Etsy picks of the week…Art Deco lovelies

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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.   il_570xN.817898450_mt5l

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Etsy picks of the week – Vintage hair items

Flicking though Etsy this week I found a wonderful selection of vintage hairstyling accessories from the 20s, 30s and 40s. I hope you enjoy my finds!

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Etsy picks of the week – Vintage butterflies

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 that is when 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.

Vintage Art Deco Butterfly Brooch, Guilloche Brooch, Art Deco Brooch, Guilloche Enameled Brooch   Gorgeous art deco 1920's-1930's die cut Gibson bridge tally card  vivid pinks, oranges deco butterfly hidden pop open to reveal score card   Art Deco lot of Three Brooches Butterflies Dragonfly  Bakelite  Blond Horn 1930s French Jewelry

Vintage 1930s Rhinestone Butterfly Gold Tone Pot Metal Brooch Pin   Vintage 1920s Art Deco Ruby Rhinestone Butterfly Paste Embellishment Applique Wedding Bridal   Vintage Matchbox 1930's Match Holder Cloisonne Matchbox Match Holder Vintage Match Safe Enamel Match Box Brass Matchbox Cover

Vintage Brass Butterfly Brooch (c1930s)   Gorgeous art deco 1920's-1930's die cut bridge tally card of a butterfly unused henderson line   antique jewelry, vintage 1930's green rhinestone butterfly brooch pin, Monet jewelry, antique brooch pin

Art Deco Filigree Butterfly Dress Clip- Multi Colored Stones- 1920's -1930's   Vintage Applique 1920s 1930s Sew On Fabric Applique Small Butterfly Black Silver Blue 20s 30s Antique Dress Trim   1930's Powder Tin Lucretia Vanderbilt Powder Box Butterfly Power Box Vintage Powder Tin Art Deco Tin Vintage Powder Box

Antique Sterling butterfly brooch enamel gems collectible jewelry from 1920s   1920s - 1930s Art Deco TRUE Vintage Clear Rhinestone Butterfly Bridal Hair Comb, Heirloom Paved Rhinestone Brooch to OOAK Hair Comb   Vintage/ estate Art Deco 1940s gilt metal filigree, orange and paste butterfly/ insect costume brooch

Etsy picks of the week – 1930s gowns

This week I decided to feature 1930s gowns from Etsy as my picks. I adore all of the styles shown here. From the flutter sleeves and slinky satins to knits to drapey silk velvet. All gorgeous.


Etsy picks of the week: Art Deco Homewares 2

Post number 2 re Art Deco homewares currently for sale on Etsy. There are so many wonderful finds to be had that I wish I had a tonne of money to purchase them all! Sadly , I would need a bigger house ;P Which one is your favourite? Mine is the chrome clock.

* All items linked back to their original Etsy source. 

vintage Lamp - art deco - interior decor   On Sale Art Deco Storage Canisters   Vintage Three Flowers Art Deco Cosmetic Powder Tin Box

Vintage Pink Depression/Art Deco Tray, 1930-1950s, Sowerby Glassware, UK Seller   Vintage Art Deco Toaster Two Door Drop Side Slots Shiny Silver Chrome Black Bakelite Plastic 1920s 1930s Breakfast Kitchen DecorVintage Cigarette Box Art Deco

Art deco enamel box Manning Bowman USA/ vintage 1930s wood enamel storage box   ART DECO Streamline Chrome Cream and Sugar Tray Set /vintage 1930s cream and sugar set Nasco Perma Brite   1920's Original Frankart Nude Boudior Lamp Green Brain Globe Art Deco Lady Light Pete The Geek

French art deco bird lamp on a marble plinth   Colorful and Unusual Art Deco Era Patterned Velvet Stick or Bar Pin Box with Mother of Pearl Button Closure   French Art Deco Mirror and Table Manicure Stand

1930s Art Deco Phillip Morris Bellhop Salt & Pepper Shakers  CHROME ART DECO Mantel Clock Ornate Sleek Diamond Silver geometrical Alarm clock   Vintage Red R.A. Hunter Art Deco Kitchen Scale

Vintage USA Pottery Green Planter Vase Bowl Owl Design Art Deco Retro Home Decor Kitchen Dining Entertaining Party Rectangle   Coorsite Pottery - Art Deco Yellow Pitcher - Ceramic Stonewear  Antique Vintage Art Deco Green and Gold Celluloid Hand Mirror Beveled Mirror

Michelle’s Etsy picks of the week…1920s & 30s vintage compacts

Vintage compacts…don’t you just love them!! Each one distinctly different from the other – the style revealing a little something about the previous owner. Historically the compact had a slightly shady past. They were originally only used by ‘less desirable’ women such as ladies of the night and actresses. As time moved on, the wearing of make-up became more acceptable and compacts finally came out of the shadows to become a mainstream fashion accessory and were finally used in public without disgrace.

