Scholarly Statements | A Shop Update

My oh my, where did August go? August rushed on by in a flash, a wink, a moment. Autumn so near! The most recent shop update is very scholarly, don’t you think? This week so many of my friends sent off their little ones to school, some for the first time. What a sweet moment that must be for a mother.

Scholarly Statements | A Vintage Shop Update

I have always loved school. My mother told me that when I was younger, I would run to the gate of our house to watch the school aged children walk to school and would ask her why couldn’t I go?

My first school I went to was right on the ocean and my schoolmates and I used to go to this cliff and watch sea turtles wade around by the rocks below. Our walk to school took us along the beach and it was common to see jellyfish washed up on the shore. Sometimes we would poke them with sticks to see if they would glow. What a different life that was. Sometimes I can’t believe it was my childhood.

vintage 1950s white embroidered blouse bowtie

STITCHED YARROW BLOUSE | vintage 1950s white embroidered bowtie blouse

Vintage 1980s plaid skirt


GRAMERCY PLOT SKIRT | vintage 1980s bold plaid wool a-line skirt

Over on instagram I had asked “What was your major in college?” (if you attended) and I wasn’t that surprised that many of you had majored in something related to history. For the love of old things, yes?

I never finished school. University was not my cup of tea. I wanted to learn what I wanted to learn about, not be told what I had to learn. So I dropped out of school, moved to Europe, and never went back. Thank goodness for public libraries, Wikipedia, and the Internet. Knowledge is always at your fingertips!

Vintage Accessories

Some new vintage accessories in the shop…

NOTED NOVEL HEELS | vintage 1950s navy peep toe high heels

PEDIGREE GARDEN SCARF | vintage 1950s navy silk floral bouquet print scarf

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Passing of Traditions | A Shop Update

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These last few weeks have simultaneously felt like the longest and shortest 3 weeks so far this summer. Certain days move slower than others. And other days, like yesterday and today I’ve glanced up at the clock and it’s 7:12 AM then I glance again and it’s past 6:00 PM.

Time moves in odd ways.

I have started a new way of photographing jewelry for the shop. This running an online vintage shop business involves a lot of evolving. Hmmm…

Anyhow…today’s shop update is full of pretty things I must say. Why don’t you check them out here: New Arrivals at Adored Vintage

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Flowers for Alistair | A Shop Update

FLOWERS FOR ALISTAIR DRESS | vintage 1940s violets floral print rayon dress

CHINOISERIE BLUSH BLOUSE | vintage 1950s pink silk embroidered mandarin blouse

MARAIS TAPESTRY SKIRT | vintage 1950s black velvet flocked tapestry pleat skirt

THE SQUARE IN TERESINA DRESS | vintage 1960s white lace panels boho dress

PORT TOWNSEND CAPE | vintage 1940s grey and pink knit cape with poms

LARTIGUE BRINNON SKIRT | vintage 1940s light purple wool pencil skirt

FLOUNCED COCO TOP | vintage 1970s cream gauze cotton peasant top

NEW ENGLAND ROSES SKIRT | vintage 1990s cream silk rose print skirt

Today I woke up and a swift cool breeze blew through the dining room windows causing the sheer white curtains to suddenly kick up their heels. I of course immediately ran out to the backyard and took in a deep breath. Oh Autumn! My nose tingled with the sweet scent of the coming season.

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Pear Ciderhouse | A Shop Update

Starting this week off with a vintage shop update inspired by the last weeks of summer and the tell tale signs of the start of autumn.

I was much inspired by the color palettes of some editorial images I saw from 1973/1974 Autumn fashions over on Pinterest and I loved the greens, yellows, tans, and just a hint of that russet red.

I don’t know about you, but I am an Autumn girl and am so looking forward to wearing layers and knits!

PEAR CIDERHOUSE DRESS | vintage 1950s green yellow plaid pleat dress

TIMELY CONCLUSION BLOUSE | vintage 1950s sheer lace nylon blouse

PEDANTIC TARTAN SKIRT | vintage 1970s yellow and black tartan maxi skirt

PRESIDIO VIEWS TRENCH COAT | vintage 1970s double breasted trench coat

Some close up details of the prints and patterns from today’s shop update:


MESOPOTAMIAN MOTIFS DRESS | vintage 1950s green ethnic inspired print day dress

STUDY OF WILDFLOWERS ROBE | vintage wildflower print silk haori kimono robe

RUE BELLIARD KNIT COAT | vintage 1960s maroon cream houndstooth sweater coat

EPPELHEIM BLUME DRESS | vintage 1950s yellow floral print summer dress

TRAVELOGUE LACE VEST | vintage 1970s boho lace crochet vest

HAUTE MARNE BLOUSE | vintage 1970s cacharel french silk floral blouse

NEXT STOP DUBOCE COAT | vintage 1970s light camel faux fur belted coat


FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION DRESS | vintage 1950s 60s hashmark print cotton day dress

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Salonnière | A Vintage Shop Update

I continue to read The Many Lives and Secret Sorrows of Josephine B. and you can probably tell many of the product names in todays vintage lingerie shop update was inspired by the French impress who married Napoleon Bonaparte.

VICOMTESSE BEAUHARNAIS GOWN | vintage 1920s pink silk nightgown with ecru lace panels

Isn’t this nightgown so very dreamy? Lately I have been sleeping in vintage slips. It is nice to wake up and see one’s very disheveled reflection in a pretty lace decorated number and think “Well, at least my nightgown is pretty.”


Today’s vintage shop update featured lingerie and loungewear from the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. I sometimes forget how many of these pretty things I have in my stockroom and then I come across them and go “OH! I think it’s time to put these in the shop!”

SALONNIÈRE SILK TEDDY | vintage 1930s pale peach flared teddy lingerie

SABINE PAJAMA SET | vintage 1930s pink rayon silk pajama set

MARGAUX SILK TEDDY | vintage 1930s pink lace trimmed teddy

TREWETHEN GARDENS ROBE | vintage 1940s pink rose print quilted house robe

PETITE ANTHEMIS SLIP | vintage 1940s vanity fair white nylon gathered bodice slip

ELLESMERE BLOOMS SLIP | vintage 1960s embroidered pleated full slip

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