TAHITIBLOSSOM

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Lawrenceville, Georgia · 420 Sales

TAHITIBLOSSOM

https://www.etsy.com/shop/tahitiblossom

Lawrenceville, Georgia 420 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   SPRING SALE GOING ON NOW

SELLING GORGEOUS VINTAGE CLOTHING SINCE YEAR 2000

Layaway is available

Shipping charges are for 48 states in the U.S. Alaska & Hawaii fees may be more. Please contact me for a shipping estimate.

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 24, 2018

SPRING SALE GOING ON NOW

SELLING GORGEOUS VINTAGE CLOTHING SINCE YEAR 2000

Layaway is available

Shipping charges are for 48 states in the U.S. Alaska & Hawaii fees may be more. Please contact me for a shipping estimate.

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About

Who would have thought that in the 1940s and 1950s before TV, cell phones and computers ever existed or were imagined . . .

. . . my sisters and I would play dress up every chance we had and that it would lead to my career in vintage clothing.

I grew up in the 40's and ’50’s and loved watching the old movies when TV came along. One of my favorites was Nick and Nora Charles in the Thin Man. I loved their glamorous lifestyle in New York when Nora and Nick would go out to the clubs and dinner. Nora always wore her fabulous evening gowns and clothes when they went out. There were so many Hollywood movies from that era of the '40s and '50s that depicted the movie stars wearing glamorous outfits.

Also, my grandmother worked for a well-known songwriter in California and his wife who sang in nightclubs when nightclubs were elegant and people dressed for the occasion. When her employer finished wearing the beautiful evening gowns in her performances, she would give them to my grandmother who sent them to us in Illinois.

We lived in a little county town of 500 people, so high fashion and glamour were non-existent there. You have to remember that this was before TV and a lot of the big fashion magazines. Going to JC Penney in a town 8 miles away was a big shopping event. We didn't often get a chance to see gorgeous clothes like this so all these influences in my life were stepping stones to my being intrigued with beautiful evening clothes.

We awaited with great anticipation when a new box of all these beautiful fancies were on its way to us and when they arrived, we could hardly contain ourselves until we tried all of them on. The evening gowns would have a faint smell of French perfume on them as we opened the box. Some of them we used for dress up, some of them we wore to dances at our local high school where we had the most beautiful up-to-date evening gowns that one has seen in a small town and would ever see.

We lived on 3 acres in town in our 100-year old 2-story house with fabulous flower gardens in the front yard. We had every flower that one can imagine and this gorgeous flower bed was one of our backdrops when we played dress up outside on our huge front lawn. We would put on these exquisite garments and walk around in high heels and look so glamorous, or so we thought, and we would spend whole days doing this. Those were wonderful carefree days full of fun and imagination.

My mother was an exquisite seamstress and she knew how to make beautiful dresses and formals for us all on a Singer treadle sewing machine and that is what we learned to sew on. She was also a Leader in our local 4-H Club for many years.

My mother taught us how to sew, how to identify fabrics, how to measure garments correctly, how to tailor garments, how to lay and cut out fabric for the item and care for them. I was also in 4-H for many years where I exhibited clothing that I made and won many 1st Place blue ribbons for them at our County Fair. I was also a 4-H President and presided over our local club.

My mother made the most beautiful prom dresses and evening gowns imaginable for me and my sisters. I remember for my junior prom, I found a gorgeous prom dress in a magazine. It was in a baby blue strapless chiffon with a seashell bodice. There was no place to buy a prom dress like this so if you can believe it, my mother made my formal from the photo in the magazine with no pattern. She was that good at sewing! That was in 1961 and I still have the magazine picture that I kept from the magazine of the prom formal as well as the original prom dress. One of these days when it is unpacked along with hundreds of other items from our major move from Arizona to Georgia, I will put it on my website and sell it.

In later years, I have been a flight attendant for two major airlines, a Realtor in California and Arizona, a legal secretary for a very well-known high-end law firm in Scottsdale, AZ and I have had decades of experience in customer service and sales with the emphasis on excellent customer service in my online store.

You can buy with confidence from an experienced online seller who has had 15 years of selling on:
• Ebay under the name of thesilverweb with 2,218 positive feedbacks since the
year 2000
• Etsy.com under the name of Tahiti Blossom
• My own online store for over 18 years in addition to my Etsy store Tahiti Blossom

I remember only too well the wonderful customer service that one would receive in the old department stores on Wilshire Boulevard like I. Magnin in Los Angeles, Robinson’s Downtown LA, the fabulous Marshall Fields in Chicago as well as Goldwaters & Diamond’s in Phoenix in the late 60's and early 70’s. This was a time in life when the clerks went out of their way to help people and suggest what would look perfect with one’s ensemble.

That type of individual and excellent customer service has disappeared from the stores today but fortunately that type of service is still available in my shop and I am happy to help a customer find the perfect outfit or to graciously answer any and all questions they may have.

Shop members

  • Marilyn

    Owner

Shop policies

Last updated on April 22, 2018
Thank you for your interest in Tahiti Blossom!

We are dedicated to providing gorgeous vintage items as well as the old-fashioned customer service of years ago.

Relax and enjoy yourself while looking through beautiful clothes & other items from the by gone decades!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept returns or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
ALL SALES ARE FINAL –

Please ask any questions you may have before placing your order. Look at all photos and check the measurements and do not go by the sizes as sizes have changed over the decades by the manufacturers. One exchange is permitted if authorized on a case by case basis but I must be contacted first by email in order to initiate it. Refunds or cancellations are not offered. If you are purchasing a vintage items there may be some small imperfections which have slipped by me which could be expected as vintage items are not new nor should one expect them to be.

International customer have 14 days to contact Tahiti Blossom about returning an item if they should want to. International customers may have to pay be additional customs and import taxes and there maybe unforeseen customs delays. The seller is not responsible for these delays nor for the custom charges as that is the international customer's obligation when purchasing an item outside your country.

No returns allowed as garments are accurately measured & shown in many photos & the buyer is urged to compare the listed item with a similar one they already own.

I may allow an exchange on a case by case basis but I must be notified within 24 hours to get an approval for an exchange and the item must be sent back within two days priority mail with insurance in order to qualify for a store credit or an exchange.

Since we are a small business we do not credit your return back to a credit card. We only allow an exchange for another item or a store credit which is good for one month after which time, it is canceled if not used.

I do not accept returns or cancellations. Shipping fees are not refundable.

Please measure a similar garment that you own & compare it with the measurements of the item you are interested in as we do not do returns for size problems or otherwise. No cancellations after order has been placed & no refunds or reductions on items.

All vintage items had a previous life by someone else who loved them so you may find some small flaws which are common in items that are pre-owned. I tried to list all the major ones but something could slip by but just don't expect the items to look brand new like you just bought it at the mall. If that is important to you, please buy it at the mall.

Ask all of your questions that are important to you before ordering.

Shipping charges do not include insurance & I strongly recommend purchasing insurance for all items. Contact me before buying & I can add the insurance charge onto your invoice.

I want your shopping experience to be a pleasant one so please email me if you have any questions on an item or if you need an additional photo.

International customers - I am not responsible for any duties, taxes, or any other fees that your country's custom department might add to your package. Be sure to check them out before purchasing. No credits back to your credit card. Only an exchange or a store credit. International purchases - I must be notified with 14 days if you should want to return an item and then it must be returned immediately priority mail with insurance.
Payment
I accept Visa & MasterCard with Direct Payment through Etsy or by emailing me that you want to make a payment over the phone as I have a Merchant Account that will accept Visa & Master Card payments directly without going through Paypal.

Email me for the phone number.

Please email me through Etsy if you wish to do a layaway & I will invoice you for the down payment.
Shipping
I ship within 3 - 5 days or as soon as the payment comes into the bank account.

I ship either 1st Class, parcel post or Priority Mail depending on the weight and/or size of the item.

If you need an item overnighted, there is a $20 expedited fee as your order will go ahead of other orders IN ADDITION to the Express Mail charge

We are not responsible for damages or losses incurred during shipping. If you are concerned about that and it is important to you, please let me know and for an addtional cost, insurance can be added to the package.

International Orders - When an international order leaves the United States Postal system, it is your country’s postal service responsibility to make sure your package is delivered and your responsibility to check on it with your local postal system. No refunds nor discounts are given for lost or damaged packages. Once items leave the United States, they are no longer the shop's responsibility.
Additional policies and FAQs
All monitors vary in color depending on the monitor's settings.

All accessories shown with the item are not included. If you have any question regarding that or wish to purchase one of the accessories, please let me know

Layaways can be done in 2 or 3 payments. If it is an expensive item & you need more time, please let me know right in the beginning.

No exchanges on layaways & if layaway is not completed the money already paid on the item is forfeited as someone else could have bought the item that has been on hold for you for months.

I do not accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations.