Friday, May 31, 2013

Bonus -- We Do!

Time to share our newest window for Collector's Antique Mall.  It's been done for a few weeks now, but sorry!  I've been too busy to post photos.  I'll make it up to you now...

We have this beautiful Alfred Angelo wedding gown from the late 1940s that we've been holding on to for a while now.  It's in nearly perfect condition -- so very lovely.  We decided that since June is the traditional month for weddings, we'd have one of our own!  We wanted to include our vintage tuxedo, too, but it just didn't work out.  This window is for the ladies!

After throwing around several ideas for the theme -- a bridal dressing room, the actual ceremony -- we finally decided on the concept of a bridal boutique, mainly because we liked the idea of a window within the window.  And...we also fell in love with the amazing -- and HUGE -- hall tree.  It needed a window to shine in.  Moving that thing was a beast, but well worth it for the impact it has! The "store window" was made from window molding with a clear vinyl "window" that we painted in reverse to give the effect of depth.

The sweet touches of pink throughout really finish it off, we think...

And it was fun to highlight some very specialized collections...

This window has gotten quite a lot of attention.  We're thrilled that everyone loves it -- because we do, too!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

On the Radar -- Summer Lace

Dolce & Gabbana Fall/Winter 2013
The dress to have this summer is a LWLD, or a little white lace dress. We know, we know.  We posted about lace trends last fall.  But it's still happening, people!  When you've got Valentino, D&G, and Stella McCartney (just to name a few) making LWLDs, well, they're still the thing.

Isla Fisher wore this D&G eyelet lace dress to Cannes just a few days ago.

I don't really care for it, but here's Stella's version of the LWLD, just to make my point:

And here's Valentino's LWLDs, which I like much better:

French Connection's got one, too:

And here's my favorite vintage picks, from Etsy.  These are a tiny fraction of the price of the previous ones, and have soooooooooooo much more personality, IMHO:

From Stardust Vintage on Etsy, here.

From Jackie and Audrey on Etsy, here.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Junk Love Monday: I Scream, You Scream

Sometimes, you just really need an ice cream cone. Sometimes, you really need vintage ice cream junk. And an ice cream cone. Today is one of those days....

1930s World's Fair picture;

Nabisco ice cream cones box;

Vintage ice cream cups; Here on

Vintage sugar cones tin;

Vintage Moormeier Ice Cream tags; Here on

St. Charles Dairy ice cream container; Here on

1950s ice cream parlor sign; 26olivestreet on

Vintage embroidered ice cream patch; Here on