Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Best In Vintage Gift Extravaganza Day 11!

It's day 11 of the Best In Vintage $50 or less gift extravaganza! We're showcasing vintage gifts for $50 or less to accomodate everyone's budget. Don't forget to check these seller's stores for more gift ideas!

Vintage Mesh Bracelet from the
Vintage Accessory

ON SALE 60's Yellow Daisy Vintage Chiffon
Peignoir Gown Set from Theda Bara

Black Lace Stilettos by Mansfield in their Continental
range, the style is called Mantilla, 3 inch spike heel
from Wickedlady Collectables

Vintage Nightgown Lilac Chiffon Rare
Style Pintucks Long Feminine S M
from Vintage Pretties

Weekly eBay Roundup of Vintage Clothing Finds

No time to page through thousands of eBay listings? Then just sneak a peek at my weekly eBay roundup of top vintage clothing finds.

This eclectic mix of designer and non-designer vintage clothing and accessories caught my discerning eye because of their uniqueness, contemporary feel or highly collectible nature.

As always, buyer beware! Be sure to read the listings closely and contact the sellers with any questions.

This week's finds include pieces by Lilli Ann, Pendleton and Oscar de la Renta. Be sure to check out the oh-so-rare antique French celluloid bag!

Which item is your favorite? Leave a comment below and let me know.



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Vintage 1960s Cape with Fur Trim (fiftyfiveonred) | Vintage Hermes Handbag (lyd717) | Vintage 1960s Floral Satin Cocktail Dress (vintage_vixen_nyc) | Vintage 1930s Velvet Evening Gown (heartnsoul1) | Vintage Joseff Bee Bracelet (moroso818) | Vintage 1960s Chinchilla Wrap (thriftwares) | Vintage 1970s Sequin Tuxedo Blazer (tinroofvintage) | Vintage 1960s Houndstooth Cape (millstreetvintage) | Vintage 1950s Print Strapless Dress (bilbrook0) | Vintage 1950s Lilli Ann Suit (vintagefashioninc) | Antique French Celluloid Compact Purse (marthadoesnotlivehere) | Vintage Pendleton Navajo Blanket Coat (indiecultvintage) | Vintage 1960s Sequin Jacket (sistersoftheblackmoon) | Vintage 1960s Wool Coat with Fur Trim (bustowmodern) | Vintage Lanvin Pendant Necklace (turquoiseparis) | Vintage Persian Lamb and Mink Coat (bambi_bones) | Vintage 1970s Roberta di Camerino Wallet (vintagefashioninc) | Vintage Norell Sequin Evening Gown (vintagegriffin.com) | Vintage Ossie Clark for Radley Dress (martyn5173) | Vintage Oscar de la Renta Evening Gown (ricysue) | (Disclosure: Editorial selections are made by Zuburbia with no direct promotional consideration from Bay sellers. Zuburbia is an affiliate member of the eBay Partner Network).

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Vintage jewelry for the holidays on sale!

I don't know about you, but I would much rather wear a piece of vintage jewelry for the holidays than a piece of jewelry purchased from one of the big box retailers.

Texas Vintage Things has a great selection of vintage jewelry for all ages.

Take for instance this vintage Juliana Style brooch & earrings setPhotobucket

or this 50s Vintage BeauJewels Crystal Brooch & Earrings Set

In addition to vintage jewelry, Texas Vintage Things has a selection of vintage sewing patterns, vintage clothing and vintage accessories. We're having a cyber Monday sale and are extending the sale through tomorrow evening. All items are 50% off! Enter coupon code CYBERMONDAY when checking out. You can't beat that!

Lastly, we're having a giveaway when our Facebook page reaches 500 likes. Please head over to our Facebook page and like us today!

50% sale at Vintage Clothing Dreams on Ruby Lane

50% off Cyber Monday Sale at Vintage Clothing Dreams on Ruby Lane.

