Thursday, October 7

the distillery


Since not all vintage is created equal, I've been knocking the idea around of creating a special shop or at least special category in the shop for the real vintage gems, the dresses you just won't see much more of in the future; the dresses that literally make you (at least me) cry. Although I don't wear 1920s dresses, I do however, collect them. I am sure at some point I will wear one of them, but I am a late 1930s, early 1940s girl at heart and when it's time to gussy up it's the garments of that era I usually pull out of my closet. But there's something about 1920s dresses that really woo me, they are like art to me and thusly I collect them as an art collect would amass art pieces. Named The Distillery, the dresses I have collected have a special place in my closet where they all mingle together. While the ones below are in my personal collection, I have other 1920s dresses that will show up in the shop near the holidays, but they seem to warrant more than just a listing in the shop, hence The Distillery, where all the goodness of a dress is distilled into one lovely and historical garment...coming soon!

 ♥ These two are my favorites ♥



17 comments:

Jacqueline said...

What a great idea! And a beautiful collection. Looking forward to seeing more.

And I love that read number with the embroidered collar.

annet said...

it's always amazing to see pictures of these dresses today, since most of us only know them from black and white photographs!

curator of cute said...

Gorgeous!

Vintage Seen said...

I would be a little afraid to wear them! agreed they are fantastic pieces of art, love to see dresses like this hanging on the wall.

Holly said...

Wow, that first blue dress just made my heart flutter a little bit!

Jenni said...

Ow wow, what gems! Good idea!

mituKatie said...

what a beautiful idea! it's so hard to wear these fragile pieces, but so lovely to look at, like art! i love it!

Liane said...

I love all those '20s dresses. So lovely. I agree, they are art. It'll be fun to see what you have. Thanks for sharing!

Poppy Lane said...

Wow they really are stunning. I like thinking about it as having a little piece of history in your wardrobe.
x

LMV said...

All gorgeous! I have the same black beaded 20s dress!

Wild Tea Party said...

That pink and black dress.... gosh it's amazing! 20s style clothes sadly don't suit me, but I wonder if I would feel tempted to buy a dress anyway, just for display...

thatdamngreendress said...

mmmmm....lovely big ochre silk bow!

AdoreVintage.com said...

Wow these are amazing!

Jessica said...

These are all so great! I agree the first blue one is perfect.

barefootandvintage said...

holy WHOA!! these are amazing!! le sigh...

Teresa @ good-grace said...

omg... these are divine. (missed this post the 1st time around!)

brighton said...

somehow missed this post and i am ooing and awwing over that second to last dress with the orange and white. any chance that will be showing up in the shop??

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