Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Elysian Fields


1920s beige/taupe piano shawl

1920s mesh shawl with metal detail

Saturday, May 11, 2013

because, Gatsby.


1920s drop waist wrap dress in black

1920s printed black and cream dress [SOLD]

1920s ribbon and bead work choker

1920s emerald green gem stone clip

Friday, May 10, 2013

A warm welcome to summer.

and already lovin' summer

Let's face it. I'm not a creature meant to dwell in places
of extreme heat like, the desert, the deep South, and ovens.
My Irish skin does not tan, it burns.
My curly hair turns into a Cher-Fro in the humidity.

I simply melt in the sun - but OMIGOODNESS did
I get some incredible, edible (not really) summer goodies
in stock, just in time for you to  expand your wardrobe!
1950s golden yellow Jantzen bather. BAM.

1940s/50s adorable sun frock. for frolicking.

1950s stunning multi-strand beaded necklace (wear before labor day)

1980s red cord necklace with zebra medallion for your zoo adventures


Sunday, May 5, 2013

My Alfred Shaheen.


While the dress and bakelite aren't up for grabs,
two of those incredible bracelets are hand made
in Greensboro and retailed at my store, Artemis
and the Scavengers. Interested in purchasing one
directly from us via the interwebs?

Contact me!


Boar and Castle - Only in Greensboro

So occasionally, I do things. 
(also, May the Fourth be with you all!)

If you remember the 1950s in Greensboro, North Carolina... then chances are, you remember the Boar and Castle. BOAR AND CASTLE sauce is still being produced in North Carolina, which makes many a die hard fan, quite happy! We sell it in my store, Artemis and the Scavengers, and with the customers - comes the stories; the glory days of the 'dark side' of the castle and true love found over soda, fries, and burgers!

(left to right. My mom. Former Radio DJ Rod Davis. Moi.)

If you're ever in the area, drop by Artemis and 
pick up a bottle of yummy Boar and Castle!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Follow the Muse

Interested in seeing daily outfits, getting first dibs on new stock, or do you just want to know when I'm running a sale?

I'm a few years behind, but you can now find me on Instagram.

Pinterest? I do that too.

Of course, you can always like my Facebook page or shop my Etsy store!

Some follow me, pin me, tag me, favorite me, and like me!

<3 Forgotten Muse

Thursday, April 4, 2013

..after baby

There are entirely too many things that I lost track of during pregnancy, that I'm still trying to catch up on once again. I know sleep will never be one of them, but a girl can try.

Vintage... after baby?
Absolutely. Unpacking seven containers of vintage goodness, ranging from the 20s to the 50s was like Christmas morning. The glorious feel chiffon, rayon, and french crepe on my fingertips was a welcome change to the polished cottons I'd grown accustomed to after I'd begun to show.

I didn't share much of my pregnancy with my friends, family, or followers as it was and is sacred ground to me,  but I was 'all stomach' and fortunately I was able to chic'ly conceal the bump! .. Maybe I grew a little tired of having my stomach touched by un-invited hands. (as if the little hands and feet kicking around in my stomach  wasn't enough?)

Work... after baby?
Of course. In fact the only break I was allowed during pregnancy was a brief visit from a friend in late December.

I went back to shipping and listing just three days after I had my baby - girls gotta make a dollar, right? :)

For those of you that don't follow my shop - I'm back to listing on Etsy regularly again as I acquire new, beautiful vintage. In addition, I'm also getting my brick and mortar location ( ready for it's one year anniversary!
Without my mom and our amazing friend, Michelle, I'd be far more 'knackered' than I am at the moment!

Body... after baby?
We're getting there.
Many of you didn't know since I ceased modeling for my own vintage shop, but I gained a ridiculous 45 pounds during my pregnancy. "Big deal" many of you say - but it was for me. Growing up a was taunted constantly for my willowy frame and my low weight. "Anorexic" "Sick" "Eat something" were all things that I heard everyday. I doubt any of us were neglected by bullies.  But regardless of what some might say about my weight, I'm forever thankful that I'm blessed with my mom's build and her metabolism.

For meals, this girl chows down on burgers, fries, and all the ice cream and pizza I can stomach - so rest assured. I can eat. But, that extra weight? - it was absolutely back breaking. On top of having my body work over time to create another little life, I had 45 pounds to deal with, and it affected by heart heath, back, and I'm still suffering from hip pain. THANKFULLY, I've shed a great deal of it, and I'm welcoming a smaller waist line back, with open arms!

Relationships... after baby?
Still working on that one. I'll let you know how it goes.

And the baby?