December 14, 2009

Vintage Deal of the Day: December 15, 2009

{I almost couldn’t wait for midnight to roll around so that I could post the terrific vintage deal that I just discovered a few minutes ago (I was so eager to share it, I contemplated doing two “Darling Deals” in one day, but then saw how close we were to Tuesday and held off on that idea), as it’s not every day that one finds an absolutely adorable 1950s novelty print dress in a larger size at a great price. Though the weather may be a little too nippy to wear this charming frock this month (well, outdoors at least!), it would be such a fun piece to sport come spring and summer (or right now, if you’re lucky enough to live in a climate that’s warm all year round – or if you’re situated south of the equator). This short sleeved dress features a really lovely print of blue, white and red flower blossoms set atop a sky blue and white checkerboard background, complete with a matching belt; it fits up to a 42 inch bust and a 36 inch waist, and is available for $25.00 (US) from etsy seller Cherry Frocks. I adore 40s and 50s novelty print garments so much and envy the lucky gal who takes this wonderful dress home with her!}

Thank you very much for your immensely kind well wishes yesterday, everyone. I’m feeling a bit better (less “brain fog” at the moment, which is a big plus), and hope to have the second edition of Chronically Vintage’s gift guide out the door either today or Wednesday at the latest (all things willing). I have a number of gift guides that I want to write before the 25th rolls around, but even if I don’t get to all of them this year, I’m not worried, I’ll just tuck away the unused ideas for next holiday season :)

Wishing you each a splendid and serene Tuesday! (And an immensely happy last ten days until Christmas!)


  1. oh my! that is a great deal! the print is so cute!

    and yes, please, to the gift guides! i need ideas!

  2. That's a very nice frock! I'm going to visit her store and see what else there is. Its summer frock weather for me now :-)

  3. Oh this is amazing, I love it! I think I would want it hemmed up a little shorter, but it looks so lovely, unique, and perfect.

  4. too cute! I'm glad you're feeling better :-)

  5. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee I love it!!!!!!!

  6. Sorry to hear you were not feeling well. Nice dress - simple and cute. Thanks for the daily news & hope you'll soon be feeling gorgeous again.

  7. PS - I love the Bloomingdale CAtalogue. Pity the seller only sells to US ebayers!!!:(

  8. What a darling little dress!


  9. A special price for a special dress. Love it.

  10. Thanks for visiting my blog, dear :) I can't believe there's only 10 days until Christmas!! It is sneaking up fast! Hope you have a wonderful week!

  11. Ooh that is a seriously yummy dress, i love the blossom print on it. And it's my size too, perfect! xx

  12. Oooohhh, lovely dress! Like Inspiration In Italy, I would shorten the dress a little, too, but regardless, it is divine! Well wishes, my dear!

  13. Hi sweetie! I am so sorry that I have been such a bad blogger lately, but I wanted to let you know I got the prints yesterday in the mail and they are more gorgeous than I ever imagined! Thank you so, so much!!

    Hope you are having a fabulous week...are you ready for Christmas?

    Hope all is well!


    P.S. Love the print of that dress- so beautiful!

  14. Oh so sweet,

    Hope you are going okay honey,

  15. ooo so cute! It is such a sweet pattern, and its already sold to some lucky lady.


  16. That dress is so delightfully cute!

  17. Cheerful Friday morning greetings, sweet dears, thank you each very much for your lovely comments (and immensely kind well wishes). I hope that you've each been having the most splendid of Januaries so far and that the weekend ahead will be an amazing one for you!

    Giant thanks & hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

  18. one of a kind dress! i love those huge collars and also that print and color is absolutely darling!
    oh yes i feel the same about the UK , i´m quite sure i was brithish in my past life, if this is true and we live more than once;)
    so i hope to go back to london very soon!
    and wow i just discovered how many years you already have your blog, so no wonder you are so professional ;)