Friday, June 18, 2010

Vintage Etsy Wedding Finds under $25.00

I feel like this blog is taking a turn towards a wedding blog, so I solemnly swear to cut back on the wedding stuff after the new camera comes. Lucky for all of you it should be waiting for me at the P.O. box today.

Mostly life around here has been the continued hustle and bustle of engagement announcements and venue searching. I think we may have settled on a date. We've definitely found our dream location for the reception. I don't want to give it away until we secure the location, but I will say restored art-deco ballroom.

So after looking at that venue and after looking at the vintage wedding gown photos I've got a vintage inspired wedding on the brain. I looked for a few 1940s dress patterns, but saw little point in purchasing any. It is after all very bad luck to sew your own wedding dress. Still out of curiosity I went through some of my vintage patterns to see if I already had any wedding gown patterns. I have a few, but they are very 80s and way over the top. I keep them mostly for the pure enjoyment of owning them, not because I plan to ever reconstruct them. In fact one of my patterns showed up over at Male Pattern Boldness' Ugliest Pattern Contest. She lost to a much uglier and much more deserving ensemble.

Anyone want to wear this to your special event? Yikes. The 1980s were a bit of scary time for fashion, but they certainly had their own style. It's hard to look at an 80s dress and not know exactly what decade it came from.

After the pattern search I went on to search for some wedding accessories. Here's a few wedding themed vintage accessories that you can add to your vintage wardrobe. All for under $25.00 of course.

Beautiful Sheer 1950s Ladies Tea Gloves with lace cuff. Wow! If one of you doesn't snap these up I will. They're going for $8.00!

1960's Proxy Floral Pumps. Love love love! Waaaaaaay cute, and a great deal at $13.00. Very tempting for my own big day, but I think I should find the dress before I start picking up the matching accessories.

Gorgous Rhinestone Orchid Blossom Earrings. So cute. I just love these, but I have pierced ears so clip ons are not very comfortable for me to wear.

1980s Glass Pearl and Rhinestone necklace. I'm so in love with this. Sure it's a bit tacky 80s, but it's fun and very kitschy. It's selling for $17.00.

Great pair of 1940s Leather strap peep-toe pumps. Sure wish I was still looking for vintage white shoes to go with my Ruby short outfit. They're currently selling for $20.00, a great price for a pair of vintage shoes.

And to top it all off a Lovely White 1960s Hat with Bows. This is going for $7.99 which is an excellent deal for a hat. Someone better snatch this baby up. I'm trying so hard to resist from buying this. It does need a good dry cleaning and reshaping though, so take that into account if you're thinking of taking this baby home.

Have a good weekend! See you on Monday!

7 comments:

Persuaded said...

OK... can't believe I'm admitting this in public, but that 1980's wedding dress pattern? I had a bridesmaid dress that was almost identical to the shorter floral one, except mine was a bright blue satin... and here's the humiliating part: I loved it! I thought it was so elegant, plus it went perfectly with my Lady Di hairstyle.

Oh yazz... I was quite the trendsetter in my day. Mmhmm.

Sarah said...

I'm delighted that you are blogging about your wedding. I'm sure all of your readers are more than happy to have it be a 'wedding blog' here for the next while. Live it up! I want to see wedding posts!

The gloves, first pair of shoes, and orchid earrings are divine! I can totally see you wearing those! Beautiful!

Oh, my, that is one UGLY pattern. I think I'm still traumatized by the horrible things I wore in the 80s. ;)

Lily said...

Those gloves are SPECTACULAR! You MUST get them! And I loooove those earrings.

Sarsaparilla said...

Nancy,
First - thanks for your wonderful blog! I just discovered it this morning...

...and Congratulations on your engagement! I'm excited for you, and I agree with Sarah - don't hesitate to blog about your wedding plans. Vintage inspired weddings are so much fun.

You mentioned in your last post that the blogging world is in wedding mode right now. I'm one of those wedding-crazy bloggers. You might want to take a quick peek at my recent vintage weddings post.

Best Wishes to you,
S

Nancy said...

Persuaded: I'm sure you look fabulous in the 1980s in that 1980s dress! And to tell you the truth, I don't think that dress would look so horrid in a pretty blue.

Sarah: Glad you're liking my wedding posts! It's hard to have anything other than wedding things on my mind lately. I can't really say much about my fashion in the 1980s. For a good portion of the 1980s I was sporting a "Born in the USA" bib.

Lily: I do love them, but I need to pick my dress first! Plus I'm really hoping one of my readers will grab them up and cherish them.

Sarsaparilla: Welcome to my blog! I'm so glad you like it! I'll definitely be checking out your blog and taking a peak at your wedding post.

Eleanor said...

You know we would all love to see your wedding come together! I, personally, am loving it so far. When Josh and I got married we didn't have a weeding, so I'm living vicariously through you! :)

lsaspacey said...

Wow, I have never heard it was bad luck to make your own wedding dress. Try not to pass that around the blogs because I know a lot of home sewers on my blog list who have already done it! :)

In my opinion it should be considered good luck, as you are willing to put in that much work on a small part of your wedding so wouldn't it be a good sign towards the amount of work you would be willing to put into the actual marriage?