Friday, October 20, 2006

Good Mommy

I have been almost AWOL from my computer, except to check email and deal with sales for the last week.

The Boy had to have World Of Warcraft again after watching the South Park episode.
That was fine with me, lots of reading and such involved, he gets to kill mutant zebras thus working out all of his teenage angst and rage.
The wrinkle in the plan is that MY computer is the only one that will play the damn game.


So there has been lots 'o getting and fetching and "yes mom"s going on around here to keep me happy and allowing access to WOW.
How good of a mommy am I?

All of this means that I neglected to show what I got last weekend on my vintage hunt:
Men's Rockabilly Wool Jacket
20 Life Magazines from the war years
Cool aqua, deco water jug for the fridge

In the meantime I also have picked up a 70's green plush faux fur pea coat, a vintage Pendleton Men's robe, some great stilettos from the 50's and more fabrics.

Alas I have no pictures.
I am also catching up and will be adding Posh Girl Vintage and Dorthea's Closet on my vintage blog roll.

In the meantime that beauty above is part of, what will hence forth be known as The Zaftig Goddess once-a-month lingerie auctions.
It is gorgeous.
30's bias cut gown of the softest silk charmuse with silk crepe ruffles and lace.
Best part? That robe!!
Also listed a 20's peach silk slip or gown and some other pretty unmentionables.
Check out my auctions here.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Saturday At The Sales

Well it was a great day, in the 70's and I found some really wonderful vintage stuff
to list and, well, to keep.

I got tons of 70's fabric.
Yards of vintage purple velveteen.
A few yards of atomic print barkcloth, looks like little martini glasses in front of a TV.
A vintage cape with fake faux leopard needs some new buttons.
The BEST, bestbestbestbest thing I got was this vintage straw and Lucite purse.

It is almost like the purse a few posts down
that is on my watch list, almost, but this one is mine.
All mine.
I will carry it all winter and thumb my nose at
the fashionistas who scoff at my
after Labor Day use of straw.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

On My Watch List

This 30's gown from, Lucitebox on ebay, may just be one of the most luscious, beautiful things I have ever seen.
Besides the color, I do have a thing for emerald green, the lace treatment is just to die for. I love the way it is inset on the sleeve ends, there is a burn out velvet look to it.

Pre Raphaelite is what comes to mind.

From the listing:
I was so smitten with it, I couldn't stop shooting pictures. There's a lovely draped, cowl-like neckline that has an asymmetrical closure. The sleeves are outstanding. They're bell sleeves in velvet trimmed in ornately detailed lace. (There's even lace inset into the velvet.) There are two seams below the waist and a long velvet cord belt--and it just keeps getting better. The bias cut skirt trails down to form a long, glamazon train. (That's got a loop on it so that you can sashay around--martini in one hand, train in the other.)

Glamazon train with a loop!! How can you resist.
You can bid on this lovely piece of history here.

ETA: Erin over on Dress A Day came up with the perfect way to describe this dress...Lady of Shalott.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

On My Watch List

Yes I know summer is over. I am aware that in some parts of the country it may even be a bit chilly now. Here in the bible belt though, darlin' it was 90 degrees.
In honor of the summer that won't fucking end I give you
this super hot 50's dress from Liberty House of Hawaii.

I love everything about it; the asian inspired print, the grat strape treatment and, of course, that super sexy bust.
You can find this lovely on eBay from Hazel's on Park Avenue.