Sunday, February 19, 2012

Purse Party

Lots of new purses and bags in the shop.  Especially some really great 1940s western, Mexican and tooled leather ones.  Take a look!

John Romain with original tags still on it!

Etienne Aigner with original tags!

All of the purses and bags can be found right here and much more!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Art of Men's Fashion

I'm so in love with the interiors of this men's clothing store in London. All done by artists James Plumb.

The ceiling light installation is amazing!

"London designers JamesPlumb have installed an antique church pew to create an aged interior for outfitter Hostem‘s new shop in Shoreditch, London."

The floorboards are restored but unfinished, while dusty hessian panels and linen curtains decorate the walls.

Evidently, everything (except the metal) literally was salvaged from aside the road to junk yards.

Clothes are hung on cold-bent metal clothing rails, and individual items highlighted by ceiling-hung light bulbs.

The name of the shop is Hostem.

An excerpt from the website: 

"From the warm tones of the washed out Swedish linen curtains and biscuit restored floorboards – to the raw, exposed bulbs that glow softly on the discreetly luxurious hand-painted hessian wall panels, a sense of quiet and calm pervades. This is Hostem, in the heart of Shoreditch’s thriving Redchurch Street, a new menswear establishment where the avant-garde and the street coalesce and where the traffic and shrill, city noises fade to mute. A menswear establishment intent on mixing luxury street brands with conceptual, left-field labels in an environment of considered, understated elegance."

Taken from

Monday, February 13, 2012

Sweet 16 and Seaside Yard Sale

This past weekend my husband and I made it down to the Destin, Fl area, about 2 hours from our house.  Firstly, to celebrate 16 years of being married and secondly, I was interested in going to a *glorified* yard sale in Seaside, just east of Destin.   When I say glorified, I mean that it's a really good one.  It's many artists trying to sell their wares and dealers selling their vintage/antique collections.  Along with a menagerie of other people trying to sell their stuff, but there really is no ugly junk (just good junk!).  It's truly the best yard sale you could ever find.

Duane and me started out going to the Melting Pot that night.  I tried to take a picture of the table and roses that he had sitting there for me when we arrived.  However the flash on my camera was not working and it was so dark in the restaurant.  So frustrating!

I ended up going in the bathroom and taking a pic and hoping that no one would come in and think "what the heck is that lady doing taking a picture of herself in the mirror?"  I wanted to take at least one pic to show you my awesome vintage leopard print fur coat that I always get so many compliments on.  Luckily no one came in.

Early the next morning, I woke up and headed down to the sale.  Minus hubby who has no interest in getting up that early to go to a yard sale.  I'm quite happy doing this alone though ;-)

The sale takes place right across the street from some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.  As you can see, I'm not the only one interested in being here on this "coldish" morning.

A vintage table with  cool new "reclaimed wood" top.  Love it!

Wooden coat racks/hooks made from reclaimed wood.

This lady had a really beautiful collection.

Hey, we had on matching coats!  This lady was selling her vintage clothing along with some funky home decor.  She was here last year too!  I really like her finds.  She has great taste and she's so sweet and friendly.  I do believe that her items can also be found at Shangri-la, a vintage clothing shop in Ft. Walton Beach.

Some more of her things.

.....and more.

Another booth sporting the cutest handmade children's kitchens.

I remember this lady from last year who makes women's skirts from vintage inspired fabric.  The skirts are adorable and so is she!  Love her fun style.

This cute couple had a really fun collection.  I bought some vintage clothing from them.

I loved these handmade belt buckles this lady made.  She's on Etsy but I've misplaced her card.

And more miscellaneous pics......

Can you believe that I didn't get a picture of the beaches across the street from the sale?  The crystal clear beautiful blue/green water and white sand.  It was such a whirlwind day.  I did get a pic of the very choppy water as we were leaving though.

Monday, February 6, 2012

The Art of Bohemian

This website spoke to my inner being as soon as I began looking at these free spirited pictures.  No rules to these bohemian rooms just hippie chicness......  I'm wondering if at times I was born in the wrong era?




All pictures taken from

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Shop Update

I've had some exceedingly sweet dresses in my shop lately along with some purses, blouses, etc....  Many of them coming from the estate of a doctor's wife who had really great taste.  Evidently she had a soft spot for Carlye dresses.  A brand that was especially popular in the late 50s and early 60s, the era that some of these dresses are from (some of them Carlye and some not).  I've always especially liked this brand as well.  Several of the Carlye have already sold.  But take a look at what's been listed in the last 2 weeks.

1940s Tuxedo Shirt in men's small will be in soooooon.

All of these vintage pieces plus many more can be found right here: