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Monday, November 10, 2014

Bring it, Polar Vortex!

Keep cozy in fun vintage sweaters this winter!
Ugly 80s Christmas Sweater
Vintage 1990s Cropped Laura Ashley Wool Ski Sweater
Baggy Vintage 80s Peruvian Knit Cotton Sweater
Vintage 90s Peruvian Alpaca Cardigan Sweater
1980s Vintage Happy Piggies Sweater
Vintage 80s Jumper- Metallic Hearts and Paisley on Black
1980s Vintage Colorful Aztec Striped Cardigan
Avant Garde 80s Alafoss Icelandic Wool Batwing Turtleneck Sweater

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fall Shop Update

I've moved (again), and now I have a nice little studio/office and am able to take start photographing and writing listings for the huge backlog of vintage clothes I've been building up over the last few months. Here are just some of the listings I've been able to add so far:
Vintage 80s Boho Chic Quilted Jacket
Vintage 90s High Waist Jeans with Western Appliques
Vintage 80s Bow Neck Paisley Print Secretary Blouse
Vintage 70s Plus Size Pleated Midi Skirt
Vintage 90s Oversize Button Up Women's Shirt
Vintage Levis 505 Women's Straight Leg Jeans
Vintage 80s Gunne Sax Lace Peplum Dress
Vintage 80s Adrienne Vittadini Floral Print Knit Maxi Dress
1980s Vintage Blue Silk Peplum Dress with Back Keyhole Cutout
Early 80s Vintage Secretary Dress

I have added many more pairs of vintage Levis from the 80s and early 90s, and more will be coming soon, but that's a whole other blog post! Click here to see my current selection of vintage denim.

Monday, June 16, 2014

RIP Rik: I Loved Ye Well

I was very sad to hear that comedian Rik Mayall passed away last week. I loved to hate his character on The Young Ones, but later developed a serious crush on him after seeing him in Drop Dead Fred. I'm posting this clip of Motorhead doing Ace of Spades on The Young Ones as a tribute, because it's my all time favorite musical number from the show, and Rik himself leads it off and closes it (at least the way the the person who posted this YouTube clip edited it). RIP Rik. Gone way too soon.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Acid Washed Denim and Perms

My big sister just posted this picture of herself on Facebook today for TBT, and I immediately asked her if I could repost it here because, well, just LOOK at those shorts! She was a professional ballerina back then, and could really pull of the high waisted look. 

As it happens, I've been listing a lot of vintage denim items lately, and they've pretty much all been flying out of the shop. I have more coming up very soon, just as soon as I can photograph and list them.

Vintage Denim at SadieBess Vintage
Big Sis Hangin' by the Pool in Acid Washed Denim Shorts, circa 1989
Vintage 80s Acid Washed Denim Jacket

Vintage 80s to 90s Acid Washed High Waisted Tapered Mom Jeans
Vintage Lee High Waisted Acid Washed Tapered Leg Jeans

Monday, March 17, 2014

Music Monday: Thousands Are Sailing

I know it's a bit late, but I wanted to post this in honor of the day. Thousands Are Sailing by The Pogues is both dark and beautiful, reminding us of how and why so many were forced to leave everything behind and come to the US. Also, The Pogues = Kickass.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

'New' Vintage Clothing Listings Coming Soon

Went shopping today and came back more with fabulous vintage dresses, rompers, skirts, and tops. New Spring listings are coming soon, including an 80s Calvin Klein full skirt, TWO All That Jazz dresses with criss-cross backs, and an awesome IB Diffusion oversize polka-dot tee dated 1992. Yay!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Music Monday: Plastic Bertrand

Thanks to my brother in law for reminding me of this song last week, thus implanting and earworm that JUST. WILL. NOT. DIE.

So I thought I'd share.

You're welcome.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Identifying Vintage Paint by Number Paintings

I recently found a wonderful 1950s Paint by Number Jesus painting, and was immediately drawn in by it's fabulous color scheme. When I brought it home, I knew just where to turn for more information about it. The Paint by Number Museum is an excellent online resource for PBN collectors. There is a library with links links to articles and resources, but the most helpful part, in my opinion, is the search function. I just typed 'Jesus' into the keyword field, and I was able to quickly ascertain that my new PBN was titled 'Portrait of Christ', and was first sold in a kit with two other pictures in 1956.

Vintage 1950s Paint by Number "Portrait of Christ" at SadieBess Vintage

I first found the Paint by Number Museum's site a few years ago when I was researching very nice example of a PBN clown I had found. It turned out to be based on a Norman Rockwell painting.

There are a lot more fun examples of Paint by Number art on Etsy right now. Here are some of my favorites:

Vintage Paint by Number Horse Painting at Vintagcollectorlove

Rare 1960s SciFi Paint by Number at SquirrelRanch

Pair of Vintage Dutch Village Scene Paint by Numbers at TheeLetterQ

Vintage Butterfly Paint by Number Painting at carouselandfolk

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Throwback Thursday

Just for funsies - here I am in the summer of 1990. I was visiting my sister in Germany, though I think this picture was shot in Metz, France. I loved that ikat backpack and carried it right on into college. My wardrobe for that trip pretty much consisted of black t-shirts, high waisted shorts, and my black Chuck Taylors.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

GIANT Gold Hollywood Regency Floral Wall Hanging by Syroco

I have a fabulous Hollywood Regency style floral wall hanging by Syroco for sale on Craigslist right now. Why Craigslist? Because this piece is GINORMOUS! It measures 48" at it's widest point, and because of it's sheer size, it would be very expensive to ship- around $250. So if you live in the Denver area and are looking for an amazing mid century statement piece for your wall, click through to Craigslist and get in touch. Of course, if anyone else feels they have to have it and are willing to pay the shipping expenses, I will be glad to arrange delivery.

More about the piece: It is a gold tone dogwood branch with ivory blossoms. There is hardware on the back that can be repositioned for hanging horizontally or vertically. It measures 48" x 30", and is in really nice condition.

Large Syroco Dogwood Floral Wall Hanging - $120

Incidentally, Joan from Mad Men has a few smaller pieces from this same Syroco dogwood branch series in her bedroom.

The Syroco is not what made her sad. Promise!