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…



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.


treasure hunting

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Happy 2015!

I’ve been offline for much of December spending time with family and friends, celebrating a birthday, and setting my goals for decorativework for the new year. Recently back home in Long Beach from several weeks out of town, I am excited to share a few finds from my thrifting adventures, available to purchase at Long Beach Vintage Etc later this week: This lovely green and ecru plaited basket purse has a fantastic pattern and is in great shape , I’ve resisted keeping this lovely knit dress for myself with its feminine cut and ruffle trim at the skirt so hurry and snatch it up before I change my mind, Here is a detail of the print on a 1970s polyester blouse depicting some textile pattern greatest hits: twill, herringbone, and ikat, This handsome striped blouse has lovely gathering at the chest and sleeves and a dusty desert palette, I can’t stop looking at the interesting details of the print of the 1970s blouse, And lastly here is one pair of vintage clip on earrings among many many other pieces of vintage costume jewelry that were worn by my grandmother in law Joan, which will slowly begin to infiltrate my vintage etsy shop, decorativeworkVTG, throughout January.