Friday, September 11, 2009
RemindersOfThePast is an awesome vintage shop. It has some of the most beautiful vintage formal wear that I have seen. Natalie also carries vintage home decor, linen, supplies and much more.
I asked Natalie to tell us about herself, here is her response:
"I consider myself to be an "old soul" and love anything "well loved". I often times conjure up a story in my mind of where some of my listings came from and what stories they could tell.
I like to think that my shop is where someone can stroll through an open flea market while in the comfort of their own home and that they might find something that would bring a memory to their mind or smile to their face. That would make me very happy.
I also have a second shop - Willows Nest - where I sell my handmade primitive pieces."
It took me a while to browse through all of Natalie's beautiful items. Two formal dresses caught my eye very quickly! The first just says 1980's all the way! Although it dates back to the 50's and 60's. I would refer to it as the "Pretty in Pink" Dress. It reminds me so much of the one Molly Ringwald wore in that movie. Just lots of pretty cotton candy pink material and ruffles! The Black and Red Ball Gown is truly amazing! It looks brand new! The gown is black with large red flocked polka dots. The polka dots are all over the dress, front, back and sleeves. The skirt is full, flowing and reaches to the floor. There are 4 layers - the top layer is soft tulle netting with the red polka dots and has approximately 13" of ruffle at the bottom. The second layer is also tulle but has no polka dots. The third layer is taffeta and the 4th layer is a crinoline type netting. This dress is gorgeous! A must see!
The Johnson Brothers Bread and Butter set of 4 plates is a great find also!These plates were made in England and have a lovely pattern that's called "Hearts & Flowers". There is a folk art man and woman holding hands surrounded by hearts and flowers.
Visit http://ReminderOfThePast.etsy.com for these treasures and more. Also don't forget to stop by Natalie's other shop http://WillowsNest.etsy.com for her handmade items!
****Natalie is offering 10% off purchases from her shop if you mention this blog!