$ 999.00This is a stunning piece of Victorian furniture. From the later 1800s. I am lucky enough to know some of the provenance on this piece and it was originally in a "house of ill repute" in Cripple Creek Colorado. It is handcarved darker wood with a cameo back. Believe it's walnut but not positive about that. The pink velvet is not original, it was reupholstered sometime in the 1980s. Please note shipping info below the measurements.
$ 38.00This is one of those pieces I couldn't leave behind no matter the damage. This was stunning in its day and is still amazing. It was too small for my dress form so I have displayed it pinned to the dress form. Pale lemoney yellow organza or organdy with a white print of bows and flowers, semi sheer full length party dress from the 30s or possibly 40s. Over a solid opaque yellow acetate slip. Short puff sleeves, fitted bodice with a gather at the décolleté, deep scoop back with decorative fabeic covered buttons up it, and then a long flowy skirt. Metal zipper on the side of both dress and slip. No label. This is a great deal for someone who may want to upcycle pieces of it, or likes a shabby look, or has better seamstress skills than I do. Also good for a costume or as a pattern or study. Please read condition below.
$ 39.00Just stunning black wiggle dress circa late 1940s or earlier 50s. Feels like a silk faille. Feast your eyes on that amazing polonaise!!! Two big bows gather it up to a flounce on either side. There is an entire pencil skirt underneath with its own separate zipper. Peekaboo keyhole opening at the collar and another bow at the back of the neck atop another keyhole opening. No label. Probably a small size. Please see condition below. So much to love about this dress.
$ 35.00 - Sold OutPretty black chiffon dress circa 1940s. Meant originally to be worn over another layer obviously. Covered buttons all up the front and a sweeping skirt with lace inserts. So pretty. Medium size, I'd say. Please see condition below as this has some issues.
$ 24.00I love the lavender-ey pink color of this pretty party dress. Its circa 1950s or early 60s. Would have had a little bolero jacket or top over the bodice and the hooks for that are still there. Its too small for my dress form by a bit so it's pinned in back but the zipper works great. This is an opaque layer of acetate or rayon with a sheer chiffon that feels like a poly maybe over the top. Full skirt but not a full circle, would be great with a crinoline, which I have not shown it with here. Sleeveless, wide waistband with a pellon lining to help it hold its shape. Zipper in the back. No label. Please see condition below as it has some issues. Small size, I'd say. Or extra small.
$ 15.00Cute lace pencil skirt circa 1950s. Ice blue acetate lining with white lace over it. Super pretty scalloped edge at the bottom hem. Metal zipper down the back with one hook and eye at top. It is too small for my dress form so I just pinned it in back as you can see in the photos. There is no label. Fully lined. Extra small size, I'd say.
$ 20.00Lovely full length opera coat circa 1960s. Feels like a silk or silk/rayon blend satin, fully lined in same. Elbow length sleeves, pockets at both hips and oversized buttons. Label reads: I Magnin. Probably a medium to large. Please see condition below as this does have some issues.
$ 30.00Beautiful baby dress in white cotton circa early 1900s. French seams, two real shell buttons in the back. High empire waist, short cap sleeves made of fluttery handkerchief edged swiss dot trim. There are rows of pintucking all round the bottom of the skirt and then gorgeous cutwork below that. Delicate lace at the neck. Just beautiful!
$ 219.00This is a stunning dress from the 1920s, possibly early 30s in the softest, most delicious, black silk velvet. It is tooo small for my dress forms so I pinned her to show her shape. Look at that gorgeous antiqued gold tone beading round the neckline! There is a ruched ribbon of black velvet going down the bib of the bodice which is echoed at the sleeve cuffs. The cuffs have hook and eye closures. There is a slight drop waist with an asymmetrical waist seam for a bohemian, gypsy feel. There is no opening in this dress ( no zipper or snaps or anything, it merely pulls over the head) so do be sure you have room to get into it, per the measurements. There is the tiniest of labels at the back that reads: Cash's, and then a scattering of small labels with numbers on them, various sizes I suppose. Extra small to small I'd say.
