Vintage Christmas in July

Well, it’s that time again.  As if Christmas didn’t come quickly enough, we feel like we have to talk about it every July as well!  I don’t know about you, but this heat wave we’re having around here is enough to make me dream of the temperate weather of Christmas.

I have always loved vintage Christmas ornaments, decorations and doo-dads.  So, it should be no surprise that I keep The Home Gnome chock full of them as well!  We have lots of Shiny Brites, stuffed reindeer, pixies,Christmas cards, Christmas stockings, gift tags and more.

Now, these items won’t be available again until July 1st, but why don’t you just take a look and see some of the fabulous things we’ll have for you this year??

Vintage Shiny Brite Yule Lanterns

Vintage Holly Hobbie Christmas Pot Holder

Giant Vintage Christmas Stocking

Vintage Hallmark Christmas Cards

Vintage Enamel Ornaments

Vintage Holly Hobbie Placemats

Now, isn’t that a fun selection to get you dreaming of a vintage Christmas time?  Just be sure to bookmark this blog and the shop and you’ll see when they’re listed!  These items are just the tip of the iceberg.  Lots and lots more shiny brite ornaments, placemats, Christmas cards…

See you for Christmas in July!

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Vintage Men’s Clothing: Classic Style

How fortunate am I to have the hottest male model around, available 24/7?

Ruffled Tuxedo Shirt

He looks fabulous in vintage styles

and, he loves bunny rabbits…

James and Hyacinth, fitted white dress shirt

I’ve been on a kick lately, to find nicely fitted vintage clothing for James.  It’s hard to find–new or used!  Of course, we love the style of the clothing on BBC’s Sherlock (Spencer Hart, Dolce and Gabbana…a bit out of our price range).  Actually, those lovely clothes are out of lots of folks’ price range, so sometimes we have to make do.

Expedition Jacket

Speaking of British style, here’s the perfect expedition jacket.  Vintage styling, trim fit.  Excellent condition!

Vintage plaid shorts

Here’s a bit more of a relaxed look, while still keeping it together stylishly.  Trim fit plaid walking shorts for men.  Aren’t they nice?  🙂

Monk strap shoes

Pull the look together with these gorgeous monk strap dress shoes.  Beautiful!

All of these pieces and more (cuff links, bow ties, etc.) will soon be in the shop.  Be sure to stop by and ask about any specific items that you don’t see listed yet!

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.

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!