Featured Etsy Seller of the Month: LunasLoot

Welcome everyone to our featured Etsy Seller of the Month series.  This month, LunasLoot is our featured vintage Etsy seller of the month. We asked LunasLoot one question and her response made our hearts and souls flutter.

How did you get started selling vintage?

“I love stuff. I am an avid collector of so many different types of things. Plus, I have inherited a great deal. Vintage items are my favorite things to collect because they carry within them the energy and memories of all the people who owned, touched, handled, used or wore them. Each vintage piece is like an “energy” biography of all those who came before me. Someone else received a particular item I now own as a gift or bought it, loved it, hated it, used it, lost it or whatever. To me…there is a special reverence to all things vintage.

Because my collections have gotten a bit out of hand and I cannot nor will I ever be able to display them all, wear them all or use them all, so, I decided to sell them rather than keep them wrapped safely in a dark closet or drawer unused. I believe everything, animate and inanimate, has a purpose in this life and should be allowed to fulfill it. Storing things and keeping them from being enjoyed, cherished, and loved by others is wrong and selfish.”

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Treasury Feature Vintage Mikasa Crystal Blossom-Plum Fluted Champagne Glasses Plum Bowl with Pink Stem Set of Six Never Used Mint

Mikasa Crystal Blossom Champagne Glasses...N/A

Mikasa Crystal Blossom Flutes

Celebrate the gift of life and toast the birth of your first child with these crystal flutes by Mikasa. Deep rich plum crystal blossoms are set high on elegant pink stems. The collection is modeled after nature’s blooms. These 9 1/4 inches of flawless beautiful champagne glasses are protected behind a glass china cabinet, have never been used, and are in mint condition.

Currently Featured in Treasury Vintage FRANCE CRYSTAL BAYEL BACCHUS Clear Champagne Saucer or Tall Sherbet Stemware Designed with Detailed Frosted Nude Stems with Grape and Leaf Detail Made in France Set of Eight Perfect Condition

France Crystal Bayel Bacchus Stemware...N/A

France Crystal Bayel Bacchus Stemware 

With origins in France, this stunning crystal Bayel Bacchus set has frosted nude stemware with splendid detail of leaves and grapes. Whether it’s wine or sherbet, this set of eight would be a delight at any celebratory event involving family and friends.

Unique Fabulous Vintage Pearl Iridescent Regency Pattern Fine Bone China Matching Footed Teacup and Saucer in Gold and Green

Pearl Iridescent Fine Bone China Cup and Saucer...N/A

Regency Fine Bone China Cup and Saucer

Lunch with a friend? Serve her favorite tea in this elegant Fine Bone China Cup and Saucer by Regency. A blissful pattern of loops, lines and swirls wedded to a brilliant dark sage green which envelopes the pedestal of the cup and the saucer. Decorative openings encircle the gold filigree rim of the saucer. The cup has a luminous pearl interior.

Vintage Wooden Polish Peg Doll Couple Dressed in Traditional Costumes Poseable Hand Painted Faces Hand Made

Wooden Polish Peg Doll Couple...N/A

Wooden Polish Peg Doll Couple

This charming pair of wooden dolls dressed in traditional clothing were handmade in Poland during the late 1950’s or early 1960’s. Both dolls have moveable parts, stand flat, and are gracefully aging as the original handpainted faces are still bright with color.

Vintage Reed and Barton Damascene Chinese Landscape Cuff Bracelet Mint Never Worn

Reed and Barton Damascene Chinese Landscape Cuff Bracelet...N/A

Reed and Barton Damascene Chinese Landscape Cuff Bracelet

Carry a bit of Chinese landscape with you on your wrist. This cuff bracelet is made with a technique called Damascene in which metals like gold or silver are layered into steel. Using the technique, Reed and Barton created two designs. The landscape design is on the front of the cuff bracelet while a pattern of orange clovers repeats on the sides.

Vintage Cowrie Cowry Shells Linked with Brass Wire Large Cowrie Cowry Shell Designed to be a Charm Dangler Made in Hawaii Handcrafted Circa 1950s

Cowrie Shells Charm Dangler...SOLD!

Cowrie Shells Charm Dangler 

Ward off the dark cloud hanging above you with this good-luck Cowrie Shells Charm Dangler.  Made in Hawaii during the 1950’s, the cowrie shells were wire-wrapped and handlinked to a larger cowrie shell.

Holiday Swirls of Glitter

Tip: By clicking on the photo, you will go directly to the clothing piece on Etsy.

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Shop: Zwzzy

All That Glitters is Gold - Vintage NYE Holiday Party Dress

Holiday Party Dress…SOLD!

