vintage = awesome

May 6, 2009


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Although I prefer WordPress, I can’t keep up with both Eblogger and a WordPress blog.  So I’m moving.


April 23, 2009

Vintage Costume Jewelry

Vintage Costume Jewelry, originally uploaded by lexose.

This brooch’s propeller spins.  Neat eh?  About 1 inch in diameter its definitely a conversation starter.

Gold Leaves with red and irridecent gemstone bracelet Clasped

Gold Leaves with red and irridecent gemstone bracelet Clasped, originally uploaded by lexose.

A very pretty bracelet.  I love the alternating stones.  Plenty of sparkle!  Made by Lisner.  Get it HERE

Vintage Costume Jewelry

Vintage Costume Jewelry, originally uploaded by lexose.

Gorgeous silver tone necklace adjustable length, mint condition.  Get it HERE

April 20, 2009

Vintage Faerie Slip

100_3145, originally uploaded by lexose.

Size 46, this manufacturer really goes all out when it comes to beautiful full figured slips.

Features chiffon with embroidery and fantastic quality.  I love this slip!

Soon to be offered in my etsy shop.

April 18, 2009


I just put up many many many items.  Olga, henson kickernick, helen of troy, movie star, vanity fair, just to name a few brands.  Tons of nightgowns, and a few 1/2 slips, several full slips and a camisole or two.

Please check it out, some of the stuff I put up is really cheap.  I’m in financial dire straits so…I’m selling at 1/3rd the prices elsewhere.

April 17, 2009

Blue Lace w silver dress – overview

Blue Lace w silver dress – overview, originally uploaded by lexose.

this was just dry cleaned and prepared for my etsy shop. its a beautiful shift dress, 3/4 sleeves, it reaches to mid calf, multiple darts and the back has the greatest buttons ever!

April 15, 2009

Vintage Clothing Condition Guide

Filed under: Uncategorized — by lexismonkey @ 2:17 am

I thought that it would be a good idea to clarify what I mean when I define something as “Mint” “near mint”…you know….

Mint: Somebody bought this and left it in the back of their closet with the tags on it till 30+ years later, and I acquired it. Mint means no stains, no color fade, no yellowing, no holes/rips/tears!
Near Mint: Near mint means no stains holes rips or tears, but has been worn once or twice, or I am not positive that the item hasn’t been worn.
Excellent: I use “Excellent” when I cannot find any stains or flaws but the garment has been worn several times, gently. The wear shows a very little bit.
Very Good: Garment might have been worn frequently, but it is in wearable condition without any major or noticeable flaws that will show while wearing the garment.
Fair: There are some noticeable flaws with the item, ie: snags, faint stains, but its still wearable and useful.
Cutter: mostly wearable as it is, but the flaws are numerous however the fabric/buttons/trims are usable for other projects, ie: quilting, ‘upcycling’, disassemble for reconstruction purposes.

I STATE ALL FLAWS THAT I CAN IDENTIFY IN A GARMENT, I am however, only human and occasionally I could miss something. If I miss something just contact me and I’ll do what I can to make it right.

April 13, 2009

3 Gowns



Check out a bigger version!  I absolutely ADORE these three gowns, they look
so awesome next to each other don’t they?  They are really light and perfect for
warmer weather, and that’s what I’m totally looking forward too. 

The Light blue one to the left is from "Helen of Troy" it has gorgeous lace
on the bodice and bottom hem.  The satin bow is adorable detail.  Be unwrapped
like a present *wink*

The Pale Green middle one with the smocking is from "Movie Star".  This is
one of my favorite lingerie companies, I have a to-die-for slip made by them and
if I didn’t look horrible in this style and color, I would definitely keep this
gown.  There is so much chiffon and the smocking is very flattering.  All the
lace is lined with sheer chiffon so it’s not itchy.  (yay!) Oh, AND it’s in near
mint condition!

The Pink one on the right with the cute cap sleeves and butterflies is from
"Blue Swan".  The butterflies are so dainty, a perfect touch on this ultra
feminine and sweet gown.  The capped sleeves are edged in rolled nylon and the
whole bodice is lace with chiffon lining.  It does have some small snags on the
right front side of the chiffon, but its not noticeable at all.

I’m selling these on ETSY as soon as I take some measurements.  Please check out
my shop if you are interested. 


Coming soon to my Etsy are these three beautiful vintage gowns.

Three Vintage Chiffon and Lace Nightgowns

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