freshly listed

IMG_9051IMG_9164IMG_9079IMG_9144IMG_9133 a few freshly listed items on etsy, perfect to accompany you on your early June adventures.

images from top: A detail taken of the cover of the vintage scholastic book The Life and Words of Martin Luther King Jr. by Ira Peck, This pretty orange Vera scarf makes me think of orange sherbet and summer exploring, Don’t forget Dad this fathers day! This vintage tie is a sizzling metallic bronze shade perfect to mix into a contemporary wardrobe, Wear your heart on your sleeve, vintage style, with this mid century brooch, I went on a camping trip last week and these fun vintage clip on earrings remind me of being in the woods…



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a few recent finds from my treasuring hunting adventures, now freshly listed in decorativeworkVTG on etsy: you will love love love this kelly green vintage straw handbag with its bright color and ladylike design, these classy vintage floral clip on earrings in a great creamy neutral with a touch of shine are the perfect bit of vintage to add to your November wardrobe rotation, I am inspired by the optimism of this vintage mug not to mention its boy scout history and kitschy patriotism, spend this holiday season making dances with help from this classic book on choreography, and this handmade belt is a pop of color and homespun goodness to accessorize your winter looks.

treasure hunting

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Here are a  few of the wonderful new vintage treasures now available at decorativeworkVTG on etsy: these very pretty vintage rose clip on earrings are the sweetest pale pink and blue, a perfect touch of vintage style to add to your summer looks, check out this close up shot of a lovely vintage clutch I thrifted which shows the classy scalloped pattern and texture of the beading that covers the purse, a vintage skinny tie makes a great gift for your dapper Dad, summer is the perfect time to take up a new hobby so why not try your hand at watercolor painting with help from this vintage how to book, or try this vintage geography book which highlights each of the 50 states in a fun two page spread of interesting facts and trivia- great reading for kids on your next road trip, and these vintage rope buttons would be great on your next mending project.


gift idea: vintage skinny ties

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Looking for the perfect gift? These vintage ties have plenty of wear left and lots of style to offer a contemporary audience. Great skinny ties like this are perfect for folks looking to emulate a quirky elegance and they would be worn equally well by men or women. Check out a few options available on etsy in my shop decorativeworkVTG for just $12 each plus shipping: Beautiful Ecru Mid Century Tie, Embroidered 1950s Tie with great fall color, a pink knit tie with a square end is a quirky and more causal version of the tie, lovely abstract blue Mid Century tie, Striped Tie in great wearable colors, and this pale neutral blue tie would be easy to mix and mix with a contemporary wardrobe.

Happy Giving!

introducing decorativeworkVTG

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I’m pleased announce that I have opened a new shop on etsy comprised of a collection of vintage items for contemporary use, not just to collect, but to hold, wear, read, view, and live with.

Check out the new shop here, and stay tuned as I continue to build and develop it, adding and refining with new items weekly. Here are images and links to a few of the current items in the collection- a mid century beautiful brown town skinny tie is perfect for dapper yet contemporary men or women,very confident lady like peep toe pumps from the 1980s, a vintage “Modern Map of Outer Space” with great illustrations, and this pretty piece of costume jewelry in a great color combination of greens and blues.

If you are in Long Beach, I still have a selection of vintage available locally at Long Beach Vintage Etc, but I thought it was time to add an online source of vintage to the mix.


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Here are a few of the items I’ve listed on etsy this week. Click on the image to see item details and check back soon because I’m working on listing a few more items later in the week once I get a chance to get to the photography.