New this week on Disco Witch Vintage.
This week’s favorite addition to the shop is definitely this edition of Practical Palmistry from the year 1920. I adore the way that old books feel and smell, and this one is no exception. Filled with detailed information on the study of Palmistry with diagrams and illustrations, it’s a beautiful tome. I’ve recently been on the hunt for early twentieth century occult and esoteric books, and have had a bit of luck, so expect more in the future.
This tin came with a set of items that I acquired for my personal collection, and when I did some research on it, I was fascinated. First called Pennyroyal Pills, Chi-Ches-Ters had to change their labels because they did not actually contain pennyroyal in them. The pills were a “relief for ladies”, relieving menstrual problems such as pain and even skipping your period (hence the pennyroyal claims). The art inside the tin of the woman’s face hovering over a crescent moon is most likely a representation of the woman in her “moon time”. This relic dates back to the early 1900s.
This Victorian Era lace collar is the perfect, and most unexpected, accessory.
Happy little Kitchen Witch Salt and Pepper Shakers for your year-round Halloween.
Vintage dresses. Always.