$ 99.00Absolutely wonderful and charming 1920s day dress. White rayon top with a deep V neck ( someone added a snap at some point for modesty to hold this closed) bordered in a white and blackish-green trim. There's a line of horizontal pintucking all round the bottom of the bodice. The skirt is a black crepe and just has wonderful pleating and pintucking both front and back. There's so much to love about this dress. Sleeveless, dropwaist, easy comfortable fit, and so so cute! Label reads: None. About a medium to large. Please see condition as this beauty does have some issues.
$ 120.00Beautiful dupioni silk 1920s slip. Deep peach color with lovely ivory lace trim, French seams inside. I believe this is, in fact, French. This would have been worn under a flapper dress back in the day, but would make a great nightie now, or still perfect as a slip too, of course! Rare extra large size too!
$ 59.00Beautiful deep peach-ey pink Vintage Tap Pant Style Panty from the 1930s possibly 40s. French seams, buttons at the side, scalloped edge at the bottom hem with ivory piping. And ceck out those wee white strawberry appliques!! So cute!!!! High waisted. Label reads: Kristine Handmades, Fabric by Stonecutter. Probably a small to medium sized depending on how big your waist is.
$ 39.00It doesn't get much girlier than this. Quilted bed jacket in pink with a print of watercolor dainty flowers all over. Fully lined in a soft pink cotton or cotton blend with ties at the neck. A daring small pocket on the right side and 3/4 sleeves. Probably a medium size but a really easy fit that could work well for a wide variety of sizes. Label reads: Dolly Hart Los Angeles.
$ 18.00 - Sold OutLovely beaded clutch circa 1930s. This is a wee little thing, measuring only about 5.5" wide by about 4.5" tall including the clasp. Perfect for just the essentials. Covered in tiny white microbeads and then cylindrical beads in a silver and mother of pearl color to make a pattern of leaves and flowers. It's really pretty. Gold and silvery tone clasp. The interior is one big open space with a smaller inner compartment as well. No label. Would be a cute wedding purse. About 6" wide, 3.5 " tall. The lining inside feels like a taffeta.
$ 38.00Gorgeous black beaded clutch from circa 1930s. Black silk covered in black microbeads with stripes of purple microbeads and then a stunning golden rose cluster with teal and green leaves, also all done in microbeads. And check out those darling arrowhead shaped beads along the bottom! There is a metal zipper across the top. Inside is just the one compartment. There is a short wrist strap also covered in both the black and purple beads and embellished with beaded tassels on either side. Its just a gorgeous bag. There is no label but there is a mark on the lining inside down at the bottom that looks like it may have been a mark or stamp or something, but I can't read it, its too blurry and too far down inside.
$ 70.00Gorgeous black velvet muff from the 1930s. The other side is a smocked/gathered black satin, and has a zippered compartment to carry all your things, so it doubles as a purse. There is a hand strap in black satin. Measures approx. 14" by 13" wide. The zippered compartment is about 7" wide and 7" deep so big enough for keys, cell, small wallet, etc...
$ 219.00Beyond beautiful black dress from the later 1940s, or early 1950s. Makes me think of a Black Swan. The most amazing bodice with a black velvet modesty panel across the bust and then black lace and velvet straps over the shoulders. The velvet carries all down the back to a bow at the waist and extra long ends hanging down the skirt. Just gorgeous! Almost a full circle skirt. Has metal zipper on the side. No label. A lovely larger size, and great for a taller girl too! Yay! It's just a hair too big for me or I'd have kept this one for sure.
$ 149.00Beautiful black rayon dress from the later 1940s, or early 1950s. Full circle skirt. Slightly blouse-y bodice with a neckline that's sewn in such a way as to make it look somewhat twisted. The shoulder straps tie so its nice and adjustable as far as length there goes. Has metal zipper on the side. No label. Probably a small to medium.
