Weekend Loves

We hope you’re all having a nice, relaxing Sunday!

Over the weekend we often list a few vintage pieces in our shop that don’t really fit into whatever theme we might be planning at the time. If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter, you’ll still get a heads up that there is something new to check out, but we rarely bother with them on the blog. This weekend, however, we’ve listed two pieces that we really wanted to keep for ourselves! We love them so much that we thought they deserved a little extra attention…

Leona // 1960's Black Enamel Lion Pin with Rhinestones

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Edwardian Era Fashion

Good morning! Did you have a good weekend? Score any estate sale finds perhaps?!

Just one-half of Lise + Katina here today, “Lise” if you will. As you might have noticed from our About page, the history and personal stories behind the vintage pieces that we stock are what drives me.  Whenever possible I like to know who owned our vintage loves and what significance they had to that person – but even if I don’t have a link to the original owner, I often do quite a bit of research about the era in which the piece was made. History shapes fashion more than we may sometimes realize, and there are plenty of stories to explain the reasoning behind dress cuts, popular colors, materials used, and so on. Fashion history is definitely something I can geek out over for hours at a time! :)

Take this brooch, for example. (Click the picture to view it in our shop, with more photos)

Edwardian Antique Snowflake Brooch

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New Friends

It’s Friday, and we have doubled up on the items we’re listing today before we run away for the weekend!

Today we’re featuring brooches with an animal theme.

First is a truly unique gold-tone brooch shaped like a two-headed eagle. This piece is as mysterious as it looks – we haven’t been able to find anything quite like it!

Then we have a pair of mice – a set of scatter pins from the 1950’s. Often pins like these would have been set with faux pearl cabochons, but ours have lovely foil backed stones that shimmer from purple to green to blue and give an effect like dichrotic art glass.

We hope you’re as charmed by the character of these pieces as we are!

-Lise + Katina

Fleur

Another new piece added to the shop this morning – the tiniest little bar pin with three simple flowers.

The littlest details in an outfit can say a lot, and this is just the perfect pin to add interest without overpowering the rest of your look. A bigger statement could also be made by grouping this little brooch with clusters of tiny scatter pins for an effect that is truly one-of-a-kind.

Enjoy!

-Lise + Katina