More new items in the Etsy store May 8…

Hi vintage lovers! I have been busy putting more items into my Etsy store – Violet’s Vintage Emporium – including some more 40s and 50s dresses, 40s shoes, 40s brocade and linen skirt, 1920s stockings, 50s gloves and some  vintage magazines. The shoes are divine and  quite unique with their heavy ankle strapping.

I’ve featured a few items here so I hope you enjoy looking. If you would like to keep up to date with all the listings, join my VVE facebook page.

Vintage Late 1940s Black Satin Brocade 'Autumnal' skirt   Vintage 1940s 'Buttercup Yellow ' Linen Dress with Embroidery and Scalloping   Vintage 1950s Dress with Eyelet Panels - L

Vintage Late 1940s Spearmint Green Linen Skirt   Vintage 1940s Black Velvet Shoes with Ankle Straps - 5.5   Vintage 1920s Seamed Silk Rayon Stockings - Monogramed '1926'

My Etsy store – Violet’s Vintage Emporium

Hello to our lovely followers. Just wanted to let you all know that I have finally opened my own Etsy store: Violet’s Vintage Emporium, so I will post items that are coming to shop here as well as the Facebook page before I put them in the shop so you have a heads up. I will have clothing, shoes, hats, sewing patterns and jewellery from the 1920s to the 70s for sale.

I was inspired to open the shop because of my love of vintage style since childhood, which has never waned.So now I have a large collection of vintage clothing and accessories and I am always looking for more, as I have been selling on ebay for years too. But Etsy is easier and more efficient!

I hope these little pieces of history give their new owners as much joy as they have given me – in both hunting for them and passing them on to you 🙂 Please pass on the FB page and Etsy pages to anyone you know who loves vintage style 🙂 Some samples from todays listings.

Violet’s Vintage Emporium on Etsy
Violet’s Vintage Emporium on Facebook

Vintage Late 40s Early 50s Red Gingham Playsuit with Ruffles     Vintage Mid 1940s Salmon Pink Dress     Vintage 1930s Pink & Black Woolen 'Lily' Dress with Built in Jacket

1920s Dress Chocolate Velvet With Smocking and Matching Hat     Vintage 40s 'Baby Blue' Lace Dress in Large Size

Michelle’s Etsy picks of the week – shoes

Hi all. I apologise for my lack of posts this past week, but I have been pre-occupied with some personal matters, so felt very uninspired. But, I am back with some pics of some of my current Etsy favourites this week. Today I am focussing on shoes from the 20s, 30s and 40s and there some amazing examples for sale at the moment.

I do adore shoes from the mid to late 30s but find it somewhat difficult to obtain them in my size (8.5) so I am forever looking, looking. However, during my daily searches I always make a note of the beautiful examples I find so that I can show others. I hope you enjoy these lovelies…and maybe some of them will fit you.

* All items link back to their original source on Etsy

1930s shoes / 30s oxfords / Contrast Stitch shoes    1930s shoes / vintage 30s heels / Art Deco    vintage 1930s 30s heels / 1930s rare designer glam sliver stripe heels / Sliver Tinsel Tree

Shoes 1939 Vintage Wedding Shoes Worn 1939 Suede And Leather Deep Plum Burgundy Color       1920s Dress Shoes in Black Silk with Silver & Rhinestone Trim    Vintage 1930s Shoes Brown Suede Orange Leather

Let Yourself Go - Early to Mid 1930s Gold Silk T-Strap Dance Shoes 7.5/8    1930s Black Patent Leather and Canvas Walking Shoes RED CROSS CLASSIC Brogues Oxfords    Vintage 1930s Heels "Good as Gold"

Rare 1930's Art Deco Women's Suede Lace Up Oxford Heels Size 6 1/2 - 7     1930s 40s Peep Toe BABYDOLL BLUE and PINK Slingback Ankle Strap Heels Sz 6.5    Swing Dance - 1940s WWII Green Reptile Leather Slingback Swing Shoes 8/8.5

vintage 1940s leather suede Jitterbug dance shoes     Vintage 30's 40's Red Peeptoe Perforated Buckle Shoes     Vintage White 1940s SPRING FASHION Mesh Peep Toe Cut Away Pumps Nurse Shoes

1920s-1930s Navy T-Strap Selby Arch Preserver Shoes     1920's Black Suede Deco Shoes Size 6 1/2-7N     vintage 1940S heel by Delmanette navy blue peep toe suede shoe

vintage rare 1930s burgundy plume Rag Time swing dancing shoes    Sharp 1940s Vintage Sport Walking Tie Shoe in Tan Suede and Mesh  9 and one half inch inside measurement    1940s women's shoes -- eggplant purple suede pumps -- XXS 4 5 6

SALE/ SALE 1940s pumps / black mesh peep toe   7 AA    1940s Green Suede Shoes EMERALD Green and GOLD GODDESS Peep Toe Slingback High Heels    1940s Black Suede Shoes - WWII - Pin Up - Sexy Secretary - USO - Shoes


Vintage colour swatch…yowza yellow

So, I thought I would do something fun and write a regular post every 2 weeks that focuses on a particular colour. I will also include pics showing all sorts of vintage fashion items that were produced in varying shades of that colour, hopefully to inspire some new outfit combinations in the future and some possible purchases.

Yellow: I chose yellow today because I was inpsired by a  superb pale buttery yellow, early 1940s dress in my collection, and funnily enough – a 40s handbag to match. Not a colour I would probably wear myself, but lovely nontheless.

In my mind, yellow clothing always screams warm weather and sunny days. So, since it is summer here in Perth, a yellow gathering of items it will be for this post 🙂 And oh so many shades…from canary and lemon to mustard, pale yellow and daffodil! Have also included one modern item in this group…but it is very worthy of being here 🙂

* Please note that all photos are linked back to their original source. 



  1930s gown vintage dress   

CELLULOID Earrings Yellow Swirl 1930s