Sunday, June 9, 2013

Apologies for Google Plus problems

So, I've been plagued with problems with Blogger since I "upgraded" to Google Plus.  I must apologize if you've been having trouble commenting on my posts.  I've been working on fixing the bugs associated with comments, but it still is buggy.  I've now left Google Plus and reverted my two blog-sites back to plain ole Google Blogger.  I hope all is going to be back to normal....we'll see.  Please drop me note at My Email if you're still having troubles. 

I really appreciate your patience and help resolving these seemingly endless bugs.

~~Karen

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Mink Ring Hat with Seeded Veil for Vintage Saturday






New in the Studio at Flamingo K's Collectibles
Isn't this fun!
A fine medium-brown mink fur ring-hat from the 40s or 50s era. It has a chin-length seeded brown veil and is lined in plum satin and the hair combs are still attached. Its in remarkable condition and has many years of wear left. Just beautiful.  Wouldn't this be wonderful to wear to an Autumn wedding gala? 

Be sure to visit Southern Lady's Vintage Love Saturday site to see what everyone is featuring this week.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Hand-embroidered Baby Bib for Vintage Saturday


As you may know, I'm going through all the keepsakes from our families and finding new homes for as much as possible.  We're hoping to move this year and need to get rid of some of this stuff.  So, I'm parting with some of my baby things.  Here's one of my bibs that my folks saved for me.  Now you have an opportunity to acquire a piece of the 50s.  Its a sweet little cotton bib with a little girl kitten hand embroidered on the front.  Hope you'll like it, too.

See ya'll next week at Southern Lady's Vintage Love Saturday.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Baby Bonnets for Vintage Saturday

Batiste Embroidered Baby Bonnet

Batiste Embroidered Baby Bonnet

Lace-trimmed Batiste Embroidered Baby Bonnet

Lace-trimmed Batiste Embroidered Baby Bonnet

Lace-trimmed Batiste Embroidered Baby Bonnet

Striped Baby Cap with Lace-trim

Striped Baby Cap with Lace-trim
This week I'm featuring these antique baby bonnets.  They are all in pretty good condition.  One of the batiste bonnets has a little darned spot....very small and adds to its endearing charm.  These can be found at Flamingo K's Vintage Shop at Artfire

See ya'll at Southern Lady's Vintage Love Saturday....

Friday, June 10, 2011

Featuring Vintage Baby Clothes

Here are two sweet baby slips.  One is white, one is light blue.  All cotton and from the 50s.

They were worn by me many many years ago and stored all these years in Mom's cedar chest.  They are freshly laundered and pressed.  There is no visible wear.





 The neckline, hem, and arm openings are scalloped and each has this delicate embroidery and cut-work on the front panel.


See the tiny little button and button hole, no unraveling.   These were really well made.
Notice that they were handmade in the Phillipines in the early 50s. 

I'm offering these for $8.00 each or both for $15.00 and can be found at Flamingo K's Collectibles

Keep your eye's peeled for more of my old baby dresses that I'll be listing over the next few days. 

Have a great weekend, Everyone.

~~ Karen
Shops:            Flamingo K’s Handmade Boutique
                      Flamingo K’s Collectibles and Ephemera
                      Chantilly and Pearls Wedding

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New Bridal Bag design

 I just designed a new Bridal Bag for the Wedding Shop, Chantilly and Pearls, at Zibbet.  It's not large, so it's just the right size to carry your cell phone, a hankie, and lipstick.  Great for Bride and Bridesmaids alike, or even for Prom!
It's 7" tall and 8" wide when opened (2.5 inches when cinched closed) and is made of fine quality satin for the outer and inner layers.

Note the pearl beading and heart-shaped prism are all hand-sew.
Most of this bag was hand-sewn using silk threads.  Quite elegant and the soft ivory-colored fabric feels so luxurious !!!

There are currently 2 available and I believe I have enough fabric to make one more. 

All my Bridal Bags are one-of-a-kind.  Since I design them and construct them, they can be duplicated by special order in a fabric of your choice. 


Friday, April 8, 2011

Arriving soon


We just listed our home for sale, so I'm going through all the old things I've been holding onto since my childhood and trying to divide the things I wanted to hand down to my kids.  The rest of the things I'm just going to place in my Collectibles Shop for other afficiendaos of vintage to enjoy.  Today, I'm taking my old Betsy Westsy to the local doll museum to see if its worth replacing her sad hair. 