Vintage Picks and Styles by Renray71: Thomas Crown Affair Clutch

Vintage Picks and Styles by Renray71: Thomas Crown Affair Clutch: "Last night I was watching the (remake) movie Thomas Crown Affair and when it came to a certain scene I could not take my eyes off the elega..."

Cyber Monday At The Vintage Scarf!

3 Richmond Lane
Bella Vista, Arkansas  72714
Direct - 479-876-6429 - Toll Free - 888-364-9749
We Do Not Have A Store At This Address

Women's Scarves are THE Accessory

Women's Scarves are THE Accessory

Author: francinelovesscarves

A vintage top, a pair of designer jeans, 5-inch heels - check. But something is missing. Of course - accessories! No outfit can be complete without accessories, and no, we're not talking about studded earrings or some rockin' cuffs but a silk scarf. Now why didn't you think of that, you ask? Well, women's silk scarves may not be the first go-to accessory for anyone but it definitely creates the most surprising result.

With just a simple fold around your neck, your whole look is suddenly transformed into a whole new level. You can look corporate enough with it during the day and still look ready to drink a few Cosmopolitans after work.  With a silk scarf, you can go from casual chic to glamazon. It can make you look all dressed up and it can also dress down your LBD for a casual stroll in the park. That is why women's silk scarves are still so popular right now because it can totally update your look. Even if you're having a blah day, your colorful silk scarf can give your plain white tee and faded jeans an instant oomph. And if you want to have fun, layer it up!

Designers have long since used scarves in their collections and this added to its popularity. Runway shows have been filled with a variation of them, each have different and unique interpretation of the classic scarf. Magazine editorials have also joined in and have splashed them all over their pages. Women's scarves have become not just a practical piece of clothing anymore. Rather, they have become statement pieces themselves. There have been more creations of textured and bolder scarves, in louder hues and newer patterns. Some have been more like haute couture than the usual style of these scarves.

Celebrities alike have also been patronizing this piece of accessory. The paparazzi have been snapping away at them wearing all different kinds of scarves - from plain brights to houndstooth patterns, parading them all over Hollywood and around the world.

Even the literary world and as well as the movie industry have also taken notice. Confessions of a Shopaholic has reaffirmed the status of the growing popularity of scarves today. Clearly, women's scarves have come a long way from just being a functional piece of clothing used to bring warmth during cold days. Scarves have become such a hot item that any fashionista have bargained hard for their own green scarf.  So go ahead, indulge, or get yourself a designer knockout scarf but for a lesser price!

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Grab a Genuine Clicker Coat!

The Lakeland "Clicker" coat of the 1950s is an icon of the era, and is is highly collectible. Called car-club coats today, they're really what was known as an everyday "car coat" back in their day. Lakeland coats have always been noted for their high quality, and the Clicker is no exception. Although other makers tried to "knock off" the design of this casual style, there's only one genuine Clicker Coat! You can find a near-mint example at Vintage Baubles on eBay. Great Christmas present for the vintage-wearing gent in your life!

Vintage 50's Wool Lakeland Clicker Coat, Size 42


We have other great items right now at Vintage Baubles on eBay. Take a look!

Save 15% This Cyber Monday & FREE Shipping!

CYBER MONDAY SALE Starts Now at www.RiceAndBeansVintage.com !  Save 15% off the Entire Store with the code THANKFUL. Plus As Always Shipping is FREE in the US!


It's here! Cyber Monday.

Rest easy. We are offering FREE SHIPPING in North America today only. 
Deep discounts for international shipping too. 

On most vintage and modern items, House and Home items not included.

There, isn't that simple?

Day 10 of the Best In Vintage Gift Extravaganza!

It's day 10 of the Best In Vintage $50 or less gift extravaganza! We're showcasing vintage gifts for $50 or less to accomodate everyone's budget. Don't forget to check these seller's stores for more gift ideas!

