Michelle’s Etsy pics of the week: 1930s

As most of you know, my favourite era is the 1930s, so this week I have scoured Etsy for 30s items that I like and posted them here for you all. From gowns to shoes and accessories, from sewing patterns to homewares. Some of these items are from a few of my fav fellow Etsy sellers such as Top Tottie Vintage , eStitches , SIB Vintage and Raleigh Vintage. Enjoy!

* All items linked back to their original Etsy source. 

1930s Three Stone Diamond Ring. Gold and Platinum. Oval Shape Setting.   30s celluloid red dangling leaves necklace   Art Deco Dress Clips Vintage 1930's Pair Black Beaded Clips

1930s hat / fabulous black straw Tilt Hat with rope and ribbon trim / Size 22 1/2   1930s tilt hat / 30s vintage Green Fur Hat with Paste Rhinestone Trembler Pin   Vintage 30s Velvet Cap / Black Velvet Hat / 1930s Beaded Hat

Knitted Star Beret Hat - 1930's Vintage Knitting Pattern - PDF E-book   Vintage 1930s Tucked Slouch Beret Crochet Pattern PDF Treasury Item1930s Jaunty Brimmed Sports Hat with Bow- Crochet pattern PDF 2735
vintage 1930s 30s heels / 1930s rare designer glam sliver stripe heels / Sliver Tinsel Tree   vintage 1940s leather suede Jitterbug dance shoes   vintage 1930s Shoes // Satin Evening Heels
1930s dress / Mint green original 30s hand crochet cotton / size M (UK 12, US 8 approx)   Vintage 1930s Ivory & Cherry Red Lacey Ruffle Front Dress   Vintage 1930s Dress : 30s Art Deco Bias Cut Satin Dress and Jacket
1930s Gown - Mint Green and Black - Art Deco   Vintage 1930's Black Netted Lace Gown OLD Hollywood Glam Greta Garbo Tres Chic Wedding 36JJ   1930's Silver To Orchid Satin & Beaded Ball Gown

vintage 1930s coat / persian lamb coat / lucky horseshoe celluloid button coat   Very UNIQUE and RARE Mid 1930s Linen Blend Balloon Sleeve Novelty Music/Graduation Coatdress - Sz. M   1930s Boucle style Sweater Coat with Assymetrical Design. Long Black White and Green Blend. Celluloid Buttons. SM

1930s Lizard Skin Flapper Tango Hand Bag with amber beads   1930's Art Deco Beaded Clutch   Cream Vintage Beaded 1930's Clutch- Dear Believer

1930s Toastmaster Toaster Crome Bakelite Art Deco 1B5   Vintage Art Deco 1930's Bakelite Red Speckled Canisters   Bullet Lamps Skyscraper Art Deco Pair with Metal Tiered Caps

 

 

Whiting & Davis bags from the 20s and 30s

After spotting an original Whiting & Davis purse from the 1920s recently in an antique shop here in Perth, I decided I’d write a little blog about them as I see them pop up all the time on ebay and Etsy in some stunning designs. W & D were not the only company to make this type of mesh purse at the time, but I have found their designs to rather beautiful.

The Whiting and Davis Company, located in Plainville, Massachusetts is the oldest purse company in the US and is responsible for a great variety of exceptional mesh purses as well as other accessories. They made the first mesh bag in 1892.

By the 1920’s mesh bags were offered in a large spectrum of colors and fashionable designs, including enameled, fine meshed calledDresden mesh and pearlized enamel finishes. Fabulous enameled flat mesh purses, known as armored mesh, were offered in varied colors and a constant parade of unusual patterns. Most of the bags made from 1929 to 1932 were patterned by silk screening where the baby ring mesh took on a soft, hazy, romantic appearance much like a blurred water color. This technique was done by hand over several days by applying one color at a time and allowing 24 hours of drying between colors.

Here are some pics of lovely examples from the 20s and 30s that I have found online either for sale or in private collections. My fav is the one with the compact attatched.

      

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