Saturday, December 31, 2011

My best vintage 2011

As always, I am rounding up my favorite vintage listed in the past year, and here they are. A small group of these are still for sale, but even if your favorites are sold, please remember that there is more to a matter of fact I believe the best is yet to come! 

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I was very pleased to find Lilli Ann labels in vintage clothing, 40s-60s

I love vintage party dresses in black

...and in color

When Elizabeth Taylor died in March, I focused on clothing to compliment her beautiful violet eyes

In April I had the great pleasure of meeting Alfred Shaheen's daughter, Camille Shaheen-Tunberg and her husband the artist and sculptor Bill Tunberg, the occasion being a Shaheen exhibit at Washington State University

I'm always ecstatic to find a Shaheen (below left), and there is a wonderful world of vintage Hawaiiana beyond

In April the Royal Wedding made me excited about vintage wedding possibilities

I'm always giddy about vintage polka dots from all eras

I'm also crazy about vintage hats with great character

Then there are the bags of character

In June and July I explored late 30s clothing in my blog, and I was fortunate to find a number of 30s items to sell

I am a perpetual fan of great suits, whether with fine labels (Don Loper, Irene, Kimberly)

...or unlabeled but with distinctive style

If you know me, you know that I appreciate a conversation-starting print

I continue to love the photos from my buyers of themselves in their purchases (let me know if you have one, and I will add your photo to my gallery on Facebook!)

I've always got something chic and black for your vintage cocktail hour

And outerwear? I've got you covered!

In March this 40s cherry tree-print dress helped raise money for Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund - a GlobalGiving Project, the Art Deco bracelet for Save the Manatee Club in June

In August, this beaded Don Loper jacket helped raise funds for World Food Program USA for famine relief in the horn of Africa; the hand-embroidered Mexican skirt is part of my effort to help Conservation Northwest this month. 

All in all, I've been able to donate over $1500 this year. Without a doubt, if it weren't for my faithful buyers, I wouldn't be able to do what I do.

Thank you and blessings to you all. I look forward to seeing you in 2012!

P.S. Ten of these items are still for sale...please check my stores at


stuckinazoo said...

Wow, you found an abundance of great items this year! I love the vintage party dresses, so chic!

osovictoria said...

What a great year! It is awesome that you were able to raise so much money for those projects, a wonderful thing! Have a fantastic New Year and a fortuitous year of the dragon!

denisebrain said...

New party dresses don't have ANYTHING on vintage party dresses!

Thank you both, and a wonderful 2012 to you!

That70sShoppe said...

You find some of the best things!

Valerie Boersma said...

Maggie-I LOVE my coat! Best wishes for all things wonderful in 2012:)

denisebrain said...

Thank you Natalie, I feel very fortunate!

I'm so glad you love your coat that you in it in your blog photo?

Valerie Boersma said...

It is! :) And I've used it stunningly in some of my listing photos too. Great coat!

T. Eliza said...

So many amazing items! I particularly loved the art deco bracelet, the tilt hat, and that blue dress at the end! ^_^