This fun and dynamic, velvet V-cut, dress has a golden sequined leaves design. Jessica McClintock, the original designer, added the tulle underneath the skirt to create the bell effect. Near the lower back of the dress are three large ruffled bows.  Made of nylon, rayon, and acetate, this stunning dress fits an extra small to small-sized woman.

Zwzzy out of California, who presents the vintage dress can not only be found on Etsy, but  can also be found on Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, and Tumblr.

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Shop: Saphoona

OOAK DIY Steampunk Pinup High Heel Platform Mary Jane Mary Janes Shoes w Antique Hardware Ornaments

Steampunk Mary Janes…SOLD!

Photography, sculpture/3-D, painting, assemblage, clothing and furniture reconstruction and design are just some of the versatile medias which Saphoona uses to create her works of art. In this wow pair of Mary Janes, she has reconstructed the toe box of the shoe by adding hinges and plates. The plates host images of a Victorian couple wearing goggles. Made from a velvet suede like fabric with flowers across the instep strap, the cost of these gorgeous size 9 shoes includes U.S. shipping. For more information on Saphoona, read her profile on Etsy.

Shop: VastlyVintage

Vintage Black Nylon 3/4 Gloves with Beading Detail

Vintage Black Nylon Gloves…SOLD!

Keep your hands warm, and stylish with these fun and fabulous gloves from VastlyVintage out of Florida. Made of nylon and fits a small hand, these  3/4 gloves have a pretty beaded flower design around the wrist.

Shop: SpAZooiE

BLACK FAUX FUR BRIDAL CAPE SHRUG STOLE WRAP SHAWL COAT (OSFM)

Black Faux Fur Wrap…SOLD!

Why cover up a pretty dress with a bulky coat when you can wear a gorgeous “SpAZooiE Signature” faux fur wrap? This beauty of a wrap, made for brides…and holidays, has a satin lining and fits most sizes, including plus size lengths. While SpAZooiE of North Richland Hills closes the wrap with the beautiful brooch shown in the photo, the brooch is not included. For more available styles, shop SpAZooiE.

Shop: WendyBethCreations

Vintage Golden Fern Brooch

Vintage Golden Fern Brooch…N/A

Walking while carrying a purse, holding your mate’s hand, and, making sure your wrap stays on your shoulders is cumbersome enough. Why not free your hands by closing the wrap with this pretty fern brooch? Challenge solved.

WendyBethCreations out of Michigan who presents the vintage brooch,  also creates jewelry, hair adornments, and other accessories.

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Shop: Orglamix

Horcrux Collection - Pure Organic Mineral Eye Color

The Set: Obsidian and Grape Hyacinth…SOLD!

Be kind to your eyes, apply mineral eye make-up. Made without chemicals, this elegant Horcrux Collection includes two individual colors: Obsidian and Grape Hyacinth. Orglamix uses 100% pure organic minerals and has a 100% Guarantee of, if you don’t love the color, you’ll get your money back. With that in place how could you not try out more colors!

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Golden Glitz

Shop: ByMiMi

Compact Mirror Starry Night

Compact Mirror...Starry Night...SOLD!

On the go to the dinner date with your special man and need a mirror? Pull out your snazzy starry night compact mirror for your hair and make-up touch-ups. With two mirrors, standard and magnified, touch-ups are easy. When you’re finished, close and slide it back into your purse and your own your way without a miss in step. Filigree and cabochon embellishments.

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Shop: Thirteeneightyfive

1960s Double Breasted Goldenrod Wool Coat - M

Goldenrod Wool Coat...Double Breasted...SOLD!

In the winter, starry nights are sometimes cold. Keep warm in your double-breasted wool coat while you wait for your special man to park the car. Four buttons, an adorable attached belt, and a full satin lining complete this darling coat.

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Shop: TheFashionHouse

Holiday Dress

Golden Sequined Dress...N/A

When you are sitting down at the table in the restaurant, all eyes will be on you. Your special man won’t know because he will already be dazzled not only by the sequins but how sexy you look in the dress. Going to the restroom for a touch-up? Make sure he notices the tantalizing low scoop of the back to keep his mind and his eyes from wandering while you are gone.

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Shop: VintageDove

GLITZY Old Hollywood GOLD Marilyn SEXY BROCADE  VTG 1960s GLAM PUMPS Heels

Brocade Heels...Old Hollywood Gold...$35

Sexy dresses require sexy heels. These gorgeous, “Old Hollywood” golden brocade heels, with a sexy instep will surely put an early spring to your wintry step. Made of soft leather with an easy slip-on style.

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Shop: Petalx

Mineral Lipstick

Mineral Lipstick...SOLD!

Choose this mineral lipstick and one kiss wearing this glimmering golden lipstick will surely cast him under your spell for the evening. Made from the blend of oils of avocados, sweet almonds, coconuts, and beeswax, this is the lipstick of enchantment.

