Category Archives: 30s

Friday’s Favorites: Virtual Bridal Show Sneak Peek…Floral Headpieces and Gowns!

Happy Friday! What will you be up to this weekend? Me, I’ll be snuggled up on the couch in front of the fireplace with Mr. Wondermous. The kiddo is up the mountain at Grandma’s and will be frolicking in the snow and skipping across Grandma’s frozen lake. I’m looking forward to nearly three days without stepping on a Lego…lol.

Today I have two treasuries for you. Both are sneek peeks in to what the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team will be presenting as part of our annual show here on the Belle Memorie blog, beginning March 18th. I am just so proud of all the amazing vintage finds and one of a kind handmade creations our talented team has to offer you this year. Check out these swoon worthy gowns and fabulous floral headpieces! Stay tuned for the show on the 18th and next week will present more peeks in to what the team has been up to. Have a great weekend!

‘Floral Bridal Headpieces: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team’ by ravengrrl


Wedding Flower Crown plum Wo…

$36.95

Weddings, Bridal/Bridesmaid …

$31

Cherry Blossom Head Wreath -…

$36

White Floral Crown with Rhin…

$20

Sunshine and Slate Billy Bal…

$32

Vivienne Headdress

$115

Lucky Sparkles Fascinator

$65

Fall Autum bridal hair fasci…

$58

Romantic Wedding Crown of Bl…

$350

White Orchid Fascinator

$36

20% OFF Bridal Headband Cham…

$36

Fanny Silk Flower Butterfly …

$420

SUPER SALE Tropical Hair Pie…

$35

French Lilac Head Piece – Wo…

$65

Flower Headpiece – Crown Fas…

$60

Pink Petal Headpiece, Flower…

$357

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‘Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Sneak Peek: Gowns!’ by ravengrrl


Champagne Gold Sequins Weddi…

$329

GARDENIA Bridal Gown

$2090

Plus Size Wedding Dress, sat…

$1299

SALE Wool Grey Fantasy Coat …

$752.5

Sweetheart Neckline & Zipper…

$899

Modest Scoop Neck Champagne …

$454.95

Wedding Gown Wedding Dress R…

$280

Princess Philipa wedding dre…

$950

Rockabilly Pin Up Custom We…

$289

wedding dress “Antoinet…

$1895

KC Bambi one-of-a-kind corse…

$925.95

Betty – Vintage Style Tea Le…

$395

Red Wedding Dress Ball Gown …

$1650

Iridescent Silver Crystal Pa…

$395

Wedding dress vintage 1930s …

$435

An endearing emerald green s…

$265

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Tips or Trends Tuesday: 2013 Wedding Trend: Old World Glamor

Number eight on Bride Tide’s 2013 Wedding Trends list, “A return to elegance.” The past few years have seen the rise of vintage wedding style, shabby chic details, and lots of DIY fetes. On the boards and especially on Pinterest, I’ve notice that couples are beginning to post lots of glam inspiration. Sara, of Burnett’s Boards says, “…2013 brides will draw inspiration from old world glamour with cinematic and literary influences like The Great Gatsby, Anna Karenina, Downton Abbey, and A Royal Affair. I expect to see decadent fabrics, corsets, ornate lace details, metallics, costume jewelry, and more formal receptions. This trend is already being reflected on red carpets and runways around the world and I can’t wait to see it find its way back into weddings again!” – Sara, Burnett’s Boards

I agree with Sara and I wanted to provide you (especially those newly engaged over the Winter holidays), a jump start on your own glam wedding ‘do. Enjoy the boards and I’d love to hear what your ideas are for your own weddings. Drop me a comment/request and I’ll be happy to put together some inspiration for you and post it on an upcoming Wedding Wednesday. 🙂

20s and 30s Wedding Dresses

Victorian and Rococo Wedding Dresses

20s, 30s, Victorian, and Rococo Bridal Headpieces

20s, 30s, Victorian and Rococ Wedding Jewelry

20s, 30s, Victorian, Rococo Wedding Cakes

1920s Wedding

30s Wedding

Victorian Wedding

Rococo Wedding

Saturday’s Latest: New Bridal and Groom Attire and Weekly Roundup From the Team

Today’s post is going to be short but sweet on commentary. I’m still a bit out of commission, getting better, but a little loopy on meds. So, without further ado, I’d like to welcome our newest Etsy shops to the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team! Check out these gorgeous gowns, handsome kilts, and handmade ascots. Come back tomorrow for the last installment of gift ideas from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team.