$ 219.00Beyond beautiful black dress from the later 1940s, or early 1950s. I wish wish, wish I had a dress form small enough for this so you could get the real feel for it, but it's too small so I've had to pin it. Hopefully that will be enough. Its utterly divine. The most amazing bullet shape bodice just full of gorgeous beading all round the bust front and back and then soft black tulle over the shoulders. Fantastic gather at the hip on one side and then this fall of liquid black silk satin skirt which has a small rounded cornered slit on one side. Has metal zipper on the side, but curiously on the right, not the left as usual, and yes, I've made sure which side is front and back. No label, probably homemade though very, very well by an excellent seamstress, but that may explain the zipper.
$ 20.00Darling small prints in black metal frames of early Horseless Carriages. Perfect for a car lover or collector! There is a purple velvet backing and a circular metal hanger. They measure 4.25" x 3.25". The listing is for the pair. Please convo me if you're interested in that.
$ 219.00 - Sold OutOne of the most stunning dresses I've ever had in any of my various shops. Beautiful silvery grey lace over blush acetate lining. From the later 1940s, or early 1950s. Full circle skirt. There is a layer of grey tulle between the lace and the lining. Cross the heart bodice, short illusion sleeves, and illusion shoulders and upper back. Metal Zipper on the side. Thread loops for a belt, but no belt. No label. About a large medium, I'd say.
$ 46.00This is such a cute dress. Pink with white trim at sleeve cuffs and neckline and at the top of the hip pockets. Cute little white stitching is a nice touch too. This is from the later 40s or early 50s. Has a side metal zipper, and a snap at the front of the bodice where a modesty panel was added to give it a semi sailor look. Its linen, I believe, but doesn't wrinkle that much so probably a blend with something else. Label reads: None. A larger size too!
$ 129.00This stunner is a 1940s or 50s prom or party dress that looks like it could have been ( but wasn't) a ballerina's dress for Swan Lake. It was certainly inspired by it! Bodice is boned, and is strapless, and is covered in loosely gathered white tulle. Then those "wings" across the bust! To die. Beautifully studded with rhinestones or diamantes. Metal zipper on the side. I've shown this with a crinoline that's a bit short for it as I don't have a full length one, but imagine it with a full length! So lovely. Dress is white acetate with two layers of white tulle over it. Label reads: None. Small size, I'd say.
$ 8.00Adorable white cotton baby socks or stockings. Thigh high. No label. I believe this is circa 1940s or so.
$ 45.00Lovely ivory beaded handbag by Whiting and Davis form the 1940s. Covered in ivory beads sewn together into a mesh, with a celluloid frame and chain. Soo cute! The interior is one big open space with 1 smaller open compartments. Lined inside in a dark marooney-red faille. Label inside says, Alumesh, Whiting and Davis, made in The U.S.A. About 9.5" wide, 7.5 " tall (including clasp but not including handle).
$ 24.00Sweet little fabric belt from the 40s. Olive khaki green, probably rayon or a rayon cotton blend. Matching fabric covered belt buckle. Imminently adjustable because there are no holes for the buckle. Measures 33" from the hole in the buckle to the other end. No label.
$ 62.00This is a darling gingham print nylon dress from the 1940s. Super cute collar detail! A few small gathers at the skirt at the waist at either hip. Side metal zipper. A loop for a belt at both sides but alas, no belt. Medium size, I'd say. No label.
$ 135.00Beautiful classic vintage black crepe dress from the early 1940s. Simple and elegant style with that classic 1940s shape. So the wonderful design element here is that enormous bow at the hip, finishing off the band around the hips of faille. Its not really either a peplum or polonaise as its part of the actual main body of the dress instead of draping over it, but with that additional little row of loped fringe, it sort of looks like it. I adore the itty bitty little pointed collar, the fantastic looped fringe trim at the sleeve ends and again along the edge of the faille hip panel, and the two tiny pleats, well more like darts, at the center front and back of the skirt. Has a side metal zipper. Label reads: Kay Collier, Designs For Youth Medium to large size, I'd say.
$ 65.00Beautiful vintage black lace dress circa the 1940s. Wiggle style through the body opening up into a fishtail bottom, with inserts of black sheer silk-like rayon. The neckline is trimmed in ruffled, scalloped lace, the shoulder straps are about 1.5" wide and are lined with sheer mesh for more stability and strength, and there are darts at the bust. There are loops at the waist for a belt, but no belt. I thing a black velvet ribbon tied at the waist as a belt would be beautiful here. No closure, meant to pulled on. Small size, I'd say. Unlined so a slip would be in order unless you're quite a bit braver than I. No label but you can see the remains of where one once was.
$ 116.00Fantastic hip length opera coat from the 1940s in lush black velvet. Look at the beautiful gathered sleeve cuffs! Lovely rounded collar and three velvet covered buttons. Open from about the ribcage down. Large shoulders pads with the velvet pleated round them to the back. Fully lined in lovely gold silk ( or maybe a silk or rayon blend, its very fine). No label. Medium to large size I'd say.
$ 30.00Absolutely gorgeous deep blue velvet clutch, circa 1940s. My camera just doesn't capture the color, its such a rich deep midnight blue.There is a gold tone art deco-ey clasp and two short handle straps. The lining is a pretty blue silk faille and has one small zipper pocket and a non zippered pocket as well as the larger main compartment. Here's another fun thing...there are two ticket stubs for a concert at the Horace Bushnell Memorial hall in one of the pockets, dated Feb 24, 1956. I'll be leaving those in there for your enjoyment. I love finding those little trinkets of the past.
$ 89.00Lovely half cape from the World War Two era in black nubby wool. Simple collar, reminiscent of a nehru collar. Held together at the neck with one large absolutely fabulous Lucite flower button. There is a fantastic black bow tie option at the neck as well, which I unfortunately forgot to photograph. There are hidden arms slits at both sides. Fully lined in black silk ( possibly a silk blend). No label. Pretty much one size fits most I'd say. Probably a wool, or wool blend, but not itchy.
$ 70.00Wonderful girl scouts uniform from the 40s. Two larger hip pockets, one small breast pocket and buttons up the front. Long sleeves, and buttons at the cuffs. All the buttons bear the Girl Scout seal and I believe they are bakelite. There are two patches on the left shoulder, One says Los Angeles and the other has the troop number, 138. I believe this is cotton. The label is just wonderful. Reads: Girl Scouts, National Equipment Service, New York City, Official. Seems like an extra small to me.
$ 119.00I was lucky enough to stumble across this piece of Hollywood memorabilia. This is a real 1940s prom or party dress that was used as a costume in the 1980s cult classic, Voyage of the Rock Aliens. It was worn by Pia Zadora, the female star of the film. Bodice is boned, and is strapless. Dress is opaque pink acetate covered in dust pink tulle. The tulle is embedded with sparkling bits of glitter. Ruching and tucks over the décolletage. Metal zipper on the side. I've shown this with only a very narrow crinoline so this is almost it's natural fullness. You could add one if you wanted it even fuller though the skirt is not a full circle so you would be best to have one that's not too fluffy. Label reads: None. Small size, I'd say.
Delicious oversized square rayon scarf circa 1940s, possibly 30s. Features the most incredible novelty pprint with an under the sea motif. We see Poseidon ( Neptune), mermaids, shells, starfish, pearls and more all in autumnal colors of chocolate brown, yellow and tan with touches of deep blush coral. About 36" square.
Excellent vintage condition. Especially given it's age. There are a couple of peas sized holes near two of the edges, and some faint smudges here and there. Nothing that really takes away from this darling scarf's charm.
Please note: These are vintage, preworn and/or preloved items. I do my utmost best to list any issues, but signs of wear should be expected, and there are occasionally small things I won't deem worthy of note. Please feel free to send me a missive with any questions. I'm truly happy to help in any way possible and I'm always up for a chat. Any accessories shown, including crinolines, are for display only, not included unless otherwise stated.
$ 20.00Lovely seamed stockings circa 1940s still in their original packaging. I'm not 100% sure that this box is the original box ( though I believe so as the color given on the box matches the color of the stockings) but the stockings themselves are still folded into the original plastic sleeve with paper backing and taped shut. Box says these are size 10, and color is brown lustre. The stamp on the stockings gives us this additional info...Pee Ko, Frame Heel and Sole, 15 Denier, Dupont Nylon, first quality, Pat applied for.