Vintage Robe Pink Satin Brocade Quilt
Accents Petite Unique Mad Men from
Vintage Outlet

Vintage Faux Ruby and Gold Tone Bracelet
with Clasp from Love Train Vintage

Karnig Mann Vintage 70's Leather Shoulder
Bag from Catwalk Creative Vintage

POWER SHIRT - L from Hula Hut

CYBER MONDAY SALE on Etsy and at SerendipityVintage.com!

Cyber Monday store-wide sales are on now at both SerendipityVintage.com and Serendipity Vintage on Etsy.  No coupon code needed!

EVERYTHING in both stores is on sale for 20% off the original or sale price! And get  free shipping worldwide on purchases $20.00 or more too.

And here's a peek at two newly listed unused, factory folded patterns on sale now at SerendipityVintage.com:

1940s Suit Dress

1960s One-Piece "High Style" Dress

The sale is on now and will continue through midnight Pacific Time, November 29th. Happy shopping!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Polka, Polka Polka..Pumps

Fabulous Walter Steiger polka dot pumps with a crazy cool heel. These are runway quality..."click, picture perfect beautiful".

New at Couture Allure - Vintage Scarves and Accessories

This week at Couture Allure, we've added loads of vintage scarves and other accessories that are perfect for holiday gift giving. We've also reduced prices on most of the remaining vintage coats in our 2010 collection. Don't miss your chance to grab a bargain!

Day 9 of the Best In Vintage Gift Extravaganza!

It's day 9 of the Best In Vintage $50 or less gift extravaganza! We're showcasing vintage gifts for $50 or less to accommodate everyone's budget. Don't forget to check these seller's stores for more gift ideas!

Vintage 60s 4 piece multicoloured diamante
cufflink set from Tin Trunk

New Old Stock 1960′s Movie
Star Yellow Lace Trim Slip
sz M from Now and Then Style

Vintage 1970s Tan Springolators
by Footworks size 8M from
Born Too Late Vintage

Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Little Vintage Store That Could

Politics aside, this is the story of my friend Amanda Zych owner of rogueretro vintage store on etsy. She now has an important lesson to teach her daughter Ella and she in turn will cherish and pass down to her children, grandchildren...

She is a struggling single mom who went through a lot the past couple of years, barely surviving working hard to make ends meet. Amanda came very close to losing her home. While shopping for vintage to sell in her store she came across this coat.

After doing some research on the label 'For The Wardrobe of Bill Beck Varsity Shop, Mt Vernon Washington' she discovered the coat belonged to Glenn Beck's dad.

Amanda did what she thought was the right thing, she sent the coat to Glenn Beck free of charge because she firmly believes the coat belongs to him. When he called her to thank her she never mentioned her business or asked for a dime. What is also really special about this story is that on the week of her birthday, Amanda gave unconditionally.

Amanda is my hero.

You can watch the segment here:

or here:

Amanda Zych of etsy rogueretro on Glenn Beck.

I thought I'd share this inspirational story with all of you during this time when we all gather with loved ones to give thanks for all that we have.

That kindness is the true spirit of the season and we hold much more in common than not.

Happy Holidays everyone!

Tips For Removing Stains From Washables

When one loves vintage clothing like I do, you need to have an aresonal of stain removal tricks up your sleeve.
Here are a few that come from 1968 via the Rich Sisters of Rich Bible Church.

Sponge area with white vinegar. If stain remains, soak with denatured alcohol. Wash with detergent in the hottest water safe for fabric.

Grease, Oil, Tar
Method 1: Use powder or chalk absorbents to remove as much grease as possible. Pretreat with detergent or non-flammable dry cleaning solvent, or liquid shampoo. Wash in hottest water safe for fabric, using plenty of detergent.
Method 2: Rub spot with lard and sponge with a non-flammable dry cleaning solvent. Wash in hottest water and detergent safe for fabric.

Sponge fresh stain with ammonia: old stain with vinegar. Pre-soak in cold or warm water. Rinse. Wash in hottest water safe for fabric. If fabric is yellowed, use bleach. If stain still remains, dampen and sprinkle with meat tenderizer, or pepsin. Let stand 1 hour. Brush off and wash. For persistent odor, sponge with colorless mouthwash.

