Drool worthy!

I had to show you my latest acquisition!  This is one of the most beautiful gowns I have ever purchased!  It’s late 1930s or early 40s sheer net lace dress with lace appliques and graduated bands of velvet on the skirt. There’s a side zipper and little zippers at the wrists. I am keeping this one!

 

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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

 

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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It’s been a while…

I have not posted on my blog for a very long time. This past year was kind of rough.  My mother came to live with us about a year and a half ago because she had dementia and could not live alone or even in a retirement community. She also was a breast cancer survivor for six years but she had a recurrence about six months after she came to live with us. It was very difficult caring for her as she declined.  We brought in caregivers but they were only here for short periods of time and my mother never was never very cooperative and didn’t want them to do much for her.  So, it ultimately was myself, my husband and my 18 year old son who cared for her most of the time. It was something we wanted to do and I am glad we were able to, but it was hard. She passed away on Dec. 17, 2012. I know she is happy and can now remember everything she had forgotten. I am throwing myself into work and starting to socialize again, as I had been kind of housebound, in a sense. My friends have been so wonderful and I am full of gratitude for their love and support.  I look forward to returning that and want to always remember to take that extra step and do that little something kind for someone each day. It means more than you realize.

So, I have been busy with my shop!  Here are some of my new listings – all the HATS!  …. I plan to update you each Monday with what great finds I came across over the weekend…Stay tuned. I have plans to go to a great estate sale on Saturday!

These pictures are from a photo shoot I had today with KELLY!  Isn’t she darling?

 

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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!