Tuesday, March 31, 2009

All Things Hand Tooled and Vintage

I love all things Vintage and Hand Tooled. Women in the 1960s and 1950s that traveled to Mexico came back with these one of a kind handbags and purses. I love to look at all of the intricate details that were carefully crafted by small tools and human hands. I found two handbags with Mayan and Aztec calendars carefully hand tooled into a small circle. Not only do these pieces have intricate detail they also are of fine leathers. I have been lucky to find many hand tooled pieces and love to share! You can find all of these pieces in my Etsy store:

Vintage Hand Tooled items at DejaBlonde Vintage

Saturday, March 28, 2009

My Vintage Finds that are variations of Blue

I love the color blue and all of the variations it comes in. My favorite blue is Cornflower blue from the crayola box. I put up most of the blue items in my store on this post. Leather and blue is such a great combination and I love the way distressed blue leather looks. This is a post for all of you fashionistas that love blue and love vintage!

You can find these blue pieces in my store - DejaBlonde Vintage

Friday, March 27, 2009

My Love of Vintage Frye Campus Boots

Frye boots are special in so many ways! They are not only well made and gorgeous, they come from a company with a rich American history. Frye Boot Company has been around since the mid 19th century and soldiers on both sides of the civil war wore them. John Frye was a shoe maker that immigrated from England and ran the company here in the U.S. for 50 years until he died. You can still see the quality in the Frye Boots made today. I love the Frye boots from the 60's and 70's and in particular the campus style like these boots in the picture. When Frye was ready to expand the style of their boots in the 60's they came out with the "Campus Boot". They come in many different styles and heights - they look great with flowery skirts or tight jeans. Vintage Frye Boots are a versatile and a must have for the discriminating fashionista! They are very bohemian yet slightly rugged western which is a beautiful combination. Frye boots are truely golden!

You can get the boots here - DejaBlonde Vintage

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Vintage Salvatore Ferragamo shoes!

I love Salvatore Ferragamo as a designer and lately have been lucky to find a lot of them in good condition. The Ferragamo style is classic, elegant, and made in Italy. Ferragamo worked with many stars of Hollywood in the 1920's and then went back to Italy to work on these gorgeous hand crafted shoes. He is known for having great passion for his shoes and you can clearly see it in the design and craftmanship. I love his story because he went bankrupt once but rebuilt himself and his shoes to go on to hire 700 employees! I have four vintage pair of Ferragamo heels in my store here:
DejaBlonde Vintage - Ferragamo Shoes

Monday, March 9, 2009

Exquisite Hand Tooled purse from the 1950's

Wow! This handbag is simply amazing. This is strictly a hand bag but it is a large hand bag. Very bohemian and very 1950's. In the 50's and 60's american women visiting mexico would come back with these handbags and purses. They were very expensive even back then. This is a triangle style with the top closing together and the base being wide and big. There are so many compartments in and on this purse. On the outside of each side there are slits where you can slide things into. The inside has 2 main compartments and zippers. The bag is 13 inches long and 10 inches tall. The width of the bag will go to 7 inches. The bag is very thick and detailed leather and weighs 2 lbs. The bottom of the bag has tooled design as well..this bag is in great vintage condition.. The only wear is on the leather buttons where the strap meets the purse. You can see it in the pictures. Beautiful detail!

You can buy this bag Here

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

My Favorite Vintage Boots - Dexter

These Dexter boots in the picture are my all time favorite vintage boots of all time! I will never give them up! These oxblood classic cowgirl style boot from Dexter is timeless. These have a stacked wooden heel and pull up straps. These were fun to use during the whole photo shoot. It is amazing how well they went with just about anything, including a vintage prom dress. Thanks for looking! Had to share!