So you've made or found the vintage dress of your dreams........only to realize that none of your accessories match. (frown) What do you do? You buy more accessories of course!
Accessories are some of the hardest things for me to pair up with an outfit. Part of my problem is the fact that my wardrobe far outstrips certain types of accessories. For example, I have only one pair of gloves to wear with a vintage outfit. (The other pair of gloves I have were the gloves my grandmother wore in her wedding over 60 years ago. No, I am not going to wear those.) Needless to say, my vintage accessory items are relatively few in number. Who doesn't focus most of their attention on buying or making the perfect dress or outfit? The other part of my problem is that I don't think to grab any accessories. I am the girl who hardly ever wears jewelry to church because I don't think to put something on.
Anyway, I recently decided to expand my collection of vintage jewelry accessories. I should mention right now that my collection consisted of a broach that was my Grandma's, a Victory pin I bought off of Ebay, and a 1940's heart locket, sadly without a chain. Well, that collection has now expanded to include two more vintage pieces: a 1940's rhinestone choker necklace, pictured above from Beautiful Passions on Etsy, and a heart pendant necklace with rhinestones dating from the 1930's or 1940's.
While I really like both pieces, I want to focus my attention in this post on the heart pendant that I bought from Chronically Vintage. The service I received in making this order was over the top. Jessica Cangiano from Chronically Vintage did an amazing job. My order was received in a bubble envelope. In the envelope was the necklace securely packed in a gift box, a small thank gift of screw back earrings similarly wrapped and protected, a hand written thank you card, and several coupon codes to use in the future. Who does all that anymore? That thank you card was icing on the cake.
I hope you can gather from all of that that I really, really recommend shopping at Chronically Vintage for period accessories. I would also recommend reading Jessica's blog for inspiration on wearing vintage.
Well, I hope everyone had a merry Christmas!
Sarah loves to sew, learn more about sewing, and create items with a vintage flair. Her arch enemy is clipping curves, and she has a tolerable relationship with the seam ripper.
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