Home Gnome Vintage Picnic Weekend

Some days, it’s hard to get up the gumption to take all the photos I need to take to be in the business. The fun part is the shopping. After that, it’s all work! What with moving out of the antique mall and getting all of those items sorted, we’ve had a bit of a hectic week here at the Home Gnome. Thankfully, I found some yoga videos online and have been basking in the resulting muscle soreness.

BUT–today is the day for taking photos and putting up new listings! You’re going to love what we have new in the shop this weekend (I know I do!).

sailor girl maxi dress

Isn’t this maxi dress gorgeous?  Love how it has a definite picnic/sailor girl vibe.  The fabric is a light polyester pique, perfect for outdoor activities.  And, don’t tell anyone I said this, but this dress would be great with a shorter hemline as well!

Speaking of picnics, take a look at these fabulous little picnic baskets I just added to the shop.  There will be at least two more added.  So, if you’re in the market for vintage picnic baskets, I’m your girl!

vintage picnic basket with gingham lining

vintage picnic basket English style

Keep your eyes open for more vintage summertime items!  Visit the shop and be sure to click on the photos to see each listing as it comes available.

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Locally Grown Vintage

So, if you’re in Australia, and you’re looking for vintage items, come to my online shop.   Lots of you do!  If you’re in New York and you’re looking for vintage items, come to my online shop.  Just sent you something this week!  If you’re in El Paso and you’re shopping for vintage items…wait, you know what I’m going to say, don’t you?

What if you’re in Pensacola, Florida or somewhere within driving distance?  Do we ever have vintage items that are too large or too fragile too shop?  Actually, we do!  We’ve just closed up our booth at an antique mall here in Pensacola, so we don’t have a “show room” for larger vintage pieces.  What to do with them?  Well, I could post them on craigslist or feature them on Pinterest.  OR, I could let you awesome folks here see them!

I’ll list these pretties on etsy as well, available for local pick up only!

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This gorgeous vintage chalkboard just went into the shop today.  It’s a fabulous find with a wooden frame, a chalk ledge and a heavy slate board!

Take a look at this precious vintage pie safe or petite hoosier.  Someone took their time to refinish pieces of it but the sweet nature of it remains!  Two upper doors, two top drawers, a fold down door and shelf, two bottom drawers and two lower doors.

James was actually able to cut some panes of glass to fit into the top doors.  It’s completely adorable now.  I can imagine this being used in so many ways!

  1. as a pie safe
  2. entertainment center (that large door folds down!)
  3. as a desk!
  4. hoosier
  5. arts and craft work station
  6. nursery piece

So many possible uses for this sweet, sweet piece of furniture!

The Supermoon and Vintage Bathing Suits

Supermoon 20110318 from USA

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.

 

 

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!