Sunday, October 28, 2012

Ruby Lane Featured Seller

I now have the pleasure of introducing our 2nd featured seller for the VFG Ruby Lane blog and here is  Susan from Casa Diva Vintage

1. What was your first vintage acquisition and where is it now?
A mint green 50's prom dress that I bought in 1978 for a skit at school. Sadly, I don't know what happened to it.

 
2.  What was your favorite or best buy ever?
Oh my there have been so many. I guess probably the Ceil Chapman pantsuit I found at the thrift. 

3.  What was your most unusual buying experience?
I was wearing a vintage necklace while visiting with my uncle at his senior apartment complex. The manager said to me "oh you like that old junk?" I told her she would be surprised at the value of some vintage costume pieces. She went inside her apartment and came out with a large shoe box filled with brooches, earrings, necklaces, etc. She said "Here take this. I was going to donate it anyway". The first piece I pulled out was a Hollycraft Christmas Tree brooch. It just kept getting better from there. I couldn't in good conscience take the box from her so we settled on a fair price. 

4.  If you had a time machine which decade or year would you
choose to go back to and bring back some clothing or jewelry ?
Definitely the 50's for me. 

5.  What are your favorite, most helpful reference materials/sources?
The VFG, classic movies, vintage magazines

6.  What item were you most tempted to keep that is available in
your shop right now?
The Sydney North dress. It is amazing but I'm just too much of a homebody to have anywhere to wear it. 


Here are some lovely items from Susan's shop Casa Diva Vintage on Ruby Lane











1 comment:

denisebrain said...

Gorgeous items—I'm particularly fond of that tunic set.

Thank you for the interview!

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