****SOLD**** Label: Buffalo Size: S Zebra tank, so much fun to play with the bold graphic print! Pair it with a demure skirt for an unexpected mismatch, or use it to give your fave cut-offs a wild new spin. Price: $10
****SOLD**** Label: MARC by Marc Jacobs Size: 6 100% silk beauty of a dress with scoop neck and accordion pleating detail at the shoulder (2 layers of pleats!) and the hem. Wide pleats at the high waist wink cheekily at a cummerbund design, while drawing attention to your waist. I adore the tone-on-tone navy silk and the way the hemline dips down in the front. Price: $80 (retailed for over $280)
****SOLD**** Label: unknown Size: M/L (I'd say 8-12) This is SUCH a flattering fit! No zips or buttons, just shimmy into it, adjust the ruching over your waist and hips, slide on some schnazz heels and you are ready for an elegant outing indeed! The dress dips into a vee at the bodice, and the back. The cool cyan/sage base has a shimmering gold lace over layer. Price: $15
Yesterday's jewelry workshop was a success! While turnout was lower than expected, a grand time was had by all as Tara presented a dizzying selection of beads (Austrian crystal! Vintage glass! Semi-precious stones!) and then dove into the earring lesson. There was plenty of tea (we were introduced to the benefits of sweetfern tea), Turkish delight, pastries, and a whole lot of good girl talk & crafty energy.
Photos of the unique creations can be seen below!
Next workshop should take place in June - stay tuned!
Twas a busy day in the Trove! Lemonade and newly installed a/c kept things cool, and many items have gone to appreciative new homes! Most of these never made it to the blog, and include:
Vivienne Tam navy top with off-white embroidery
pale green suede Aquascutum obi belt
vintage 70s gold-tone lariat necklace
silk Lux top with prancing pony print
Gianni Versace denim mini
vintage 80s polka dot & stripe prom dress, off the shoulder and crazy with crinoline
rust orange vintage 70s leather racer jacket
caramel suede fringed ankle booties
collapsible wire egg basket, 1920s
depression glass footed candy bowl
many colourful leather 80s belts
camel Viktor + Rolk lightweight knit top
vintage castle clock, with twirling carousel!
Thanks to the sweet trovers who brought goodies - I can never say no to dark chocolate! And I am REALLY looking forward to tomorrow's jewelry workshop. I picked up some rosewater & pistachio Turkish Delight to keep the crafty energy flowing, and will have to dash out to pick up some berries and such tomorrow morning before the ladies arrive. Stay tuned for photos of the gals and their creations!
****SOLD**** I think there was a 10 month blip between 1989 & 1990 when this polka dot & floral pattern seemed to be everywhere! This is a sweet halter dress with three straps in the back. The black rosette buttons & coral hibiscus floral pattern make for an unusual colour combo. Great for an afternoon wedding (in a garden, perhaps?). Size: XS Price: $15
****SOLD**** As a short & curvy gal, I am ALL ABOUT this season's celebration of the waistline! Especially since that means that belts have come to the fashion forefront in a big way. Howsabout this little suede number for a knockout combo of 80s bright colour, gold-tone star power, and a wink at Jem & the Holograms? Size: S Price: $10
****SOLD**** The Kahla Porcelain Factory produced beautiful porcelain items in Eastern Germany between 1957 and 1964. The simple & elegant design of this vintage sugar & creamer set has stood the test of time and passed with flying colours! (Or, lack of colour, in this case.) Price: $20 for the set
****SOLD**** 1970s orange enamel saucepan, made in Japan for Levcoware. Trimmed with bold red & brown flowers. In very good vintage condition, 5.5" diameter, and 5" high. The wooden handle is a treat! Enameled interior has one or two tiny scratches, but is still usable. Price: $10
****SOLD***** Label: BCBG (tags were removed) Size: 6 (feels a little roomy in the waist - could fit an 8) Never worn! 100% silk dress, fully lined, perfect for a spring or summer wedding. You'll bring a ray of golden sunshine to the dance floor in this beauty! Price: $40 * reduced from $50! * (retailed for over $250)
****SOLD**** Perfectly mismatched ceramic pieces from the 70s, standing between 4 1/2 & 5" in height. The melted glaze on the small pitcher or vase looks just like chocolate! The striped piece would make a handy paintbrush, make-up brush, or small utensil holder. Price: $10 for the pair
****SOLD**** Such a darling scene! Don't you love her sundress? And their sweetly downcast eyes! Lightweight corkboard panel, 15" x 6," still in original wrapping. Idea: since this is made of cork, you could easily turn it into a jewelry display by using push pins as holders! Price: $5
Stumbled over this site the other day and have dedicated a rather unhealthy amount of time diving into the photos and feeling my neurons snap and fire away as they create excited new connections in the part of my grey matter called "Inspired by Interiors!"
From the site:
"Todd Selby is a portrait, interiors, and fashion photographer and illustrator. His project The Selby offers an insider’s view of creative individuals in their personal spaces with an artist's eye for detail. "
Warning: once you go in...you may lose an hour or so!
****SOLD**** I can't praise summer dresses enough. I wish I had dozens of 'em. Nay! Twenties or thirties or some other multiplication of 'em! This one is a very pretty example. Rich red (with a pink tinge) and a neat beige wagonwheel allover print. Made by Nanso of Finland. The material is a comfy blend of cotton and modal (beechwood cellulose). Size: 8-10 (shown belted - belt not included) Price: $15
****SOLD**** This camera found me during my first solo trip to NYC - which was the April after 9/11. I have many fond memories of that trip, although walking through the malodorous subways, which were filled with armed guards, is not one of them. There was a crazy flea market on the street, somewhere near St Mark's Place, I think, and this beauty was waiting in a laundry basket, under a pile of magazines. It has graced 3 of my apartments with its presence - and yet every time I try to close it, there's a 5 min period of "how do I DO this again?" $15 and it's yours!
****SOLD**** The mugs and the little animal (jackal?) figurine came into my possession 3 years apart, and I love how perfectly they match! I hope they find an appreciative new kitchen shelf to grace. Price: $10
****SOLD**** I remember begging my mom for two pairs of shoes when I was a kidlet. I wanted a pair of silver sneakers, and a pair of red jellies! I got the silver sneakers and proceeded to wear them til the silver peeled off in stretchy strips. The jellies didn't happen then, and if these were my size, you can betcha I'd keep 'em! Alas, they're a size 9, and the pretty crayon yellow and blue colours will not grace my tender tootsies any time soon. Fun with playful silhouettes: puffy skirts or high-waisted shorts, and perhaps a jaunty bow nestled into your hair! Price: $20 for both pairs