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Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Happy Birthday Divine! Today would have be Divine's 66th birthday. Here is a tid bit from John Waters Facebook page where he asks fans to donote funds to the I AM DIVINE Documentary .   They are looking to raise $100k to complete the project. #

Ahhh, my Favorite Drag Queen.  The drums in the JUNGLE JEZEBEL song is so cartoon and so is Divine!  It reminds me of when Bugs Bunny gets stuck on the Island with the Hot Dog and Hamburger guys and they are starving and Divine reminds me of just Divine...  

Have Divine Night and thank you for reading ~ Gina

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Vintage201: Cool and Groovy 2 peice Paisley Number, a Lovely Maxi Dress by Lilli Diamond and More at Vintage 201 on Etsy.

Vintage201: Cool and Groovy 2 peice Paisely Number, Elephant Pant available at Vintage201 on Etsy....

Vintage late 1960s early 1970s two piece Wide Bottom Paisely Pants set COOL and GROOVEY
Vintage late 1960s early 1970s two piece Wide Bottom Paisely Pants set COOL and GROOVEYVintage late 1960s early 1970s two piece Wide Bottom Paisely Pants set COOL and GROOVEYVintage 201

I LOVE These Elephant Pants...and the paisley is hot too!   

Check it Out!  

Stunning Vintage Designer, Lilli Diamond California Maxi Dress in Coral! 

Vintage Designer Lilli Diamond 1970s Coral Qiana Nylon Evening Gown Sz Med with tag

So Luxurious you'd never suspect it’s practical.  This body hugging Dress is Modern, Elegant and made with Du Pont's Qiana Nylon Fabric which is a filament nylon used for woven and knitted fabrics, created in the1970s.

Vintage Designer Lilli Diamond 1970s Coral Qiana Nylon Evening Gown Sz Med with tag

Hand washable as it states on the tag which is still attached. It appears it has not been worn. Light weight, Flowing, long sleeves and has a High Neck which makes this dress look futuristic. There are wide belt loops but no belt.

You can check out this Lovely Gown and other vintage items at Vintage 201!
Thanks for Reading and have a Fab night! ~ Gin 

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sex Pot Heels with Metal Tips and 2 great Vintage Hats!

Today was a good day for Surprise Treasures!   I only wanted to run out to The Fun Ghoul Store just up the street from me. I went with my mother, Fran and my 11 year old daughter.  The Fun Ghoul, which sounds like the Italian Curse word, (Funculo or Fungool) is kind of a dirty thing to say to someone. I had the pleasure of hearing my mother say that lovely word just about everyday, but anyway; The Fun Ghoul is a serious costume shop that has been there forever and my daughter needed some accessories to go with her Doctor's outfit for Holloweenie.  Ok, I couldn't help but put the ie at the end of Halloween, call me an adolescent teen, because most of the time, I am.     
The Fun Ghoul Window Display 

After a pleasant trip to the Fun Ghoul, I happened to see a Garage Sale. They didn't have anything good, plus the dude selling the crap was very anti-social....I said hello and he ignored me.  I guess he knows the secret to Garage Sale Sales.  I should have asked him for tips!  After leaving that depressing sale, we saw another.  The second one had 3 women all cheery and nice...and didn't have anything vintage but I picked up a Cloth Shower Curtain that was still in its original packaging for 50 Cents, Yippie!!! 

After leaving that one and just one block from my house, there was yet another Garage Sale.  This one was the best by far...they had some comic books, all sorts of Movies on DVDs and 2 Trim-line Phones.   As I was eyeing up the Trim-lines my mother calls me and shows me this lovely Black hat with a Pink & Red Petals on top!  Of course I snatched it out of my mother's hand to buy.  Then, I asked how much for the Trim-line phones, since I needed a new phone for an extension in my basement office.  They were only 50 Cents each. I bought both just in case one didn't work.  I am happy to report both phones work! 

Bell Atlantic & Radio Shack Trim-line Phones

Looking around I then found another hat which is a purple, wool felt, turban hat from the then famous Department Store Woodward & Lothrop in Washington DC.   Made by Duchess.    

Me wearing this Fabulous 1940's Felt Hat..do I look silly or Pissed off? 

The other Hat my mother picked up is just so beautiful.  It is a 1950's Black Velvet Circlet type with a net veil and velvet Pink, Red and green pedals and a bit of tooling.   I just love this one.  The label is missing but it does have a Union Made label from the United Hatters, Cap, and Millinery Workers International Union.

LOVE this 1950's Circlet Hat with Netting and velvet Petals

And NOW for the Fabulous Shoes that I can not beleive that I found today as a Fluke!   Ok, so they don't really fit me, they are a bit tight, but here they are:

I believe these are early 50' to mid 50s because the toe is round and not pointy but has the Stilletto heel which pointy shoes came out in 1957.  These beauties are made with Black and Salmon Leather and the heels are 4 1/2 with Metal tips.  The Salmon part has Glitter and they also have leather soles.  I just think these are one of the Sexiest shoes ever.  I don't think these photos really do justice...but once they are on my site Vintage 201 you will know what I am talking about. 

Here is another shot of the side and they have an ankle strap too!

I just love these kind of days when you aren't expecting anything and then you find beautiful items and all within a few blocks from my house.....Great Day today and a Great day to rescue these sweet and sexy items from years of solitude!!!!  

Thanks for reading and Have a have a FAB evening! ~ Gina     

Sunday, October 9, 2011

A Beautiful Day at the Church Flea Market in West New York, NJ.

Today was the day that I packed up Vintage201 and took my store to West New York, NJ.   This was a Flea Market at a church that has been part of my family as early as 1934.   It was a super sunny day, which I love and there was not one cloud today.  The only problem was that we were in FULL Sun.   We didn't have any shade and we actually resorted to umbrellas.  A kind Gentleman by the name of Gino gave us a couple.   He was there buying gold.   He sets up shop all around in different locations and buys your unwanted gold or you can host a party.  He is from Princeton, NJ and company is Goldmeltparties.com   Thanks for the Umbrellas and the conversation today, Gino!
Mission Accomplished 

Ok, I didn't make a lot of money, but I also met a nice woman by the name of Yvonne.  She sells items but complains that she takes that money and spends it on other things while she is selling.   She tried on a nice suite ($50)that was brand new with tags and it looked great on her and a new Harvey Bernard ($2) wool winter coat.  I guess she did alright!  She met some people, sold stuff and got some great Bargains 

My Mother (Frances) in Charge !  Go Franny Go!

I would like to thank My Mother Fran for her super Senior Energized help.  I guess she loves doing projects now that her children are grown and doesn't have to think about anybody but herself.   She was totally into it and taking Charge!

Also, my lovely baby sister (that isn't a baby anymore) Helped out greatly today too and glad she was there so we can both roll our eyes while our mother was playing Sargent.   

The Set up with my Lovely sister Roxie in the background.
Thanks to my friends Rich and Bob for stopping by and for Mark for helping us load the items that we didn't sell back into my old Blazer.....that car always amazes me...I can stuff that thing and it takes me where I need to go.  So, thank you old car for being there for me after all these years.   

The Goods

A big Thank you goes out to my Aunt Donna for giving me a heads up about the Flea Market today and for donating  the Fee for the space.   

Thank you for reading and Have a FAB Evening! Gina