Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Wedding Bells?

Hi everyone, This week I acquired a beautiful Saratoga Wedding Dress that has been in a dry cleaning box since her wedding day in 1983! It is gorgeous, off white and inlaid with applique's, pearls and sequins. Has a long train and a beautiful bejewelled veil. Now I need a model for this size 8 as well as the Bob Mackie Gown (size 6-8), previously posted. I guess I am going to have to start hunting around for a mannequin...but these dresses certainly deserve a live model...just like the others I posted recently. MyAtticsCharms
I have actually posted to my store these other great items; an adorable Country cow shelf, hand painted and can stand alone or hung on a wall...Some wanna be Hummel figurines...but still very adorable. A collection of them (9, less than $4.50 each) and a few stand-alone's...one is a Li'l Luvkins. Also some beautiful vintage cloth napkns that are off white with pink border and a sprig of cranberries in the corners. Sounds pretty unique don't they? They are pictured above. For those of you who like antique books, I have added one of the several antique books I have (more to be posted later). It is a textbook from 1937 called "Through the Years How and Why Science". Done in the classic "Dick and Jane" look and feel...but different names.... it is a joy to peruse and remember! I have posted some silver plate utensils: Oneida Tudor. And finally, something a little different, an adorable unfinished felt doll or teddy bear project....you have to see it to understand. But it is hand embroidered and ready to be finished!
I will be working on posting some wonderful BCBG, Walter Steiger, ankle boots and heels and some long sleeve gloves, vintage hats, and a Gucci wallet...and some adorable little girl too too's!
I would love to hear from any of you ...Remember I am looking for things that you are interested in so that I can keep an eye out for them too!
Wedding Bells this year? Lets talk about the wedding dress...remember, alterations are standard practice in wedding dresses.
Till next time...M.A.C. (MyAtticsCharms) See all my great items here: My Attic's Charms OPEN LINK!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

4 Fabulous new dresses Posted to https://myatticscharms.cartfly.com/myatticscharms

Well I got some great new pieces that I want to let you know that I posted. go to My Attic's Charms OPEN LINK! and check them out. A Norma Kamali skirt OPEN LINK!... a ballroom gown by Silkworm and a beautiful hand made summer dress! I also have added them to the slideshow on the right. There are other new items though not on the slide show.
Also I've been on the prowel for a model for the Mackie gown, and I think I have found one we are to meet Monday night so I have my fingers crossed.
Also I found this other great blogger that is passionate about not only collecting but actually grabbing a shovel and going on expeditions and finding relic beauties (with others!) in dumps and other places and has a site called Dumpdiggers. Check him out at
http://dumpdiggers.blogspot.com/ . Some very informative articles about vintage jewelry, and getting stains out of wood furniture to collecting antique maps and DIGGING up Spode bone china!. He has added a comment here too in response to my contacting him. His name is Robert Camppbell in Canada.
Well that's it for now. Hope you all have a lovely Mothers Day. I sent my Mother a beautiful Mermaid Cameo pin made by Deborah Merchant, Retail Therapy Check her great jewelry store out too...she is one of my favored links on the right!