‘Sneak Peek: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show’s Newest in Attire’ by ravengrrl

A peek of the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show team’s newest in bridal and groom attire as well as show participant’s attire.


Edwardian Titanic Era Silk L…

$1150.00

Late 1920s Silk Lace Wedding…

$525.00

New Ascot Tie Cravat. Gray…

$33.00

Ascot Tie Cravat. cotton.Bri…

$32.00

FLORENCE Bridal Gown

$1750.00

BOHEME Bridal Gown

$1650.00

Strapless Fit and Flair Orga…

$799.00

Satin A-line One Shoulder Fe…

$699.00

wedding dress “ORCHIDS&…

$2000.00

wedding dress “Amazon&q…

$2030.00

Fairytale-style Ball or Wedd…

$1135.00

Bohemian Unique Mermaid Gown…

$650.00

Hand-Sewn in Scotland Bespok…

$395.00

Hand Sewn in Scotland Tartan…

$40.00

Anime Steampunk Tuxedo

$1425.00

Retro Double-Breasted Suits-…

$1325.00

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‘Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team’s Latest and Greatest 12/8/12’ by ravengrrl


Wedding Jewelry, Bridal cuff…

$35.00

Design Your Own Bridal Brace…

$47.50

Sophisticated Venetian lace …

$47.00

Handmade Brooch Wedding Bouq…

$250.00

HOLIDAY SPECIAL silk bridal …

$178.50

Wedding bouquet photo frame …

$7.99

Wooden “Last Rose of Su…

$40.00

Romantic Wedding Ring Pillow…

$50.00

Bridal Bouquet Rhinestones …

$150.00

A Vintage Wedding Cake Serve…

$54.99

Vineyard Wedding Invite Temp…

$75.00

Wine bottle candle holders

$7.50

New Year’s Eve Kisses //…

$28.00

Teal Sea Shell Bridal Bouque…

$86.00

GOOSE COQUILLE Feathers, An…

$5.95

DIY Pinwheel Invitation Kit …

$15.00

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Saturday’s Latest: Pink bridal gowns and the latest from the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team

Unless you’ve been living under a rock this past week, you know Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake were wed last weekend in Italy. The buzz has been all about Jessica’s gorgeous Giambattista Valli pink bridal gown. Just in case you haven’t seen it…here ya go.

If you are considering a pink gown for your own wedding, consider a design from one of the members of the Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team. Many of our designers and vintage purveyors have gorgeous pink gowns from Champagne to Bubblegum. In addition, most of them can create a custom design just for you! Here are some great pink gowns in a variety of styles: boho, vintage, 50s, classic, Great Gatsby style, etc. In addition, I have a roundup of great new bits and bobs from the team. Enjoy your weekend!

‘Saturday’s Latest: Etsy Virtual Bridal Show Team 10/27/12’ by ravengrrl

Check out some of the team’s newest finds and creations.


Boutonniere, Purple Satin Ro…

$14.00

Marie Antoinette Extra Ruffl…

$85.00

Marie Antoinette Lavender an…

$80.00

Marie Antoinette Extra Ruffl…

$85.00

silvery lavender silk lace s…

$185.00

Wedding Cake flavored rim su…

$3.95

Popcorn – old fashioned popp…

$8.00

Popcorn – old fashioned popc…

$8.00

Swans , Decorative 3D Gift -…

$15.00

Flower Girl Tutu Dress–Vint…

$135.00

Made to Order Custom Details…

$375.50

KETUBAH Ketubahs – Custom Ke…

$165.00

1920s Flapper Great Gatsby A…

$320.00

Two Dozen of French Macarons…

$44.00

Ninotchka-Weddings Bridal Fa…

$159.00

Keys and Locks Pattern Cotto…

$30.00

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Friday’s Favorites: Tattooed Details, Gorgeous Gowns, and My Etsy Wedding Finds