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Shop: Jetflair

4mm Yellow Mali Garnet - 14k Yellow Gold and Gemstone Stud Earrings - Top Quality

Yellow Mali Garnet Stud Earrings...$250.00

Want non-stop sparkle added to your festivities? Wear these brilliant yellow Mali garnet stud earrings and shine all the way to New Year’s Day.  Your date will never be able to have the excuse that he lost you in the crowd. What’s more, he’ll be impressed that you made a smart and environmentally-friendly purchase because the designer uses recycled 14kt gold from a refinery here in the US.

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The Holiday Gold Rush Collection

Seven weeks until Christmas and products are quickly selling on Etsy. If you haven’t opened your free account with Etsy, you’ll want to do so, now. Why? Because you’ll want to be dressed to the nines, of course, when you attend your holiday party events.  The trending colors for the holiday season are gold, silver, black, red and lots of bling bling.

I’ve started partying early with political and organizational parties. I’m loving them. The people, the food, laughing, talking, and getting dressed up. However, I could use a few more blings and gold. So, off I went to Etsy in search of gold.

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Gold Digger Mineral Eyeshadow SOLD & RELISTED!  Beauty is in the eyeshadow of the beholder when you wear this gorgeous golden eyeshadow blend. You will definitely be the light of the party.

MINERAL CREAM EYESHADOW  POT    ALL NATURAL   GOLD DIGGER  HIGH SHIMMER AND SPARKLE  WITH ARGAN OIL

Designer: NatureGirlz

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Strapless Golden Embroidered Cocktail Dress  Party? Yes, and a dinner date, as well.  Slip into this no-fuss golden dress made of taffeta and embroidered with a cosmic golden circles design.

Strapless Golden Embroidered Cocktail

Designer: Ritney

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Gleaming Gold Pointy Toe  SOLD! Stop the party and hear only the soft tinkle of the cocktail stirrers in the glasses when your wear these chic and siren sexy pair of heels made of soft golden treated leather.

 Vintage 1950s BUILT FOR SPEED Gleaming Gold Pointy Toe Pumps Sz 9 9.5

Vintage Vendor: Fabgabs

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Gold Damask Wiggle Dress N/A  Simply divine describes this golden damask wiggle dress with a tapered pleated skirt and an adorable bow at the waist. A metal zipper closes the dress.

Vintage GOLD DAMASK WIGGLE Party Frock

Vintage Vendor: VintageFrocksOfFancy

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Burnt Golden Heels Walk into the party wearing these classy paisley designed burnt golden shoes with a pointed toe and a sheer high brown heel.

FABULOUS BCBGirls burnt  Gold and brown high heel shoes size 7B

Vintage Vendor: Wyzgirl

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Gold Oval Hoop Earrings  Created with a blend of faceted cubic zirconia beads, 14KT gold, and gold-plated hoops these amazing earrings will accentuate your entire outfit as well as your evening at the party.

CZ and Gold Oval Hoop Earrings

Designer: Jewelsatlanta  Also featured in Outfit of the Week 9

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Molly Evening Clutch N/A  Tuck this sophisticated golden brocade clutch underneath your arm for the evening. Accented with front and back box pleats, fully lined, and large enough to hold all your essentials, you’ll never leave home without it.

Molly Evening Clutch from Brocade and Silk

Designer: NatalieGerber

Outfit of the Week 9:Command the Plan

When I think of this next outfit, I see a woman with a clipboard, and pen, and black glasses and her hair loosely pulled back with a no-nonsense expression on her face. Her attitude is not the “B” word, but the “A” word. No, not that “A” word. It’s the other “A” word called “Assertiveness” that gets this woman called the “B” word by the “M” word.

Outfit of the Week 9:  Command the Plan starts off with a “new” pair of red luscious Gucci pumps, excuse me, red satin Gucci pumps. Dark red satin Gucci’s add to the drama of this “Command the Plan” outfit. As soon as you put on these, your day will fly-by and all your projects will be done before deadline because you will have delegated responsibilities.  These are your hit-the-ground-running shoes followed by an equally hit-the-ground-running clothing ensemble.

While the dark grey secretary blouse with the puffed, ruffled sleeves is right in line with fall’s trend of ruffles, it will catch the “M” word off guard which is what you want. Looking like it just came off the manufacturer’s clothing rack, wear this no-nonsense top, and the “M” word will think twice about giving you nonsense.

Unfortunately, for you and me, these equally no-nonsense pants sold before I could write the post. Yes, I could have changed them, but, I had the pictures done, and I like this outfit. Maybe you can talk Ureshii into making another pair for you, because, yum, these are some sleek pants. 

