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Showing posts from June, 2016

Stunning 1930s Hungarian Embroidered Peasant Tops

This amazing beauty wasn't in the shop long before it was snapped up by an actress to wear on her opening night. It's a 1930s aubergine/plum colour crepe jacket with glorious hand embroidery and little red early plastic buttons. Just incredibly beautiful.

Along with it, came this beautiful delicate 1930s sheer silk crepe Hungarian peasant blouse with smocked waist and the biggest embroidered front panel I have ever seen on one of these tops. It's a rockabilly or boho girl's dream blouse and will make anyone look and feel so pretty.

Such a work of art and is still available in the shop or online.

Vintage 30s Traditional Dirndl Costume

I've had some beautiful and interesting things come into the shop recently.  This is an original 30s Bavarian Dirndle dress with matching apron. The work in it is amazing, all the pleating, gathering, tucking etc all hand done on the prettiest of floral printed fabric.

 Fastens with hooks and eyes and has a removable white lace bodice piece that fits on with poppers.
 The colours are beautiful with a pale dusky blue and pale coral pink decorated with a white eidelweiss floral pattern.
Some of the gathering in the sleeve.

Vintage 70s Men's Shirts - Rockabilly Western and Pure 70s Disco.

Since binge-watching the TV show Vinyl I'm all out hooked on the 70s again, Studio 54 the works. So I've been prancing about in vintage jump suits, mega flares and my monster platform heels and floppy hats. Love it - now all we need is more sunshine for that Summer of Love reinvention.
In the meantime.... I got a stash of men's 70s shirts to add to the shop this week, once I've washed and pressed them. Here's a lillte taster of a few of them that came through the light colours wash. Darks are next.
Above is a 70s H Bar C longtail California Ranchwear, blue embroidered Western shirt with pearl snap buttons to fit 38" chest.
Above is a 70s Kennington Western shirt with patchwork quilted yolk, you couldn't get more 70s I don't think.
Above is a 70s Kennington Western shirt with embroidered flowers and braided trim.
Above is a polyester disco shirt featuring a fly fishing scene - I can just imagine the dance moves to go with this shirt. Haaaa.
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