Covet: Rose Dress at Small Earth Vintage

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I’m a frequent browser and regular shopper at Small Earth Vintage, an Etsy boutique that offers a fine selection of good-quality vintage clothing and accessories. (Full disclosure: I’d enjoy shopping at Small Earth even if the proprietors weren’t old friends of mine.)

Right now I’m particularly smitten with this 1950s wrap dress. I love any pattern that sets a romantic floral motif (especially roses!) against a more graphic, black-and-white background, and this design is especially lovely.

The measurements show that this garment probably won’t quite fit me, which is disappointing, but I’m sure it will find a good home in some other vintage-lover’s closet.

Image: Small Earth Vintage on Etsy.

5 on 5: Favorites at the BUST Magazine Holiday 2012 Craftacular

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Last Saturday I paid a visit to the “Craftacular” gift fair organized and sponsored by BUST Magazine. It only ran two days, and I’m glad I made the trip. I had intended to do some early Christmas shopping. Inevitably, I ended up doing plenty of goggling at things I wouldn’t mind owning myself. Here are five vendors that made an impression on me…  Continue reading