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HI VINTAGE DOLLS! * NEWS!! Visit my new BLOG; http://www.VintageTreasureQuest.com
Get tips on collecting and buying vintage or open "On the Road" to join me on visits to vintage shops I've found on my travels. If you love books on collecting vintage check out reviews on books from my vast library and graze the previews of etsy listings and new treasures!

NEWS!! To help you easily find dresses that fit, I have changed all my Shop Sections to waist size and all the measurements are clearly marked in the listings as well .........NEWS!! I have opened a second shop on Etsy called Bee Beautiful Vintage http://www.etsy.com/shop/BeeBeautifulVintage with a less ' romantic style' and more focus on chic suits & coats from every era, adventurous Mod lines, plus exotic fantasies to keep things extra-ordinary, a wealth of unique vintage fashion. Come and visit! And on my Pinterest site…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 1
  • Joined September 20, 2011

Favorite materials

rhinestones, tourmalines, art stones, watercolors, flowers, silk satin, brocade, fur, rainbows, turquoise water, lilacs, roses, the moon

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LuminousLadyVintage
Vintage Costume Jewelry Hats Purses...

About

HI VINTAGE DOLLS! * NEWS!! Visit my new BLOG; http://www.VintageTreasureQuest.com
Get tips on collecting and buying vintage or open "On the Road" to join me on visits to vintage shops I've found on my travels. If you love books on collecting vintage check out reviews on books from my vast library and graze the previews of etsy listings and new treasures!

NEWS!! To help you easily find dresses that fit, I have changed all my Shop Sections to waist size and all the measurements are clearly marked in the listings as well .........NEWS!! I have opened a second shop on Etsy called Bee Beautiful Vintage http://www.etsy.com/shop/BeeBeautifulVintage with a less ' romantic style' and more focus on chic suits & coats from every era, adventurous Mod lines, plus exotic fantasies to keep things extra-ordinary, a wealth of unique vintage fashion. Come and visit! And on my Pinterest site http://www.pinterest.com/LuminousLadyBee there are some boards devoted to the Bee Goddess and the Alexander McQueen Design house's recent focus on Bees. ..... Also, view my YouTube videos on How to Wear a Vintage Hat (and Not Feel Like a Fool) at http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc37fSZWj0F8zBqH71irGbw ...

Who am I? I am a vintage country goddess. Vintage is the key word here. Back in the 50's, riding in the back of our families' fire-engine red Ford station wagon, every August on the way to Yellowstone National Park, I would dream and create exciting fantastical adventures... With myself as the heroine, of course. In the caves along the rivers I imagined finding treasures and exotic lost worlds, becoming their beloved Goddess dressed in luminous slinky dresses and radiant jewels (you've seen the movies, right??) Over the years I did travel to exotic places and my love of the history embodied in wonderful works of ancient artifacts, such as Tibet, Ireland and India, was born.

Over the last 40 years a parallel love was evolving in my admiration of vintage collectibles and handicrafts, particularly those created and worshiped by women in this country. My sister Lyn had a hand in this being an avid antique-r and we continue to exalt in our 'hunt for treasures'. I found in these vintage items a much deeper understanding and sense of the incredible history of the USA. In exploring the art and artisans who created costume jewelry, I found out how the compassionate idea of giving shelter to the poor, the exploited, the destitute from other countries brought unlimited creative genius here or what it must have been like to be in a country at war with limited resources, or to be a woman without the vote. I still see each piece of costume jewelry from the 30's as a tiny hand wrought sculpture to bring a smile during the depression or in the 40's as mood-lifter during WW2 or a out-of-this-world conversation novelty at the cocktails parties of the 50's. I saw amazing creativity and a place for women to show independent artistry in the marvelous history of women's hats. The aprons women created in the 50's are like forerunners of the psychedelic posters of the 60's, where did that come from? Purses and compacts and boxes (why do women loooove boxes??), perhaps the Jungian expressions of our woman's jewel case? I also love fur, a sensual childhood experience of having a beaver muff and hat clinched that, and though I would never buy a new fur, I do offer some vintage fur hats, coats, collars, chokers and muffs. Silk satin lingerie... do I even have to go there? Love, love love...

So here in my store, Luminous Lady Vintage, I will offer you the fruits of this passionate search for the shining vintage treasures of this world. On my other store site here in etsy Shangri-La treasures http://www.etsy.com/shop/shangrilatreasures you can find the treasures to nurture the more exotic, luminous spiritual world in your heart.

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