The Vamoose

an exchange

Hello there,
I’m back with another exchange to share, this time with the lovely Ashley from Fancy Fine. She has a great style blog regularly updated (I should take note) with vintage finds effortlessly translated into daily wear. Of course I was excited for the swap and she did not disappoint…

Lots of vintage goodies arrived including an old medical book, beaded and lace trimmings, a vintage slip,
antique postcards and a National Geographic from the 60s.

Every so often I come across a garment which I find so inspiring I’m compelled to create a piece of jewellery to match.
Such was the case when I unwrapped this little beauty, a wonderfully lacey off-white blouse.

I scoured my supplies for materials and re-emerged (not unlike McScrooge, money substituted for beads) with
a selection of marble squares covered in suitably lacey patterns.

self-made necklace: marble squares paired with brass beads and tubes

further inspiration: Heiligenkirche, Munich via Wikipedia

Thanks again Ashley, both for the gifts and inspiration! You can see a few of the necklaces I sent in action here, here and here.

15 Responses to an exchange

  1. Bantik

    Great exchange:>

    My sister got National geographic from 60's for's so nice and advertising is so weird( soo Mad men)

  2. E is for Eleanor

    How beautiful is that blouse? Just divine. And the necklace paired with it looks lovely!

  3. Sarah J

    oh! these are all so lovely! i think i must be quite in love with the national geographic (they were my magazines of choice in childhood, and well, one from the sixties just taeks the cake!)

  4. julie

    I love the lace + necklace combo. So beautiful. And I must say, your blog is awesome! Such great stuff!!

    Cheers! Julie

  5. LUU H.

    I love everything with lace! such a beauty for the eye

  6. naomemandeflores

    Beautiful! Exchanges are always so much fun! I love to do it.

    Camila F.

  7. Sarah

    Those marble beads are beautiful!

  8. Amanda

    Wow what an exchange! Such a great package…the blouse plus necklace is stunning!

  9. Hannah Percyowl

    Pretties! The square gems goes well with the soft lace, and the colours are awesome too :)

  10. Ida Susanne

    I just found your blogf
    I just love it..

    Really nice pictures :)

    -Ida Susanne

  11. looks beautiful all together!

  12. Julie

    The bears on that NG are fantastic!

    Also loving the blouse inspiration-the necklace is lovely and suits the top so well!

  13. Jazzy E (hivennn)

    so lovely. x hivennn

  14. i love doing trades. it’s one of the awesome perks of being an etsy seller. this necklace looks beautiful with the white lace top.

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