I have a tidy little collection of my own vintage compacts and am always on the lookout for more Art Deco lovelies. They really did come in all shapes and sizes and were made from a variety of materials. My favourite is my ‘Volupte’ case which has a puff, lipstick and place for cigarettes/coins, all carried in a little grosgrain purse (similar example below). Here are some fabulous compacts that are available on Etsy. Check out the amazing ‘Josephine Baker’ wrist bracelet compact!

To see an another cool collection of compacts for sale, check out Sheryl’s Art Deco Emporium.

NB: I wrote this piece for Swingfashionista a while back, but thought I’ add some new compacts to it for VVV.

* All items are linked back to their original Etsy source.

Vintage Elgin American Mirror Powder Compact  Powder Compact Evans Chain Bag Botton  Vtg 1920s Spider & Web MakeUp Powder / Mirror Compact Vintage / Antique Goth - Extremely Rare

Vintage  French 1920's silk Powder Compact for I. Magnin  Antique 20's Art Deco powder and mirror Art Deco Octagonal Compact  Vintage Compact Art Deco Powder Compact Dance Purse 1920's Sterling Silver Golfer Enamel Graphics EXTREMELY RARE

Vintage Compact Purse Dance Purse 1920s Powder Compact Coffin Purse Mirror Purse Wristlet Purse Silver Compact Powder Compact  RARE Edwardian 1920s DECO Enamel Porcelain COMPACT Coin Dance Purse..White Gold Frame & Bar Chain..F M Co  Vintage Art Deco Compact Purse Evans Powder Compact Vintage Compact Dance Purse Finger Ring

Vintage Compact Pearl Celluloid Powder Compact Rouge Compact Mirror Compact  1930's Compact Excellent Condition RARE  1930s Powder Compact, Bronze and Black Enamel, Vintage Large Size  Vintage 1930s Compact Purse Music Box Powder Compact Lipstick Compact Cigarette Case Change Purse Germany Very Good to Excellent Condition

Vintage Compact Powder Compact Art Deco Compact Mirror Compact Rhinestone Compact 1930's Compact Enamel Compact Rouge Compact  Vintage Guilloche Compact Powder Compact Mirror Compact Celluloid Guilloche Art Deco 1930s Excellent Condition  1930's Compact Purse Vintage Evans Compact Purse Art Deco Purse Compact Tap Sift Dance Purse

Treasury Item R&G Co. Blue Enamel Rouge Powder Compact with Lipstick case 1930's  vintage 1930s gold evening purse/bag for makeup, cards, cigarettes- a CLASSIC  vintage 1930s gold evening purse/bag for makeup, cards, cigarettes- a CLASSIC

Art Deco Compact Vintage Richard Hudnut Compact 1930's Powder Compact Rouge Compact Mirror Compact  1930's PRINCESS COMPACT with Automatic POWDER Dispensor  1930's Houbigant Compact Art Deco Powder Compact Vintage Compact Lipstick Case Rouge Compact

Art Deco Compact - 1930's Enamel and Chrome - Elgin  art deco 1930's richard hutnut black white enamel compact  1930's NEVER USED Elgin American Brushed Silver Powder Compact with Gold Floral Design

RARE Red Enamel Vintage Compact w Flowers / Enamel covers Front AND Back / Circa 1930s /Art Nouveau  Enamel Inlaid Compact Vintage 1930's Germany  1930s French Bakelite Josephine Baker Flamand Fladium Compact Bracelet

Steampunk Art Deco Purse Antique Vintage 1920s Golden Brass Geometric Square Metal Box Compact  Vintage Powder Box Art Deco Powder Box 1930's Powder Jar Elephant By Weidlich Bros. Silverplated VERY RARE  Art Deco Rouge Compact Purse

Art Deco Powder Compact in Metal, Green and Black  Vintage Art Deco Makeup Compact by Richard Hudnut - Enamel and Brass with Interior Mirror and Two Compartments  FIFTH AVENUE COMPACT Carryall

Michelle’s Etsy picks of the week – 1920s

1920s items today from right across the board. The blue dress is a stunner and the bird sewing caddy so very cute!

* All items linked back to their original Etsy source. 

Art Deco Ruby Diamond Ring. Yellow Gold and Platinum. Circa 1920s to 1930s. Addy on Etsy.   vintage 1920s knickers : tweed wool women's 20s knickers   Late 1920s, Early 1930s Art Deco Beaded and Embroidered Purse with Gold Wash Over Silver Frame, Small (Needs Restoration)

Vintage 1920s Dress // Fantastic Hot Pink Chiffon Flapper Evening Dress with Rhinestones and Velvet Flower  1920s Silk Velvet with Embroidered Tulle Metallic Lame Sash and silk Ribbon work Original Dress  1920's Orientalist Period Silk Voided Velvet Dress with Metallic Lace and Asian Tassle Bellasoiree original

Spectaular 1920's Signed Mandalian Flapper Purse   Art Deco 1920s Vintage Flapper Lariat Gold Beaded Cabaret Burlesque Necklace  1920s Jantzen burgundy wool men's swimsuit 40

