I plan to see The Wonder Woman Movie soon...hopefully this week. But in the meantime, I came across this pic at the Rotten Tomatoes website and found at least one feather trim used in the movie that was purchased from our stock. Check out the headpiece on the left with the beige curled feather whips (made in part with #5134 pompom with whips by 2). I have been told that there were about 25 headpieces made for this scene that utilized our feathers. Looking forward to seeing how many I can spot when I see the actual movie!!
I just want to say thank you.
This past week has been an astounding week of sales. Hopefully everyone was able to get what they wanted. Thank you.
All orders are now processed, packed, and shipped. Thank you.
My website has been redesigned to remove the ecommerce portion of it and will serve as a reference site for the time being. Please feel free to visit and share as much as you want. Thank you.
While I am not yet sure what I will do with the remaining thousands of trims, I have some ideas. If you would like to stay in touch with me, remain on the mailing list as I will use it for any future communication. Thank you.
Until next time...
All my best,
As much as I intended to have an EXCITING SPRING SALE, I totally fell short. I did not add items daily, send out engaging emails, make stunning Instagram posts, or create a successful Facebook Campaign. No- instead I went to a Women's Retreat and allowed the Creator of all things to refresh and renew my spirit. I regret nothing. It was what I needed most to do... and some of you will understand and relate.
At this point, I am simply going to bypass the Spring Sale and clue you in on what my plans are. I will be closing the VintageFeathers.com e-commerce website on Friday, May 26th. I will re-access what I have left in inventory when I get back in the office/shop in mid-June. At that time, I will start the process of closing down the feather trim part of the Ebay business. The remaining inventory will be taken off the market by the end of summer - possibly sooner. Regardless of how many trims I am left with, I will no longer be actively selling them. I am moving on to new ventures, and I need the brain space these feathers have occupied in order to do that.
As a professional courtesy and out of appreciation for all the years of business I have shared with many of you, I want to give you a solid heads up so that if there are trims you want to get, you will still have time to get them. They will be for sale through this Friday at www.vintagefeathers.com and in our Ebay store. You may also contact us directly via email about purchasing trims through May 26.
On a separate note, if anyone goes to see the Wonder Woman Movie which is coming out on June 2, you might have fun keeping an eye out for vintage feather trims on the hats/costumes. Quite some time ago, we shipped a lovely box full of feathers to the costume dept for that movie, and I think it will be fun to see if any of them were actually used.
If you have questions/inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us.
All my best,
On Saturday, September 17th, I will be giving a presentation about Vintage Feathers at Intersection Austerlitz, “Costume and Culture: Designs for Life,” a local event organized by the Edna St. Vincent Millay Society at Steepletop, the Spencertown Academy Arts Center, and the Austerlitz Historical Society.
The organizers have put together a diverse line up of events and exhibits for a fun filled day of hands-on educational/cultural activities related to costume and connected to our Austerlitz locale. More information about the event can be found here.
For my part, I will display a variety of feather trim samples in an array of colors; a unique collection of vintage millinery flower trims in assorted fabrics and styles, wax flowers, wax orange blossoms, and wax bridal tiaras; and a couple of the original warehouse inventory ledger books. A selection of feather trims will also be available for purchase.
A New York Times article went online today that presents an historical overview of the feathers we obtained 20 years ago. A paper copy will be available this Sunday, December 13, with the title "The Nest Came Fully Feathered." In his brief synopsis, the writer manages to cover where the feathers came from, how they came into our hands, and what has become of them since we acquired the inventory in 1995.
We never dreamed when we were sorting through the contents of that old barn we would still be selling some of those items 20 years later, let alone have a story appear one day in for the NYTimes about them. Life is full of surprises.