Here's what I've been working on today at Daisy Fairbanks Vintage headquarters - a parade of novelty hankies, coming soon to Etsy. A few by Tammis Keefe: Some with a horse theme: Some lovely ladies: Travel souvenirs: A couple by Pat Prichard: Randomly lovely: Ever wonder about...

coworkers those same boxed valentines we all got as kids, and making or buying little treats for that special someone! (Confession: I never liked to actually EAT those chalky convo hearts.) Several years ago, my friend was clearing out his massive collection of ephemera and asked me if I'd...

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, we thought it would be the perfect time to switch gears and chat about a very fun "What We Love" on Merci New York... adorable lingerie, of course!! Whether your looking for something cute to wear for your sweetheart, or packing your honeymoon...

Which is why the story of Ellen Terry's Lady MacBeth Costume is so remarkable. Covered in natural, shimmering beetle wing sequins, and famously immortalized by John Singer Sergeant, the dress is more than 120 years old, and has found a new life. Read more about it in the Daily Mail...

We at Daisy Fairbanks headquarters don't usually like to participate in the snark parade. But I'd like to send kudos to Marisa Tomei for the stunning vintage 1950s couture dress she wore, by designer Charles James. Let's zoom in on the bodice so we can see the impeccable construction...

about special "valentines menus" at chain restaurants, I'm just has happy to bake my morning eggs into a heart shape and watch something slushy on DVD. The other thing I love about Valentines Day is an excuse to wear red and buy clothing decorated with hearts. Novelty prints were hugely...

I'm thinking of making something for the husband and found these vintage Valentine's images adorable (though I'd likely enjoy them more than him!) Otherwise, this weekend I am... ...throwing a Lunar New Year bbq! We'll be making dumplings , jap chae (Korean stir fried noodles), and grilling...

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Compared to the chic feminine standards of the time, her flamboyant outfits and self-effacing humor were hilariously shocking. But unlike those who followed, and certainly unlike comedians of today, her put-downs were only directed toward herself (and her fictional husband "Fang.") She...

If you're an average shoe size like me, you probably have a hard time finding vintage shoes. Were people really so much smaller then? So it's rare to come across a colletion of shoes as nice as the ones we managed to find. All in modern size 8, we've just listed 5 pair of beauties from the...

 

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