I'm still researching prices, but wanted to share some recent finds, so decided this week to post some of the pictures I've been taking.  These items aren't in the Shop yet, but will be soon.

My childhood neighbor had a large collection of "Mammy" collectibles.  I bought this one from her estate.  It hung next to her kitchen sink for as long as I could remember.  She was such a dear dear lady.

I went to see this play on our class trip to New York in 1970.  Ethel Merman was just wonderful!

My mom bought each of my kids a Melamine place setting.

This little knife is the only piece remaining from our Bakelite place settings when I was small.

We had a summer cottage on a popular lake and Dad had a Lyman speedboat.  This is the lock from the boathouse.  The key was kept on a large piece of driftwood which would float in case it fell in the water.  I'm not sure if I still have the key or not...still looking through all this stuff.

Our cottage had a back porch enclosed in small jalousy (sp?) windows.   On the knotty pine walls hung these shoes Dad got on his journeys while in the Navy.

My Aunt embroidered this for me and Mom kept it hanging on the wall for when company came.  (I remember back to when I was five)

These were in my mother's jewelry box and were given to me when she died. 

I found this several years ago in my Dad's cabinets when he died.  It still had some polish, and I just kept it to touch up some of those scratches on his furniture.  Yeah, I found it in the back of my cupboards last week.  I know its from at least the 1970s....most likely the 60s.  I dumped out the fluid, just the residue remains inside the bottle giving it its dark color.

This is one of a pair I remember my mother crocheting.  She had them in the kitchen and after she died, Dad used them until he gave them to me in 1980s.  I wonder what happened to the other one.  
 So this is what I've gotten photographed and edited so far.  There is much much more to be done yet.  I found alot more buttons, some jewelry, knives, baby clothes, advertising, topo and geographic maps, boat flags, and much more.  I have the cedar chest to go through yet, so I'll have many weeks of sharing ahead of me. 

If anyone would like to share with me some reference sites, I would really appreciate any help you can offer.  I'm not in the "business", so i don't have many resources, and its been hard for me to find any info about some of these things.  See ya'll next week....
~~ Karen
Shops:           Flamingo K’s Handmade Boutique
                     Flamingo K’s Collectibles and Ephemera
                     Chantilly and Pearls Wedding

Monday, April 4, 2011

Rolling Stone - Market Monday


So, what is with Blogger loading pictures on their sides?  Sheesh.  Sorry about that, folks.

It's Market Monday over at Southern Lady's Market Monday site.  Here's this weeks' offering...

A real real collector's find.  The 20th edition of the Rolling Stone Magazine.  It's in good used condition with only a mild usage showing.  It comes with an insert of all the covers of the Magazine from 1967 through 1987.  All this Rock n' Roll for just $8.60!
You can find this and lotsa other fun finds at Flamingo K's Collectibles.
I've recently discovered many new memorabilia items while getting my home ready to list for sale.  I'll be photographing these and posting them over the next few days.  Keep an eye out, or add my Artfire Shop to your RSS feed.  Among some of the items I'm parting with is my old Betsy Wetsy Doll, dresses I wore as a baby in the 50s, and an antique Yale railroad padlock.   

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Old Keys - Market Monday

This week's feature for Market Monday is this lot of old keys....some are older than others...and there is an old hotel leather fob to boot.  These came from my dad's garage and opened various doors and started many boats and cars that are no longer in existence.  You can find them at Flamingo K's Collectibles along with many other fun things from the past. 

On SALE Now for $5.60!  What a good deal for you crafters out there!

** Since Market Monday didn't occur, I posted this to Vintage Love Saturday.  And, the SALE continues.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Bridal or Prom Bag

Just finished this pretty bridal bag (6"x8").  Great for Prom, too!  It's made from an elegant peachy-ivory ruched fabric lined in white and cinched in the center with a white satin ribbon.  Its adorned with white satin lace and just a smattering of pearls. 

You can find it and other handmade bridal items at Chantilly and Pearls Bridal Shop at Zibbet.   

Monday, March 14, 2011

Anyone for Dominoes? - Market Monday

Here's a nice set of dominoes brought here from the Bahamas.  This is a complete set which comes in it's own plastic case.  I have it listed in Flamingo K's Vintage and Ephemera.

While you're out cruising, checkout the rest of the gang at Southern Lady's Market Monday.  There's always interesting items showcased there every Monday.