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Friday, March 7, 2008

On the Prowl

Finally after a break in the weather, I was able to get out and do a little hunting. Don't get me wrong, I do love winter - the fog and dampness, snow and exciting thunder storms, the relief of less sunshine....but that all puts a damper on the street faires and antique shows. Last weekend I found some fantastic old gypsy collectibles...this gorgeous gypsy caravan drape is appliqued old silk and velvet with cord embroidery work. It measures about 6 feet wide x 5 feet high.
This antique dream book c. 1887 is a wealth of information.

I was thrilled to find this vintage deck of Gypsy Witch Fortune Telling Cards, the older graphics in this deck are fabulous and all the cards are present.

This old dancer's costume is rich black velvet with vintage sequins and flesh netting. The half mannequin wearing the costume and the costume are for sale together as the costume is fragile from age. The cards and drape are also for sale but the book is going into my collection for now. Happy Hunting!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Girls Night Out

The merchants in Old Hangtown stayed opened late last night for "Girls Night Out". This town has all kinds of fun events throughout the year. There was a fashion show at the bank and two ensembles from my shop were featured, "A Night at the Opera" and "The Gothic Bride". I took some fun photos of my model, Megan, before she hit the runway....
Megan is a natural beauty and very photogenic and she has an uncanny resemblance to Penelope Cruz! After the show, customers came in for some treats and a little late night shopping.....
By the way, Megan is available for modeling or photo shoots, contact me if you have work for her......