Friday, October 31, 2008
This deceptively simple black dress by Leslie Pomer, with beautiful "stained glass" embroidery around the neck and side slits, XXL:
Perfect for colder weather, a lipstick red Larry Levine uber-80s coat with big shoulder pads and tapered hips, bust 54:
Vintage 1960s navy blue Koratron raincoat (scarf not included):
My mannequin, Bodicea, is six feet tall and a very full-figured size 16.
And there is more to come! Please visit my shop at
Thursday, October 30, 2008
We have killer new items, tons of them, and from all eras to satisfy everyone!!!
From 40s glam to 50s bombshell.
60s Mod to 70s Hippie.
And of course killer 80s!!!
We are happy to offer labels such as Izod Lacoste, Halston, Toni Todd, Jo Lynne, and many more!!!!
We offer fast Worldwide shipping!!!
So come check us out, see what you like, and place your maximum bid early so you don't lose out later!
So many customers wait till last minute and get outbid ny snipers, or forget to bid at ALL!!! And then write us begging for another one!!
Most vintage items are unique, and you many never find another one like or have to wait a long time to find another!!!
SO placing your bid in the ealry days of auction can help save you sadness later!!!
So go to http://www.wickedplumvintage.com/ to check out our killer new items!!!
And tell a friend about Wicked Plum Vintage!
Check us out on MySpace and Facebook too!!!
Wicked Plum Vintage
PS... hope to see you soon sweetie!!!!
When I found this booklet in my stash this morning, I said to myself "Self, how appropriate for the current economic situation?"
Make and Mend for Victory published in 1942 by the Spool Cotton Company.
We all know that during the war housewives all over the country pitched in, not only as Rosie the Riveter by taking their place in the factories, but by conserving everything they could at home.
This little booklet has a CONSUMER'S VICTORY PLEDGE:
"As a consumer, in the total defense of democracy, I will do my part to make my home, my community, my country ready, efficient, strong. I will buy carefully -- I will take good care of the things I have -- I will waste nothing --
The booklet spells out just how to accomplish this with the wardrobe you have on hand.
Of course the first sections are about mending and altering garments...............but the fun part comes when they start to describe how you can utilize collars, and jabots to dress up your plain everyday dresses. (complete with instructions)
There's a great section on Smart Headwork ....A Ball of Yarn a Scrap of Felt and YOU....Looking like a Fashion Photo.
The Front fly page of the book gives us these words of wisdom, which I think we might should take to heart, 64 years later.
"It's up to you to keep the home fires burning, to see that you and your family stay easy-on-the-eyes. Fortunately, you cane be patriotic and pretty both. It's easy to teach an old wardrobe new tricks, to resurrect the skeletons in your closet and bring them up to date. Come on, take those old knockabouts and turn them into knockouts, keep that glint in Uncle Sam's eye and still do your stint towards Victory!"
Find it HERE
Vintage 60's sequin dress and jacket with fur cuffs:
Vintage 60's red crepe evening gown with floating cowl:
Vintage 80's Victor Costa silver brocade and velvet ball gown:
Vintage early 1960's black embroidered organza with pink satin waistband:
Vintage 30's velvet evening gown with ermine fur sleeves:
See lots more vintage evening wear at CoutureAllure.com!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
I just wanted to write and tell you this. I bought a fake fur jacket from Dandelion Vintage last autumn, the (gorgeous) old lining was shattering, so needed replaced - and on taking the lining out I found a Virgin Mary medallion on pink ribbon stitched to the inside of the coat. I'm not religious but found this really touching - my grandmother was (Irish) Catholic and very superstitious and I know she protected me and my sister with charms. I'm also an archaeologist and find any insights into the history of any particular piece of second hand clothing really interesting. And that's just one thing I love about vintage clothes, that they've had a whole life and a whole history and seen things you haven't seen, by the time you get round to wearing them...
Well, anyway, I really love the coat and now feel super safe and looked after when I'm wearing it!
Isn't that such a great story? And here is the jacket that Laura bought, and the charm that she found and kept inside of the coat -
Bye for now, Carol
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
So grab em while they're available at cemetarian on eBay.
Lately I have been consumed with the palette of gray, black, white and red. So chic, so timeless and soooo easy to mix with colorful "orphaned" pieces in your closet.
We have some killer vintage finds: a heather gray Norma Kamali jumpsuit, circa 1980's, a 1970's disco sweater that is quite well made and totally "hot-right-now" NWT, KARL LAGERFELD, black skinny jeans.....We paired our pieces with basic white Hanes t-shirts, leggings, red or orange shoes and little boy sweat-shirts!!! Take a look at our "NEW ARRIVALS" section for more killer designer clothes.
