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I’ve got some great new vintage men’s shoes in the shop. Men should have fun shoes too.


Pair #1 Fabulously supple men’s handmade dress shoes from Poland.

Pair #2 SOLD Vintage military boots

Pair #3 Military dress shoes

Pair #4 Military jump boots, steel toed.

Enjoy! d.

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I found this lovely hat at Little Green Squirrel and I want it terribly. It is however one of those vintage hats that is supposed to sit askew on your head then pinned into a plethora of curly hair.  I, alas, have very straight, fine hair. It won’t even hold a bobby pin. Still, isn’t it lovely. . .


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We are even deeper in fog today, think “Hounds of the Baskerville.” A good day to stay inside and work, but I took a very long, much needed walk and had coffee. Zephyr had to stay home, as he is still limping, which is torture on both of us. We both live for a good long walk. It’s our simplest most calming, therapeutic, head clearing moments of any given day. Still, he has to heal and I have to be the heavy about it.

Etsy business is slow, but I trudge ahead. It’s hard to think creatively in a gloom. Creativity needs space and an open mind. Still, I have gotten some incredibly kind feedbacks and there is nothing more assuring than a happy customer. So, I’m off to post in both shops, Dahlila and DahliaFound.

Here is a sneak peek at some upcycled cards I made last night. The pages are from a 1958 Harlequin Romance Novel: seductive Christmas calling cards. 😉


Have a warm Saturday, d.

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I found these beauties today and they are just a hair too tight, which means they’re up on Dahlilafound for you to buy and wear and rip up the town in. Buy them please, then tell me all about what happened the night you wore them. 😉 They are just that awesome, d.

Johnny Cash would appreciate these beautites

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A quick write before I slip into a hot bath, after a long day. This working away from home stuff is exhausting. I’m ready every night to come home, close the door and rest. Zephyr isn’t pleased with my new schedule, not always having time in the morning to walk. But we took a long one at the river tonight and now he’s zonked out and all is quiet.

I bowed out from writing The Daily Dose at the Etsy Vintage Team Blog. I miss it, but right now I’m overloaded. Maybe when my routine settles. Sales have been wavy, everyone’s cutting back, but Christmas is coming and Etsy just seems like the best place to find something special in any price range. That’s where I’m going! I sold these lovelies yesterday to a buyer with a Steve Madden, NY address. I’m impressed. 😉

I was almost hoping the last one wouldn’t sell. I wanted to wear it just once. It’s so much fun.

I’m off to my bath. Very, very tired. Take care all, d.

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I am so surprised to see this link working, but thrilled. Vintage Pulse is where my Etsy Vintage Team does it’s thing–posts, photos, advertising, stuff. I’m finally getting the hang of it, but Blogger is running the show and honestly I’m not to keen on Blogger. It’s been a big headache, since now I am posting the street team’s Daily Dose which is kind of fun. This means every day I get to pick some great piece from a vintage shop and post it to share. It’s like the best kind of show and tell, except I can’t show my stuff; obviously, a conflict of interest. I can however show them off here.

I just found this fabulous Chinese tea tin from the 1950s, from Kowloon which is in Hong Kong.

The address matches the original Kowloon store of Ying Kee Tea Co. and their website “museum” had this photo along with the history of their tea company.

This is Mr Chan Chau-Ying the store’s 1881 creator, during the Qing Dynasty! (I want to go back to Hong Kong and walk the Ying Kee Tea Co. trail!)

Now, of course, I don’t want to sell the tin. Sometimes it’s very hard to part with such a spectacular find. 🙂 Isn’t he the austere gentleman? It makes me want to bow and say thank you.

I LOVE this sleuthing job! dahlila.

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Today is a big sale day for us vintage sellers over at Etsy, a “$12 and under sale”. We’ve been up very late marking down our prices and updating our titles–a long a tedious process, but I’m ready: http://dahlilafound.etsy.com.

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And just as I was getting to sleep last night Zephyr went nuts at the back door, clawing and barking (neighbors must have loved that) so I scrambled downstairs, half in my robe, bumping the coffee table on my way through the living room to find a big ‘ol raccoon in the backyard trying to get to my compost pile. Sneaky little bugger. I watched him watching me for a while and then herded a much excited Zephyr back inside and upstairs.

All the little critters of the night coming out to play in the big city while all the humans are asleep. . .

I love it, d.

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