Woot! It’s almost the weekend! On the agenda for my weekend: tux shopping with Mr. Wondermous and finishing up our Save the Dates (I will post them once I know my guests have received them). Speaking of my wedding, I thought I would show you that yes, I do in fact support the individual artisans and vintage purveyors of Etsy in the planning of my wedding. I’m putting my money where my mouth is. My wedding purchases from Etsy shops thus far:

Veil: http://www.etsy.com/shop/brendasbridalveils
Butterfly Swarovski beads: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Abundance74
Gorgeous guest book pen: http://www.etsy.com/shop/sprinkles101
Vintage croquet set: http://www.etsy.com/shop/pastoria
Vintage drawer (for escort cards): http://www.etsy.com/shop/LivingLolaStyle
Millinery pearl flower stamens: http://www.etsy.com/shop/GSboutique
Millinery pearl flower stamens, velvet flowers and leaves: http://www.etsy.com/shop/32NorthSupplies
British buttons: http://www.etsy.com/shop/MyButtonBuddy
Butterfly chalkboard stand: http://www.etsy.com/shop/CrabApplCreations
Bridal butterfly bolero: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Chuletindesigns
Purple peony hair clip: http://www.etsy.com/shop/stellasjewelry
Jane Austen Guestbook: http://www.etsy.com/shop/lacegrl130
Vintage lace clutch: http://www.etsy.com/shop/fancylady6
Milk Glass vase: http://www.etsy.com/shop/CandicesCorner
Milk Glass goddess bottle: http://www.etsy.com/shop/UncommonCollectibles
Cinnabar butterfly pendant: http://www.etsy.com/shop/jingjingdesign

Now, on with Friday’s Favorites! I know you will love these great Etsy finds based on this week’s posts. I adore the bird nest bouquet for a woodland themed wedding and the art deco gown by Natasha Von is completely swoonworthy. Enjoy these treasuries and have an awesome weekend!

‘Vintage and Vintage Inspired Wedding Worthy Couture’ by ravengrrl


RARE 50s Couture Rhinestone …

$2500.00

Ballets Russes , Art Deco Fa…

$4350.00

Couture Fall 2013 Evening Go…

$875.00

Magnificent RARE SHOWGIRL Bo…

$3000.00

1960’s Peach Evening Gow…

$450.00

stunning vintage ceil chapma…

$500.00

Strapless Fit and Flair Orga…

$799.00

Ballgown – formal dress

$800.00

Wedding Dress : Vintage Bron…

$595.00

INCREDIBLE Rare Late 1920s E…

$669.00

Vintage evening gown,black l…

$285.00

Vintage Rose Sequined Bob Ma…

$650.00

1950’s White Silk Tulle …

$300.00

Vintage California COUTURE E…

$425.00

Vintage 1950s/ 60s Gold Flor…

$340.00

Pronovias Costura Barcelona …

$350.00

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‘For the Birds: Bird themed wedding’ by ravengrrl


Bridal Bouquet Jewelry for S…

$44.00

Bird Wedding Table Markers

$13.00

2 centerpieces with Bird’…

$33.90

LOVE NEST BOUTONNIERE . Bird…

$16.00

10% OFF Bridesmaid gifts,6 s…

$171.00

Wedding Guest Book Destinati…

$85.00

Wedding shoes twitter blue b…

$239.00

Wedding Bird Cake topper – B…

$75.00

Muslin Favor Bags – Stamped …

$12.50

15 PC FAIRY Woodland FANTASY…

$415.00

Bird nest ring pillow

$35.00

Bird Gift Tags – Creme Flora…

$4.50

Tree Themed Love Bird Folded…

$7.30

Feathers wish tags paper fea…

$5.50

No. 8 / WEDDING CAKE TOPPERS…

$19.95

Rustic Outdoors Themed Weddi…

$10.00

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‘Creepy Crawly Halloween Wedding’ by ravengrrl


White Spider Web Wine Glasse…

$50.00

Vintage 1920s Gatsby Wedding…

$42.00

Spider Necklace Black Widow …

$110.00

Unity Candle Halloween Spide…

$42.00

Two Twistedly Wicked Corner …

$69.00

Black Glittery Spider Web Th…

$40.00

Black and White Spider Web T…

$25.00

Paper Circle Halloween Garla…

$12.00

Spiderweb Butterfly Motif Ve…

$27.00

Insects spiders flies centip…

$10.50

Sterling Silver Spider Cuffl…

$65.00

Pure Cotton – SPIDER WEB – D…

$22.00

Mini bridal veil, tulle head…

$65.00

Dazzling Denise Beaded Spide…

$10.00

Romantic spiderweb shawl – S…

$235.00

Spider Necklace Halloween We…

$68.00

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‘Celebrate Your Ink: Tattoed Themed Wedding’ by ravengrrl


