$ 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.
$ 210.00If you know vintage designers you'll know why this dress is priced as it is regardless of its issues. This is a Ceil Chapman, designer to Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and Deborah Kerr among many many others. This is from the 1950s. Beautiful goldish satin taffeta base covered in ivory tulle and utterly dripping in faux pearl beads and sequins with rhinestone centers. Its stunning. There's just no other word for it. There is a layer of tulle along the inside bottom hem, about the last ten inches, to give the hem some shape and movement. There is a metal zipper on the side. Two labels. One reads Ceil Chapman of course. That's on the side. The one behind the neck reads Hollywood, Wilkes Barre, PA. Please read condition below as this ha some issues.
$ 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.
$ 40.00Striking gold or dark ivory silk belt circa early 1900s. It features a large flower front and center with rope dangling from it with silk "leaves".
$ 65.00Lovely set of seventeen spoons from WM Rogers & Sons, made in 1900. This is the Sultana or Shell design. There are seven soup or table spoons and ten teaspoons. Stamped on the underside with WM. Rogers & Sons AA. I like the look of silver when it tarnishes so I've left it but these would polish up beautifully, I'm sure. Listing is for all seventeen pieces pictured, but because it is an odd number I am willing to break up the set. Please convo me if you'd like just one or a few pieces and we can set that up.
$ 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!
$ 26.00Elegant brass cabinet or perhaps drawer pulls from the earlier part of the 1900s. Gorgeously repoussed with scrolls and swirls. This is an interesting pull, I haven't seen others quite like it. They resemble a Chippendale style somewhat but with a drop pull instead of the typical swan neck pull. But, and here they differ yet again, they are meant to be hung vertically, not horizontally. So the longer sides go up and down. That way the pull hangs down. One could put them on horizontally as well but the pull will go from side to side that way . Listing is for the pair. Measures about 5.5" long. Stamped on the back of the drop with C&A and something I can't make out as its been rubbed away mostly. On the back of the plate itself is Made in England. If you are familiar with this hardware, please don't hesitate to msg me as I'm not an expert on old hardware and I'd love to learn more about these.
$ 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!
$ 15.00Lovely ivory scarf circa 1930s or so. Sheer ivory chiffon, simple, classy and sweet with beautiful lace trim in the corners embellished with delicate yellow flowers. Measures about 20" square. No label. Looks and feels like nylon to me but it might be rayon or silk blend as well. So pretty and feminine.
$ 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.
$ 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.
$ 26.00Darling ivory fascinator veil, circa 1940s or 50s with a birdcage veil and crochet lace flowers round a stiff mesh crown base. No label. Hat seems to be one size fits all, or at least most. Really pretty little thing and perfect for a vintage wedding.
$ 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.
$ 56.00Darling girls party dress circa late 40 or early 50s. Ivory organza or organdy overdress with wide pintucking pleats and a Peter Pan collar, Goes over a separate acetate slip dress with a built in semi stiff woven crinoline. Fit and flare shape. I love the ricrac trim round the bottom hem. Dress has buttons up the back, slip has a metal side zipper. The dress itself is sheer. The slip is cute enough on its own to be a dress by itself nowdays. There is no label. There was, but its been cut away, so all that remains is a lot number label on the slip. About preteen size, but do check the measurements below.
$ 129.00 - Sold OutThis 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.
$ 40.00Pretty yelloware bowl from Bauer, about the 40s. Pale yellow with rings all round. Marked on the bottom with SA, the number 18, which denotes its size, and the three pinmarks from firing typical of Bauer. Measures about 8.25" in diameter" and stands about 4" tall.
$ 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).
$ 14.00Sweet little fabric belt from about the 40s in pale sky blue. Looks and feels like cotton. Matching fabric covered belt buckle. Back is white. Measures 30.5" from the base of the buckle to the other end and a hair over 27.5" from the base of the buckle to the second hole from the end. No label really but it does say on the back that the backing is Excel and can be washed.
$ 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.
$ 16.00Gorgeous leather bow tie circa 1940s. Pre tied, elastic round the neck but with only a little stretch so it won't choke you. This would be a darling necklace worn with a tank top or something as well as traditional bow tie. Adjustable. Hooks to itself to close. Bow is 3.25" wide and 1.75" tall. Adjusts from 8" to 18" and you could probably stretch it out a little more than that if you don't mind it too snug, I stretched it a bit to get to 18, but it could go a bit more. Label reads: None
$ 62.00Gorgeous 1940s black cord'e bag from Roum. How to describe cord'e? Its kind of like a soutache, I suppose, but specifically it's cord covered with silk or rayon all looped together to create a pattern. There is a metal zipper across the top. Inside is the one main compartment a smaller zippered pocket, a non zippered picket and two narrow pouches for, perhaps a comb or cards. There is a shortish shoulder or arm strap also covered in cord'e. Its just a gorgeous bag. Label treads: Genuine Cord'e, By Roum, Made in California.
