Shimmerees Boutique

Offering quality vintage and vintage-style accessories for the modern-day diva.

Watercolor by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, circa 1890s-1900.


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 This beaded shawl is one of the most beautiful I've seen, done in irridescent blue beads and sequins on a blue net background, accented by dark purple pearls. It has a wonderful underwater look. Five-inch deep swingy fringe -- a heavy, luxurious feel for evenings. Made in India. 52" by 14 1/2". 75$ A Detail of the Beads and Pearls in a Lattice Design -- texture A Side ViewSOLD
 Treat yourself to these soft opera-length crushed red velvet gloves. These are handmade in a fingerless gauntlet medieval style that allows you to show off your rings and use your hands. This type of velvet is washable. I wear it all the time, throw it into the drier and washer, no problem -- very convenient -- looks luxurious but is practical. Stretch velvet fits all sizes. 65$ Another View
 This lace evening wrap is one-of-a-kind for Valentine's. I bought this scarf in Paris. The edges were already trimmed with sequined scallops, but I embellished eight inches of the scarf with tiny red sequins, larger round sequins, and heart-shaped sequins in the center of the lacey leaves. 78" by 12". 85$ Another View Close-up
 I purchased this handmade lace scarf in a boutique in Paris France. The red is a soft brick tone, embellished with softly gleaming pearl beads. It still has its tag, which reads "Creation Exotique: Palme" and "Ce Vetement a ete realise a la main" -- in other words, this item of clothing was made by hand. 78" by 17". 85$ Detail of the Pearl Beads.
 This creamy white lace vest is for a plus-size woman. Will fit medium to 2X. Measurements: 27 1/2" from shoulder to hem in front. Back is 21" neck to hem. Under arm to hem is 9". Waist is approximately 52" with a tie in the back to make it smaller for smaller women. The back is lace net, the front is covered with high-relief floral and abstract stitching. This would look great over a red top for Valentine's day. 35$ Close-up Another View Extreme Close-up
 This pale shell-pink chiffon scarf is trimmed with chainstitched loops and clear, irridescent pink sequins and beads. Very delicate look. Made by April Cornell. 11" by 63". 31$ A Closer View
 Round red purse with a cascade of plastic irridescent faceted beads. This purse has wonderful texture and swing, with two different types of sequins, one faceted and one smooth, and hundreds of little beads. The metal frame is pale goldtone (not that bright shiny yellow gold, thank goodness). Snaps shut. Shoulder strap is pale goldtone metal chain, 44" long total (22"). Small white and silver flat-backed rhinestone embellishment near the clasp. 7" round. 48$ View of the Bead Fringe
 This beaded shawl has a glimmery look from the irridescent purple sequins and clear seed and bugle beads lined with lavendar. Also accented with deep purple pearls in a hexagonal grid of bugle beads stitched onto purple net. Amazing hand work. Five-inch swingy fringe with heavy beaded tassels and a hook to hold it in place in the front while you dance. Can also be worn as a hipscarf, or front-to-back. 49" by 17" made in India. 75$ Side View
 Diaphanous pale aqua chiffon scarf with a 1 3/4" beaded fringe with irridescent rectangular paillettes. The size is substantial -- 80" by 19 1/2". A great evening wrap. 21$ View of Fringe.
 This beaded shawl looks like a mermaid's tail. Shades of deep turquoise with layers of bugle beads, seed beads, sequins, and pearls all hand-stitched onto a fine turquoise net. Five-inch deep swingy fringe -- a heavy, luxurious feel for evenings. Made in India. 49" by 17". 75$ A Side ViewSOLD
 These bright turquoise velvet gloves are handmade in a fingerless gauntlet medieval style that allows you to show off your rings and use your hands. This velvet is washable. I wear this fabric all the time, throw it into the drier and washer, no problem -- very convenient -- looks luxurious but is practical. Stretch velvet fits all sizes. 65$ Another View
 Vintage-style piano shawl in a large and comfortable size, forty-five inches square. Champagne gauze background. The embroidery is done in wonderful colors-- two subtle shades of muted lavendar, a muted rusty peach, cream, and pale champagne. 7" knotted fringe. 95$
 This vintage green sequin purse is so bright and fun. It snaps open to reveal a deep green satin pocket. Both sides are covered with sequins. The edge is stitched with two rows of green seed beads, finely done. Missing one small sequin. 8 3/4" by 5 1/2". 29$ Detail of Bead Trim Detail of Missing Sequin (Hard to See!) Inside
 Triangular sapphire blue scarf with lovely floral embroidery in raspberry, peridot green, pink, pale blue, and pale aqua. 73" x 44" x 44" with a 7" fringe. 48$ Close-up of Embroidered Detail Another View
 Opera-length soft gold satin gloves. Subtle matte gold sequin cuff. The sequins are matte gold to complement the satiny mustard/gold stretch fabric. These do show some signs of wear on the fingers. 18 1/2". 20$

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