Bijou Ties + Modcloth = <3

November 3, 2013

I’m excited to announce that you can now find two styles of Flapper Girl Bijou Ties on ModCloth. I’m thrilled to have Flapper Girl be a part of one of my favorite online clothing boutiques. This is a very surreal & proud moment for me. Thank you, ModCloth! And, as always, big thanks go out to all of you for your Flapper Girl ♥ and support.


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Another Clearance Sale (Aprons, Cozies, & Knickers, OH MY)

November 7, 2011

The other day I received a box of goodies from a little boutique I had been consigning at in Maine. It had been years since I had sent in goodies, and the box I received from them was filled with adorable things from Flapper Girl’s past, including my Oh Deer! hostess aprons, squirrel coffee cozies, and ruffle-bum knickers! Since these are things I no longer make, I’m going to offer them up at rock-bottom prices!

First up for grabs are the hostess aprons for only $10 (regular price is $35—that’s over 70% off!)

So here’s the deal—just like past clearance sales, I don’t have time to photograph these sale items. I’m going to number the aprons, and describe the color and fabric combinations of each one. All these clearance aprons are my Oh Deer! apron design, which is this style:

These are the aprons I have available for $10 each:

Tulle Skirt: Lavender
Waistband/Ties/Pocket: Light & Dark Lavender & White Gingham
Rickrack Accents: White

Tulle Skirt: Mint Green
Waistband/Ties/Pocket: Cream-colored cotton fabric with a light brown and light green dainty floral pattern
Rickrack Accents: Vintage Brown & Gold

Tulle Skirt: Rose Pink
Waistband/Ties/Pocket: Black cotton fabric with pink rosebuds and tiny delicate polkadots
Rickrack Accents: Dark Rose Pink

Tulle Skirt: Orange
Waistband/Ties/Pocket: White cotton fabric with a yellow, orange, and green dainty floral pattern
Rickrack Accents: Muted Medium Spring Green

Tulle Skirt: White
Waistband/Ties/Pocket: Light & Dark Sky Dlue & white gingham cotton fabric
Rickrack Accents: White

• US Shipping is $3, no matter how many you order!
• International Shipping is $5, no matter how many you order!

If you’d like to place an order, please send me an email at, letting me know which apron(s) you’d like to buy. I will then set up a reserved order for you on Etsy, and update this page as aprons are sold. Thanks!

• If you are interested in the squirrel coffee cozies, I am offering them up for only $4 each (regular price $12). Please email me for color combinations.

• If you are interested in the ruffle-bum knickers, I am offering them up for only $8 each (regular price $25). I have six in stock in a range of colors and sizes. Please email me for more details and photos.

Lady Ties Launch Party

September 21, 2011

Handmade Retro Ladies Ties

Twelve different styles of Lady Ties are now available in the Flapper Girl Shop.

To celebrate the launch of this new line, I am having a little giveaway! For a chance to win your choice of Lady Tie from my shop, leave me a comment telling me which current design is your favorite, and what colors or patterns you would like to see next. Please be sure to leave your URL or email address so I have a way to contact you if you win.

I will pick a winner at random on Friday, September 30th! Good luck and thank you for all your ♥ and support! xo

Flapper Girl Coffee Cozies on Portlandia

January 15, 2011

Has anyone checked out the premiere episode of Portlandia yet? Flapper Girl coffee cozies make an appearance in a scene at In Other Words (aka Women & Women First, as it’s named in the show).

Steve Buscemi (!!) walks in to use the restroom, then is confronted by the owners of the shop, who enforce their strict “Restroom is 4 Paying Customers Only” rule.

At one point, Mr. Buscemi picks up a coffee cozy and says, “Can I buy this wristband?” Then general hilarity ensues!

Steve Buscemi Portlandia Coffee Cozy

Portlandia Rotary Phone Coffee Cozy

Steve Buscemi Portlandia Coffee Cozie

Portlandia Coffee Cozy Steve Buscemi

It is so awesome and exciting to see my coffee cozies used as a prop in this show! Thanks Portlandia!

You can peep the full first episode over at Portlandia’s website on IFC, or on Hulu. The scene with the coffee cozies starts about 8:52 minutes into the episode.

Flapper Girl’s 2010 Vintage-Inspired Halloween Garland Line

August 9, 2010

As promised, I’m launching my 2010 Halloween garland line today!

This year’s new retro Halloween apron designs will follow soon, as well as some other very cute spooky-n-festive goodies. But for now, here are the garlands!

