vintage clothing and fashion, for men and women - if it's old, interesting, quirky or just plain curious then I will probably think it's fabulous.
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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.
I've had this vintage Christmas bauble for as long as I can remember, but never knew where it came from. I think I might have sussed it out today though as this morning I saw a strand on vintage Kugel Christmas baubles on This Morning TV and then later on I saw one of these vintage German Krampus cards on the web. The ones shown below are sourced from an informative site Krampus.com. So a vague memory of the story began to come into consciousness, as I lived in Germany when I was a child, so I must have picked up the decoration then, along with the other Kugel ornaments I have.
The Krampus travels along on as the dark companion or anti-matter to St Nikolaus on the 6th December to challenge and take away the naughty children, much like the Child Catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. He also reminds me of the Devil, the Capricorn card in the Tarot with his hairy good looks and chains that bind the sorry souls to earth with their illusionary materialism, which is appropriate for C…
Christmas window thus far, it's steaming up already in here and blew this side lights in the same day as putting them up. So there's a bit of heath robinson on the light department - but besides the lighting malfunction we have delicious vintage gowns and treasures for you, to get you feeling all glitzy and glam.
Open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays - come and get yourself kitted out for the party season in one-of-a-kind vintage fashion. I have all sizes too, so don't say nothing will fit you, I bet it will.
Massive congratulations to Dawn, on the right hand side, for blimmin' going and winning the Miss Vintage at the Twinwood Festival 2017, doesn't she look stunning. And guess what - she is wearing an original 1930s crepe floral gown with matching bolero she bought from Top Notch Vintage too. That's gotta be the best outcome for one of our gowns this year.