Saturday, November 27, 2010

My Efforts to Invoke Winter

As i've mentioned, it's not really winter-like here. While I've been seeing snow pictures posted on American and European blogs, it has'nt even rained here for a whole week. And it's almost the end of November. How depressing is this?! Anyway, it is noticably colder here and I've even worn tights this past week, something that has made me quite happy. Funnily enough one of the cooler shops on Etsy that sells tights, is Israeli, Gal Stern has created pretty awesome and glittery patterns and for someone who is always looking for a way to texture her outfits, these are very appealing to me:

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday SALE

RakShniya Vintage // SALE

The writing is slightly small so: Black Friday / Cyber Monday SALE starting today, 26-29.11! All prices have been reduced. Happy Holidays for those of you celebrating.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Presents in the Mail

About two weeks ago, I recieved a package from Regina at everyeskimo - one of the loveliest vintage shops on Etsy (in my opnion at least) that has a great little handmade corner dedicated to small felt animels. Since I'm a self-proclaimed etsy stalker and check my favorites almost daily, and I often covetted Regina's little handmade friends and waited patiently for the right one. One day, a cat names Beryl showed up. My sister Shira, loves everything cats and I knew I had to buy Beryl for her and even decided to treat myself to a two-headed bear called Tina and Sven.

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Since the holidays are approaching, Etsy has been sending out a lot of emails regarding how to treat your costumers towards the holiday season where a lot of the items bought are gifts. They talk about wrapping and presentation and it always seems a little funny to me. Purely because I think this should be on a sellers mind throughout the whole year. Every item I sell is hand-wrapped, and I try to put a lot of heart into presentation because I want my costumers to feel special. Regina, obviously has the same thing in mind.

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I can't tell you how delighted my sister and I were, while opening this very small package. Regina put such an effort into what she sent us. Shira and I are very (!) happy with our cat and bear(s) but it was the whole package that made us esctatic - you can see why looking at the pictures. Thank you Regina!

Friday, November 19, 2010

To List or Not to List?

RakShniya Vintage // To List or Not to List?

This amazing 1950s nautical peter pan collar dress is from my own private collection. It is truely amazing in my eyes, but I find that it's becoming slightly snug on me (the body isn't what it used to be..) and even when it did fit very well, I didn't wear it often, maybe because i'm not so much of a wiggle dress girl. I like my dresses slightly puffed at the skirt. However I do have quite a few dresses I keep just because. Maybe this should stay eye candy. hmmm.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Shop Update

Imaginary Autumn

Well I can't deny that it's slightly cooler and less humid than often. I sleep covered with a woolen blanket and that's definitely an improvement but come on! I want rain! I want it to be so cold I need to put 3 layers on!
So I've been trying to intice winter for the past week by wearing warmer clothes in hopes the powers that be will get the message. Yes sometimes I was unnecessarily hot but it's all for a good cause. So in my efforts to invoke some kind of cooler weather - I give to you my perfect autumn-ish outfit (well maybe not PERFECT) but I like it:

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And, I'd like some faded mustard leggings with that please.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Newsletter!

In order to run a more professional business and give my followers some special treats, I've started a newsletter for RakShniya Vintage. See that little 'subscribe' box under the shop's item-images? That's where you sign-up! Please go ahead and do so - It'll make me super happy.

The first list

The RakShniya Vintage newsletter is meant to come out every month with some insider updates on the shop and what's to come and will offer it's subscribers special offers (let me assure that I will not be spamming). It'll help you keep up to date with what's going on in the shop now and in the future.

I already have something planned that will be sent out soon so be sure to sign-up in order to see it!

Loving These

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thoughts?

There's something so off about this outfit (glove hat anyone?) that it just turns out pretty AWESOME. And I pretty much like everything about it.

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via the Sartorialist

Monday, November 8, 2010

Welcome to the Family, Little One

I have'nt mentioned this here I think, but I have a small collection of vintage brooches I adore. Generally speaking I love brooches period. Really, this should be a post titled "My Vintage Obsession: Brooches", but I just wanted to share the newest addition to my little brooch family:

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Isn't it lovely? As far as I know, it should be from the 60's(ish), might be even older than that. It's pretty simple and not made from any special material but it's just so pretty and I love it's rusty look and faded aqua color. Welcome little one, we shall treat you well as we are a loving family.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

What You Might Call: WINDING

Unfortunatly, this lovely skirt has a few small holes so until I get them repaired, it's a no no. Probebly late 1960s jungle navy circle skirt. Made out of organic cotton.

RakShniya Vintage // Winding

Friday, November 5, 2010

My Vintage Obsession: Buttons

Ever since I've been officialy selling vintage and have been knee-deep in it, I've had a fondness for vintage buttons. I have to say though that I'm not really picky about which buttons I collect at this point. I like them all.

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Lauren from Dear Golden recently posted a blog post about a vintage button shop she and the lovely Duff of Jean Jean Vintage visited and she wrote about how the lady who sold there had this amazing collection of unique buttons from a lot of eras back. I don't really work like that and I can't even tell you why -

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I'm not picky about the era from which my buttons are from, I don't really look for any special materials the buttons are made from and I don't mind button wear. Sometimes I get really cool and special to-die-for buttons and sometimes they are really plain and everyday like. I'm like an orphanage for buttons!! They are all welcome. I just keep collecting them - they are all special to me :)
So as promised, from last weeks post, it WAS a rainy weekend, wonderful rain poured on and off - my kind of weather and our silly cat Asylem, who actually like taking rain-baths was so surprised she too ran for cover:


But mostly I just wanted to say these are busy times for me, and I get a little tired at times from doing about 4 things at the same time so blogging gets a little neglected. However I do have a few things to post so that should spice things up. I hope my busyness leads to good thing and that it rains again soon, cause it's been pretty dry here ever since last weekend.