$ 32.00Simply beautiful black topper curvette hat circa 1940s. Simple and classy. Black taffeta that curves round the head in various folds and angles, that makes me think of the bow parts of a ribbon Bow, but without the knot in the center. There is velvet ribbon trim on the underside round the base. Measures 9.75" from ear over the head to the other ear, but it seems this is one size fits most. Label reads: None.
$ 59.00 - Sold OutFrom my personal collection comes this darling dress from the 40s in a fun print of black fern leaves against white with royal blue accents. And it has two hip pockets!!! Did you notice the black velvet piping round the collar? So good. Semi sheer rayon. Short sleeves. Zipper on the side. Medium sized, I'd say but good for a taller girl ( like me! I'm 5"11") . No label. Loops for a belt but no belt.
$ 45.00Lovely gold mesh beaded handbag from about the 1940s. Covered in gold beads sewn together into a mesh, with two wrist straps. Reminds me of a Whiting And Davis and is certainly of that quality but there is not tag or label so I can't swear that it is Its a heavier mesh than I've seen on the typical Whiting And Davis. More of a three dimensional bead as opposed to flat ones. The interior is one big open space with 1 smaller open compartment. Lined inside in a gold silk satin. About 8" wide at the widest, and 7 " tall ( not including straps).
$ 44.00 - Sold Out
$ 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.
$ 68.00 - Sold OutPerfectly perfect little summer sundress circa 1940s. In a print of flowers in greens and tan with the cutest pintuck pleating down the front of the bodice. Cotton. Strapless, chevron trim round the neckline. Metal zipper on the side. Smaller sized, I'd say. No label. Such a cute dress, you will wear it all Summer long.
$ 28.00Large Prince Albert tobacco tin circa 1940s. Red and yellow and white with a portrait of Himself featuring on the front. There is a sticker on the front declaring this to have been used by a previous owner to hold mixed nails. :) The lid has a attached can opener thingy that pries it up to lift off and then can be pushed down to seal. This is SO CHARMING!!!! This is a larger size, and perfect for any collection. Measures about 5.25" tall and 5" in diameter.
$ 18.00Darling little travel laundry line circa 1940s. Striped fabric bag in primary colors with a solid blue faille lining. Inside is a cardboard card with 10 small wooden clothespins and a string. I'm tempted to keep this just because I think its so charming. Measures 6" by 4". No label.
$ 98.00 - Sold OutFrom my personal collection. Utterly stunning natural straw mushroom, or cartwheel hat from the 1940s embellished with velvet rope in ivory and darling little daisies. There is a pearl tipped hat pin included that was there when I bought this and I've just left it. Balances on the head with V clips on either side. Measures approx. 16" across the diameter at the widest, and the cap inside is a bit over 20" around, but as its meant to balance more on the top of the crown its one size fits all more or less. Label reads: Marstons San Diego.
$ 98.00 - Sold Out
$ 18.00Lovely black beaded clutch, circa 1950s or 60s. Sequins in a floral-esque spray across the front, microbeads scattered all over. There is a zippered compartment inside as well as the main one. Label reads: Fortune, Made in Hong Kong. Interior is watered taffeta, exterior is rayon satin.
Lovely black beaded clutch, circa 1950s or 60s. Microbeads in a floral-esque pattern across the front with sequins in the center. There is a zippered compartment inside as well as the main one. Label reads: Fortune, Made in Hong Kong. Interior is watered taffeta, exterior is rayon satin.
Approx 8.5" wide at its widest and 4.5" tall.
Excellent vintage condition. Perhaps some slight scuffs to the satin in the back.
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.
$ 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.
$ 20.00Charming prints in bronze filigree frames of regency or Victorian era children, a boy and a girl. The prints are behind glass covers. They measure 8.5" x 5.75" including the frames. There are round wire hanging hooks on the back. The back of the frame is stamped with FR2 BIS. My research has shown me these are from Italy, or the frames are at least. The listing is for the pair.
$ 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" .
$ 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.
$ 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.
$ 59.00 - Sold OutStunning 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.
$ 22.00Lovely black clutch, circa 1950s.There is a gold tone clasp at the top with a ruffled bit of fabric on either side of it for interest Gold tone chain wrist strap. Interior is black vinyl and just the one large compartment. Outside looks and feels to me like a silk faille.