May 27, 2010
Adorable..CHIFFON COFFEE COLORED Nighty
Size Tag Reads: No tags, fits a Medium to Some Large
Now offering personal alterations on the armholes, if they are too small for you, please ask me about enlarging this for a small fee.
What a fabulous treat I have for your lingerie collection and a true little treasure to cherish for many years to come. A welcome addition to your vintage lingerie boudoir!
The color is what I describe as COFFEE BEAN WITH IVORY LACE (color may vary from monitor to monitor), and created in 100% nylon. This has CHIFFON OVER SILKY SMOOTH NYLON SHEATH LINING. Vintage items are rarely flawless and most have normal to little wear, minor picks/pulls in areas or a small age discoloration spot or two etc. This particular beautiful piece has no rips or stains. There are some pencil thin repairs made under each arm. Minor picks present.
May 18, 2010
The September 1955 issue of The Disneyland News included a about Hollywood-Maxwell’s Intimate (CORSET AND BRAS) Apparel Shop on Main Street. Here’s the entire article:
If Hubby Is Shy, Watch Him
At Main Street Corset Shop
If Hubby Is Shy, Watch Him
At Main Street Corset Shop
Is the modern male embarrassed about walking into a corseteria? No he isn’t—or at least, not as “shocked” as his father would have been, according to the Hollywood Maxwell Company, operators of a corset and bra shop on Disneyland’s Main Street.
Surprising as it may seem to some, it’s the teenagers who are most affected by the exhibit of old and new in corsets, bras, and petticoats. The younger sets’ reaction is usually one of giggles as they look at the small models in various stages of dress.
Through a system of looking glasses in the corseteria on Main Street, the visitor can by slowly turning his head see the models change from the full dress of the turn of the century into their underclothes—corsets and pantaloons. In the modern sequence, the model switches from an evening dress into bra and petticoat.
Many men hesitate to enter the shop—especially older gentlemen accompanied by their wives. It’s the older women who seem to be most anxious to shade their husbands from any “risque” experience.
But it’s the older generation of men who are the most polite—they invariably remove their hats upon entering the store!
The fathers and mothers of recent years seem to take the whole thing in stride—while the older women often are guilty of a bit of giggling, as are the teenagers.
The 10 to 12 year olds, especially the girls, are particularly appreciative and interested in the old time furnishings of the 1900 period in the store.
Hollywood Maxwell’s experience seems to lend credence to the belief that Americans are becoming more “liberal” through the years in their thoughts on such formerly “taboo” subjects.
The Disneyland News, September 1955 image and article © Disney.
May 12, 2010
Be sure to visit my vintage lingerie boutique on eBay! Featuring Olga,Van Raalte,Shadowline,Intime,Lucie Ann,Miss Elaine,Vanity Fair,Jenelle & Vintage Nightgowns, Vintage Chiffon Nightgowns, Vintage Peignoir Sets, Nighties, Negligees, Bras, Vintage Full Slips/Half Slips, Vintage Girdles, Nylon Panties & More!
May 8, 2010
God made a wonderful mother,
a mother who never grows old.
He made her smile of the sunshine,
and He molded her heart of pure gold.
In her eyes he placed bright shining stars,
in her cheeks, fair roses you see.
God made that wonderful mother,
and He gave that dear mother to me. Love you Mom
May 6, 2010
WONDER WHERE the term babydoll came from? A baby doll (the name is sometimes two words, baby doll, and sometimes hyphenated, baby-doll or babydoll) is a short to the crotch, sometimes a little longer, sometimes a bit shorter, sometimes sleeveless, loose fitting nightgown. Typically 2 layers with chiffon over nylon lining. With frilly lace or bows extras. Sometimes designed with an empire waist (fitted at the ribcage) and poofy skirt.
The gown is often sold as a set with matching panties (as shown with the white vintage Tosca babydoll and panty set) , as a typical babydoll is short enough that underwear is visible if worn. Styles of the same general length but not intended to emphasize sex appeal are sometimes called shortie nightgowns.
I sell a wide variety of vintage Babydoll negligees from the 1950s to the early 1980s and are now collectible vintage items. Some babydolls open in front and resemble a robe or peignoir as well.
So why "BABYDOLL"? It is said the name was popularized by the 1956 movie Baby Doll starring Carroll Baker, which essentially marked the beginning of the enduring popularity of this sweet little style.
Starring Karl Malden as a failing, middle-aged Mississippi cotton gin owner, Carroll Baker as his uneducated teenage wife, nicknamed "Baby Doll", and Eli Wallach as a successful Italian-American businessman who takes over most of the local cotton-gin business.
While the costume design was not nominated, the film is credited with both the name and originating the popularity of the babydoll nightgown, which derives from the costume worn by Baker's character.
Be sure to see all my vintage lingerie, vintage baby dolls up for sale and auction on eBay!
May 3, 2010
Installment #3 Vintage MOJUD STOCKINGS ADVERTISEMENT. CELEBRITIES in vintage stockings lingerie! Rita Hayworth and Ginger Rogers.
Each week (I am going to try) to list vintage lingerie advertisements for your enjoyment.
If you love this, then you will love my Vanity Fair vintage nightgowns I have for offer at Sweet Cherry Vintage! on eBay.
May 1, 2010
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Playboy Clubs and the Playboy Bunnies and introducing the Playboy Bunny Inspired Corset Lingerie Set.
Have you ever wanted to own a piece of history??? Well, Hugh Hefner has made your bunny dreams come true and has agreed to sell a limited number of Playboy Bunny lingerie sets now available to the public! Hop on over to PLAYBOYCLUBSTORE.COM
Inspired and created by the ORIGINAL DESIGN, the Playboy Bunny Lingerie Set Costume, this limited-edition LINGERIE SET will help women bloom with confidence, demure and glamor of a retro vintage style Playboy Bunny. All you will need to do is learn the BUNNY DIP.
This comes boxed up in an Official Bunny Costume box, the 50th Anniversary Bunny Inspired Lingerie set includes all of the features that make the costume one of the most-recognized outfits in the world... a flattering, sexy corset with ribbon corset ties for nipping and tucking, a little extra bump and boost (padding) upstairs built in for a full Bunny va va voom bust, and a silky, sexy satin finish. The satin panty with ruched, ribbon-tie sides for that added extra sexiness, an adjustable satin bow collar and white cuffs featuring the Playboy bunny logo, the ever so iconic Bunny ears headband and the icing on the cake..or bum, the soft cotton Bunny tail attached to the panty.
All merchandise is available online at PLAYBOYCLUBSTORE.COM for only $79.00
Be sure to also check out my VINTAGE LINGERIE BOUTIQUE SWEET CHERRY VINTAGE LINGERIE , where tons of vintage lingerie goodies await you!