Joshua Tree Photo Diary
















old piano wurlitzer









Major wish fulfillment happened earlier this month when I finally visited the town (and of course the National Park) known as Joshua Tree. I stayed at a very cool Air BnB a couple of miles from the park entrance. It was a small, pale green homesteader cabin outfitted for a visitor on the go. Being out in the hot sun, among very foreign-looking vegetation and rock formations, played tricks on my mind. I felt slightly off-kilter, like I was on another continent altogether, instead of just the southern part of California. Every day, after coming back from the park, the quiet surroundings of this tiny home, coupled with what felt like the world’s most comfortable bed, were the perfect welcome back into high-desert civilization. It was four whole days away from the shop, and it’s great to be back and getting ready for spring inventory.

What’s New So Far in January?

I’ve been adding new pieces to the shop at a fairly steady rate. Here’s the very latest! As always, titles click through.

1950s cotton novelty print skirt
a super cute 1950s cotton skirt with a vibrant novelty print

white beret

a classic beret that’s perfect for every head

vintage dress 1960s mad men secretary tie neck

a sweet early 1960s day dress in a pink paisley print

vintage 1960s blue coat

an ice blue 1960s coat with super cool sparkly buttons

vintage rayon blouse pink blue dronning

a pink 1940s novelty print blouse and a blue and white stripe 1950s blouse with ruffle trim

vintage brown 1940s straw hat

an interesting 1940s straw hat

Apartment Tour on Curbed SF

catie nienaber dronning san francisco

Last week a reporter and photographer from Curbed came by and shot my apartment. I think the photos are gorgeous and they also do a nice job of showing how my place looks when all the vintage is tucked away. Many of you know that my business is run out of my home, but what you may not know is how small my home is; about 430 square feet. I feel this is a great peek behind the curtain as to how I am able to run Dronning out of my cozy apartment.

dronning dress form san francisco

Go here for the full report. Photos via Patricia Chang for Curbed.

New Year, New Stuff!

Happy 2015, one and all! Here’s a nice shop update for you all. As always, descriptions click through to the actual items.

vintage 1950s party dress prom formal elinor gay


1950s Elinor Gay party dress

vintage 1940s hat brown tilt toy hat bow bows velvet trim dronning

vintage 1940s double bow brown hat


1950s butter yellow silk dress with bows on the sleeves

vintage 1950s black lace longline bra bullet bra pin up lingerie dronning

1950s long line bra

vintage 1970s wrap dress disco purple pink mauve dronning

1970s floral print faux-wrap dress

vintage 1950s cashmere sweater marshall fields gray grey jumper dronning

vintage 1950s cashmere sweater

vintage 1950s white dress wedding 50s dronning

vintage 1950s formal white dress

vintage 1990s grunge jeans denim flannel lined LL Bean

early 1990s flannel-lined LL Bean denim jeans