8 posts categorized "News Bulletin"

Custom Made Vintage Fabric Face Masks Made in the USA at The Red Velvet Shoe Vintage

International shipping fabric face masks by the red velvet shoe

In response to the latest recommendation by the CDC and recently reiterated by Governor Baker that everyone in the U.S. should wear a home-made face covering in public settings, I sewed a few masks for my family and friends.  

Since posting pictures on Social Media, I have received many requests from people asking to purchase masks for themselves and their families. 

So I am currently sewing masks for you to purchase to help protect your family and stop the spread of Coronavirus.

For every ten masks purchased, I will donate one to local Rhode Island & Massachusetts Home Health Care Aides working on the Front Lines protecting those Aging in Place.

CLICK HERE  to learn more.  And please, please, please...stay safe & be well. 


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Change Is In the Air...

Vintage packing


It's been ages since I've blogged and I decided, in the midst of the 85 projects I have going on, that I should take a few moments to let you (if you're still out there) know what's been goin' on...

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They Survived

Housefire 2 Park Ave Westerly RI July 26 2012 (13)
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My sister and 4 1/2 year old nephew were in a terrible housefire early yesterday morning and lost everything. The house will most likely be condemned and will be torn down next week. Their beloved cat died in the fire. It is a living nightmare and the feeling of helplessness is just overwhelming.  The community and The Red Cross has already come to her aid along with family, her co-workers & friends, and many have been asking how they can help, thus this post.  Thank you to everyone who has come forward to render help: moral support, hugs, lodging, food & drink, toys, babysitting, gift cards, monetary donations, and for just plain being there~~you will never know how much you have done to make this horrible nightmare somewhat tolerable.  

(Post update 1 August 2012):

There will be a Fund Raiser/Benefit held for all the victims of the fire on Sunday, 5 August, 2012 at Sandy's Lighthouse Bar at Misquamicut Beach in Westerly, RI  from 3:00 pm until close.  Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased now at Sandy's, or the day of at the door. 


Your Donations are Greatly Appreciated


Thank You for Your Generosity & Human Kindness*

      Mr. & Mrs. Robert & Geraldine Ducharme

      Ms. Sheena Matthews

      Mrs. Joanne Horlbogen

      Mrs. Pat Hanzel

      Ms. Nicole Caron

      Mr. David Preble/Xtra Mart

      Mr. & Mrs. Michael & Doreen Euloth

      Mr. Jeffrey Boudreau

      Ms. Michelle Vangel

      Mr. & Mrs. Andrew & Stacy Wight

      Mr. & Mrs. Paul & Christine Hudon

      Ms. Anna Amaral

      Mr. & Mrs. Andrew & Cindy Tiplady

      Mr. & Mrs. William & Constance Smith

      Mrs. Christine Francis Barta

      Ms. Moe Tanner

      Ms. Deborah Gannon

      Mr. & Mrs. Robert & Diane La Charite

      Mr. & Mrs. Augusto & Margaret Chaves

      Mr. & Mrs. Andrew & Chelsea Berndt

      Mr. & Mrs. Douglas & Rhonda Wight

      Mr. & Mrs. John & Linda Brayton

      Mrs. Connie Medeiros

      Mrs. Brooke Bender

      Mr. Alan Horlbogen

      Mr. & Mrs. Carlos & Chantel Geneiro

      Mr. & Mrs. Jason & Heather Erler

      Ms. Jaclyn Farrar

      Mr. & Mrs. Billy & Heather Soares

      Mr. & Mrs. Thomas & Renee Rafferty

      Ms. Julie Karas

      Ms. Kelly Koslowski

      Ms. Katie Wilson

      Mr. & Mrs. Patrick & Tracy Riley

      Mr. & Mrs. Don & Sandra Daggett

      Ms. Racquel Johnson

      Mrs. Melissa Vicente

      Mrs. Beverly Spurrier

      The Westerly Fire Department

      The American Red Cross

      Applebee's of Westerly, RI

      Sandy's Lighthouse Bar & Grill

    *The names found here are those who either donated via this post, personally handed me donations & contributions in various forms, as well those who I have met/known that have sacrificed time, work, vacation time, personal belongings and far more on behalf of my sister and nephew.  It is, by no means, a true accounting of all who reached out to help.  We are truly grateful to EVERYONE who has shown support...you know who you are, as we do.  Thank You.
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Urban Vintage Bazaar~~It's Today!!!

Urban Vintage Bazaar November 5 2011 Brown University

Date:  Saturday 5 November 2011
Time:  Noon - 4:00pm
Where: Faunce Hall ~ Intersection of Brown & Waterman Streets ~
(Use 75 Waterman Street for GPS)
Brown  University ~ East Side ~ Providence, RI
Admission:  Free!
Who:  Open to students & the public

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See you there!!!



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A New Facebook Page or Pass The Bottle, Please...

I will not bore you with the details of my day sitting at this keyboard frantically trying to figure out why my Facebook Business Page was gone.  I will simply inform you of the new page I created and remind you that washing down ibuprofen with Cabernet is not the worse thing that I could be doing right now . . .

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NEWS BULLETIN: The Top Shelf Flea Market II

It's official~~Giuseppe over at  An Affordable Wardrobe  has once again taken up the task to bring together some rather fabulous vintage & classic/preppy clothing at The Top Shelf Flea Market II.  Need some convincing that the classics/prep are back?  Check out this rather interesting press on the CBS Early Show....and here's a video from that very segment to convince you further:

(Pause the Victrola in the sidebar before you press PLAY)

The high heeled exotic dancer duck boots are probably one of the scariest things I've ever laid eyes on, but the overall trend of looking back to the classics to inspire modern fashions is a comfort to those of us who never strayed.  And if you're searching for the real~thing and not a modern makeover of the original, then The Top Shelf Flea II is the place you want to be. 


The Top Shelf Flea Market II
Sunday October 24, 2010
George Dilboy V.F.W. Post #529
371 Summer Street (Davis Square)
Somerville, MA


The first one was a smashing success and this one promises to be even better...so save the date and come spend a Sunday afternoon this fall shopping in Beantown~you won't regret it!  Stay tuned for more details~~don't tell anyone but I've heard rumors of live jazz & best dressed contests....

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