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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New to the Etsy shop – July 2015

I have this lovely batch of 1930s celluloid brooches coming to my Etsy store. The Navy ‘Buddy’ is 1940s – WW2 era and very rare to find intact and has already been sold as has the red manta.

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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

1930s Styled Green Vendome Peep-toe Shoes - 5.5    1950s Pink and Clear Beaded Clip-On Earrings - Deadstock

Vintage 1930s Pink Silk and Lace Nightgown - M

Vintage 1940s Rayon Yellow Paisley Blouse/Jacket

10% off Xmas Sale at Violet’s Vintage Emporium!

Hi all, have a 10% off sale for Xmas in my Etsy store. The sale runs til December 26, 2013 and the discount is for all items. The code is XMAS2013 for those interested. Happy looking and have a a great Xmas!!

Here is the link to the shop: Violet’s Vintage Emporium

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New to the Etsy shop for October – 1940s shoes!

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!

Vintage 1944 Ochre Leather Shoes - 6    Vintage 1940s Suede Open Toe Pumps - 6

Vintage 1940s Suede Peep-toe Slingback Shoes - 6    Vintage 1940s Beaded Evening Shoes - 5.5

Vintage 1940s Baby Doll Suede shoes - 6

New items in my Etsy store – September 2013

Hi all. I have a bumper load of new items in the shop this month ranging from pairs of 1920s and 40s deadstock stockings, 30s knitting books and childs tie, 40s hat, necklace and evening dress, 50s cocktail dress, house dress, purses, earrings and gloves and a 60s evening dress and shoes. All the items are linked back to the shop page. Enjoy 🙂

Vintage 1930s Rare 'Woolcraft' Patons & Baldwins Knitting Book    1930s Knitting Pattern Book - Out-Door Sportswear - pdf

Vintage 1930s 'Smartest Jumpers' Knitting Pattern Book   Vintage 1940s Black Felt Hat with Fur Trim

Vintage Early 1960s Teal Blue Lace Dress and Jacket - 46 Bust  Vintage 1950s Dress with Bolero Satin and Beads - M

Vintage 1960s Sparking Black Cocktail Dress - M   Vintage Late 1950s Blue and White Dress - XL

Vintage 1940s Dress with Gold Beading and Goldtone Belt   Vintage 1950s Blue Rayon Evening Swing Coat

Vintage 1950s Cream 4-button Length gloves   Vintage 1950s Beaded Black 2-button Length gloves   Vintage 1950s Cream 6-button Length Gloves

Vintage 1960s Black Vinyl Gloves with Lace Fourchettes   Vintage 1950s Devoré Velvet Purse

Vintage 1960s Cherry Red Mod Leather Shoes   Vintage 1950s Kitten Heel Italian Leather Beaded Shoes - 8.5

Vintage 1920s Grey Silk Stockings Deadstock - 9   Vintage 1940s WW2 era Luxite Seamed Stockings in Box

Vintage 1950s Beaded Lanza Handbag   Vintage 1960s Golden Lame Flat Shoes - 8.5 US
1950s Cluster Beaded German made Clip On Earrings   1950s Green and White Beaded Clip-On Earrings

Vintage 1940s Celluloid Red Disk necklace   Vintage 1930s Boys Tootal Necktie with Rodeo Print

Some vintage tie tips for the chaps

Vintage ties from the 20s to the 50s are wonderfully stylish things, but there are differences between the decades and how they were worn. Here are some tips for my swing-era and vintage loving friends:

1920s and early 1930s ties were all about texture, simple designs and were very much an understatement as far as a mans entire outfit went. It wasn’t until mid 1930s to 1940s that ties with wildly colourful and bold designs became more popular. Either tie style can produce a fabulous vintage look, but the ties should make sense with the rest of the outfit.

1930s tie styling
Necktie widths grew wider (about 3.5 inches) and shorter to go with the wider suit lapels and oversize shirt collars of the 30′s and silk ties dominated as did brocade. In the 1920s and 30s there were very few men who would have worn a long tie without wearing a vest, coat, or jumper as  well. A tie under a vest looks very suave and I was told by vintage tie expert at and Art Deco convention a few years ago that if you tie your tie and the thin end ends up longer than the front end – do not fret! Apparently this was common back in the day and men would sometimes tuck the tie into their waistband.

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1940s tie styling
Boldly coloured ties with crazy designs in rayon and poplin became hugely popular in the 1940s and were used by men to express themselves in world of suits and formality. In the 40s, high-cut trousers meant that mens ties became shorter and wider. If you wear a 1940s tie with modern lower cut trousers, you should leave at least two buttons above the waist uncovered.  If you are trying to tie a vintage tie from the 1940s, you should use the half-windsor knot because otherwise the bulk of material will produce a knot as big as your fist if you used the full Windsor (normally used with modern ties).

Here are some ties that are currently for sale in my Etsy store.

Vintage 1940s Necktie - Rayon with Moroon Polkadots   Vintage 1940s Rayon Necktie with Geometric patterns

Vintage 1950s Necktie - Satin Rayon in Lavender with Abstract Patterns   Vintage 1950s Necktie - Satin Rayon in Blue

Vintage 1950s Rayon Necktie in Pale Blue and White   Vintage 1940s Necktie - Satin Rayon Flowers and Block Colours

Vintage 1940s Necktie - Satin Rayon Leaves in Moroon and Grey   Vintage Early 1960s Woven Wool Men's Necktie