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The 1950's Crinoline Petticoat ~ A Style To Remember!

The crinoline petticoat ~ a bouffant undergarment to support a skirt made of yards of fabric.  Through the centuries, the crinoline has had its revival periods.  One such, was the decade of the 1850's, when crinolines and hoops supported very full skirts.In 1947 Christian Dior reintroduced the crinoline in his "New Look" style, a style with very full skirts.  To achieve the  bo…

Adorably Sweet! A Pair Of "Minty" Children's 1920's Vintage Shoes!

Just have to share these absolutely adorable late 1920's or 1930's ankle strap button shoes. This pair of toddler shoes are unworn and probably from old store stock. A combination of leather in a caramel color - alligator-look, and a grey-white crinkle finish.  WOW!  It certainly give these shoes a high flying fashion statement.  An just for extra measure, a brown shoe button fast…

Vintage 1920 Flapper Paper Mache Half Doll Pin Cushion ~ From An Era Of Silent Movies

Her look is so enchanting that it captivates your attention. Oh, from a time period so long ago, this paper mache pin cushion doll dates from the 1920's. A perfect choice for a dresser or vanity top. Her eyes, "Clara Bow" lips and rosy checks are hand painted with a discerning expression. Her head is wrapped in a cloth turban accented with gold braid and paper embellishment at the center of fore…

For An Evening Affair ~ Vintage Edwardian Titanic Era Pink Ostrich Feather Boa Wrap

An outstanding ostrich feather boa from the Edwardian Titanic era to the 1920's. The gorgeous pink color can only be described as irresistible, sophisticated and definitely speaks of high society.   This stunning 85" long confection of feathers would have made a sensational entrance to a gala evening affair. When the feathers are extended on either side, it measures 12" wide.  Wow! &nb…

Old Is New Again ~ Decorating With Antique And Vintage Linens

Have you thought of adding antique & vintage linens to your home decorating style? You don't have to be a collector of antiques, to find a pretty little doily that would cozy up to that bed side table, to give just the right look. Or why not dazzle your dinner guests, setting your dining table, with a vintage tablecloth and napkin set. As a hostess, wear one of those pretty vintage aprons to…

Beautiful Undergarments Of The Flapper Years of The 1920's

The closing of the first decades of the 1900's saw undergarments, not only changing in style, but also in fabrics, as man made fibers appeared more widely.   Some of the most beautiful rayon silk lingerie, in yummy colors, were produced after World War l through the early 1940's, with the heyday between the 1920's and 1930's.  The above photo is of a chiffon brassiere from the 1920'…