June 30, 2011

Vintage Nightgowns. Olga. Queen Of Lingerie Reigns.

Have you ever come across something that just takes your breath away? I have. In amongst my 100's of pieces of vintage lingerie, I came across this little number today. In the most gorgeous jewel toned, rich sapphire blue. An Olga. Yes, an Olga. Queen of lingerie. Olga nightgown's are highly sought after, superior quality, and made from the hand's of skilled artisans in the lingerie industry. This particular Olga is a prime example of a masterpiece. *Sigh* They just don't make'em like they used too. You can find this Olga and other Olga nightgowns on my eBay vintage lingerie site Sweet Cherry Vintage Lingerie.

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June 28, 2011

Vintage Peignoir's, Nightgown's, Vintage Lingerie On Movie Stars

Vintage stars in lingerie. I mean, really, how much more fun can you get wearing vintage lingerie? See if you can guess who is who!? Leave your comment. Some are pretty obvious, some are not. We have Marilyn Monroe, Anne Francis, Elizabeth Montgomery, Bettie Page, Carole Lombard. Who is who? Looking for that special vintage lingerie piece!? Well look no further then Sweet Cherry Vintage Lingerie!
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June 26, 2011

BOMBSHELL! Vintage Bathing Suit That Will Dazzle This Summer

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Tobi Of California
Say girls! Get ready for summer and make a splash in this stunning 1950's 2 piece set bathing suit. Created for the bombshell pin-up gal in you! Gold lame', rhinestones, pearls dazzle this 2 piece set.
Fashioned and Created by Tobi Of California.

Fabulous 1950's Vintage Swim Suit Bathing-suit and matching NEHRU beach/pool side cover-up jacket.
This is a definite rare find. 1950's PIN UP Bombshell swimsuit. Totally FAB, think MARILYN MONROE. Stunning heavy beading, pearls and rhinestones, just perfect for that glamor pinup girl. Awesome slit over skirt for that classic 1950's style and design.
Available at Sweet Cherry Vintage
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June 24, 2011

Vintage Lingerie

*~A Sweet Cherry Vintage Lingerie Boudoir~* 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!
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June 20, 2011

One Year Ago

On June 21, 2010, our lives changed forever. As many of you know, he was nearly killed on this day. June 21, 2011 will mark the one year anniversary of his accident. He was nearly killed in an intersection on his motorcycle, being hit by a driver who was speeding, trying to make the light, and obviously not paying attention.

My sweet husband was coming home from work on this beautiful, sunny, warm 1st day of Summer. It was just a little before 3:00 pm. I wasn't feeling good that day. Something wasn't right, even the day before, I told all my Facebook friends I was going into hiding for a few days and even disabled my Facebook page.

On this 1st day of summer, I was laying on the couch taking a rest as I knew he would be home around 3:30. I had the TV on and was intrigued by a high speed chase live on TV and it happened to be right here in Long Beach on the infamous 405 freeway. We live walking distance from this freeway. I was so worried as I knew my husband traveled home on this freeway, however, the chase was in the opposite direction that my husband was traveling. I tried calling him on his cell phone to let him know about this chase, and to be careful. He never answered.

I kept glued to the TV as the helicopters flew overhead about 2:50 I knew my husband would be getting off at 3:00 and be on the freeway the same time as this chase. I was relieved when the chase ended here in Long Beach shortly after 3:00 pm, as I knew my husband most likely missed the commotion on the freeway. Whew. However, I kept trying to call him, he always calls me when he is leaving work! Something wasn't right. I later found out, Hugh forgot his cell phone that day. It was here at home.

3:30 goes by, I am laying there on the couch. 4:00 goes by, calling him, no answer. I am pacing. 4:30 my daughter comes home tells me she is going to her friend's house around the corner. 4:50 I get a knock on the door. I was in the restroom, as I was sick. The door was being pounded on, I was stuck in the restroom. I tried calling out but he didn't hear me. He kept knocking on the door and yelling through the door "LBPD, please answer your door". My heart sank. I knew something wasn't right. I was in the restroom and couldn't go to the door. I was frozen and felt faint. I kept hearing "LBPD, please answer your door". I couldn't. I felt nauseated. At this time, shaking, I walked to the door. It was all in slow motion. I saw this very tall, dark figure, everything was/is a blur. Saw the badge, he asked me to step outside, and I said "no". I knew something was wrong. I started shaking uncontrollably. I knew something bad had happened. I just didn't want him to tell me. I could see in his face it wasn't good.

