Musings of a Woman Exploring the Vintage Magic in our Lives

April 26, 2011

I Heart My Customers Royal Style!

This is the week for Royal Wedding fever! T.V., radio, the internet are all focussing of the 'wedding of the century!" Although personally I believe that title goes to Diana, this wedding is a step in the right direction for the monarchy and for young people's views on marriage (with fingers crossed)~
I love selling wedding dresses and last spring, The Witchery Vintage sold several wedding gowns to special customers overseas.  One wonderful customer, Carolanne Armstrong, graciously has shared her wedding pictures with me. What makes this extra special it that she resides in England and the photos were taken in front of Windsor Castle! She makes a most beautiful vintage bride!!!!!Thank you so much Carolanne for sharing your photos with me. I am so happy that we could be involved in making your special day an unforgettable one!!!xoxoxxo

~Vintage make Dreams come True~

April 16, 2011

The Walker Collection

 Well, this week's theme is definitely the 1950s! With summer fast approaching, rockabilly swing dresses are at the heart of the Walker Collection. Who is Walker, you might ask? Well, Mr. Walker is my neighbour, very paternal and protective, he looks like an actor from one of those medieval, Viking type movies. With his white hair tied back in a ponytail and white goatee beard, he commands quite a figure but he has a heart of gold.  One day, I came home to several large garbage bags on my porch. As I opened them, I was thrilled to find them overflowing with vintage items from the 1950s! The first thing I thought was is this a dream? As I started to go through the bags I try to think of who would be so generous and thoughtful as to leave these wonderful items on my doorstep.
Later that evening I saw Mr. Walker out on his porch. He asked if the 'dresses were okay?" I proceeded to gush and thank him profusely saying they were perfect then cautiously asked in a tone similar to Oliver Twist, "Is there anymore?" "Yes", he replied. "We were going to throw out the ones that were dirty or ripped but if you want them, I'll bring them by tomorrow". Recovering from shock at what could have been thrown out, I eagerly anticipated my next gift from my Vintage Godfather! Sure enough, another bag plus shoes and purses were at my door!
The dresses found in the bag on my porch!

I truly have wonderful neighbours that embrace the love of vintage and were lovely enough to think of me when finding such treasures. Through the magic of my mother's cleaning, mending and pressing handiwork, I was like to present some of the Walker Collection!

1950s Jerry Gilden Spectator Dress "Tahiti Treat'

1950s Wisteria Lane Dress ~Sold
1950s Summer Breeze Dress~sold
Soon to be listed in my shop this weekend. 1950s Black Fig Swing Dress
Notice the sign to the right of Megan, yes, we do our photographs at Mr. Walker's house too! Kitty Mort likes to get in on the vintage action! Sold to a FAB customer in Australia!
The first of many 1950s blouses in the collection! sold!
1950s Country Picnic Dress! The pink in this dress is adorably sweet!
1950s Root Beer cropped blouse
1950s Pink Poodle summer pin up dress

All of these dresses plus more to come can be found at The Witchery Vintage. As a special offer, follow this blog and receive 15% off when you put BROOMSTICK into the coupon code! Enjoy!

April 3, 2011

Spring has Sprung!

I hope it's finally over! Snow! Please Mother Nature no more snow, bring us spring! If today is any evidence that spring has finally arrived, well rest assured, we'll be basking in its warm glory very soon! The Witchery Vintage has gotten into the 'spring' of things to with some new fabulous vintage for spring from current retro 70s jumpsuits (a huge runaway trend for spring), 1960s floral shifts and the fun of the 1980s, we have something for everyone! Enjoy!

Black and White for Spring
1940s/80s look Polkas and Peplum

Garden florals
1980s April Cornell Shabby Chic print
1940s Pink Daisy Day dress

Gorgeous Sky Blue70s  Maxi Dress with Sexy Back

1960s Floral shift dresses

Chocolate Brown Lace Mini Dress 80s/90s

OOh La La! 1960s French style Black stripe knit dress

All of these fabulous dresses will be coming up this week on the Witchery Vintage!