Recent acquisitions

May 19th, 2009 § 1 comment § permalink

Lilacs, motorcycles, ice cream trucks, black mulch, and yard sales – God I love spring.

Here are a few recent acquisitions:

Black iron lab andiron marked Liberty Fndry

Beautiful but mysterious metal tray (maybe a candy mold?)

Chartreuse and gold 50′s lamp (one of a pair) (needs a new shade!) and perfectly-sized Heywood Wakefield nightstand.

Vintage photo montage of little girl in various poses and outfits (I love montages!).

And about 15 30′s and 40′s cotton day dresses, a Battenburg lace 60′s mini-dress, a Palm Beach 50′s tuxedo, and a few other things. But more on that later.

Dork Star Vintage

April 23rd, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

I don’t know – just feeling a little dorky today.

But I’m also feeling kind of cool, because one of my Etsy items was featured in this Treasury.

But most of all, I’m feeling inspired. So here’s my own treasury, starting, and ending, with a two of the items I have up for sale right now. Okay, so it’s a small treasury! (Click on the pics to see the auction).


1930′s Satin Art Deco Fruit Print Gown

1970′s Paganne Trompe L’Oeil Maxi Dress

Another crazy day at NSV Corporate Headquarters

April 19th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

Thanks to Three Column Blogger I’ve adjusted my template so I can pack everything into 3 columns.

Apparently this type of setup, aka The Grid System is considered the best way to present lots of information, with a minimum of visual overload. In other words, the stylistic (and aesthetic) opposite of this site.

My web guy is using a similar setup (the three columns, not that other nightmare!) for my website. I can’t wait to see how it looks!

Sale – 25% off All Store Items

April 10th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

It’s the time of the year where vintage clothing takes a back seat to my vintage motorcycle.

Ann Margret rocks.

Click on the image to get to the sale.

roller queen

April 2nd, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

well, maybe someday.

my friend diane (check out her store!) talked me into trying out roller skating at the local roller rink.

i have not been roller skating since a rather traumatic experience at the age of 15 involving going out on the rink by myself during a pairs-skating song (i was really sensitive during my adolescence!).

there was still plenty of opportunity for humiliation – falling onto my thumb (and spraining it), shuffling like frankenstein past a bunch of cool high school kids, even negotiating the ladies room ON SKATES. but now i just found it funny instead of awkward.

i’ll probably go again, though i suspect it will be years before i’m able to do the “south portland bounce.”

A few more things that I like

March 26th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink


80′s Mr Zog’s Sex Wax Sweatshirt


My bike – now running! It started on the 2nd kick!


Vintage Dansk and Heller


My little Luna (short for lunatic)

Retro-Futurism

March 26th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

Is back!

Apparently I’m not the only one who loves this look.

Beware the Ties of March

March 18th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

I have about 50 ties going up for auction right now – culled from the de-acquisition of a Maine museum. Here are a few examples:

Yes, it’s St Patricks Day

March 17th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

and yes, I have been told I have the map of Ireland on my face. And I have red hair (with some help from my fabulous hairdresser, Justin), and I like the occasional beer, and I’ve been to Dublin and Cork, though I did NOT kiss the Blarney Stone.

But I enjoy March for other reasons

Market Publique

March 16th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

Could I resist a sexy new vintage clothing auction site? No.

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