Victorian Witch Halloween Garland

Retro Witch Halloween Banner

Witch Halloween Decoration

Retro Halloween BannerAvailable here in the Flapper Girl Boutique.

Retro Trick or Treat Halloween Garland

Retro Halloween Decoration

Vintage Inspired Halloween BannerAvailable here in the Flapper Girl Boutique.

Retro Classic Movie Monsters Garland

Retro Classic Movie Monsters

Available here in the Flapper Girl Boutique.

Retro Art Deco Witch Halloween Garland

Art Deco Witch Garland

1920s Halloween Decoration

Vintage-Inspired Art Deco HalloweenAvailable here in the Flapper Girl Boutique.

Spooky Vintage-Inspired Halloween Garland

Retro Banner SPOOKY

Retro SPOOKY Halloween Decoration

Retro Halloween DecorAvailable here in the Flapper Girl Boutique.


June 25, 2010

To celebrate the start of summer, we’re offering FREE SHIPPING on ALL ORDERS from the Flapper Girl Boutique.

Had your eye on one of our retro paper garlands? Need a tulle hostess apron for all your summer shenanigans? Want to spice up your summer wardrobe with some ruffle bum knickers?

Then please take advantage of our week-long free shipping offer!

Flapper Girl + Memento = <3

April 1, 2010

I’m am so very excited to announce that you can now find the Flapper Girl line at Memento (formerly Greg’s on Hawthorne). I have been shopping at this boutique for years, and it is definitely one of my favorite Portland gems. The fact that Memento is carrying my line now is a bit surreal and incredibly awesome—sort of like your super secret crush asking you out to the prom.

Photo by Eph Zero on Flickr

Here’s what Flapper Girl goodies you’ll find at Memento:

• Flapper Cupcake Toppers
• Vintage-Inspired Floral Cameo Pendants in peach, blue, and BRAND-SPANKING-NEW color combos: purple and red!
• Garlands: Vintage Carnival, Retro Cameras, Flappers, French Boudoir, & Art Deco Bibliophile.
• Hair Pin sets made from vintage buttons and vintage plastic flowers. The bright colors in these really pop, and are the perfect accessory for adding a splash of color to your spring & summer wardrobe.

Memento is located at 3707 SE Hawthorne Blvd. in Portland, Oregon.

Valentine’s Day Goodies Now Available at Reading Frenzy

January 27, 2010

Portland’s darling gem of an indie bookstore, Reading Frenzy, is now carrying some items from Flapper Girl’s 2010 Valentine Collection. I went in yesterday and dropped off some sets of Flapper Cupcake Picks, Flapper Ribbon Ornaments, and Make-Your-Own Retro Pinup Greeting Kits.

The greeting card kits are being sold exclusively at Reading Frenzy. You can’t find them anywhere else—not even in the Flapper Girl Boutique.

Each kit contains everything you need to make your own one-of-a-kind valentine:

• 2 pieces of vintage unbleached card stock
• 1 retro pinup cut from upcycled (eco-friendly) paper goods
• 2 trims—1 piece of velvet ribbon & 1 piece of wide lace trim
• 3 various classy vintage buttons
• 1 mini fancy ribbon bow

In other Reading Frenzy news, next week the shop will be hosting it’s 11th Annual Valentine’s Invitational. Dozens of artists have contributed handmade valentines and valentine-themed artwork to benefit the Special Education PTA of Portland (SEPTAP).

Next Thursday, February 4, all the artwork will up on display at Reading Frenzy. You can swing by between 6-9pm to check it all out, and bid on anything that strikes your fancy.

Yours truly has a piece in this show. It’s called Masked Flapper, and bidding will start at $9 (half of the retail price $18). Be sure to check out Reading Frenzy’s website for more details, and a full list of participating artists.

“Winter Love” Galleria at Indie Fixx

January 15, 2010

The always-wonderful Indie Fixx features the Flapper Girl line in the new winter-themed galleria that launches today. “Winter Love” showcases a great mix of indie designers, crafters, artists, and boutiques who are showing off their stylish “must haves” for the winter season and Valentine’s Day. The gallery, which features lots of adorable items, is on view through February 26.

Coming Soon! Be My Valentine Collection

December 29, 2009

I’ve been working on Valentine’s Day goodies, and I’m so excited about how everything is turning out. I’ve taken a liking to working with paper, and have designed some fun cards, cupcake toppers, and garlands.

What you see to the right is a little sneak peek of what to expect from Flapper Girl this Valentine’s Day: vintage flappers, crepe paper, and plenty of silver, champagne pink, and black glitter!