Wednesday, 26 September 2012

new vintage cardigan and windy spring days

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Hello! I am going to do a post now in real time, as in this happened today (Wednesday) and then I'll continue with the eternal (or, hopefully not!) catching up I have for the next week or so.

Today I was very happy to come home from work to find a parcel on my doorstep. I bought this a couple of weeks ago and was just getting to the stage of wondering where it was, so I am very happy to see it!

I love it when parcels are nicely wrapped. This one had pattern paper. And something glittery and beaded inside...

My new vintage cardigan. I finally found one in the perfect colours and beading pattern. This one is a Gene Shelly's, and is 1950s – early 1960's. I've looked up the label and can't find anything more specific than that, so if you know, share! It is beautifully made, soft, lined, and the beads are a great colour. I hand washed it straight away, and now it is outside on the line drying in the spring wind. We still have a good few cold days ahead so I look forward to wearing this very soon!

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31 comments:

Fifties Darling said...

That is to die for GORGEOUS!!!

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

It's REALLY lovely. I have one on the way and I am VERY EXCITED about it.

Alli said...

Sooooooo gorgeous! I love the detail in it.....beautiful. Can't wait to see you wearing it :)

Kimberley Jakoda said...

Wow, that one is vintage? It looks brand new, what a great find! :)

The Young Old Chook said...

Pretty packaging makes the thrill of the parcel so much sweeter!

Gorgeous cardigan :)

LandGirl1980 said...

What a beaut!

Jessica Cangiano said...

What a tremendously lovely work of vintage cardigan art. Can't wait to see the many beautiful ways I know you'll style this new piece.

♥ Jessica

Meg Eileen Carroll said...

how gorgeous! I've been roaming around for a new vintage cardigan, and hoping to find one that's just right soon.

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Lizzie Beth said...

Wow, that is seriously beautiful! Where do you find such lovely things? Lizz xxx
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Adele said...

Oh wow. Absolutely beautiful. Very Great Gatsby!

Kristian said...

Amazing beadwork in that.

Katie Frank said...

so this is that lovely post you tweeted me <3 oh this cardigan is so classy. love it, totally.

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Babes in Thriftland said...

Wow, that cardigan is gorgeous! The beading is in such good condition. Can't wait to see you style it!

Clara said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

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Eccentric Owl said...

So pretty! I need to find some cute packaging for when I start selling off some closet items. I love getting pretty packages, so I definitely want to send out pretty packages, too!

Hannah Margaret Allen said...

What a delicate little gem! Loves it.

Teresa said...

Love the cardigan. The beadwork is gorgeous!

Picturetalk321 said...

I always love looking at how you photograph things. Very inspirational.

Melanie said...

As a seamstress I panicked when I saw the pattern paper...

But it's ok! Only neckties!


Gorgeous cardi :)

Anonymous said...

Hello,

Just a little note from my own experience of hand washing vintage beaded items: try to do it only in very warm weather as some of the cotton thread inside the beads has mildewed and discoloured on a few of my jumpers--very disappointing. I wonder if anyone else has any thoughts on washing glass beaded items. i don't even want to think about the gelatin beads. Nicole Jenkins, I'm looking at you!

Jess

WendyBee said...

Absolutely Adorable! Can't WAIT to see you in it!

esme and the laneway said...

Miss Tallulah Porkchop: yays hope it arrives soon! And aren't we just in time for summer, haha! ;D

Kimberley Jakoda: I know, it's in such good condition, I'm so happy! :D

Meg Eileen Carroll: they're sooooooo hard to find, aren't they?! Good luck with your search, the perfect one will show up :)

Kristian: it boggles me, imagine sewing all that..!

Melanie: haha I know what you mean, I'd hate to see a good vintage one used for this too! :D

Jess: you know I think you have described what has happened... the beads were dark olive-y gold and now are gold, there is now discolouration in the lining (boo)... still love them though. I wonder if there is a way around it, other than washing in very hot weather? I love to have everything freshly laundered so I couldn't wait!

Kim said...

I was so jealous that I immediately started a search on Etsy and found a vintage cardigan. I bought it within seconds. Haha. Oeps. Thanks. :-)

Lillian Rose said...

The beading on this is amazing, your style is to die for <3

Le Fresne said...

So, so pretty. It look very soft.
Your post strikes a bit of sad note for me though; my all-time favourite vintage cardigan recently shrunk in the wash and I'm still mourning its loss. (It was accidentally put into the washing machine, horror!)

le fresne x

esme and the laneway said...

Kim: haha yays! :D

Le Fresne: oh nooooooo! Is it definitely beyond saving? :<

Alison said...

I just discovered your blog and wanted to tell you your gorgeous and your style is superb. I love this cardigan and the beadwork is fabulous. Aren't packages the best?

eskimo*rose said...

ooooh nice find...

Gaby - Hopeless Lingerie said...

What a cute idea for packaging!

I am such a sucker for things like that - the extra attention to detail when ordering online makes you come back for more!

Lynn Dylan said...

Oh wow!! That is lovely indeed! wish I knew more about it and could add to what you know!

xoxo
Lynn

ZoSews said...

Oh wow! That is BEAUTIFUL!!!

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