Monday, November 30, 2009

We have a winner!!

I just pulled a name out of my vintage hat, and it was Jessica/Lola Vintage Clothing, the first person to sign up for my little give away. I'm giving her a ring (OK, an email) right now.

Thank you all for participating, and for your wonderful comments and suggestions!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Favorite vintage tools give away!

Continuing Customer Appreciation Month, I am giving away some of my favorite vintage tools:

First, Kevyn Aucoin's Making Faces, a beautiful, fun and brilliant book about doing makeup, including a section on creating vintage looks that is simply the best.

Then my very favorite cleaning product, Eucalan no rinse delicate wash, absolutely ideal for fine vintage sweaters...and the environment.

Next, a pair of Kleinert's dress shields in black with elastic bands so you can use them with any regular-sleeve garment. Kleinert's is a great old company (founded in 1869) still made in the US, and their dress shields are very good for saving your vintage wardrobe and saving on dry cleaning bills. I find dress shields tacked in vintage clothes now and then, and am always grateful for the good condition in which they've left the item!

Last of all, one of my favorite red lipsticks, British Red by L'Oreal. What says vintage better than bright red lips?

Now it's your turn: What are your fave vintage tips, tricks or tools?

Comment on this blog for a chance to win my favorites. I will draw a name on November 30.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Customer appreciation sale

Dear Customers,

From now through the end of November, if you have ever purchased from DENISEBRAIN before, take 10% off the price of any purchase from the DENISEBRAIN vintage web store.

Let me know you are a repeat customer and what item or items you are interested in, and I will invoice you with the discounted price. You can reach me through the web store by clicking on "contact."

Thank you so much! You are the best!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

I love seeing customer photos!

I must confess, your photos are making me giddy--I really can't get enough of them!

I love seeing vintage clothing being used in settings from the most elegant and formal...

Married in a suit by Howard Greer

A birthday celebration in long 40s gown the most casual

Hiking and biking in vintage plaid

I love that my customers' vintage clothing has been to see the world

Visiting the Roman Coliseum in a 1950s dress

Seeing Hamburg in a 1950s coat

Please, keep them coming! (Please send to

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Here's looking at you!

I'm showing off...

...some of my lovely customers! Please have a look at my November theme, objets d'art, to see a few of the very best. Aren't they fabulous in their vintage finds?

I'm very thankful for these customers and so many others around the world who are making what I do more fun and interesting than I'd ever dreamed it could be.

I'm so thankful in fact that I hereby declare November to be Customer Appreciation Month at Denise Brain Vintage. Watch my blog for giveaways, specials, and more thankfulness from me to you!