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I did my regular Thursday in the shop this week and spent lots of time taking pics for you all to see. We sell such a wide variety of stuff it's hard to decide what to show you first...but then I couldn't go past this fab 60s brooch.
It's totally huge, nearly 2 inches long and just in from France. Quite seriously, I only just restrained myself from keeping this one...I think I can feel feel a ladybug THING coming on!!
Vintage cheetah print felt hat, whether it's 50s or 60s I'm not sure, I just think it's a winner.
1950s cobalt blue Czechoslovakian hand painted decanter set with original labels. We only stock very selected glassware and this was too pretty to resist. I can imagine someone giving this as a gift for Mothers Day (which is upcoming here).
Bakelite and lucite vanity tray and trinket boxes in mint condition.
Bakelite is one of my very favourite things to collect, buy and sell. This set has a strong Art Deco feel to it but I'd say it's 1950s.
And this. Possibly the smallest celluloid picture frame ever made!
Can you spot it on this dressing table? Oh yes, and the dressing table is new too, it's a 1930s silky oak childs dresser, great for small apartments.
Although the handles are metal they are original and have fantastic detail to them.
1950s Nally Ware picnic set.
Love the original sticker inside (but then I always love having the original sticker or label or box!), the set is complete except for the 2 thermoses which are easily replaced.
Do you love this catalin bakelite handle or what?!
Ooh and Dolly has a new dress too.
It's a late 40s/early 50s fully lined crepe evening gown. Specially made for someone by Gardams, an upmarket Brisbane bridal couturier, I'd say it has never been worn, as it is in mint condition and still has the spare sequins attached in a bag to the RHS shoulder.
As you might expect, the back closure is an intricate series of press studs (snaps) and hook and eyes over a metal zipper, not unlike the 1940s wedding dress I showed you a little while ago.
Another Art Deco table, this time with inlaid 'tulip pattern' veneer.
And more magazines! Yes it's been a virtual magazine fever around me lately...but as I've mentioned before, things come in runs.
No matter which country you live, I'm sure you can relate to one of these currencies...and, like me, wish that these prices were still true!