The Pretty Dress Company Figure Flattering Vintage-Inspired Dresses

The Pretty Dress Company Myla Dress

Springtime in California is marvelous. The sun shines brightly but not too hot and there is a gentle breeze blowing. Everything is blooming and the air is perfumed with jasmine, roses, and orange blossoms. The vineyards here in wine country are just starting to bloom and what could be better than getting all dolled up in a figure flattering dress by Pretty Dress Company and spending the day at the stunning Ferrari Carano winery.

There’s something about a pretty dress that just makes everything feel a little more magical. Maybe it’s the way they swish and sway when you walk, or the way they make you feel feminine and beautiful. A day at the winery is all about dressing up in your prettiest dress and enjoying a day of wine tasting and relaxation.

That’s why I was excited to collaborate with the UK based Pretty Dress Company as they make vintage-inspired clothing that is figure flattering, chic, and makes you feel magical. I had selected a couple of dresses to review and style, and they came very quickly (within a couple of days) all the way from the UK to California. I decided to wear this cobalt blue Myla dress because the blue color is so vivid and lovely and I thought it would really pop for a trip to the vineyards.

Fearri Carano Winery Yasmina Greco

The Myla dress has a classic silhouette with a very full circle skirt, v neck, and fitted bodice. I was not sure which size to order and decided to order one size up and I am very glad that I did as the dress fit a bit tight on my bust but was still very comfortable and the fabric has a little stretch as it is made from stretch lux crepe.

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Mastering the Antique Mall Business: A Dealer’s Perspective

As the sun rises, so does the anticipation of a day filled with the search for hidden treasures. The hustle and bustle of the Antique Mall begins, where hundreds of collectors, decorators, and everyday consumers flock in search of unique and valuable items. Mastering the Antique Mall Business: A Dealer’s Perspective, as a dealer at an antique mall with my husband, we’ve experienced the joys, challenges, and nuances that come with running a booth or showcase. This journey has taught me that success in this field is not just about having the most coveted antiques, but also about understanding the intricacies of location, mall rules, and customer engagement.

Geographical Location of the Antique Mall

Indeed, the geographical location of the antique mall itself plays a pivotal role in shaping the customer base and consequently, the success of your booth. The mall’s location can significantly influence the type of customers that frequent the place and their purchasing habits.

For instance, if your antique mall is located off the beaten path, more of a destination location, it may attract a different clientele. These customers are often serious collectors or antique enthusiasts who’ve made the trip specifically to peruse and purchase antiques. They are usually more inclined to make purchases, given they’ve invested time and effort to visit. For such locations, dealers should consider stocking rare, high-value items, antiques with historical or cultural significance, and unique collectibles that can’t be easily found elsewhere.

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The PY Miyao Craze: Japan’s Best Novelty Ceramics in America

Hello, pottery enthusiasts and history buffs! Today, we’re diving into the company of PY Miyao Craze: Japan’s Best Novelty Ceramics in America, an iconic ceramics company that captured the hearts of Americans in the post-World War II era.

From whimsical figurines to elegant tableware, PY Miyao’s novelty ceramics have become highly sought-after collector’s items. Join us as we explore the company’s history, its introduction to American audiences, and the lasting impact of its unique designs.

The Birth of PY Miyao Japan Pottery

Established in the early 20th century, the PY Miyao Japan pottery company has its roots in the Aichi Prefecture, home to many renowned Japanese pottery centers. The company was named after its founder, Miyao Yoshida, whose initials PY stood for “Pottery Yoshida.” Miyao’s goal was to bring the artistry and craftsmanship of Japanese ceramics to a broader audience, both in Japan and abroad.

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The Best Books and Guides for Vintage Mid-Century Collectors

Ready to become an antiques aficionado? Look no further than the experts’ books available on antiques, vintage Christmas, kitschy mid-century modern artifacts and collectibles! So start exploring this fascinating world filled with nostalgia and tradition today! Here are a few titles worth checking out:

Vintage Robots and Tin Toys Collector Book Resources

Space age tin toys and robots captured the imagination of a mid-century generation enthralled by space exploration. These highly collectible toys are now prized by vintage toy collectors and Mid-Century Modern enthusiasts alike. If you’re interested in collecting space age tin toys and just starting out, here are some really good books to get you started that full of photos and information.

1000 Tin Toys by Teruhisa Kitahara

Robots. Spaceships and other Tin Toys by Teruhisa Kitahara

Robots: Tin Toy Dreams by T. Kitahara

*Please note that if you purchase from clicking on one of the links, I will get a tiny bit of that sale to help keep this blog going.


Kentucky Derby Vintage Fashions, Derby Hats & Juleps

Hey there, fellow Derby enthusiasts! If you’re as excited as I am about the upcoming Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, you’re in for a real treat today. We’re diving into the world of vintage Derby fashions, Derby hats, collectibles, and novelty items that celebrate the magic of this iconic horse racing event. And of course, we can’t forget the classic Derby cocktail – the Mint Julep! So grab your wide-brimmed hat and let’s get started.

Vintage Fashions and Collectibles

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Ultimate 1950s Pin-Up Style Guide: How to Dress Like a Vintage Icon

1950s Pin-Up Style Guide: Dress Like a Vintage Icon
1950s Pin-Up Style Guide: Dress Like a Vintage Icon

Get ready to go back in time and step into the glamorous world of 1950s pin-up style! With this guide, you’ll be able to channel femininity and elegance with all vintage vibes. From classic cars to timelessly chic fashion statements – get ready for a journey through an iconic era where red lips were always in vogue and cat-eye winged eye liner was essential. Let’s travel back together as we learn how modern women can recreate these sassy looks today! This beginner’s guide will teach you all you need to know about dressing in the1950s pin-up style!

Start with the Basics

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