Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sunday Double Feature

Club Vintage Fashions presents:
Sunday Double Feature!

This week we are showcasing items from fellow Vintage Fashion Guild members that we think are "the berries" so without further ado here we go!

Patriotic Swing Peplum Dress Suit Vintage 50s Belted Nip Waist Jacket 2 Skirt Blue Hand Painted Red White Blue Accents 40s 3 Piece M L VLV

LILLI ANN PARIS Vintage 50s Coat in Holiday Mohair Plaid Wool with Attached Scarf

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Tips For Removing Stains From Washables

When one loves vintage clothing like I do, you need to have an aresonal of stain removal tricks up your sleeve.
Here are a few that come from 1968 via the Rich Sisters of Rich Bible Church.

Sponge area with white vinegar. If stain remains, soak with denatured alcohol. Wash with detergent in the hottest water safe for fabric.

Grease, Oil, Tar
Method 1: Use powder or chalk absorbents to remove as much grease as possible. Pretreat with detergent or non-flammable dry cleaning solvent, or liquid shampoo. Wash in hottest water safe for fabric, using plenty of detergent.
Method 2: Rub spot with lard and sponge with a non-flammable dry cleaning solvent. Wash in hottest water and detergent safe for fabric.

Sponge fresh stain with ammonia: old stain with vinegar. Pre-soak in cold or warm water. Rinse. Wash in hottest water safe for fabric. If fabric is yellowed, use bleach. If stain still remains, dampen and sprinkle with meat tenderizer, or pepsin. Let stand 1 hour. Brush off and wash. For persistent odor, sponge with colorless mouthwash.

Pre-soak in cold or warm water at least 30 minutes. If stain remains, soak in lukewarm ammonia water (3 tablespoons ammonia per gallon water). Rinse. If stain remains, work in detergent, and wash, using bleach sage for fabric.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday Double Feature

Club Vintage Fashions presents
The Sunday Double Feature

Each Sunday we will offer the "double the fun" feature of the week. These offering will be from either our own store Club Vintage or from other VFG members items that we covet but instead will share with you. Psssst, the sharing of coveted items is only happening because although we want everything we're showing, mother said we had to share, darn!

Without further delay here are this week's featured treasures.

A Huge Silver-Toned Pirate Ship Pendant Necklace

Vintage Pinup 50s 60s BombshellPrint Sarong Dress S XS

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Long Time No See...But I Have Some Great News...

It has again been way too long since my last posting. It seems to be the story of my blogging life, doesn't it?

I may not have been writing up a storm but I have been shopping up a storm.
I recently purchased seventy-six, yes I said seventy-six, dresses at one estate sale. She was a former beauty contestant winner in the 1930's and she married well, if you know what I mean.
The dresses are by the likes of Anne Fogarty, Harvey Berin designed by Karen Stark, Geoffrey Beene and Jerry Gilden, plus more fabulous quality frocks! Along with the dresses, I was able to bring home over 30 hats, shoes and purses too.
Today I found some new old stock Marimekko bed linens still in their original boxes. These would make a perfect holiday present for any vintage lover.

To whet your appitite here is a sneak peek of one dress that should be in my store ClubVintage by this Friday.

1940s Cold Rayon Fiesta & Roses Novelty Print Dress With A Draped Pleated Peplum