Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween VBF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy VBF!!!!!!! ....and Happy Halloween.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm a little behind on the VBF post but I think it's well worth it I had to share my favorite vintage Halloween goodies.
This is my absoulute fav. vintage witch hat.  I stewed and stewed over buying it when I found it but just couldn't resist.  It's an old prop from a play...handmade in all it's vintage glory. So I went back to the vendor and bought it....I grinned and giggled all the way home from the flea market.  You know that grin, the. " I can't believe I found the coolest thing, at the fleamarket", grin?

......another totally cool vintage halloween witchy item is this great  witch's shoe. I like to think that she lost it as she flew off at midnight on her broom before turning back into a pumpkin. other two black vintage witchy items are my prized vintage ledger book and a Victorian era black cape. Black beads and lace embellish this beautiful embossed cape.  Have a wonderful Halloween weekend and a fabulous VBF!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, October 23, 2009


So here we are on another VBF (and for those of you that don't know the lingo.....check out Jill's hilarious post, that's Vintage Black Friday) I decided to pay tribute to patina. Black tarnished hotel silver is soooo yummy. Worn, time tested, patina is what gives all vintage lovelies character and substance. So, an ode to tarnish! Embrace the wear and know it's just a sign that something has been loved and handled over time. Could it have been polished and nurtured by someone famous or of historic importace? Did your great grandmother's mother drink her 4 o'clock tea while relaxing in the garden from it? Think about it.... Happy VBF!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Annual Gypsy Soiree '09

Despite it being the first night of the Phillies series against LA and an impending Nor'easter blowing in, the night was smooth as Gypsy silk!  So much fun and gypsy frolic you would have never known it was pouring rain outside. Friends from far and wide, neighbors and our die hard regular Gypsy gals all stopped by. Here's a few shots of the magical night!

Thanks Abbie for the awesome shots of the shoppers!

....and to the gypsy band of friends and family I thank you as always, couldn't have done it without you all!
Recap of the evening?
.....simply stated, "FABULOUS!"

Friday, October 16, 2009

Tired Vintage Dogs

Tired dogs....well the gypsy soiree is over and this Gypsy's dancing feet are done. What a magical night it here we are on Vintage Black with sore and tired piggies I wish you all a happy VBF~
Stay tuned for more pics of the Soireee......

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sneek Peek

The shop is dripping with Gypsy jewels, scarves, trinkets and gypsy's a sneek peek of what's in store (no pun intended....or maybe it was?) at tonight's Gypsy Soiree!
We're looking forward to a fabulous night filled with Gypsy Spirit! , giveaways, food, drink,
fortune tellers, and magic.......hope you can make it!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Come One, Come All.....

Gypsy Soiree
Light fare, Libations, Psychic Readings and …... Shopping!
Thursday October 15
Every purchase of $25.00 or over earns a chance to win a complimentary invitation for you and a friend to our new Gypsy Fish Studio

---spend an exclusive evening creating, relaxing and laughing with friends...all on us!
Featuring trunks full of goodies form Gpysy Brocante and Gypsy Fish!

Friday, October 2, 2009

...and these are a few of my favorite things

Happy Vintage Black Friday....oh I am soooo loving fridays! Well, here's my contribution to the day...some of my absolute favorite items...a little tole powder tin that belonged to my Great Grandma..still smells of her powder. Grandpa H.A.P.'s baby shoe marked 1894 on the bottom. I actually have the pair. Then there's my little groom..have no idea where he came from or why I love him sooo much..he's been hanging around my house hiding out on various shelves and in hidden corners for years...maybe he's that guy that my kids say live in the house, you know him, I think his name is "not me". I also love all things black and millinery..adore black hat netting and black velvet ribbons and embellishments. Oh and I almost forgot my spooky spider web rhinestone brooch...been hanging on to this one as well, for that day when "I just know I'll find something to do with this"....well have a wonderful weekend...think black!