Pre-soak in cold or warm water at least 30 minutes. If stain remains, soak in lukewarm ammonia water (3 tablespoons ammonia per gallon water). Rinse. If stain remains, work in detergent, and wash, using bleach sage for fabric.

Hope you find these useful!

Exquisite Women's Wool Skirt Suits - Circa 1940s through early 1960s

Exquisite Women's Wool Skirt Suits - Circa 1940s through early 1960s.

The 1940s through the early 1960s was the heyday of beautifully tailored women's skirt suits, as sophisticated, and stylish now as they were back in the day.

Many of these suits were made of fine wool or silk fabric and featured exquisite details such as fur collars and lovely seaming and fit.

The Reflections of Vintage sellers network are pleased to present the following women's skirt suits currently available in their shops.

Vintage 40s 50s Designer Youthcraft Navy Blue Wool Garbardine Hourglass Peplum Jacket and Skirt Suit -- With Silver Mink Collar - Size Extra Small from CATSEYE VINTAGE


Vintage 40s 50s Glenhaven Blue Tweed Town Suit Nipped Waist B34 Size Small from


Vintage 1940s 40s Ladies' Gabardine Skirt Suit, Large from VINTAGE BAUBLES TOO


Vintage 40s 50s Designer Handmacher Wool Gabardine Hourglass Chocolate Brown Jacket and Skirt Suit -- Size Small to Medium from CATSEYE VINTAGE


Vintage 1960s Blue Wool Suit by Forstmann B42 W30 from AFTER DARK VINTAGE


Vintage Designer Mad Men Pencil Skirt Suit, XS Sm from VINTAGE BAUBLES TOO


Day 8 of The Best In Vintage Gift Extravaganza!

It's day 8 of the Best In Vintage $50 or less gift extravaganza! We're showcasing vintage gifts for $50 or less to accomodate everyone's budget. Don't forget to check these seller's stores for more gift ideas!

Vintage 80s ORNAMENTS
Silk Scarf Print SKIRT
SUIT, S from Scorpio Vintage

Mens rayon black white op art hawaiian shirt
L from Pinehaven2

Vintage linen tray mat with embroidered shamrock detail
from Henrietta's Buttons

Mexican mask face - Mayan, Aztec from Artizania

Friday, November 26, 2010

20% off at Dandelion Vintage website and etsy shop - through 11/29

20% off of all stock at Dandelion Vintage - www.dandelionvintage.com
Sale runs from now through 11/29. See website for more details.

You can also receive 20% off of your purchases in my etsy shop by entering the coupon code 'GOBBLE' at check-out -

Bye for now Carol

Spectacular, in a sweet, simple way~

Betsey Johnson does a babydoll silhouette in rayon with a soft, light crinkle texture. And these beyond your wildest dreams sleeves~

Betsey Johnson avant garde dress

20% Holiday Discount from Damn Good Vintage

Hope everyone had a fine Thanksgiving.
I had oven "issues" so you can guess how mine went....

Anyway, here is a Black Friday/CyberMonday coupon that you can use in my Esty shop:

Use the coupon code BUYONLINE
though Monday the 29th.

IF you are interested in vintage patterns from Sew-Retro Vintage Patterns just drop me a line customerservice@dgvintage.com
and I will send out an invoice for you.

Julie ~Damn Good Vintage

Happy Holidays x The Family Vintage

We have been working like crazy people adding new pieces to the store and in the spirit of the holidays we have included free US shipping on all store items! Check out our ebay store daily so you don't miss out on any new listings. It never hurts just to take a peek:) 

Lot One Froggy Green Raincoat with Hood & Strawberry Lining

Woolrich Suede Elbow Patch Hunting Shirt Jacket

Vintage Beaded Grecian Maxi Dress. We love this. The drape is perfect and gathers at the shoulder and waist to tiny beaded Grecian style fern leaves.

Vintage 60s Chunky Woven Tweed Mod Swing Coat