$ 20.00Darling storage tin from the National Can Co. featuring a print of strawberries. From about the 1940s. I adore the red lid and all the charming shabby dings and scratches. I almost kept this for myself. Would be great for just about any use you can think of for a tin like this. Stamp on the bottom says Nation Can Co, New York. This is a larger can. Measures about 4" tall and 10" in diameter.
$ 28.00Large Sir Walter Raleigh tobacco tin circa 1940s. Red and black with the face of Himself featuring on the front. The lid lifts off and can be pushed down to seal. On the bottom of the tin are some old stickers that show the "tobacco tax" was paid. This little piece of history and story is SO CHARMING!!!! This is a larger size, 14 oz container, and perfect for any collection. Measures about 5" tall and 5" in diameter.
$ 85.00This is the most interesting piece. From the 50s or probably 60s. I believe its a jacket but it's tailored like a blouse. It could probably be worn as a blouse actually. Rounded bottom hems, gathered blousey cuffs at the end of the long sleeves, and just an all round blousey feel. The color is the most beautiful camel, wool. Fully lined in peach acetate. Two labels, one reads: Amelia Gray Beverly Hills, California, and the other reads: Ernst Strauss & Schnell Sports. Medium to large sized I'd say.
$ 25.00Lovely little white cotton Christening or baptism dress. Wee little buttons in the back. Absolutely beautiful lace bib. Cuffed sleeves trimmed in the same lace as round the neck. The bottom of the skirt is embroidered. Empire waist.
$ 16.00Lovely scarf from the 1950s or possibly 60s in milk chocolate brown with white polkadots. Well, they're really more cream but they come across as white. No designer label. Looks and feels like silk chiffon, could be a rayon possibly. This is quite a large rectangular scarf. Measures about 16" by 62" .
$ 18.00Darling toddler girl's dress. Empire waist style with the sweetest Peter Pan collar trimmed in lace and red and blue cross stitch. There is primary color smocking across the front. And in the vcenter of the skirt is a cross stiched little cottage with two trees flanking it. So cute! Feels like cotton, I believe. This dress buttons at the back of the neck with three little buttons. Label reads: None. Please see measurements given below.
$ 45.00Stunning AB crystal necklace from 1950s. Three varying length strands of sparkling reflective crystal beads on rhinestone studded ends with a hook clasp for an adjustable length Has a total length of 14" long for the shortest strand from rhinestone end to rhinestone end. Longest strand is about 16". No designer marks that I can spot but research has given me some info on this. The reflective finish was developed by Swarovski for Dior. I ship all my jewelry USPS priority mail within the United States.
$ 10.00Adorable crocheted ivory baby booties with pink trim. Drawstring tie at the ankle. No label. I believe this is circa 1950s and I believe handmade. Soft, not itchy.
$ 22.00Darling vintage girl's cardigan from about the 50s. Pretty soft blush pink knit. Unlined. Feels like a wool bend maybe. No label. Probably homemade. No closure.
$ 59.00Stunning vintage cardigan from the 50s. Light Ivory or cream with pastel colored beads. Bodice is lined, sleeves unlined. Mix of lambswool, angora and nylon. Its very soft. Beautiful Pearlized buttons up the front. Label is awesome, really funny actually, it reads: Made Expressly for The May Co in British Hong Kong, goes on to list the contents, then says Made in Japan. So obviously someone needed to spend some time learning geography, or paying more attention to what they were putting on their labels. I'd say its a medium.
$ 75.00Beautiful vintage black lace dress circa 1950s. Wiggle style with pretty opening at the neckline and a dramatic V back. Has a side metal zipper. Fully lined in what feels like a black rayon faille. Small size, I'd say. No label.
$ 22.00Lovely black patent leather handbag by Theodor of California, circa 1950s.There is a gold tone clasp at the top and two shoulder straps, also patent leather. Inside there is the big main compartment and one smaller zipper compartment.