAK Necklace made with Vintage Cameo and Buttons


$30 Vintage 80s Velvet Pumps with Rhinestones

Happy Halloween all...get out your black and get the party started!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wenjilli lovers!




Thanks to blogger Lola Vintage for showcasing some fabulous 1970s Wenjilli knit dresses, my Midnight Blue version being one of them. This is a great label with super quality and their cuts are always so figure flattering and sexy!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Back to Black Treasury!




My good VFG buddy Justine at Ikonic has curated a great all VFG member treasury Back to Black!!

Some great vintage finds here all in our favorite non-color!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Woe is my blog!


Seattle in August



BBQ on the Bow competition

Stocking Island, Exuma

Miss this beach!

A bit of what I have been up to since I last posted in July!! Promise to be a better blogger!! Lots on the go right now...gearing up for a great holiday season with vintage clothing goodies and much more!!

Catch me on here on etsy

Monday, July 13, 2009

New stuff on etsy this week.

Starting off this super rainy Monday with some etsy listings. Too darned awful to go outside...yuck! But this has motivated me to get into photo taking mode.

Here are a few new goodies in the etsy shop.


Sweet straw vintage boater with veil
Vintage 70s bronze lurex knit dress with matching cardigan.


Vintage 50s swanky Playboy smoking jacket! Great for a guy or gal!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Retro Inspired Aprons!!

So funny that this great shop has an apron giveaway. I am currently obsessed with retro styled aprons. I have been wearing them while serving with our catering company. BubbaQ The boys can wear their chef coats, I stick with the fun aprons (much cooler in the summer anyhow!).

Cute Aprons!

Here is the link for the giveaway. Be warned that you will fall in love with their stuff!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Lampapalooza Party with The Nester!!

We are sharing our fave lamps and lighting fixtures with The Nester's Lampapalooza Party at the Nesting Place!!

I don't think I own a lamp that was purchased new! Here are three of my favorites...

This vintage 50s lamp was purchased at an antique mall for around $35 (one of my big splurges...I am pretty frugal most of the time). I adore the jadeite green color with metallic gold splashes. This is our most used lamp in our loft area. Don't you just love these shades!!





This is an estate sale find for under $10. Double shade love!!





This one isn't vintage, but it is so stinkin' cute I had to have it. Yup, it's a lamp and it works (feather trim...yum!) Under $5 at a garage sale!



Can't wait to see all your lamps!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Earth Day Goodness!

In honor of Earth Day on Wednesday,April 22nd I are spotlighting some items from my etsy shop that are so very Earth Friendly!!



I have a variety of Vintage Paper Packs to fulfill your crafting desires!! Instead of throwing away damaged books destined for the landfill, these bits of paper are useful for a multitude of craft purposes from card making to collage and more.



What do you do with vintage tablecloths that have holes and stains?? Well, you repurpose them of course! My cutters have been crafted into cute fabric flower pins that you can attach to your t-shirt, purse, headband...wherever you desire!



Vintage Drawer Pulls have so many new purposes! Use them to snazz up a tired night table or use them in some creative assemblage pieces. These have really nice details and are sold in pairs.

We hope that you learn how to make something useful again and be a creative crafter on Earth Day!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

My favorite wedding gown!!






This one is my all time favorite vintage wedding gown I have had for sale. It is so feminine with a high volume skirt with layers of tulle, the most beautiful lace overlay and a sprinkling of tiny pearls and sequins!! Hope it makes a bride to be very happy! Currently available on ebay!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Retro 1980s Wedding Look!


This fun little number is by Canadian designer Simon Chang. Layers of white cotton fabric in classic 1950s style!!

It goes up on ebay tonight (March 11th)!

Monday, March 09, 2009

Wedding Bells!



With Spring just around the corner (okay, might be a little longer here in Canada) I always turn to thoughts of swirling white wedding gowns.

I have gone deep into the bonton*vintage storage and am slowly pulling out some wedding lovelies!!

The first of the bunch is a 1960s daisy lace gown. So pretty!!! Love the train! It is currently for offer on ebay for a terrific price.

More to come!!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Hat Hoarder




My oh my....how did I manage to gather so many hats???

This is the second lot I will be selling and I still have a stack of hat boxes higher than my head in my storage room! Most of these came from the estate of a lady that realllyyyyy loved hats. I think I walked out of there with about 100 of them. After that I vowed never to buy a whole bunch of hats again...but somehow a few trickle into my home here and there.

This lot is coming soon (next Wednesday) to an ebay auction near you!!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Trendy Travel!





I would so love to board the Orient Express carrying one of these!! I have a thing for luggage, I have piles of it everywhere...it speaks to me at estate sales..."bring me home with you"!!

Alas, I must liquidate some...this one was just listed on ebay. Hope it gets to travel somewhere exotic or interesting!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Strawberry Love




There is something about embroidered strawberries that I just love!! This pretty embroidery is on a set of 8 vintage luncheon napkins that are up for auction on ebay right now!!

Monday, February 16, 2009

New on etsy...Distressed Paper Flowers!!



I so enjoy making these...recycling bits of vintage ephemera into something totally new!

You can find them in my etsy shop for only $4.50 for 6.

Utterly Creative!

Love this video so much!!

Her Morning Elegance / Oren Lavie

Friday, January 30, 2009

Date Night Dress!



I think this little number is soooo pretty and feminine. Love the sheer overlay sprinkled with silver and blue glitter and all the flocked circles. On ebay right now!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Won't you be my Valentine?

Gearing up for the big red heart day with some Valentine's Day worthy fashions!!







All on ebay!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Happy New!!

I am the just the worst blogger ever! Just too much flickr-ing, etsy-ing, ebay-ing, volunteer-ing, shopp-ing, eat-ing, etc.-ing!!

I have added a couple of super cute little vintage shoe holder bags to my etsy shop that I thought I would share. I think this is just the classiest way ever to take your shoes to where ever you are going. God forbid you would wear your good shoes in the rain, muck, slush, snow...or whatever you have on the ground where you are!!

Enjoy!