Monday, November 21, 2011
Vintage German Folk Pencil Skirt with Lederhosen-like Embroidery, a Linen Blend
Gorgeous Royal Purple Handmade Vintage Circle Skirt with Blue Batik Trim, Will Fit Most
Gorgeous Vintage German Trachten Skirt with a Lovely Sheen in Teal Plaid with Adorable Faux Pearl Trim
Festive Vintage German Folk Trachten Dirndl Skirt in Dark Red with Black and Gold Stripes and an Ingenious Waist System that Makes it Wearable for Any Size
Happy vintage shopping!
Sunday, November 6, 2011
The room is a ten minute walk from my apartment and part of a juggling school/shop so I've already seen lots of amazing circus acts when I've been working there. The light was a big problem though and hanging the gray backdrop in just the right way was also a big challenge. A few days ago I started to despair when I thought I was going to have to shell out big bucks for studio equipment and those are big bucks I definitely don't have.
But then I found some great information on how to set up a photo studio on a budget from things you find at the hardware store (if you can read German, check out the article here.) I need to do a little bit of tweaking (still need to build that styrofoam tower to reduce the shadows...) but I think they turned out ok. And it all cost me way less than a 100 Euros which is even better. I'm going to be expanding Curious Knopf a whole heck of a lot in the coming months, so stay tuned.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Vintage 1940s Ivory Wedding Dress (or Evening Gown)
Vintage 1950s Cobalt Blue Wiggle Dress with Matching Cropped Jacket, Handmade
Vintage Early 1960s Autumn Weave Dress
Vintage 1950s Floral Dress with Full Pleated Skirt
xoxo Rebeccah :)
Saturday, October 15, 2011
As always, all the trachten (i.e. Bavarian and Austrian folk clothing) I'm carrying is high-quality and totally modern. These pieces are great for any woman who loves the sweet and sassy look of alpine folk clothing regardless of how far she may live from the alps! To see more, please click here.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
I find so many amazing German folk and boho pieces, Landhaus dirndls and otherwise, and I've most definitely fallen under their spell. Although I carry the style in many sizes, like this fabulous folk skirt with embroidered waist, size small/extra small,....
...what I always have a lot of are larger and plus size pieces like this gorgeous linen Landhaus style dirndl dress, a US size 18 (though it can be worn by smaller sizes due to the corseted back)
This fabulous boho beauty, a US 14 to 16
And this beautiful Trachten full skirt, also a US 14 to 16
Happy vintage shopping all your fabulous curvy ladies!
Friday, September 9, 2011
Then again, I guess I shouldn't feel bad considering the person I bought them from said they had "no idea" what the language could be. It seems funny that a person wouldn't think to do a google search as I did (and found it was Romanian within ten seconds.) Then again, maybe they just didn't care. Good thing these beauties will go to more loving hands.
I'm selling them in my vintage shop piece by piece here. Happy vintage living!
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Dirndls are for so much than just Oktoberfest. Actually, when I see one worn in full apron Bavarian glory I almost get offended. ;) They are both sweet and sassy, both innocently girly and super sexy. They fit well. If you have a boyish figure they make you look more curvy. If you have a curvy figure, they hide the spots that are maybe just a little bit too curvy.
They are also made of such beautiful materials. Soft cotton, raw silk, linen. The bodice is always lined often with a funky retro cloth or a brilliantly white cotton. And the pewter buttons are oh-so-cute for sure.
In fact, the only complaint I have about dirndls is the little "gap" that so many of them have underneath the bodice. If worn with an apron, you would never notice, but worn without the gap needs to be either pinned or sewn shut as it will flap open. But why is it even there in the first place? My theory: easy access. You can't get sassier than that!
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
The vouchers are also valid for 3 months, so if you'd like to buy one now and shop later that's also no problem. But you better act fast. The offer is only for a few days and only 100 vouchers are available, so once they're gone, they're gone. To take a closer look, click here: Curious Knopf on Heartsy
Saturday, March 26, 2011
So it’s been exactly a year since I first opened my shop, though not since I’ve been selling.
I had a shop called Schaufenster before this one where I sold a little bit of vintage and a little bit of art and a little bit jewelry. That shop branched off in Curious Knopf, Schaufensterbabe and Augenblick Photo.
But then again, even this shop has changed a lot since I first opened it. Originally I intended to sell vintage buttons, hence the name Curious Knopf, Knopf being the German word for button.
I’ve gone from selling vintage clothing to vintage clothing and housewares to vintage clothing and jewelry.
I like where I am now, focusing mainly on vintage Trachten and other folkloric clothing as well as my own handmade jewelry.
To celebrate I’m offering 15% off of everything storewide until the end of March. Just apply the coupon code oneyearetsy at the time of purchase and the discount will come off automatically. Xoxo :)
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
1. Vintage Photo JewelryThese pieces are made from high quality copies of vintage photographs out of my own collection. I have only a handful of styles right now, but will be adding a lot more soon. To take a closer look, click here.
2. Berlin Cemetery Series
I’ve always been a sucker for a “vintage” weathered graveyard. Luckily, there are two fabulous ones within walking distance of my apartment filled with rusted wrought iron fences, crumbling angels, dilapidated art deco crypts, the works. They inspired this new series of jewelry made from polymer faux clay marble I used to make an imprint of the beautiful engravings there. To take a closer look, click here.
3. Bakelite and Celluloid Jewelry
This is my “oldest” jewelry section featuring pieces made with vintage goodies like celluloid gumball charms and Bakelite. Each piece is entirely one of a kind. To take a closer look, click here.
4. Natural History Series
5. Lace Imprint Series
Modern style meets vintage inspired. I make these simple, geometric jewelry designs out of hand-mixed polymer clay which I then imprint with vintage lace. To take a closer look please click here.
Viva la Vintage AND handmade!!