Soon to glitter in the trove...

Coming soon!

For him:
  • Blue and orange striped wool sweater by Penguin
  • Blue and mauve heavy cotton sweater vest by Fink (Australian brand)
  • Red& white checked cotton button-up from Esprit
  • Burgundy leather blazer from Danier
For her:
  • Long black Zara evening dress with large rose detail
  • Chocolate brown Mercer & Madison day dress
  • FaFa slouchy tote bag, black
  • Max Mara Weekend sweater
  • Dark pink 100% merino wool turtleneck sweater
  • Antique key on ribbon necklace
For your home:
  • Pair of blue ceramic angel candle-holders, 12" tall
  • Kitschy pale blue ceramic cat figurine
  • Pair of small brass candle-holders, Victorian-style
  • SODA SYPHON retro red BOC, Made in England


****SOLD**** Beaded black wool cardigan, vintage, M/L: $20


Vintage 1950s ladies black beaded cardigan.
Delightfully soft vintage classic ladies cardigan in a super-soft angora & lambswool knit, with long sleeves, black beads around the collar and down the front. This is a very sweet vintage cardi, just the thing for staying stylish and keeping warm as the temperature drops, contrasts wonderfully with jeans, and is also a great dressy cover up.
Price: $20


****SOLD**** Silver plated salt & pepper shakers: $20

Silver plated salt & pepper shakers.
Foliate design. 5 1/4" high. 1 1/2" x 1 1/4" oval base.
Tarnished, but prettier that way :)
Price: $20

****SOLD!**** Dexter oxblood penny loafers for men, size 9M: $20

Label: Dexter
Size: 9M
Oxblood leather penny loafers, for an Ivy League sartorial wink or a McGill polymath gadabout. Great with crisp khakis and a varsity cardigan, jean jacket & thick knit scarf.
Price: $20



****SOLD*** Barila siren red dress, not for the faint of heart! $40

Label: Barila (stunning Montreal design by a stunning Montreal designer)
Size: tag says Medium, but I would say the bottom of the dress is 5/6 and the top is 7/8
Take the plunge with this deep-v front, keyhole back dress by Barila. Gorgeous paisley lining, amazing 3/4 length sleeves, and WOW-WOW-WOW the fit!!!
Price: $40


****SOLD**** "Adorable Junior" retro 80s winter coat, size 11/12: $30

The first fluffy flakes have fallen (and disappeared, thank goodness), but we all know that winter is peering round the corner. Face it in style with this dramatic 1980s mid-calf length off-white wool-blend coat by Montreal company Adorable Junior (aka Novelti). Fully lined (one small tear in one pocket lining) with a dramatic (and warm!) black collar.

Size: 11/12
Price: $30


****SOLD**** Westclox Big Ben wall clock: $18

Inspired by authentic 1925 Big Ben design metal casing
Small discolouration by the number 6, and a small piece from the center is loose, but can be easily fixed. Uses one AA battery.
Price: $18


****SOLD**** Vintage Chantal Thomass gold-embroidered silk-velvet skirt, XXS: $30

The label is Chantal Thomass, a famous high end French lingerie design house. She stopped making clothing in the 70s to focus on lingerie from what I understand.

It is above-the-knee in length, fully-lined, VERY VERY dark purple velvet with gorgeous gold embroidery.

I would say it was a size 0 by today's standards - super tiny. I'd have to have ribs removed in order to wear it, and it is too lovely to languish in the trove.

Rescue it, cherish it!
Price: $30


**** SOLD!**** Vintage kelly-green handbag: $15

POP of colour? Oh INDEED!
Sturdy vintage handbag with 3 compartments, a twist-snap close & a bamboo handle.
Label: Meyers, Made in U.S.A
Price: $15


****SOLD**** Vintage powder-pink angora cardigan, medium, with rosette buttons: $25

A chic Parisienne dreamed of cotton candy one night
et voila: a vintage French angora cardigan with teeny gold-toned rosette buttons!
Label: La Quenouille, Toulouse
Size: Medium
Price: $25


Oh those Indyish folk sure know how to make a fine Mess!

(In which she takes a quick break from her camera and the closet of goodies...)

Hey Montrealers! Free on Nov 6th? This Indyish talent extravaganza sounds like a FUN event!

(From their blog)

"In just under three weeks, we’ll be bringing you our Travel Mess! No, this doesn’t mean we’re going on the road and traveling around (even though that will happen one day!) But, we will bring travellers to you!

