Category Archives: 40s

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

Treasury tool supported by the dog house

Wedding Wednesday: “Up” up and away! “Up” inspiration

While puttering around on Pinterest yesterday, I found this little meme:

I have to say that I agree. The love story in Disney’s “Up,” is so beautiful it doesn’t need words. It’s a love of two true soul mates and a love that grows even when one passes on. Ellie lives on in Carl’s heart and that love is so strong, that Carl in the twilight of his years fulfills the dream that he and Ellie shared. What a beautiful and tear jerking love. A love that can only inspire others to dream of a love that transcends time.

So, today’s Wedding Wednesday is a bit of inspiration for an “Up” themed wedding. You can take bits and pieces or the whole enchilada an apply it to you and your loves special day.

‘Up Inspired Wedding’ by ravengrrl

The love story of Carl and Ellie required no words in it’s depiction in the movie, “Up.” Here are a few things to get you started on your, “Up,” themed wedding.


Disney Pixar’s Up Vintag…

$4.95

UP cupcake toppers fondant d…

$20.00

SALE 40s chantilly lace ivor…

$200.00

Adventure Book Inspired by t…

$65.00

Balloon house decoration sty…

$20.00

Disney/Pixar “UP” …

$20.00

Our Adventure Book Title Pag…

$3.00

Buy 2 and get FREE SHIPPING …

$19.00

Disney Pixar’s ‘Up&#…

$5.99

Vintage 40s dress / 1940 Cal…

$225.00

Rainbow. Felt flowers. Handf…

$30.00

1950s Brown Stripe Tweed Sac…

$55.00

Carl and Elie with Balloons …

$125.00

RESERVED (for mnknox) Guest …

$77.00

Vintage Wax Bridal Bouquet 1…

$225.00

Customizable Celebration Wre…

$30.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Up themed wedding

Theme Thursday: Sailor Jerry Wedding

Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins went around the world for nearly a decade courtesy of the Navy after a nomadic life of freight train hopping where he learned the basics of the tattooing . In his time at sea, he grew to love naval culture and the tattoos that often went hand in hand with the sailor aesthetic. Settling in Hawaii and setting up shop in Honolulu where he tattooed thousands of sailor and taught the trade to apprentice, Ed Hardy.

The “Sailor Jerry” aesthetic is one of defined lines, bright colors, and bold designs. Today’s Theme Thursday is for the couple that embraces the “Sailor Jerry” look and lifestyle. It’s been a fun one to put together and I hope you enjoy it.

‘Sailor Jerry Gets Married’ by ravengrrl

Sailor Jerry inspired for a tattoo themed wedding


Rockabilly Wedding Invitatio…

$70.00

Tattoo Flash Sailor Jerry Fl…

$10.00

The Pirate Pin Up ………….

$125.00

Ooak Vintage Charm bracelet …

$35.00

Till Death Do Us Part, Weddi…

$100.00

His and Hers Heart Tattoo Co…

$86.00

JUST MARRIED Tattoo Style Ba…

$16.95

Tattoo Flash Art Purse with …

$28.00

Sailor Jerry Stewed Screwed …

$27.00

chunky cocktail BLUE stone r…

$24.00

100 Custom Classic Temporary…

$151.00

Tattoo Sparrow True Love- En…

$24.00

Shoes,Bridal,Wedding Red tat…

$150.00

Vintage Tattoo Cupcake Toppe…

$36.00

6 oz Stainless Steel Flask -…

$17.95

Framed Embroidery Sampler Tr…

$75.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Inspiration Board Sources:
Bouquet: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamball/sets/72157626909290790/
Cupcake Favors/Place Cards: http://www.etsy.com/listing/67546319/fake-cupcake-faux-cupcake-retro?ref=sr_gallery_30&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=tattoo+wedding&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=
Red Bandeau Birdcage Veil: http://www.etsy.com/listing/72125116/birdcage-veil-bandeau-style-in-red-color?ref=sr_gallery_21&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=red+birdcage+veil&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=

Theme Thursday: Sailor Jerry Wedding

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

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Vintage Party

Vintage Party Dresses

Vintage Week

Vintage Week: kiddos

Friday’s Favorite: Mod Cloth

Today’s Friday’s Favorite comes from Mod Cloth. A couple of years ago a friend told me about Mod Cloth and I just adore the site’s unique and reasonably priced designs. As of late, Mod Cloth has introduced several dresses that I consider to be great choices for the casual indie bride. Today I thought I would share some of these dresses and a few accessories that I feel are definitely wedding worthy.

Here is a bit about how Mod Cloth positioned itself as a go to shop for those seeking something out of the ordinary: “Founded by high school sweethearts, Eric Koger and Susan Gregg Koger, and built on a foundation of love for vintage and retro clothing, ModCloth.com is an online clothing, accessories, and decor retailer that aims to provide a fun and engaging shopping atmosphere for you, our customer. We do this by interacting with you via social network sites like Twitter and Facebook, requesting your feedback through the Mod Cloth Blog and product reviews, and asking you to vote on potential inventory with the Be the Buyer program, all with the intention of running a fashion business in a democratic style. Supplying you with the opportunities to have your voice heard is what keeps our company fresh, relevant, and growing by leaps and bounds.” –http://www.modcloth.com/about_us

Friday's Favorites: Mod Cloth

Tiered dress
$200 – modcloth.com

Summer evening dress
$85 – modcloth.com

Lace evening dress
$200 – modcloth.com

Dress
$180 – modcloth.com

Bohemian dress
$110 – modcloth.com

Quartz Sand Dress
$53 – modcloth.com

Shoes
$40 – modcloth.com

Heel pumps
$40 – modcloth.com

Tassel handbag
$28 – modcloth.com

Wedge heel shoes
$12 – modcloth.com

Sparkle jewelry
$15 – modcloth.com

Cherry pendant
$15 – modcloth.com

Headbands hair accessory
$20 – modcloth.com

Wedding Wednesday: Golden Globe Inspiration

This week’s Wedding Wednesday is brought to you by the Golden Globes. I just love this J. Mendel dress that Dianna Agron (Glee) is wearing. The dress, hair, and make up are all very “Old Hollywood,” and inspired me to come up with a black and white/cream wedding inspiration board befitting her look.