I can't remember after that if I let him in, or I went outside. The officer (Officer M., I will call him) started to tell me either in the house, or through the screen door, if I knew a "Hugh Boyle", I don't remember what I said, but I do remember collapsing at my knees. He held on to me by my arms. I must have been outside because I remember him holding on to me. I knew what he was about to tell me was going to change my life forever. He proceeded to tell me that someone at Long Beach Memorial Hospital had been trying to contact me. That my husband was in a very serious accident. Remember, all I am writing right now, is from my blurred, shocked memory. All I can remember is I was shaking so bad, that I could hardly walk. Officer M., took me inside as I could barely stand.

I pleaded with him to tell me if he was alive or dead, I think. Or I dreamed that. I don't remember. Officer M., just said I need to get to Long Beach Memorial as soon as possible. I said, please do not leave me, I am alone. Please stay here while I make arrangements. "Can you drive me there." "Let me call my daughter" etc., I was blubbering. Anyhow, I picked up the phone, called Samantha, my daughter. I knew she was right around the corner. I don't remember what I said to her. I just knew she was home in an instant. Her best friend Amanda was with her. I remember Officer M., asking if she (Amanda) would drive Samantha and I to the hospital. Neither one of us was in any condition to drive. At this time, while Officer M., was talking to the girls (I think), I called my Mom, I don't remember what I told her. Then I called my best friend Melissa. I don't remember what I told her.

Officer M., waited at my house for my Mother and Dad to arrive as I think I told them to come here for some reason instead of the hospital. Officer M., waited here and directed them where to go as I was already on route to the trauma unit at Memorial. Amanda drove Sam and me, and that is all I can remember.

Amanda dropped us off at the ER and we ran in. I was lost, frantic, shaking, nauseated, crying, sobbing, you name it. ER didn't know where "Hugh Boyle" was. I remember saying, "what the fuck" you don't know where Hugh Boyle is? My daughter was crying. We were frantic. After a few phone calls, ER said he was in critical care until 7th/Floor. I heard "critical care" and lost it.

We got up to the 7th floor somehow, went to the 7th floor reception. 7th floor, you don't want to be there, this is the ICU/CCU floor. Not good. The receptionist said "Hugh Boyle" was not there. I freaked out. She made some more calls, and found out he was down in xray. Ok, breath...he's alive. She was kind enough to leave her post and take Samantha and I down to xray.

I do not remember what happens after this. All I remember is my Mom was there, Melissa, Papa, Amanda and her parents, and Samantha. At this point I don't know if Hugh is dead or alive, on life support, anything. I just know he is in some room that I cannot get in to. At some point someone, a nurse, or doctor let me peek in on him. I walked in around this divider thing, and there he was. I wasn't prepared for what I was about to see.

I walked in I had to stand back, and was allowed to see him from about 6 feet away, and the 1st thing I did was look to see if it was him, his face. I only assumed it was going to be destroyed. I thought he had his open face helmet on that day. Thank God he did not. He had is full face helmet on. Next thing I saw was this big yellow thing around his stomach. I later learned that was a brace/devise to hold his pelvis in place, because it was completely broken. There was a massive amount of blood on the floor, and his jeans laid there soaked in blood, I thought to myself, he wasn't wearing black jeans, then realized it was blood soaked jeans. I lost it, and they made me leave, I think.

Again, my memory is a fog. I just remember at some point Dr. Jones, the trauma doctor coming out and telling my Mom and I what they knew about Hugh's condition. I don't know what time this was, but we spoke down in the xray area. He proceeded to tell me the life threatening injury was the broken pelvis, internal bleeding, that he had a broken femur, lower back, ribs, shoulder dislocation and break. At this point didn't know if there was brain injury or neck. I think. He was put on a breathing machine because his breathing became very labored. I could see Dr. Jones shaking his head when speaking to my Mom, like "this doesn't look good".

My sweet dear husband spend 3 months and 10 days in the hospital. He lived, but if forever changed and disabled. I lived, and forever changed and mentally disabled. I suffer from PTSD now and each day is a struggle for me. Yes, he is alive. Yes, I know that is what you are thinking, "Shelley, at least he is alive". I get that. I got it. I don't need reminded of it. Thank you very much.

Hugh ended up with a complete broken pelvis (3 surgeries on that so far), internal bleeding, broken and dislocated right shoulder and right arm, most broken ribs, broken lower back, broken right femur (thigh bone) left knee and fibula, broken right toes, a paralyzed diaphragm, spinal nerve damage causing bi-lateral foot drop, nerve damage in his right arm and cannot lift it, and left arm nerve damage and minor brain/head injury. He has had 3 surgeries with 3 more procedures including 2 more surgeries needing to be done still. Endures all sorts of different physical therapy, balance therapy, and lymph-edema therapy. As time goes by we are still finding out more and more medical problems, and "conditions" resulting from this accident.

