New to the Etsy shop – August

I have a a lot of new things in the Etsy shop and coming to the shop soon. 1940s and 50s dresses, 40s ladies suit, 50s gloves and suit, 20s and 30s mens ties and much more!
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New to the Etsy shop for June…part 1

I acquired a motherland of vintage clothing and items last weekend and have posted some of it it my Etsy shop (Violets Vintage Emporium) already. Items include 30s bolero, 30, 40s and 50s blouses, 40s swimsuit, 20s and 30s sewing patterns, 60s boots, 20s buckle, 50s suits and dresses, 40s tie, 50s and 60s gloves and Tootal scarf, 50s frosted glasses and a 30s art deco canister. Stay tuned for the second lot.

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New to the Etsy shop – December

I have a few new things in the shop this month. Some unused sewing patterns from the 1920s and 30s, a 1940s dress, 1950s manicure set, some cute knitted tops from the early 60s.

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Time Capsule Fabrics

Have you ever tried to make a garment from a vintage pattern but just can’t quite get the fabric right? It doesn’t drape or sit the way those original vintage items that you own do. Well now you can buy all the fabric you need from Time Capsule Fabrics to make your vintage sewing more authentic. They have a curated selection of fabrics from to enable you to recreate the right look and feel. From cotton lawns and rayons to crepes…there are some beauties here.

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“Time Capsule Fabrics is a special fabric store providing a curated collection of fabrics and sewing patterns perfect for sewing clothing styles from the 1920’s – 1950’s. Time Capsule Fabrics serves both the sewist who wants a period accurate look for everyday or living history and the sewist looking to incorporate the Deco era’s timeless appeal into a modern wardrobe.  Our beautiful fabrics include hard to find dress weight rayns and frozen-in-time retro prints, sourced from countries around the world including the US, France and Italy.  We also seek to support the many small businesses that serve the vintage sewing community by partnering with vintage bloggers and carrying independent pattern makers.” – Time Capsule Fabrics website

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Artist of the week – Michael Lombardi

Hi all! I wanted to introduce you all to a wonderfully talented artist from Perth, Australia who is now based in Melbourne. Michael Lombardi has an amazing retro/vintage style that I adore. His work is unique and diverse and he captures situations beautifully as portraits, murals, logos and posters. Anyone who loves vintage style will appreciate his wonderful illustrations. From 1920s flapper gals and 50s astro-babes to 1960s G0-Go dancers, there is nothing he can’t bring to life with his quirky style.

His artwork is available online for purchase and he also does commissions, as you can see from the various swing dance logos, portraits, animation and murals he has done. If you would like to buy any of his work, please go to this link or his Etsy shop and if you would to commission him to do some work for you, you can contact him via his website at www.michaellombardi.com.au

* All images are copyrighted © by Michael Lombardi. The use of any image from this site is prohibited unless prior written permission from the artist is obtained.

* This article is taken from my other blog at Swingfashionista.com

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Etsy Shop Show Sale – 10% off!

Hi all! I currently have A LOT of shoes for sale from the 40s and 50s and thought I would show you what I have here. Readers of this blog can get a 10% of all shoes in the shop by emailing me at violetsemporium@gmail.com to get the special code for the discount. The mens shoes in the shop not shown here are also available with the discount 🙂

Shop link: Violet’s Vintage Emporium

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New to the Etsy shop – July 2014

Hi all! I have just added a load of new items to my shop. I recently came across 4 pairs of fantastic vintage shoes and several of them are deadstock items that have never been worn. Three of the pairs are from the 50s and the other is from the 40s. I still find it amazing whenever I come across vintage items that have never been worn or used since the day they were purchased, so I hope these find a good home 🙂 I also picked up 2 deadstock 1960s mens tiki style shirts, two 1920s hair combs, an amazing 1950s ‘atomic design’ silk scarf, a 1930s crocheted purse and collar with glass beads.  I also have some 50s earrings, an Art Deco buckle from the 30s, 50s handbag and a vesta case from around 1890. Enjoy!

* All items are linked back to the Etsy store.

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New to the Etsy shop – June 2014

Some lovely items this month: 1940s soft linen dress, lots of 1940s and 50s earrings and an amazing pair 1940s brown cord shoes.

* All items linked back to the Etsy shop

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New to the Etsy Shop – May 2014

1950s mens shoes, 1950s carved lucite bangle, 1940s rayon dress, 1940s rubber stamp kit, 1950s mens ties,  1950s glassware.

* All items linked back to the Etsy page

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New to the Etsy shop: March 2014

Shoes, 1940s blouse, deadstock 1950s earrings (still on their original cards) and a 1930s silk nightgown.

* All items linked back to the Etsy page

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Book: Vintage Bridal Fashion 1900 – 1950

If you are lover of vintage fashion and tying the knot, you may want to wear a vintage or ‘vintage inspired’ gown from your favourite era. Bridal Fashion 1900-1950 – The American Wedding dress (Kathleen York, Shire Publications, $13.40 at Booktopia) takes readers on an elegant journey back in time through American bridal fashion from the first half of the 20th Century marking the changes that economics, popular culture, and even politics have made to style over the years.

 

New to the Etsy shop – January 2014

Gloves, gloves and more gloves! Lot’s more things coming soon too but for now here are these 40s and 50s gloves and an amazing unused mens grooming kit.

* All items linked back to the Etsy page

Vintage 1950s Pink Sheer Elbow Length Gloves - Nylon   Vintage 1950s Silvery 12-button Length Formal Gloves - Nylon   Vintage 1950s Sparkling Elbow Length Gloves - Nylon

Vintage 1950s Cornelia James Beaded Black 4-button Length gloves    Vintage 1940s Brown 4-button Length Gant Neyret Gloves with Tassle