The latest additions of 20s and 30s footwear to my Pinterest ‘Vintage Shoe Love’ board.
What an amazing early 1930s bathroom this is and I would LOVE to have it in my home. The bathroom is from Art Deco London Hotel – Claridge’s. Green has always been my favourite colour and the beautiful fittings in black, white and stainless steel just set it off. Maybe one day…
Thanks to one of my favourite blogs Queens of Vintage for this pic.
I love vintage butterfly ephemera and have quite a few brooches from the 1930s in my collection. I also like fabrics printed with or featuring them in beads etc. My Nana Violet had a butterfly brooch and I always adored it as a kid, so I think it started my desire for them began. Here are some lovely examples of papillion jewellery (and butterfly related items) from the 20s and 30s for sale on Esty this week. I wish I could have them all!
* All items linked back to their original Etsy listing.
I just discovered a book called ‘Vintage Hotel Labels from the Collection of Gaston-Louis Vuitton’ by Francisca Mattéoli, showcasing some of the collection of over 3000 hotel labels hoarded by Gaston-Louis Vuitton at the start of the 20th century. These labels were stuck to baggage by hotel staff and travel agents for advertising purposes. To me they always signify great adventure and the fanciful sojourns of holiday-makers of the past. I have added some of my own favourites, mostly from the 1920s and 30s.
The book is available here.
I just adore this woman!! She lived and breathed style. From the 1920s right through to her death in 1942 she was stunningly beautiful. If I could magically achieve any look from the 1930s – hers would be it!
Vercona is a label from Germany. Inspired by the fashion of the 1920s to 40s Vecona Vintage combines former glamour with the wear comfort of modern textiles. They have been so popular that they have already been featured in German Vogue magazine and started a second label called ‘Vecona Vintage’. The garments are hand-made high … Keep reading
I have five glorious pairs of 1940s (some maybe very early 50s) for sale in the shop this month. All fine examples of the many shoe styles that were available at the time. One pair is pretty much deadstock and comes with it’s original box, dated 1944. My favourite is the beaded shoes with the plastic vamp. Very elegant. If my shoe size wasn’t an 8.5 I’d be keeping two of these pairs for myself!