Tuesday, July 31, 2012

three owls | Luke Razza

I fatefully came across this Luke (or Luca) Razza piece last week and decided it was high time to offer up the owls I've accumulated in the Allen Co. jewelry case. Luke Razza (1960s-1970s) is known for his large scale whimsical pieces which are highly collectible; his work is mostly figural and often depicts animal and astrological themes. There are some really stunning Razza pieces on Etsy right now; here are my favorites 1  2  3 

                     1970s rhinestone eye owl necklace       1970s Luca Razza Bashful owl necklace      1970s perched metal owl necklace
These oversized owl necklaces (including the Razza piece, of course) arrive to the shop on Monday, August 6th!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Eleanor Middleton

I've had this dress for over two years now, and it was just today (while packaging it for shipment) that I noticed this tiny label on the inside snap placket. This secret - to me - little tag is only a 1/4" thick and now I'm kind of sad to see it go. 

Saturday, July 28, 2012


            1970s plaid wool midi skirt                                   1980s simple pink wrap dress SOLD                         1980s 100% linen slouchy trousers

Whenever I'm out thrifting I pick up as many of these woven leather belts as I can find as they are supremely versatile and can fit most waists. These pre-belted pieces arrive in the shop on Monday, July 30th! Shop here.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


1960s oversized rhubarb glass bead necklace

A total statement piece; arriving Monday, July 30th in the shop!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


1950s pale yellow scalloped silk party dress
I love this color - jasmine/pale gold/maize/butter - whatever you want to call it. I adore it. This dress is part of the next vintage collection and arrives in the shop on Monday, July 30th!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

this week's collection | a preview

This week's vintage collection arriving in the shop tomorrow at 7 AM! Shop here

Saturday, July 21, 2012

one of each | must have neutrals | a separates preview

1. vintage Christian Dior 100% cream linen blazer 2. vintage gray silk & angora summer sweater SOLD 3. vintage cream angora & lambswool peplum sweater 4. vintage super high waist cotton parachute trousers 5. vintage Max Mara 100% linen blouse SOLD 6. vintage gray wool ribbonwork sweater Sold!

Must have neutrals that work year round: textured sweaters, crisp linen, high waist trousers and a boxy designer jacket. Included in this mini-collection are linen, silk, cotton & wool; a "superfecta" (in my mind) of vintage textiles, all in toned down mediums that will work with all of the pieces you already have in your closet. Arriving the shop on Monday, July 23rd!

Friday, July 20, 2012

sterling | a jewelry preview

Been carrying some serious luck at local thrifts & antique stores the past few weeks; I've been finding spectacular jewelry. All these pieces, mostly sterling, are arriving to the shop on Monday, July 23rd and will be available for purchase.

On a more industrious note, I've been playing around with my old marble slab for jewelry and shoe stock photographs for the shop. I really, really love the wood, but the marble is swiftly chipping away  my nearsightedness of rustic background love. What do you think?

Thursday, July 19, 2012


       vintage open back dress              vintage Diane Freis georgette set            vintage b&w organza gown       vintage vertical stripe pants SOLD
This mini-installment, if you will, of next week's vintage collection features four conspicuous pieces in contrasting black & white. Arriving Monday, July 23rd in the store!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

metallics | shoe preview

Four pairs of metallics arriving on Monday, July 23rd: vintage Maud Frizon gold metallic flats, size 6 ($125); vintage Anne Klein gold glitter jelly espadrilles, size 7 ($52); vintage Maud Frizon pewter metallic flats, size 6 ($125) SOLD ; vintage bronze leather loafers, size 7½ ($19)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Diane Freis | dramatic geometrics

vintage Diane Freis dramatic geometric georgette sweater & skirt set

Did you know that Diane Freis designs were produced in limited editions? In fact, no more than ten of each design were produced and distributed worldwide! This bold (yet for Freis, semi-toned-down) skirt set will be available in the shop as part of the Monday, July 23rd collection.

Monday, July 16, 2012

NJ estate sale | what I bought! (round II)

1. vintage French hand painted Limoges porcelain espresso cup 2. Italian 100% cotton striped throw 3. stock of 90's fashion magazines 4. a massive Coté Bastide french100% linen sun umbrella

This estate sale was so packed, we opened the house up for a second weekend. Naturally, I shopped .. again. I also picked up some great designer vintage clothing for the store (some of which became available today! 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 )

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

lucite & bakelite

1940s orange bakelite bow barrette                                                    1940s marbled orange lucite earrings SOLD!

Two fabulous orange pieces arriving to the store as part of the Monday (7/16) vintage collection!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

accessories preview (oh, and some denim)

1. vintage italian petite leather croc bag 2. 1930s filigree medallion brooch 3. vintage black Levi's cut off shorts (small/medium) 4. vintage ribbon tie oxford heels, size 8½ 5. 1950s black glass sphere earrings 6. vintage gold lace military flats, size 7½. - available Monday, July 9th!

Monday, July 2, 2012

NJ estate sale | what I bought!

How can you work estate sales and not shop for yourself? For me: 1. French linen dishtowels 2. set of six ceramic spice bowls 3. copper mixing bowl 4. two 1000 ml of L'Occitane Eau Verbena linen spray bottles 5. Canary chrome pinking shears 6. metal Wizard tape measure 7. glass measuring cup 8. shallow copper paella pan 9. ceramic citrus juicer 10. small white Le Creuset pot.