Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Interesting Stuff

It has been ages since I did one of these round-up posts, but there's so much good stuff out there to see, read, and purchase I thought it high time to do a post. None of the products/companies are compensating me in any way for my opinion, and I have not purchased from all of them. I'm passing the information along because I think it may be interesting/helpful.

Plus Size Vintage Clothing (that you'd want to wear) at Hey Fatty
http://www.heyfatty.com.au/products
I love the in-your-face attitude, the beautiful selection of clothes, and the prices are excellent (though shipping might be $$ outside of Australia).

Martin's Mercantile-beautiful, historic clothing.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MartinsMercantile?section_id=10671453&ref=shopsection_leftnav_9#
 The fact that you can hop on the Internet and buy yourself  Civil War era clothing is mind boggling. If you're a collector, I suggest you get over there immediately before the collection sells out. Because it will-it is a breathtaking collection.

Etsy seller Ellipsis, Then Dot Vintage Emporium
https://www.etsy.com/shop/EllipsisThenDot?ref=shopsection_shophome_leftnav
A great selection of reasonably priced vintage items with an emphasis on plus sized fashion.

Whetstone Woodenware
http://www.whetstonewoodenware.com/index.php
I would be happy to have one of everything they make, but realistically, spoons are what I need most (my last wooden spoons were purchased the day before Danny was born). These are almost too pretty to use.

The Perfumed Court
http://theperfumedcourt.com/
Sells decants of fragrances you otherwise couldn't afford (OK I couldn't afford it). This is a nice way to try out a new scent without a huge price commitment. If you're looking for pre-reformulation Mitsouko, this is a good place to start.

How to Make a Terrarium
http://theperfumedcourt.com/
You'll be tempted to make the terrarium out of an old television, but beginners may wish to start small. I love, love, love the small terrarium in a jar that can be worn as a necklace. This would make an excellent party favour. We used this site for information  when assembling our own terrarium (still thriving).

Mrs. Tom Thumb Paper Dolls
http://gigi.mwa.org/netpub/server.np?quickfind=495053&sorton=filename&catalog=catalog&site=public&template=results.np
found via The Sewing Academy
http://www.thesewingacademy.com/

Acorn Naturalists
http://www.acornnaturalists.com/store/index.aspx

Good Goth
http://goodgoth.com/
Great selection of boots (all man made materials) and clothing that can work well with a vintage wardrobe. Their prices are good as well.

The Website of photographer Ellen Rogers who does beautiful low-light photography
http://c41.ellenrogers.co.uk/

Scarfolk Council
http://scarfolk.blogspot.com/
Because it will make you laugh.

Fashion Era
http://www.fashion-era.com/index.htm
Really helpful site that I use as a reference often. There's good stuff there.

2 comments:

pastcaring said...

Will check 'em out. I know and love Scarfolk Council - I might have guessed it would be your cup of tea too! xxx

Northern mum down South said...

Just on my way out, these are all new to me so will check out when I can grab a moment. Thanks.