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A very vintage weekend

Monday, May 17, 2010

I feel like a bad blogger.  I have abandoned my poor sweet FASHION blog and haven't posted any new outfits or vintage fashion finds in a very long time. Shame on me!! I finally have some photos of my vintage finds to share so here it goes!....

On my way home from date night on Thursday, I saw a sign at a local church for a rummage sale on Saturday morning so I met Amanda at the church at 8am. It was pretty rainy and yucky but I really wanted to wear this amazing 1940's dress. I found it at that crazy warehouse when Emily from Livin' Vintage was in town. It was wadded up and all wrinkled, very dusty and in need of some lovin. I'm a sucker for grey and it was my size and era so I couldn't let go of it. I love the little fabric covered buttons and burgundy detail at the shoulder. The collar is gorgeous...it's all gorgeous!!


So, here I am, ready to get on the road to the rummage sale!
We didn't find much at the sale. I did pick up a few great items for our etsy store and Pj found a new coffee pot because I accidentally broke our old one a few weeks ago! *sorry, honey!* I nabbed a few blouses for myself too. As I mentioned before, I'm terrible with vintage style blouses, so I get really excited when I find good ones!
After the sale, it was still early so we went to a new Goodwill that opened a few weeks ago to scope out the goods and our usual favorite vintage spot, the Salvation Army Thrift Store. Shoes were 99 cents (I know, I squealed too) so I got this fab pair while I was there.
At the goodwill, Amanda and I got into a brawl in the middle of the store over who got to buy this silver mini skirt.



Wow, that skirt is smokin' hot with this blazer, don't you think?!! (LOL) You can always count on Goodwill for a few laughs!

Pj has been shaving with a straight razor for a few weeks and since he was such a good sport all day, we went to the antique mall to see if we could find a new one for him (and we did!!). I couldn't leave without this hat that Amanda found, this bakelite button (soon-to-be brooch), 2 vintage patterns and these little screw back earrings. I didn't know until I got home, but these little earrings that I'm wearing are bakelite too...and the best part is, I got them for $2! That just goes to show you, DO rub and smell everything because you never know, even if it's a cheapy, it could be the real deal!




Today, Amanda and I worked on neglected sewing projects. She got some gorgeous barkcloth curtains at an estate sale so she made a really amazing 50's circle skirt with it. she bought 4 curtains and was kind enough to leave the ones she didn't use for me to make something out of them too! (Thanks, doll!) The only catch was, I have to call her when I wear it so we don't end up matching! *lol* The barkcloth was used for the background on my bakelite button pictured above. I cut out fabric for 2 dresses and finished up the details on a 3rd. This is one of the dresses that I'm working on today. The fabric matches the drawing on the pattern perfectly! I LOVE it!!
outfit details above:
1940's grey dress- warehouse sale
vintage sheer and black scarf-estate sale
vintage lucite handle purse- antique mall
Olivia's red vintage suitcase- antique mall
shoes- payless
vintage umbrella- antique mall
vintage red swallow brooch- F.I.S.H. thrift store

15 Responses to “A very vintage weekend”

  1. What a cute look! I love your hairdo too.

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  2. That grey dress is beautiful and that new dress is going to be adorable.

    Nice mini-skirt...lol

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  3. Gorgeous dress! I love the details on the collar too. I know you said that this dress is 1940s and "your era". I'm just curious what era you prefer to dress? I'm guessing 1940s (obviously. :D) but do you also cross over into 1950s too? My vintage fashion dating could use some brushing up. :)

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  4. That dress is gorgeous! You got really lucky, some great finds you've got there!

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  5. What a fun weekend! And you just look fabulous to boot! :D

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  6. What a fun trip that looks to be, I spent some time thrifting this weekend but didn't find such a fab hat!
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

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  7. OH I've made the pattern in the last pic. Its sort of weird how it comes together and the bust didnt fit me right... so I added an extra dart and pretty much gave myself insta- bullet boobs! yeah... scary!

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  8. thanks ladies! Brook, I will let you know how it turns out. Some of those butterick retro patterns are great and some of them need some serious tweaking! The double dart on the bodice was a bit strange, I thought. We'll see!
    Heidi- I LOVE the 40's but I do cross over into the 50's too. My rule of thumb is, if it looks good and I like it, I wear it! I have a lot of newer things 60's to modern clothes with 40's or 50's style that I mix in with authentic pieces. But yes, the 40's is my favorite era for sure!

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  9. You look so cute! I so want to go to that warehouse, but still haven't figured out how to manage it with a one year old and no sitter in sight.

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  10. Oh, the things you can find while thrifting! That fabric is just perfect for that dress, can't wait to see how it turns out!

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  11. Thank you for a great post. As I am from Australia it was great to see what thrift stores in the US look like - the clothes look great! I love your hair by the way - gorgeous!

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  12. Wow! That dress is beautiful! I really like the earrings as well :)

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  13. I love your hat!! BEAUTIFUL!!:-)

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  14. Looking fabulous for your day out ! Can't wait to see the stripe dress made up.

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  15. Looks like a great day! Those vintage dress patterns are so pretty, and I love your gray dress.

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