The Supermoon and Vintage Bathing Suits

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This year’s supermoon is happening this weekend and since James and I live but a hop, skip and a jump away from the nearest body of water, what better way to view the supermoon than on the beach?

And, speaking of the beach…

If you’re a fan of vintage clothing, I’ll bet you have a desire for the perfect vintage bathing suit–be ye male or female.  I have come across some lovely swim wear, but never just the right suit for myself 😦  I’m not really positive what I want but I think it’s red and white polka dots, one piece (kind of like a romper with a halter-top style neck.  (I really loved the bathing suit Zooey Deschanel wore the other night on New Girl but I would definitely need a one-piece!

Have you ascertained by now that I’m about to show you some vintage bathing suits?  Well, you’re right!  First, let me show you a few that I have sold through the years…

Vintage Gingham Romper or Playsuit

My lovely friend Jennifer modeled this amazing gingham romper for me a few years ago.  One of my all-time favorite vintage swim suits!

1940s Jantzen

And what about this gorgeous Jantzen number?  This vintage Jantzen suit was in remarkable condition.

Mid 1960s Vintage Elizabeth Stewart bathing suit.

Bill Blass

Amazing 1980s Bill Blass swim suit.  Also came with a short caftan type cape as a sort of cover-up.

1960s Jantzen

Another vintage Jantzen bathing suit that just recently sold.

But, enough with teasing you with all of the bathing suits I’ve already sold!  I actually have a few vintage bathing suits in the shop!

Vintage Catalina Bathing suit

Gorgeous vintage Catalina bathing suit with bright flowers, late 1960s.  Great modest cut, bit of a dip in the back!

1980s Roxanne

Very similar suit, blue tones.  Vintage 1980s Roxanne bathing suit.

And what about the guys?  Don’t guys like vintage swim wear?  You bet they do!!  Even though I’ve deceptively paired these awesome men’s swim trunks with a ladies’ top, these vintage shorts are really for men.  And yes, ladies, that top is already sold.  😦

McGregor ScotSet Swim Trunks

Don’t forget!  If you see anything interesting, just click on the picture to be taken directly to the shop.

 

 

Home Gnome’s new blog AND a coupon code

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Let’s not dilly-dally around, shall we?  In celebration of “May Day,” I would love to offer a limited time coupon for blog readers.  The only way I know to get folks interested is either to tug at their heart strings or their wallet strings!  Since vintage items don’t regularly tug at heart strings (though some have, in my experience!) my best bet is with monetary incentive.

Take this coupon code for The Home Gnome and use it until the end of this month (May 2012) for an additional 30% off any items (except for new arrivals!)

what’s the code?

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New in the Shop for April!

If you’re looking for fabulous miscellaneous vintage items, look over here!  This April, we’ve been packing the shop with some of the best items ever.  What do we consider “the best”?

How about a vintage velvet tutu?

Vintage Velvet Tutu in glorious blue!

Don’t need a tutu?  How about some vintage ruffled tuxedo fronts?  Really, these items are so awesome that everyone needs one!

Ruffled tuxedo fronts come in four different colors: black, white, red and sage green.

So, ruffled tuxedo fronts and velvet tutus are too fancy, you say?  How about a vintage 1985 working Polaroid OneStep 600?

Polaroid OneStep 600

We also have vintage Catalina bathing suits,

Vintage Catalina Bathing Suit-psychedelic flowers

vintage Esprit eyeglasses,

Vintage Esprit Eyeglasses

vintage velvet shoes

Vintage Velvet Bow Shoes

and vintage daisy ice buckets!

Vintage Daisy Ice Bucket

Click on any of the photos to be taken directly to the shop.  Thanks for visiting!