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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History of flower-sack dress fabrics

Fantastic article from Kindnessblog.com about how the flower-sack dresses and clothing of the 30s and 40s came into being.

In times gone by, amidst widespread poverty, the flour mills realised that some women were using sacks to make clothes for their children. Is response, the mills started using flowered fabric… – Kindnessblog.com

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Pic via: Kindnessblog.com

 

Dorothea’s Closet – 50% off sale!

One of my favourite online vintage stores, Dorothea’s Closet, is having a sale out of necessity. She has some amazing stock so maybe you can help her out and pick up some great vintage at the same time.

From Angela: Owner or Dorothea’s closet:

“OK, I got some bad news (in the form of foreclosure) in the mail just now, so I’m doing a website wide 50% sale. That’s over 1,500 vintage items! Dresses, gowns, hats, lingerie, skirts, blouses, handbags, shoes, jewelry & scarves ranging from Victorian to 1980s. I just need to drum up enough to get them off my back and catch up (once you get behind and other bills gobsmack you, it all goes to shite quickly). So help a gal out and get some cheap (but not cheaply made!) vintage and help me and my family stay in our home!

Code to use at checkout is LOVE50. I’m happy to work out shipping cheaper if I can, just PM me or email through the site. So that’s 50% off ALL OF IT. heart emoticon Thanks for looking!”

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 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

New to the Etsy shop in May 2013

A few new items for the shop this month including an some amazing marcasite 1930s earrings in their original celluloid Art Deco box, a late 50s cotton day dress, 70s does 30s flutter gown, early 1940s black dress and some lovely 50s silver gloves.

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Vintage Late 1950s / Early 60s Cotton Roses & Stripes Day Dress   Vintage 70s does 30s Flutter Sleeved Dress L   Vintage Late 1930s / 1940s Crepe Gown - L

Vintage 1950s Silvery 12-button Length Formal Gloves - Nylon

New to the Etsy shop…November, 2013

A few new items for the shop this month including an amazing 1930s gown and celluloid necklace and a 1940s blouse, handbag, dress and coat. Enjoy!

Vintage 1930s Stunning Bias Cut Evening Gown - AS IS   Vintage 1940s Blue Velvet Evening Coat with Faux Fur - AS IS  Vintage 1940s Green House Dress with Ric Rac - AS IS

Vintage 1940s Crepe De Chine Blouse with Rhinestones  Vintage 1940s Corde Silk Handbag Lucite Clasp

Vintage 1930s Yellow Celluloid Daffodil Necklace

New items to the Etsy shop for October…

I’ve been a little bit slack at posting the new shop finds, been very busy lately. But, as promised, here are few of the beauties I have added there of late. A 20s dress and magazine, 30s suit set, a few 40s dresses and shoes, 40s linen blouse, deadstock gloves and some handbags and a 50s swing coat Enjoy!

Vintage 1940s Cherry Red Wedgie Shoes - Size 8   Vintage 1940s Sexy Suede De Liso Debs shoes - 7.5    Vintage 1950s Deadstock Pink Gloves  4-button Length - Cotton

Vintage 1950s Cello Straw Handbag with Cane Handles.  Vintage 1929 Everylady's  Magazine with 3 unused patterns  Vintage 1950s Amazing White Beaded Handbag

Vintage 1940s Black Crepe 'Silver Sequined' Gown - M to L  Vintage 1930s 'Fruit of the Loom' Rayon Dress Suit Set - L  Vintage 1920s Silk Crepe Beaded Dress - L AS IS

Vintage 1950s Aqua Linen Blouse with Deco Swirls L  Vintage 1950s Ladies Black Swing Coat with Ruffled Collar