Vintage 1920's Celluloid Garter Button or Belt Buckle Embellishment Sew On    Rosy Cheeked Flapper Girl with Cloche   Vintage 1920s Ivory White Flapper Womans Cloche Hat  Dramatic Vintage 1920s Flapper Art Deco Rhinestone,Beads and Pearl Gold Lame Headband Crown Bridal

1920s Face Powder BOX -  "Three Flowers"  Brand By Designer Richard Hudnut - Vintage / Antique   1920's Rhinestone Belt  Antique Folk Art bird 1920s handmade vintage sewing organization scissor thread thimble holder and box Fall Autumn Home Decor

Michelle’s Esty picks of the week: Art Deco homewares

Well, today I thought I would post pics of my favourite Art Deco homewares currently for sale on Etsy. There are so many wonderful finds to be had that I wish I had a tonne of money to purchase them all! Sadly , I would need a bigger house ;P Which one is your favourite? I think mine is the cocktail cabinet.

* All items linked back to their original Etsy source. 

 art deco french tray green glass & wood / 1930s bar ware serving tray / abstract modernist french trayClassic 30's Walnut & Chrome Art Deco Bar in Pristine Conditionart deco rug dutch amsterdam school 1930s bauhaus / art deco wall hanging holland   Vintage swing frames - two shabby chic rustic art deco -   Art Deco Lamp from France Signed "Degue" - (1920s) Palest Pink Hanging Ceiling Light - 3 TREASURY LISTS   Rare Ditmar Urbach Czechoslovakia Art Deco Pottery Toucan pitcher
Vintage Art Deco Marathon Cigarette Case with Built-in Lighter - Fan Nameplate    Vintage French Art Deco Appetizer Tray with Cut Crystal Boxes and Sculpted Deco Motif Tray - 2 TREASURY LISTS
Royal Enfield Silver Bullet 500 1930s Print    Royal Enfield Bicycles, For Lasting Fitness, 1930s Print
Jiffy Kodak VP - Vintage 1930s Bakelite Art Deco Folding Camera with Box   1930s Toastmaster Toaster Crome Bakelite Art Deco 1B5

My Etsy picks of the week: 1930s

As most of you know, my favourite era is the 1930s, so this week I have scoured Etsy for 30s items that I like and posted them here for you all. From gowns to shoes and accessories, from sewing patterns to homewares. Some of these items are from a few of my fav fellow Etsy sellers such as Top Tottie Vintage , eStitches , SIB Vintage and Raleigh Vintage. Enjoy!

* All items linked back to their original Etsy source. 

1930s Three Stone Diamond Ring. Gold and Platinum. Oval Shape Setting.   30s celluloid red dangling leaves necklace   Art Deco Dress Clips Vintage 1930's Pair Black Beaded Clips1930s hat / fabulous black straw Tilt Hat with rope and ribbon trim / Size 22 1/2   1930s tilt hat / 30s vintage Green Fur Hat with Paste Rhinestone Trembler Pin   Vintage 30s Velvet Cap / Black Velvet Hat / 1930s Beaded HatKnitted Star Beret Hat - 1930's Vintage Knitting Pattern - PDF E-bookVintage 1930s Tucked Slouch Beret Crochet Pattern PDF Treasury Item1930s Jaunty Brimmed Sports Hat with Bow- Crochet pattern PDF 2735 vintage 1930s 30s heels / 1930s rare designer glam sliver stripe heels / Sliver Tinsel Tree   vintage 1940s leather suede Jitterbug dance shoes   vintage 1930s Shoes // Satin Evening Heels

1930s dress / Mint green original 30s hand crochet cotton / size M (UK 12, US 8 approx)   Vintage 1930s Ivory & Cherry Red Lacey Ruffle Front Dress   Vintage 1930s Dress : 30s Art Deco Bias Cut Satin Dress and Jacket
1930s Gown - Mint Green and Black - Art Deco   Vintage 1930's Black Netted Lace Gown OLD Hollywood Glam Greta Garbo Tres Chic Wedding 36JJ   1930's Silver To Orchid Satin & Beaded Ball Gownvintage 1930s coat / persian lamb coat / lucky horseshoe celluloid button coat   Very UNIQUE and RARE Mid 1930s Linen Blend Balloon Sleeve Novelty Music/Graduation Coatdress - Sz. M   1930s Boucle style Sweater Coat with Assymetrical Design. Long Black White and Green Blend. Celluloid Buttons. SM1930s Lizard Skin Flapper Tango Hand Bag with amber beads   1930's Art Deco Beaded Clutch   Cream Vintage Beaded 1930's Clutch- Dear Believer1930s Toastmaster Toaster Crome Bakelite Art Deco 1B5   Vintage Art Deco 1930's Bakelite Red Speckled Canisters   Bullet Lamps Skyscraper Art Deco Pair with Metal Tiered Caps