New Etsy items for July

Some great new things in the shop this month including a 1930s celluloid ‘lady on skis’ brooch and a 1930s bracelet, earrings and brooch from Austria. A 1940s lady head vase and knitted dress. 1950s necklace, handbag, gloves and knitting books. Enjoy!

 Vintage 1950s White Eyelet 2-button Length gloves   Vintage 1930s Celluloid Brooch Lady on Skis
Vintage 1930s Edelweiss Bracelet, Brooch and Earrings Set    Vintage 1950s Jade Green Beaded Necklace / Choker
Vintage 1940s Ochre Knitted Blouse & Skirt set - M to L

Vintage 1960s Knit Pattern Book - 'Patons'    Vintage 1950s Knit Pattern Book - 'Patons'

Vintage late 1950s Knit Pattern Book by 'Villawool' - pics by Max Dupain    Vintage 1968 Knit Pattern Book - 'Patons' Mod

Vintage 1940s Small Lady head Vase   Vintage 1960s Silver Lamé Handbag

Vintage 1950s Beaded Floral Handbag   Vintage 1950s Black 2-button Length gloves with fringe


Michèle’s Vintage Knitwear – the art of vintage knitting

I wish I could knit!! My mum was a talented knitter in her 20s (back in the 1970s) but sadly, I never learnt the art myself. I have so many vintage knitting books from the 30s and 40s and would dearly love to have some of the blouses and dresses made for me.

In the mean time, feast your eyes on some of these beauties knitted from vintage patterns by Michèle Marck (pictured below) from ‘Michèle’s Vintage Knitwear’ in the UK. I have admired her gorgeous knitwear for years and would love to buy a 1930s knitted blouse from her one day. Michèle’s garments look like perfect replicas of the original knitting book ‘finished product’ photos and I love the little details she uses, such as vintage buttons (if there is a shoulder opening). Such lovely touches.

She also has a flickr account linked to her blog with load of pics of her creations, so take a look and be inspired! Maybe you can even buy a piece from her or learn to knit! 🙂