I am full of hatred and anger for this "man" who nearly killed my husband and left our lives turned upside down. I have since found out he is a very careless driver and has bragged about being pulled over by the cops on his Facebook page and getting away with use of cell phone and moving violations, and brags about how the cops let him go and get away with it. Dude, if you are reading this, I hope you realize your careless act that day on June 21, 2010 has made my life a living nightmare. May God have mercy on you, because I sure the hell do not.
Don't Tell Me...
Don't tell me that you understand, don't tell me that you know,
Don't tell me that I will survive, how I will surely grow.
Don't tell me this is just a test, that I am truly blessed,
That I am chosen for this task, apart from all the rest.
Don't come at me with answers that can only come from me,
Don't tell me how my grief will pass, that I will soon be free.
Don't stand in pious judgment of the bonds I must untie,
Don't tell me how to suffer, don't tell me how to cry.
My life is filled with selfishness, my pain is all I see,
But I need you, I need your love, unconditionally.
Accept me in my ups and downs, I need someone to share,
Just hold my hand and let me cry, and say,
"My friend, I really do care."

June 16, 2011

Vintage Lingerie Ads Sexist, Politically Incorrect? Or Good Old Fashioned Fun? You Decide!

You decide! sexism? Politically incorrect? Or just good old fashioned fun? However you decide...they sure don't make them like they used too. I for one thing they are spot on. Women, don't have a chip on your shoulder, it's just humorous. I love them! Since I love vintage lingerie, each of these ads depict vintage lingerie in them. Be sure to leave your comment.

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June 15, 2011

Olga Nightgowns and Vintage Lingerie

Olga Nightgowns. Ever wondered who really is OLGA? As some of her tags say, "Behind Every Olga there really is an Olga". Here at Sweet Cherry Vintage, I offer you exquisite vintage Olga nightgowns and undergarments.

It is hard to believe that the Olga Company, one of the most sought after brands in vintage (and modern) lingerie, began with a measly $10 in the forties and reached volume sales of $67 million. Well the Olga behind Olga made it happen with her incredible undergarment designs and dedication to making women feel ultra feminine and beautiful.

Olga Erteszek, designer and founder of the Olga Company, left her native Krakow, Poland and immigrated to California with her husband, Jan Erteszek, in 1939. Jan was a lawyer who found work in sales after coming to the US and Olga, whose mother was a corsetière, worked in a factory making brassieres and girdles.

Now let's not forget that during World War II, sacrifices were made. Lingerie companies were assisting in the production of parachutes for the army and fabrics were rationed. When Olga saw a woman with hosiery rolled to her knees one day on a trolley, she told her husband that women should at least have something to hold up their stockings, even with the sacrifices being made during the was. With Jan's support and encouragement, she rented a sewing machine for $5 and spent another $5 on material and sewed a dozen lace-trimmed garter belts. A buyer for Bullocks-Wilshire department store bought the garter belts, and the Olga Company began. By 1950, the company was fully established in the lingerie industry.

In the early years Olga was directing seventeen designers, making fashionable lingerie that enhanced, shaped, and smoothed a women's body. Jan was the head of marketing and sales in the Olga Company, and had Olga appear in the company's advertisements as early as 1952.

From 1964 to 1978 she was featured in advertisements with a slogan that said, "Behind Every Olga There Really Is An Olga." This tag line can also be found on the labels of nightgowns, including the 1960's Sleeping Pretty collection.

In 1967, Olga Company became a publicly owned corporation with a value of $67 million. The Olga Company was one of the first companies to offer it's employees profit sharing. They made the Fortune 500 list of best 100 companies to work for.

In 1984, Olga Company was sold to Warnaco (Warner's, etc.) for $28 million.

Olga Erteszek held the women's record for patents. Her designs included the built-in bra nightgown, the seamless bra, the massaging bra, and tummy flattening panties. Jan and Olga were honored for their community and humanitarian work and in 1985 they received the California Industrialist Of The Year award for life time achievement.

Jan Erteszek died in 1986. In 1979, at age 73, Olga dies of breast cancer. One of their daughters, Christina Johnson, is currently the design director at Warnaco for Olga's Christina, a sporty line of lingerie, which was originally trademarked by Olga Company in 1981.

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June 13, 2011

Vintage Lingerie Sexy Styles For The Summer

Keeping it cool for those hot summer nights! Fun, flirty, floaty and oh so feminine vintage lingerie. How about a few of these fabulous vintage babydoll nightie's created in dreamy silky soft vintage chiffon nylons to make your summer eve a little more spark! Available only at Sweet Cherry Vintage Lingerie.

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