Only at Chi-Chi and the Greek!!!!!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
I added several great vintage black dresses today at the website and I loved the details on them so much that I just had to show them off here!
I added a bunch of other stuff today too, so go check out the Vintage -
New at Dandelion Vintage - October 26th
* 9 Black dresses - Check them out here!
* 5 Dressy Dresses - Black w/Pink Satin, 2 larger sized beaded shifts, Ivory draped lace
* 11 fancy purses - silver and gold purses, some beaded - Great for the Holidays!
* 10 more fancy silver and gold purses - most are 1960s
* 16 slips - yes, more slips! assorted sizes, and colors - all nylon
*2 late 1940s dresses - great styles, but small sized and flawed
Bye for now, Carol
Andi Charkow presents:
VINTAGE CLOTHING, TEXTILE & JEWELRY AUCTION*
* And other nifty stuff I thought you might like....
Saturday November 15, 2008 10am
**Check back 11/8 for order of sale**
Horsham V.F. W. Post #9788
324 Sawmill Lane
Horsham, PA 19044
Saturday, October 25, 2008
First you need a free buyer account.
Then you just go to the Fab Scoop form, fill in your preferences, and wait to be notified.
While I'm here - don't forget to check out the mall's Vintage Halloween Sale - you still have until Friday to snag yourself a bargain!
Since I have not been keeping to my "to do" list, I have been online quite a bit lately, in addition to everything else. I have become online friends with Tara at The Dusty Dog. She and I have exchanged links and I really like her. I've also visited her Etsy shop recently and she has some really amazing things for sale. I especially like this hat:
She's also got these great red shoes:
I've also been contemplating the prices for some of my items for quite some time now. With the way the economy is, I've decided to evaluate the prices on some of my items. I spent the majority of last night editing listings on all of my sites: Lone Star Vintage Clothing, Lone Star Vintage Clothing on Etsy and my eBay site Lone Star Vintage Clothing on eBay. I generously discounted many items on all sites, especially on items I've had for quite some time. So, stop by and say hi. The holidays are just around the corner and you just might find some great buys for yourself or someone else. Mention this post and save 15%. Just let me know you read this post on the Vintage Clothing Bulletin and I will revise your invoice!! :-)
Friday, October 24, 2008
I had a booth at the Manhattan Vintage Show a few weeks ago, and did quite well...but it was by selling dozens of smaller items and a few dresses. The so-called "big ticket" items sat looking gorgeous on the racks. Those same "big ticket" items fill up my apartment, so I sure would like to sell them!
Unlike my alter-ego on my blog, I've been, shall we say, financially limited for many years, so I'm used to doing without, reducing, reusing, recycling, etc. So I cannot afford storage space.
I am planning to do the New York Pier Show in a few weeks, but I woke up to more bad Wall Street news, including circuit breakers tripping on the big board to keep it from plunging any more! (If that sentence makes no sense to you, I just wrote it down from MSNBC.) There is a world-wide panic as I write this, and the circuit breakers keep the board from having a "waterfall effect."
Let's hear from other sellers on this blog (yes, I know it's public, but you can post anonymously) what impact the recession has had, if any, on your business. Any cockeyed optimists out there?
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Even though I am not a winter bunny, I have to confess I enjoy bringing out the sweaters and snuggies for this time of year. The fireplace has been used a few times already and the slippers are handy...so here are a few warm & fuzzy additions to our collection!
Hand-Woven Artisan Shawl, Marilee Hoffswell, c. 1970s
Cream Knitted Wool Cape Shawl, c. 1960s
Light Blue Macramé Poncho, c. 1970s
Sunday, October 19, 2008
BIG HALLOWEEN SALE AT BABYLON MALL until Halloween Night
Don't miss it! Great Bargains..............just click on the pumpkin and go save a bundle.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Vintage nylon, rayon and cotton blends, assorted sizes, pretty colors and lacey styles, from the 1950-70s. Your favorite labels too - Vanity Fair, Van Raalte, Gossard, Barbizon, Movie Star, Vassarette and more.
Please check out the Vintage Slip selection - nearly 200 to choose from!
I also have some pretty XL Plus Sized Slips too!
Bye for now, Carol
Friday, October 17, 2008
70's wrap cardigan size M
70's seagulls size M
60's ivory pointelle cardigan size M
70's snowflakes size M
Thursday, October 16, 2008
So what are you waiting for? Let's go shopping!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
For classic elegance, unique style, and timeless beauty, Living Doll Vintage presents the following for your approval~
Smashing Vintage 50s Persian Lamb Fur Swing Coat M/L
Luscious Vintage Fawn Persian Lamb Coat w/ Mink Collar
Vintage 50s Green Wool Mink Half Sleeve Swing Coat L/XL