All Good Things Must Eventually Come to an End


After 15 years, Patricia and I have decided to close shop at the end of the year. There are many factors that went into this decision, but to keep it simple, it is very difficult keeping a small business afloat when competing against much larger companies, including Amazon. We will be taking orders until at least the end of October -as time gets closer we’ll let you know exactly when. We just wanted to give you a heads-up if you were planning to order at some point. There is still plenty of time, but it is fleeting. We’d love to thank all of our long-time customers who have basically kept us running for these many years. Your loyalty is ever so appreciated.
Shown: one our first photos from 2004. Patrica modeling a bra (edited out).
~Marty~

Update

I didn’t realize it’s been three months since we did a blog post here. We’ve been busy and the summer is flying by. Anyway, we’re still here, and of course Brabarella too.

May 6, 2018 – A Rainy Sunday

May has been a beautiful month so far. We spent much of the last couple of days outside. The rain hasn’t dampened our spirits at all. Our young plants and newly planted seeds could use a steady soaking. It’s a nice day to stay inside, listen to the rain, and read a good book.

Trying Again

We are giving Tumblr another go. While our last go-around went pretty well in terms of popularity (5000 followers) and  generating  sales, inappropriate comments, men trying to find out personal information, men asking us to send them more revealing photos, men with gross avatars, etc., was a real turnoff and led us to shut it down. We’ll try again. We appreciate nice comments and encourage them. Remember too, when you share a post, leave the credits please.
Brabarella/Little Pink Dress on Tumblr

Saturday, April 14, 2018


Today was the first really nice weekend day this year. We finally got outside and did some garden cleanup. There is a lot yet to do. We also planted some ferns, hostas, rhubarb, thistle, and two grape shrubs. As for the photo – another vintage nightie that will be listed at some point soon.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Yesterday was foggy with showers but it had a spring feel to it – finally. March has been an awful month weather-wise.
Shown: Rago Garter Belt, Style 72522. It goes up to a size 6X/42.  It has six straps with metal hardware and is actually a cross between a girdle and a garter belt. Some refer to these as girdlettes. It provides  some shaping, and your stockings won’t go anywhere.

Up and Running Again

Well, we lost power for 28 hours this time. It just came on. About half the Cape is still dark. We managed to survive on candles, trips to the nearby hospital dining room, and some Manhattans to keep us warm. The clanging of our steam radiators sounds comforting for once.

And Again


Another winter storm is headed this way tonight. We’re supposed to get anywhere from 6-18″. We’ll see. The last nor’easter produced all rain and winds as high as 93 mph. Along with the snow, this latest storm could have winds up to 60 mph. At least we had a mild Saturday for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade here on Cape Cod.

Shown – preview – vintage 60’s psychedelic tunic/mini dress.

Aftermath of the Storm

It was quite the wild weekend here on Cape Cod. We only lost our power at home for 25 hours but it seemed like an eternity. It really makes one appreciate the things we usually take for granted. We’re still without power at our office. It’s a lower priority for the power company (and we fully understand) because it’s a downed wire from a pole to the building, rather than part of the grid. Hopefully we’ll be back to normal soon. We can still function – package by daylight and do our computer-related work from home. Spring is less than three weeks away!