Favor Bags – SET OF 10 Rocka…

$15.00

Mr and Mrs tattoo – hand-pai…

$20.00

Little Beau Neck Tie Black a…

$12.00

Tattoo Sparrow True Love- En…

$24.00

Fake Cupcake Faux Cupcake Re…

$10.75

Tattoo Inspired Letterpress …

$75.00

Sparrow Necklace with Red Cr…

$15.00

SET OF 25 Rockabilly Vegas …

$25.00

SAMPLE Koi Tattoo Wedding In…

$3.00

Koi Tattoo Punk Wedding Gift…

$15.95

Fish Pocket Mirror – Turquoi…

$5.00

men’s cotton necktie – c…

$47.00

Ocean blue Anchors Away Invi…

$50.00

Custom Wedding Temporary Tat…

$2.60

Hand Stitched Anchor Ivory F…

$1.50

6 oz Stainless Steel Flask -…

$17.95

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Friday’s Favorite: Vintage Week: New Vintage Lady

In my preparation for Vintage Week, I came across New Vintage Lady on Etsy. As a still plus size woman (even after the loss of 125 pounds), I can tell you that finding plus size vintage clothing is a near impossible task. I thought if I got down to the size I am now, that a whole world would open up for me. It did, but vintage was not going to open up no matter how hard I knocked. Oh, you can find muumuu’s and no offense to my Polynesian friends, but muumuu’s aren’t exactly my style.

Okay, back to New Vintage Lady. What is so great about her shop is she not only has vintage reproductions in plus sizes to buy, but also patterns for those who’d like to DIY be they plus size or not. “I specialize in plus size vintage patterns (but carry items of all sizes!), reproduction patterns 40″ bust and over, clothing, notions, and vintage inspired creations often of my own design. All patterns have been checked for pieces and if anything is missing (be it a piece, instructions, etc) it will be described in the listing.” -http://www.etsy.com/shop/NewVintageLady

New Vintage Lady also has a blog: http://newvintagelady.blogspot.com and a website: http://www.newvintagelady.com.

FYI: I have sought permission from this vendor to use her photos of her work. Please do not use these photos for personal gain or copy the designs presented. This product is the livelihood, passion, and intellectual property of the artist and to copy these items or to use them for person gain is both highly unethical and in some cases is a violation of copyright law.

Tips or Trends Tuesday: Vintage Week: Parties!

Welcome to day two of Vintage Week! I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s post featuring some fabulous vintage wedding dresses.

Today I bring to you a smokin’ hot trend, a trend that I believe has it’s roots in the wedding world and is now blazing it’s way in to the event/party industry: Vintage themed parties and party supplies.

First, I bring to you an Etsy treasury showcasing vendors that sell vintage and vintage inspired party wares. My favorite is the plastic wedding party. It would be great incorporated in to a shower or a rehearsal dinner.

Next is a collection of vintage party goods and vintage party inspiration from a variety of sources on the internet.

Finally, I thought it would be fun to find some great vintage inspired duds for your vintage party. From the 40s to the 60s, vintage wear can be found for both genders as well as kiddos.

‘Get Your Party On: Vintage Style’ by ravengrrl


Cherry Red Vintage …

$7.65

Milk Glass Punch Bo…

$26.00

6 Bird Water Whistl…

$3.00

50 Retro Wagon Popc…

$7.00

Vintage 1960s Psych…

$12.00

Very Cool Race Car …

$6.99

Vintage Stork Bingo…

$11.00

Kitschy / Vintage P…

$9.95

vintage tin ring to…

$17.95

Vintage Honeycomb T…

$22.00

Vintage Die Cut Hal…

$6.95

Vintage Christmas H…

$10.00

Vintage Zoo Animal …

$8.00

Vintage Cake Topper…

$12.00

vintage Fire King E…

$52.00

Vintage / Party Hat…

$9.95

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