vintagesparkles

14 Sep
I found this item today when searching for feathers.  http://www.etsy.com/listing/56093131/peacock-feather-fetish-sexy-long

These were on sale at Walmart last year in the Halloween makeup and costume section.

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16 Responses to “vintagesparkles”

  1. Disgusted September 14, 2010 at 12:14 pm #

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/23902142/vintage-deco-old-maxfield-parrish-or
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    Parrish and Max were loads more talented than this. Which looks suspciously like what this group used to put out at the Whole LIfe Expo in the early 1990s. http://www.saintgermainfoundation.org/

  2. whoreforcolor September 14, 2010 at 12:20 pm #

    What an odd thing for her to have in her shop. She has some amazing pieces that I would otherwise think might be what she claims they are, but those eyelashes, Walmart or no, just don’t fit in with her goods!

  3. kirsten September 14, 2010 at 12:27 pm #

    Yes, they were indeed at Walmart. They’re adorable, but they are definitely Walmart products. I bet I’ll see them again this year.

  4. Life During Wartime September 14, 2010 at 12:32 pm #

    Many of the (supposedly?) vintage items are also listed in her GoAntiques shop. That is what those ga##### reference numbers mean. I wouldn’t trust anything in this shop because some of the items listed as ‘vintage’ are handmade marriage pieces made from (supposedly?) vintage pieces according to the descriptions. Unless you are an expert and can tell the age of authentic Victorian or Art Nouveau jewelry from photos, you’d have no way to know what you’re getting. A lot of things here set off my vintage alarum bells.

  5. Anon E Mouse September 14, 2010 at 12:42 pm #

    Uh, those are not “peacock” feathers.

  6. noCigar September 14, 2010 at 3:50 pm #

    “THese are over 1″ long and made of what looks like peacock feathers. ”

    handmade and doesn’t know what they are made of? SCHMUK

  7. Disgusted September 14, 2010 at 4:02 pm #

    http://www.vintagesparkles.net/
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    And they haven’t updated their web site since 1990 either!!!

  8. JohnCock September 14, 2010 at 4:14 pm #

    What an asshat.

  9. Thud September 14, 2010 at 4:43 pm #

    so etsy is completely down? niiice.

  10. etsyhate September 14, 2010 at 4:48 pm #

    Down AGAIN!? Seriously, monkeys work there. Can you imagine if any other major website had this many problems? Does Ebay crash this often?

  11. Disgusted September 15, 2010 at 6:30 am #

    I think Etsy is having problems but the net seems wonky in other places too. Clicked on MSN the other day and got an completely different propaganda website.

  12. detroit September 15, 2010 at 12:42 pm #

    Life During Wartime Says:
    September 14, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    A lot of things here set off my vintage alarm bells.
    ____________________________________________________

    Me too. I don’t know vintage really. But her stuff just doesn’t look ‘right’ to me. Looks like jewelry assembled from old LOOKING parts.

    I think she’s assembling Victorian / Edwardian looking jewelry from new findings. And implying by the prices and the ‘vintage’ tag that it’s really old.

    All the photoshop fuckery in her listings makes me even more suspicious.

    And I certainly would NOT trust her ‘authentic’ Ming Dynasty hair clips. LOL! Riiiiiight. Someone’s selling 700 year old jewelry on Etsy? And, in the listing she’s yapping about Darwin. and Victorian interest in nature. UM. I’m pretty sure the Ming Dynasty was CENTURIES before that.

    And, if she can’t use the internet to get that straight, I would certainly never hand over $450 to her for hair clips!

  13. Life During Wartime September 15, 2010 at 1:00 pm #

    Detroit, this description spells out various components of the piece are from different decades. Yet it is listed as vintage.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/52598470/vintage-nouveau-mermaid-necklace-sea?

    Some of the stampings might be old, but the pieces are too massive for real Art Nouveau. Women were much smaller in stature 125 years ago, and idea of airy perforated brass (or other metal) was supposed to suggest delicacy. The jewelry as body armor look is more goth contemporary.

    Some of her ‘vintage’ items are clearly described as ‘antiqued brass’ age unspecified.

    And she’s in 81 treasuries.

  14. noCigar September 16, 2010 at 6:46 am #

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/23902142/vintage-deco-old-maxfield-parrish-or

    NEITHER, PLEASE! If you don’t know what it is, don’t attribute it. Those artists wouldn’t touch this subject or technique with a ten foot pole. I have collected Parrishes and his copycats for years, what a scam.

  15. noCigar September 16, 2010 at 9:57 am #

    “The sea nymph with the mighty sword and shield dates prior to the 1900’s. The neck chain is from the 20’s. ”

    So it’s altered out of what we have to assume are vintage components (I would say reproductions made from what?) and are tagged as vintage. That necklace would be more of an albatross around the neck– and no way is that mermaid 100 years old.
    Customers beware, know your antiques.

  16. uh-huh September 21, 2010 at 8:48 am #

    Pfffffft I just saw these in WalMart for $4.00
    I just reported them to Etsy too (yeah, we all know nothing will ever happen) with these links included, I didn’t waste anymore time hunting deeper:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/3-pr-Lady-Gaga-Feathered-Feather-False-Eyelashes-Lashes_W0QQitemZ360292809284QQihZ023QQcategoryZ117350QQcmdZViewItem

    http://www.bonanzle.com/booths/lunarwingswonders/items/Halloween_green___black_feather_costume_eyelashes_NEW

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