Featuring Music from:
* The Mittenstrings
* Peter Nevins
* Faye Blais
* Fm Hi Low
* Sappo & Gibbisito
* The Fundamentals

Taking the Stage with a portion of his hit one man show “Sahara Crossing” (Fringe Festival 2007, Centaur Theatre’s Wildside Festival 2009), Paul Van Dyck will bring you a taste of his travels from Africa!

After spending just under a year traveling abroad, Emmanuel Hessler and Katherine Macnaughton, bring you “India Discoveries” a short film about their travels to India.

Shot entirely on Super 8 Film, Nicolas Venne’s “Paris en Super 8″, gives you a beautiful shot film using the old to show you the present.

We’ll also be featuring paintings and drawings from Romanian artist Lucian Oprea!Everything is happening at Il Motore (179 Jean-Talon Ouest) at 8:30pm. $10 at the Door! We could always use volunteers! If you’re interested in helping out, just get in touch with Mess Producer Paul Aflalo,!"


****SOLD! Marc Jacobs navy blue silk mini-dress, M: $50

Label: Marc Jacobs
Size: tag says 4, but I wear a 6-8 or medium and it fits me
Navy silk mini dress with fuchsia & black print. Sweet ribbon ties at the shoulders.
I loved this dress, it was a gift I bought myself when I hit a milestone birthday - I hope an intrepid treasure trove explorer gives it a loving new home!
Price: $50


****SOLD**** Vintage 1960s mint-green cocktail dress with matching overcoat: $50

Be the belle of the holiday season!
Breathtaking handmade 1960s cocktail dress with matching overcoat. Wonderful beading around the neckline, and how sweet is the bow cinching the front?
Bust 36", waist 32, hip 36"
Hem just above knee, (22" from underbust, since it's an empire waist.)
The color neither leans toward yellow nor blue; it is simply green, albeit a very pale one.


****SOLD**** 4 abstract floral mugs, made in England: $10 for the set

This set of 4 mugs (c. 1960s - made in England) will add an earthy & artistic touch to your kitchen. The abstract floral detail is slightly raised, as well as outlined in greenish turquoise on a warm coffee-brown background.
Price for the set: $10


***SOLD*** Jacqueline Riu ivory lace top, Small: $20


So sweet! Ivory lace top with ruffles at the wrist & waist to hip. Pretties up a pair of comfy jeans, adds drama to a night-time outfit (think: lace peeking out from under a leather blazer). Such a feminine & flattering cut!

Label: Jacqueline Riu (French label)
Size: The tag says 2, however I wear a 7/8, and it fits perfectly except it is a little too small for me in the (a-hem) chest area.

Price: $20


****SOLD**** Dark indigo 80s open-toe 3" heels, 7.5 AA: $15

Label: Collection Europa
Size: 7.5 AA
Lovely vintage 3" heels, real leather, made in Italy.
Price: $15


*** SOLD *** Large Matt & Nat dark pink shoulder bag: $35

Label: Matt & Nat
Wardrobe starting to get the winter greys? The solution: raspberry roominess in the form of a large & stylish shoulder bag!
In very good condition, inside & out - all zippers functional. The handle is frayed in a few spots & there are a few small scratches on the surface - but otherwise excellent!
Price: $35


****SOLD****! 1920s Canadian Pacific oak office chair: $120

Oak Office Chair c. 1920
GORGEOUS antique office chair, with Canadian flair! Very solid & heavy, with the original wheels and tilting mechanism.
Label under chair reads: "Canadian Pacific 36-181 Chair #2"
Dimensions: 18" X 16.5" (seat) X 34" tall
Price: $120.00
(firm - chairs of similar vintage & without the label sell for over $350 in stores)
Delivery included on the island of Montreal.


****SOLD**** Ivory dress with metallic embroidery, Les Mains Folles, M/L: $10

Light as air, exotic, beautiful!
Ankle-length ivory dress by the designers of Les Mains Folles (now Ajna Creations), this pretty little thing glimmers with metallic embroidery.
Size: M/L
Price: $10


**** SOLD!! Shabby chic! Copper-tone flour/sugar/coffee/tea canisters: $20 for all 4

Such a pretty touch for your kitchen shelves, windowsill, or above your stove!
4 copper-toned canisters marked with cursive script on gold-tone plaques: Flour, Sugar, Coffee, Tea
Tallest one is 7.5" in height, shortest is 5" in height.
Price: $20 for all 4

****SOLD!**** Carousel Mini Gumball Machine: $20

This is an authentic Carousel brand gumball machine, which have been built the same since the 1920's when they were first introduced. This one is probably much newer, 1985 or so.

• Glass globe
• All metal base, lid, and coin mechanism
• Dimensions: 11"H x 6”W
• Weight: 6 lbs.

Price: $20 (retails on-line for $60 US)