A Lovely Surprise

On Tuesday this week M from The Wood Chips passed this award on to me! It certainly was a lovely surprise M - Thank You! I love that this award has a vintage look.

Listed alphabetically and equal in loveliness, I am passing this award on to:

This award can be passed on to up to 15 bloggers. I chose these 5 bloggers because they all have an interest in vintage and are new to the blogosphere. They are all SITS girls too.

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Follow the Yellow Brick Road...

To Starlet Vintage if you want these fabulous De Liso Debs red suede 40's shoes! Great for displaying if not your size. Starlet Vintage is currently offering 20% off these shoes and all the other goodies in store until November 30!

Singing the Praises of Lark

Handmade loveliness and cuteness abounds at Lark. Not only does Lark sell their own range, but also the items of many other independent designers. I'm featuring cuties from the Lark range today that have Christmas stocking popability (suitable for popping in Chrissy stockings).

Pictured above vintage inspired "Cute Creatures Coasters."

Vintage fabric hair clips with vintage swap card.

Pocket mirrors with vintage inspired prints.

Vintage wallpaper badges.

Keyrings with vintage inspired prints.


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Poetically Pink

Vintage typewriters....so romantic, so chic and so cool! This 50's gem was sold at Poetic Home, I bet the buyer is tickled pink! Amazing vintage typewriters are Poetic Home's specialty.

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La Pomme

These scrumptious handmade patchwork pillows by La Pomme feature vintage hand embroidery and fabrics. The hand embroidered pieces have been collected from vintage markets in France.

Find these pillows and other handmade lovelies at


I've been imagining these pillows...

on rattan wicker and cane chairs...

photo from thpcollections.com
such as this vintage inspired hanging rattan egg chair...

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Fave Finds For Auction! Ebay 22 November...

Remember this gorgeous lace illusion number by Sorelle Fontana from my very first post? It will be up for auction in my ebay shop next Sunday night (22 November) and is my fave pick. This bombshell dress an amazing piece of fashion history! It is a very rare find indeed - coveted Italian label, in near mint condition (museum quality). Size is a vintage size 14 (modern size approx Australian 10-12 or universal medium-large). Please note the dress looks big on my AU size 8 model (I wouldn't dare pin it).

Three sisters formed Sorelle Fontana (sisters Fontana) in Rome in 1943. In the years to follow, the glamourous designs of Sorelle Fontana became much sort-after by European aristocracy and royalty. By the 1950's Sorelle Fontana was well-known in the United States. Their customers included Hollywood stars and famous women such as Grace Kelly, Ava Gardner, Elizabeth Taylor, Kim Novak, and Jacqueline Kennedy.

A little more about the dress...it features beautiful black chantilly lace which floats over black satin acetate taffeta. Lace is scalloped on neckline, back and sleeves. There is a layer of black tulle underneath the lace for added strength. Classic wiggle cut which creates an hourglass appearance. Shelf bust is fitted and strapless. Metal zipper at back with hook and eye closure. Exquisitely tailored...of course!

The dress looks 50's however the label says "export" and in 1960 Sorelle Fontana launched their ready-to-wear collection for the US market. The dress could possibly be from the first ready-to-wear collection.

Here are two other vintage faves which will be up for auction next Sunday night too. Ever so pretty 50's pink, white and cream party dress and fabulous 70's black chiffon pleat flutter sleeve dress.

Four other fab items will also be up for auction next Sunday night... another 70's black chiffon flutter dress, 80's Gunne Sax shimmer top, 70's diamond cluster ring (real diamonds), and Samantha Wills vintage style "Wow Factor" necklace. For sneak peaks and larger photos of all items for auction, click the link below and then press play to view my slide.

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An Angel At My Table

Yes, I believe in angels, however this post is not about an angel at my table, it is about an online shop called An Angel At My Table...
These divine birdcage mirrors and other heavenly vintage inspired homewares can be found at

Silhouetted To a Tee

Silhouette art is so eye-catching! I particularly love silhouette portraits. This elegant portrait of my beautiful Mum (aged 18) was done in 1950 by well-known scissor artist S. John Ross (1919-2008).

Affectionately known as "The Silhouette Man", S. John Ross created thousands of portraits at shows/fairs here in Australia from the late 40's for almost 60 years. In his native country, the USA, he worked at fairs and in Hollywood before moving to Australia. S. John Ross created portraits for many celebrities and famous people including Spencer Tracey, Mikey Rooney, Vivien Leigh, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Nicole Kidman and Queen Elizabeth II. He really was a legend!

Custom silhouettes make wonderful keepsakes and heirlooms. I have found two terrific artists on etsy who create custom hand-cut silhouettes from photos...

Peggy at The Vintage Button Jar

And Jenny Lee Fowler. Jenny also creates silhouettes from photos of dogs and cats.

photo from flickr - belladesignteam

I couldn't resist featuring this great collage of vintage and vintage inspired silhouettes!

photo from countryliving.com

Such a stunning display! I couldn't resist featuring this either!

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Charmed, I'm SURE!

My Vintage Charms offers a splendiferous array of vintage and vintage inspired charms, pendants, beads and trinkets. In addition they also stock jewellery making supplies, trimmings and other crafty supplies making them a great one-stop-shop.

You are sure to be charmed at myvintagecharms.com

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Vintage 40's Gold Butterfly Pendant Giveaway!

Please Note: This Giveaway is Now Closed!

Seeing as Christmas is not far away...I'm having another giveaway for some pre-Christmas fun! I'm giving away this delicate vintage 40's gold butterfly pendant. It is silver-gilt (sterling silver coated with a fine layer of gold), bears the 925 sterling silver stamp on the back and features a natural garnet gemstone. In excellent condition. Measures 1.2 cm across (half an inch). Giveaway ends on December 2.

Back in September I gave another one of these sweeties away to celebrate the beginning of Favourite Vintage Finds. I purchased a job lot of 16 of these pendants and they are one of my all time favourite vintage finds. Stored away for decades by their previous owner, they were originally sourced in England. I have kept another 2 aside to giveaway here next year. I also have other giveaways planned for next year, follow my blog or subscribe to stay tuned...

To enter this giveaway, all you have to do is send me an email - click the Contact link in the horizontal navigation bar at the top of the page. Be sure to type "Giveaway" in the subject line of your email. 1 entry per person. Worldwide entries welcome. I will ship the pendant in a little gift box anywhere in the world at no cost to the winner. Entries must be received by 4.30 pm AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time), December 2, 2009.

If you are having computer issues and the Contact link does not work for you, my email address is favouritevintagefinds@gmail.com

Please leave a comment too. For my previous giveaway, I didn't have comments enabled until the very end of the giveaway, so this time I hope to get lots more comments :).

Emails will be numbered in the order in which they are received. I will use random.org to generate the winning number. The winner will be notified via email on December 2, 2009 by 5.30 pm AEST. Email addresses and personal information contained within emails will be kept confidential and will not be used for any other purpose.

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