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Vintage Runs in the Family

Vintage Runs in the Family

Baubles Antiques, My Mother’s Shop In the 90s, my mother had an antique shop (Baubles Antiques) in our home that specialized in vintage clothing and jewellery. I kick myself now for not taking full advantage of the amazing items she had in the store. Apparently, as a teen, I was more preoccupied with other matters … Continue reading

Treasure Trove

Treasure Trove

Hello my lovelies! Sorry I’ve been ‘missing in action’ and haven’t written a blog post in a little while. I’m on vacation and visiting my family in my hometown. There truly is no place like home! 🙂 I love visiting here because I get to spend time with my amazing family and also do some … Continue reading

A Lesson in Celluloid

A Lesson in Celluloid

I hope you’ve been enjoying the ‘A Lesson in‘ series of posts. First Jet was covered, followed by Lucite and Bakelite, and now I’ll be featuring Celluloid. Created in 1869 by John Wesley Hyatt, Celluloid was one of the first plastics ever made. Celluloid is a semi-synthetic thermoplastic made from nitrocellulose and camphor. The earliest form … Continue reading

Kittens, Brooches, and More – Oh My!

Kittens, Brooches, and More – Oh My!

Good day lovelies! Over the weekend, I went to an antiques fair and was overwhelmed! I wish I had taken my camera so you could have seen all the gorgeous items. There was a ton of household items, depression glass, books, lamps, furniture and several dealers in vintage jewellery. I saw a few amazing Miriam … Continue reading

Oh, for the Love of…Umbrella Brooches!

Oh, for the Love of…Umbrella Brooches!

Good morning readers! As you probably realize I have a ‘penchant’, ‘thing’ and ‘obsession’ for many, many things. I love and collect many different kinds of vintage brooches, including jelly belly brooches, flower brooches and various animal and insect pins. Today, I’m going to focus on another one of my loves, umbrella brooches. With the … Continue reading

A Little Vintage Trawl

A Little Vintage Trawl

Hi lovelies! Sorry I’ve been M.I.A. for a few days. I was off on a pleasure trip to Toronto for a little getaway. I had a great time visiting with friends, vintage shopping and having some amazing chocolate cake at Dufflet’s! I purchased some lovely vintage dresses and brooches, take a peek below.  Just look … Continue reading

And the Winner is……

And the Winner is……

The random draw has been made for Oh, for the Love of Vintage’s first prize giveaway. And the winner is… powderkeycompacts! Congratulations! I hope you enjoy the gloves and earrings that will soon be making their way to you. ;0 You can email me at ohfortheloveofvintage@yahoo.com with your address. xoxo Black Dahlia

A Look at My Jelly Bellies!

A Look at My Jelly Bellies!

Afternoon lovelies! I’m glad that you really enjoyed my previous post, Oh for the Love of Jelly Bellies! As I mentioned in that post, I’m crazy about jelly belly jewellery. Whether it be brooches, earrings or rings, I really love the jelly belly style. From your feedback, I realize that many of you weren’t aware … Continue reading

Featured Designer: Miriam Haskell

Featured Designer: Miriam Haskell

If you know anything about vintage jewellery, then you’re familiar with Miriam Haskell‘s name and designs. Miriam Haskell was an American designer who created amazingly intricate and beautiful costume pieces through the 1920s-50s. Haskell’s pieces were distinct because of the design, intricacy, high quality materials and affordable prices. In 1920, Miriam Haskell founded her own … Continue reading

Prize Giveaway Revised!

Prize Giveaway Revised!

This is Oh, for the Love of Vintage‘s first prize giveaway! The prize was originally supposed to go to lucky follower number 54. However, due to the inability to easily track followers, I’m not sure who was follower number 54! Readers have followed via wordpress, email, bloglovin’, RSS feed and through blog readers. Therefore I … Continue reading