$ 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.
$ 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!
$ 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.
$ 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.
$ 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.
$ 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.
$ 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.
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$ 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.
$ 68.00Perfectly 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.
$ 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.
$ 98.00From 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.
$ 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.
$ 59.00Stunning 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.
$ 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.
$ 32.0050s black nylon full slip. Has lace trim in a slightly lighter black, almost a dark brown. Adjustable shoulder straps, bullet shape bra. The front is a soft silky nylon and the back is a stiffer version, almost like an acetate. Labe reads: By Beverly Vogue and lists the size as a 34 but do refer to the measurements below as vintage sizing is not the same as modern.
$ 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.
$ 36.00Charming black velvet topper cocktail hat from the 1950s. Birdcage veil and a triangular velvet embellishment with rhinestones on it. Clips on either side to hold it to the head.There is no designer label but it looks like there used to be. The inside of the brim is lined in faille. Measures 20" round the inside.
$ 139.00Fantastic vintage late 50s/ early 60s New Look party dress in dusty blush lace over an opaque blush lining. Illusion neckline with rhinestones embellishments in clusters on the bodice and then scattered all over the rest of the dress. And that gorgeous taupe-y cummerbund into a HUGE bow in the back. Full skirt though not a full circle, cap sleeves, metal zipper in back. No label but there is the remnants of a lot label so there probably was a designer label at one time. Probably in the medium size range I'd say. Oh, has sweat guards too so yay for that.
$ 38.00Classic 1950s crocodile, or alligator purse from Sydney of California. Nice solid base so its stands easily. Gold tone clasp and frame. Three interior pockets including the main one. Lined in faux leather. About 10" wide, 9" tall (not including handle) , 3.75" deep at the base.
$ 118.00This color is so delicious! I love this cute teal blue swimsuit from Catalina, from the 1950s. Inner bra support with the sweetest little flower detail in the center ( bullet bra cups that actually have pellon in the back!!!), skirt over the bottom in front, adjustable shoulder straps too! Metal zipper in the center back. I love the gathers in front and the darling little belt ( read condition below regarding this). And lucky us, its a larger size! Feels like a poly or poly blend. Crotch is lined with nylon. Label reads: Catalina and gives the size as a 14 but do check the measurements as vintage sizing is not the same as modern.
$ 28.00Delightful multi strand necklace circa 1950s. Six strands of pretty sage green beads, held together with an antiqued gold tone filigree clasp in back. It's hard to tell for sure because its quite small, but I believe each bead is knotted between. Has a total length of 52" long end to end. No designer marks that I can spot. I ship all my jewelry USPS priority mail within the United States.
$ 130.00 - Sold OutOh my goodness, that green! My camera didn't even do it justice, its the most glorious apple-ey/kelly green you can imagine. And that collar! Gorgeous satin opera coat from the 1950s. Its fully lined in a more pine green acetate/rayon. The sleeves are 3/4. It is an open front. This coat is a statement for sure, and you'll feel gorgeous in it. No label. Very easy fit, with an A Line, swingy shape, probably fits anything from a medium to an extra large.
$ 35.00Beautiful ballet pink Vintage Tap Pant Style Panty from the 1950s. Beautiful lace trim at the legs. High waisted, elastic waist. Label reads: No designer label but there is s stamp inside the waist band that says "washable crepe". Extra Large size.
$ 29.00Very flattering full slip by Barbizon. Palest dusty pink skirt with lace trim at hem. Bust is matching pink lace over an opaque lining. Adjustable straps, and a zipper at the side for a flattering fit. Label reads: "Barbizon Accolade, 38 AV, and on the back lets us know it is Tafredda, of a poly and nylon blend.
$ 12.00Gorgeous screw back earrings circa 1950s. One large rhinestone in the enter surrounded by a smaller rhinestones all round. They measure about 7/16 of an inch across. No designer marks. I ship all my jewelry USPS priority mail within the United States.
$ 38.00Lovely four place settings, twelve piece cutlery set of fork, knife and teaspoon. Stamped on the underside with Supreme Silverplate. 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 twelve pieces pictures.
$ 58.00Incredibly fun and sweet green striped dress circa early 1950s. The prettiest pattern of green stripes and yellow and green flowers. Sleeveless, modest V neckline with a double breasted shirtwaist bodice. Two oversized hip pockets. There are four large buttons on the front of the bodice, all working, and a snap at the waist. This is just the cutest little Summer dress. Larger medium to large size size, I'd say. No label.
$ 249.00Stunning prom/party dress from the 1950s in lovely robin's egg or teal blue. I have been hoarding this for ages, just to look at, because its far too small for me. Too small for my dress forms too so I've pinned it here. Phenomenal horizontal tulle ruffles all the way down the full length skirt and ruffles on the bodice. Bodice is boned, and has tulle shoulder straps. Metal zipper down the back. Full skirt though not quite a full circle. Dress has a blue acetate lining underneath. I've not shown this with a crinoline so this is it's natural fullness. You could add one if you wanted it even fuller. Label reads: None. XS to S size.
$ 28.00Darling red toddler girl's dress. Fit and flare shape with the sweetest white lace bib collar and puffed cuffs. Sweet lace panel across the front of the skirt too. Ties in a bow at the back. This dress buttons up the back with three little red buttons. Label reads: Helen Fenton Originals. And it does have a number 3 on it which I assume is a size, though do please refer to the measurements given below as vintage sizing is not the same as modern.