Growl! Not only will the “M” word be caught off guard, by your feminine, yet, the other “A” word style and do whatever you want within legal limits at the office, he’ll be the one growling when you command the plan wearing this trendy, long, and sexylicious scarf. He’ll be downright confused, but give him some chocolate and continue on your day.  According to some scientific study I read last year, chocolate makes the “M” word temporarily loopy, but that’s not something the “M” word needs to know.

Dazed, confused, and dazzled will be the reaction you receive when you wear these golden Goddess earrings. Oval hoops dangle from 14k gold-filled earwires. Yes, the “M” word will be delightfully dazzled.

Whenever someone…or the “M” word is behind on a project, tap your equally dazzling gold luster and topaz crystal glass watch…and smile. Make sure the expression in your eyes is firm because someone…or the “M” word will try to take advantage of you if he thinks your smile means a sunny disposition. He will try to use…chocolate logic on you.

At the end of the day, when your plan has been completed, and you’ve added the finishing touches, and reaped the glory and accolades of a job well done, then pick up your gorgeous and spacious, Corgi Black Leather Backpack, swing it over your shoulder, and glide on out the door, for tomorrow, it starts all over again. You’ll have to run faster since the chocolate will have worn off.

Red Satin Gucci Pumps  (New)  SOLD!

Red Satin GUCCI pumps
Vendor: Lupegall
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Secretary Blouse   SOLD!
Vintage Secretary Blouse, Chic and Romantic Bright Dark Grey Blouse with Ruffled and Puffy Short Sleeve, Button Down
Vintage Vendor: Pauladias
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Serious Pant - Bamboo - Sample Sale
Designer: Ureshii
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Long Sexy Leopard Print Neck Scarf
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CZ and Gold Oval Hoop Earrings
Jewelry Designer: Jewelsatlanta
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Gold Luster and Topaz Crystal Glass Watch   SOLD!
Gold Luster and Topaz Crystal Glass Stretchy Watch
Jewelry Designer: Mmojewelry
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Corgi Purse zip strap Shoulder Bag or Backpack Black Leather Puppy Dog Bag

Outfit of the Week 5: Ruffles A Go Go

Since starting the Outfit of the Week series, I find myself noticing different clothing styles everywhere I go.  I have even found that my style of dress has stepped up a notch from the usual baggy jeans style I have adopted over the past summer months.  Also, I am stepping away from wearing the same colors over and over and over again. My favorites are blue and green and pink and green.

However, the latter part of this week, I took a detour from baggy jeans and those two color combinations.  I wore above the knee Capri’s on Friday and Saturday and changed my color combinations to red and blue, and, black and goldish-yellow.  Seemingly, I did not break into a thousand pieces and I felt like air was coursing through my expanding style wings. Tonight, I am wearing the goldish-yellow top I wore on Saturday and my faded olive-green Capris. This week’s post, therefore,  is a bit of a style detour from my previous posts.

Ruffles are not only back in style, but they are the focal point of this lovely off-white vintage blouse with gold stripes. A lacey detailed pattern accentuates the ruffles at the neck, torso, and cuffs. You and the blouse will be a hit at the office…or at the club.  SOLD!

Vintage Secretary Blouse Off-White and Gold Ruffle Collar

Vintage Vendor: MillsDesignCo

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A sheer vest with a lacy, scalloped design of sequins will dazzle the eye of all those who glance in your direction.  Seed beads accent the scallop design and a silver hook closes this sheer delight of a vest.   SOLD!

1970's Beaded Vest, Black, Medium
Vintage Vendor: RecollectionClothing
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Stop traffic in a good way with these cute black and orange striped, high-waisted shorts with five pockets. The fifth pocket is on the right side above the front pocket with just enough room to hold the phone number of the guy you danced with on the floor.  SOLD!
Vintage black and orange striped high waist jean Shorts (m)
Vintage Vendor: Nemres
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Silver and gold metal twists turn this one-inch stylish skinny leather black belt into tiny squares about the waist. A silver front buckle adds an air of chic simplicity to this ornate styled belt.
Vintage Black Gold Link Belt
Vintage Vendor: OpheliaVintage
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Go Go Boots! Can you feel the beat? Add a little bit of psychedelic flare to your feet, and dance in your seat, or dance in the street, or dance the night away.  SOLD!
Black Vintage Boots Gogo go go vinyl 1960s
Vintage Vendor: SassySisterVintage
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Elegant earrings swingin’ at your ear.  A perfect dangle of antique gold and black with a blackstone bead for the accent.
Antique Brass Gold and Black Bead Drop Handmade Earrings
Jewelry Designer: FindingCharm
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Beauty and character describe this  “on the go” shoulder bag with a top zipper. Look closely, for embellishing the front pocket is an ornate geometric design.  A black strand of dangling beads add the shimmering shine.  SOLD!
Lisa Black and Tan Textured Upholstery  Zipper Closure Shoulder Bag
Purse Designer: JayelleDesigns