Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Cuckoo for Capes!!

If you haven't noticed lately, but capes are everywhere these days! They're so hot, they're cool and we have capes for all occasions at Kitsch-y-Cool Vintage!!
Whether you're looking for something to glam up your eveningwear or just a Fresh Vintage look to keep out the Fall chill, you're sure to find loads of new looks.  We've even got capelets, stoles in fur and faux, and colorful knit ponchos too!

70's woven fringed cape
1930s Nurse's cape
Sweet suit cape with scarf

Monday, September 12, 2011

Fun Ideas with Vintage Fabrics!

Recycling Ideas We Love - Spoon Shoe Sachet

This is a great recycling craft, and you probably have all the supplies lying around the house - so why not sweeten your shoes with a shoe spoon sachet?

Make a Potpourri Sachet for your Shoes

  • old Vintage Spoon
  • potpourri
  • scrap of Vintage Fabric
  • teacup saucer
  • laceribbon
  • Vintage DooDads - lace, tassels, trim from tattered dress, rhinestone jewelry - Whatever!
  • hot glue gun
  • hot glue stick
  • rubber band

Spoon Shoe Sachet Instructions:

Start by tracing a circle around the saucer on your choice of material and cut this out.

Hot glue ruffled lace around the front edge of the fabric circle. Pinch this in a little as you go, so the lace will sit properly. You can, of course, sew these by hand or machine, but hot gluing is quick and easy to do and works very well.

Now, gather up the edges of the fabric circle. Fill the spoon with potpourri and slip the spoon inside the center of the fabric. Hold the sachet together at the neck of the spoon and wrap the rubber band around, close to the lace.

Tie a ribbon around the rubber band to cover it up. Tie a ribbon bow. Glue on some ribbon roses or silks.

This recycling craft is very fast and easy to make - and you probably have all of the supplies already. Enjoy!

Visit Kitsch-y-Cool Vintage to see the above items in person!
800+ sq ft located inside Sleepy Poet Antique Mall 4450 South Blvd, Charlotte NC, 704-529-6369. Open 7 days a week!
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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

TLC's Outrageous Kid Parties at Kitsch-y-Cool Vintage

Finally got our TLC segment posted online (thanks to a computer genius Uncle!) - check out the kids 80's party outfit shopping!

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