Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Three little flowers

I have a little collection going of 30's and 40s rings. Some are costume, others are real. 

Recently, I began an obsession within the obsession and started looking for these three little flowers. I wonder if they have a significance? Found on the bands of the two rings above { the purple one is from Jean JeanVintage} and again on the pendant I got from a local antique mall.

I now have my eyes out for more and just found one on e-bay last night listed as a mourning ring.
We'll see.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Shop update- Accessories

These accessories and more in the shop. The last two will be loaded after a very late lunch. Most make great gifts with no size required. Happy shopping!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Texas Fashion Collection

At a glance. Truly. One of the largest collections I have ever seen. Held in a small climate and temperature controlled warehouse. Beware! photo heavy post!

Above : Heavily beaded Victorian Blouse and a Burgundy Silk 20s dress

 Mutton Sleeve blouse, this thing had some heavy infrastructure ladies!

 Red Embroidery 2 piece Tea Ensemble

 1930s goodness by the row...

 Beautiful details that you must really see up close

 Lots of designer fashion beginning in the late 40s and early 50s
Below are the colorful dresses from James Galanos and a lace and leather piece from Oscar ( I think?).

A literal library of designers the likes of Gucci, Channel, Schiaparelli, Lanvin and others are alphabetized for your enjoyment.

 Rows of Pucci in the rafters!


 Oh, the shoes!

 A red Collection going out for display soon and a Nancy Reagan dress you might recognize.
(tiny lady)

 My Favorite dress above is the beaded Balanciaga with sea-foam underskirt. It was supposed to be in storage box already (just got back from a gallery in NYC) but the staff likes it so much they still have it out! Yeah : )

An impressive afternoon to say the least. I promise to make an appointment for anyone of you who come my way. If you have any general questions about the collection, I think I might have memorized every word from the tour. : )

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

No Carnations home

New updates happening in the Home shop this week! It has been forever, so it feels good to get going again! All above items are now listed.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Day of the Dead

 My little town put on quite the festival this last weekend. Cirque de Horror Show, 18 piece orchestra (all skeletons), Salsa contest, Sugar Skull cookies and more.
So many people dressed up! I was pleased to see all of the dead and Lydia and Beetle-juice even turned out!