Sunday, August 31, 2014

Labor Day Flash Sale!

Labor Day sneaked up on me! So here's a quick 20% off sale on everything in the shop!  No coupon required!

Eleanormeriwether.etsy.com

Sale ends 12:01AM EST 9/2

Happy Labor Day!


Friday, August 15, 2014

Vintage Fashion Magazines

Seventeen Magazine May 1955 Cover
Yesterday I went to a local estate sale and scored some lovely vintage fashion magazines. I got quite a few SEVENTEEN and McCall magazines. They are filled to the brim with gorgeous ads and articles!

Catalina Swimsuit Ad from 1955 issue of Seventeen Magazine

Let me say how jealous I am of the teens from the 50s. The Seventeen magazines from the 90s (when I was a teen) were nowhere near as posh as they used to be. I kind of feel like I got cheated in that by the time I got them, they were kind of trashy in a way. At least comparatively

Seventeen Magazine April 1955 Cover
I am in love with this PROM issue! Hello! Such a sweet dress and a man in a military uniform. (ROTC perhaps?) Oh! Days Gone By how sweet you appear.

If you have loved looking at the pics here. Check out the listings in my ETSY shop!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Annual Summer Sewing Pattern Sale!

Go straight to the sale!

Since the summer sale was such a hit last year I've decided to make it an annual thing! This year I've made it better too, instead of 50% off, it's 60% off of ALL patterns! Some patterns are rare and have recently been listed so there are some really good ones you can get your hands on if you hurry!


Vogue S-4048 Special Design

The sale runs now until 7-14 at midnight EST. 

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Broyhill Sculptra Dining Suite

If you know me, you know I love Victorian furniture. I'm not at all big into the Mid Century thing. I can definitely appreciate the aesthetic, but I prefer garish over modern lines any day. However, this rule of thumb with me, doesn't apply to the Broyhill Sculptra line. I LOVE it! I am not exactly sure why that is, it's not incredibly different from other MCM furniture lines. Maybe I just love the good Walnut used on the set...? I have no idea.

Broyhill Sculptra Dining Set

So a few weekends ago I came across a random listing for a vintage dining set in Alabama, and it happened to be Sculptra. The price was great so we made the trek from Middle Georgia to East Alabama to save this set. 

Sculptra Dining Table and Chairs
In the original brochure, this table is listed as the Dinette table, there were 3 different table options, this being the middle size. There were also two options of chair styles. This being my preferred style. I like how the crest of the chair coordinates with the cat-eye pulls. 

Broyhill Sculptra China Cabinet

The china cabinet is my favorite piece from the set. When we picked it up it was very easy to move because it breaks down into two pieces (and I do my Chaturangas!) Not so easy to move was the Credenza....

Broyhill Sculptra Credenza

or as some people like to call it a "bar". Personally, I think it looks like a plain old server or buffet (but that's the Victorian girl talking). That top on there? That's marble. it doesn't come off. It was quite difficult for Mark and I to move even with my Chaturangas and Husband's manly upper body strength. At least Victorian marble is removable. Pfft.

I have gone back and forth about selling this set. Since we are house hunting currently and we aren't sure what type of house we will be purchasing. (I still want Victorian, husband wants something somewhat more energy efficient, maybe something Craftsman or a Fairy Tale cottage will suffice?) It may or may not work for us in the end.

I do currently have it listed on Etsy... just in case you need it more than I do. Ha!