I’m Back!

I have been away from my blog for quite a while.  I have a bit more time now to devote to adding content. There are quite a few things  I have to tell you!

First, I have some rather exciting news!  I was contacted by the asst. costume designer for a new television series and they purchased a lot of inventory from me!  I was so excited, especially when I found out the name of the series will be “The Astronaut Wive’s Club”.  I lived through that part of our American history and can remember where I was when we first landed on the moon. The show will be about the space race starting in late 1950s and ending in the early 70s. The wives had a club, of sorts, that was formed to offer encouragement and support, as they were the only people on earth who were going through the stresses and fears of having a spouse go into space. The series will be based on a book by the same name.  Here are a few of the items they have purchased for the show so far……  I can’t wait to see them in action!  It is supposed to air next year.

 

1960s slip 60s lingerie navy blue white full slip lace bodice waist panel Size M

 

1950s blouse, cotton blouse, pink blouse, open work, cut outs, tatted blouse, pleated blouse, embroidered, puffed sleeves, Size M

 

1950s swimsuit, Catalina swimsuit, skirted swimsuit, Masterpiece suit, play suit, blue green, skirted romper, Size S Small

 

1960s pajamas, nylon pajamas, pink pajamas, lounging outfit, Shadowline, cropped pants, Size M

 

 

1950s dress, shantung silk dress, plaid dress, shirtwaist, blue green, checkered, pleated dress, spring fashion, Size S/M

 

1950s dress, 1950s day dress, linen dress, Irish linen dress, blue linen dress, Tailor Town, shirtdress, Size M

 

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Wrinkle Release Tips

This is a helpful guide to caring for your vintage clothing fabrics. It’s written by the costume designer of Mad Men. It’s obviously an advertisement for Downy Wrinkle Release but there’s good info. I actually was surprised with the different uses for Downy Wrinkle Release. Might have to go get some today. No, I am not a paid endorser for Downy 🙂

http://tiny.cc/3em0rw

One of my Facebook followers posted that she makes her own wrinkle release concoction and it works great and is a lot cheaper….Here is her formula –

” In a spray bottle (I use a Febreeze bottle or an old Wrinkle Release bottle) mix half water and half alcohol. Then add a tablespoon of unscented liquid fabric softener and shake it up. Don’t use it on anything you wouldn’t steam like 1960s rayon crepe (which shrinks) or old silk that might get water spots. It works great on cotton, wool and synthetics, though.”

NEW LISTINGS TODAY

Here is a pic of some of the newest items in the shop……

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You can see more detail about these and other vintage fashions in my shop –

http://www.vintagerunway.etsy.com

New finds!

I went to an amazing estate sale this weekend and found several beautiful dresses.  This is one of my favorites.  I didn’t see the condition issues until I had purchased it and gone outside and looked at it in the sunlight. There are brownish stains or maybe just soil marks on the white stripes.  I am going to try and salvage this dress because I think it is amazing and I love it!  Wish me luck.  I will keep you posted on the outcome.

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silk organza gown

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Vintage Etsy Society SWEET 15 SALE Feb.1 – 15

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I am a member of Vesties and am participating in the SWEET15 Sale from Feb. 1 -15.  There are about 50 vintage shops that will be offering 15% off for the next two weeks.  To see is list of all the shops, click on this link……

http://www.etsy.com/teams/6269/vintage-etsy-society-street-team/discuss/11669237/page/1/

Or, if you want to browse all shops go to Etsy’s home page, http://www.etsy.com/?ref=si_home, and type sweet15 in the search bar and all items on sale will come up.  Or, be more specific, such as 1950s dress sweet15 and you will see the 1950s dresses on sale. Look for this Avatar when you are searching on Etsy and you will know the shop is participating….When you go to check out use SWEET15 as a coupon code and the 15% will be deducted.

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A funny shop!

I stumbled onto this Etsy shop the other day and fell in love!  This seller is so creative and funny!  She uses a doll to showcase all of her vintage items – just like a model. It’s really hilarious!  Here’s the link to her store – http://www.etsy.com/shop/janastuff?ref=top_trail     It’s named Janastuff.

more cookie cutters

bread basket, Italian silver plate

a little bit of country life on a small Johnson Bros. plate

Facebook Fan Contest! Win $50 Credit!

I am looking to expand my Facebook fan base, so I am offering a $50.00 store credit for the winner of the Like and Share contest. It goes through Sunday night. Winner’s name will be drawn randomly from everyone who Likes and Shares my page.

Here is the link…..

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vintage-Runway/118442949278

You can click on the Etsy Store button to the left to be taken to the shop so you can peruse all of my fab vintage items that are for sale.

Thanks and Good Luck!

Pin-ups!

Ever wonder how to get those great looks with retro pin-up hairdos?  Here’s a good tutorial I found – makes it look easy!

Here are some fashions to match – from Etsy, of course!

Rare 1940s WW11 RED Pin Up Leather Peep Toe Cuban Heels Shoes  size 8.5 -9

http://www.etsy.com/listing/75490061/rare-1940s-ww11-red-pin-up-leather-peep?ref=sr_list_26&sref=&ga_search_submit=&ga_ref=auto&ga_search_query=1940s+pin+up&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_ship_to=US&ga_view_type=list&ga_search_type=vintage&ga_facet=vintage

Vintage 1940s Playsuit // Summer Fashion at Fab Gabs: The Rosie Pastel Striped Play Suit

http://www.etsy.com/listing/93454206/vintage-1940s-playsuit-summer-fashion-at?ref=sr_list_8&sref=&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=1940s+pin+up+fashion&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_ship_to=US&ga_view_type=list&ga_page=1&ga_search_type=vintage&ga_facet=vintage

1930s 40s dress  Black Satin Wrap dress Lovely Fanya 40s 30s dress  size M

http://www.etsy.com/listing/93245725/1930s-40s-dress-black-satin-wrap-dress?ref=sr_list_40&sref=&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=1930s+1940s+dresses&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_view_type=list&ga_page=3&ga_search_type=vintage&ga_facet=vintage