Tuesday, May 31, 2016

1978 Sarah Coventry Purple Enamel Butterfly Necklace

Sarah Coventry jewelry saw its 'heyday' during the 1960's and 70's. The necklace pictured above is from the late 1970's: Sarah Coventry 1978 Enamel 'Fly Away' Butterfly Pendant Choker Necklace.

The company was named after the granddaughter of Lyman K. Stuart, the founder of the company. Established in 1949, it is recognized as the oldest direct selling jewelry company in the world. They did not design their own jewelry but used other manufacturers to produce their jewelry.

Most of the production happened in the state of Rhode Island. Until 1984, when the company closed its doors, Sarah Coventry jewelry was purchased at home jewelry parties by "fashion directors" throughout the country.

However, Sarah Coventry jewelry was re-opened in 2003 by new owners to be distributed by representatives via catalogues, the internet, home shopping networks, and other means.

Despite Sarah Coventry, HP, Inc.'s high hopes, the new jewelry line did not catch on with the same popularity as the original. The company stopped manufacturing the jewelry in November 2008.

Some marks seen on vintage jewelry include: "SC" "Sarah Cov." "Sarah" "SaC" "Coventry" There is usually but not always a copyright symbol accompanying the mark.

Many of the 'vintage' pieces are still available online however (see below).

Friday, September 26, 2014

Little Evie Tornquist Karlsson Cut-Out Paper Doll?!

Well, I do remember Evie Torquist (Karlsson) from the 1970's, but I do NOT remember this Paper Doll.

Perhaps it wasn't sold in the U.S. and was only available in Europe.  Or, I just didn't know (or care) to look for it. 

While I enjoyed some of Evie's music, I can't say I would have thought of her as someone to be in Paper Doll form.

Just a quirky, and interesting, item!

(Sweden, circa 1977.)

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

70's Style Tooled Leather Floral Leafr Wedge Sandal Clog Flower Power Slide

Nothing reminds you of uncomplicated summer style like a great pair of wedges.  And nothing reminds you of the 70's like hand-tooled leather. 

With a hand-painted flower design and double-padded insole, Sbicca's Leaf wedge sandals are jazzy and down-to-earth.

Groovy!  Soft, genuine leather. Comfortable and lightweight.  True to size.  Cushioned suede footbed.


Great with denim, or your maxi skirts.  Great 70's style complete with 'nailhead' trim.

Very Cute and Superb Quality!!!! Stylish and comfy. High wedge, but very wearable due to platform height.
  • Upper: Leather
  • Midsole: Polyurethane
  • Outsole: Polyurethane
  • Heel height: 4-3/4"
  • Weight (pair): 1 lb. 4 oz.
  • Made in United States of America
  • Sbicca of California's styling is based on the California lifestyle, featuring very comfortable sandals and shoes that combine the finest materials with the latest fashion trends
  • Handmade in California
  • Full-grain leather upper with hand-painted flower detail and side rivets
  • Double-padded leather footbed
  • Wood-textured outsole
  • Made in United States of America

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Flower-Power Platform Shoes!

Flower-Power Platform Shoes!

Flower-Power Platform Shoes!  These sandals have a super-cute mod retro print.

Affordably priced.  Available in fun Denim Colors, too.

Women's Hush Puppies Renown Quarter-Strap Sandals

Tower of flower power! Hush Puppies Renown Quarter-Strap Sandals. Here's the lowdown on these outrageously cute wedges. They're cushioned and engineered with HP02 Flex® for multi-directional flexibility, conforming to the way you walk.

-Fabric uppers
-Cushy polyurethane linings and midsoles
-Espadrille trim
-Rubber outsoles
-4" heels; 1-1/2" platforms 



Thursday, March 20, 2014

70's Retro Kalso Earth Sole Sneakers


"Looking down, what do you see?  I see the past looking up at me."

Relive the look and feel of Kalso Earth Shoes!
Kalsø® Negative Heel Sole shifts weight more naturally over the heel.


  • Enjoy a blend of style and comfort with the Kalso Prosper sneaker from Kalso Earth®.
  • Mesh and microfiber upper maximizes air flow and circulation around the foot to keep you comfortable.
  • Vegan-friendly footwear.
  • Traditional lace-up closure with padded collar provides a comfortable, customized fit.
  • Nylon fabric lining offers breathability to maintain a healthy, happy foot environment.
  • Form-fitting footbed with Biofoam™ cushioning displaces and absorbs shock with each step to provide exceptional comfort.
  • Kalsø® Negative Heel Technology® subtly shifts weight over the heels to help strengthen and tone the body.
  • Super-lightweight yet durable Kalsø-Lite™ outsole offers unmatched flexibility to assist the insole and midsole technology.
  •  ***

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

More Famolare Waved Sole Styled Shoes!

Famolare Style Platform Sandals

Another awesome pair of sandals with the retro look of Famolare!

Joe Famolare became famous in the 1970's for his comfortable wavy soled platforms.

These stylish platform sandals from Earth Shoes have that same retro look with waved rubber non-slip bottom.

Cute suede cutouts, secure strap, leather lining, arch support, sure traction, cushioned footbed....

Best of all - stylishly slit uppers do not allow for little toe poke-through!   :) 

I love stuff that 'takes you back in time' - but that you can buy brand new & all yours.

Available in 4 Great Colors: Grey, Tan, Blue & Red!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Retro Famolare Wavy Sole Style Sandals From Earth® Shoes!

Earth Shoe Sandal w/ Famolare Sole


This sandal from  Earth® Shoes features a familiar retro detail:

The wavy style sole of Famolare that was popular in the 70's.

This shoe featured a ridged rubber wavy bottom that made for easy, comfortable walking.

Similar to the Famolare, this 'Promenade' sandal by Earth
® Shoes, also has a waved non-slip sole.

From the brand that brought us the Kalso Earth Shoe in the 1970s -

A cool chunky beaded leather sandal with the retro look and feel of Famolare!

Available in Blue, Black & Brown: