Oh, what a fun day we've had on Saturday! Exhausting, but fun.
It started at an estate sale that we've had our eye on for a while. We went incognito that day so our competition wouldn't know what we were after. Here we are before the sale, at 7 am with our line numbers in hand....Olivia trying to eat mine! This one's for your challenge, Mary Deluxe- our non-vintage selves! :)

At first, we were a bit nervous about the sale. A few gentlemen in front of us spotted price tags in the window and the news wasn't good! But, after waiting around for so long, we figured we'd better stay and see what we found! From a glance at the online photos, I could tell that there were clothes in the basement so we made a mad dash down the stairs first.....
Now, I do have a vintage wish list to avoid buying too much crap that I'll never wear. On that wish list for Saturday was the following:
1.) vintage girdles
2.) cute red shoes (authentic vintage preferred but really, any cute red shoes)
3.) sunglasses
4.) bottle for my makeup remover on my vanity
5.) earrings
I didn't think I'd actually find any of those things but I kept them in the back of my mind...
(back to the basement of the estate sale) after a few seconds of rifling through the rack, among a bunch of really ugly 60's and 70's dresses, there they were...my vintage girdles in pink and peach satin. With serious, made-to-last stretch and 3 garters on each leg...with bullet bra bodice....*in my size*!!!! $6 and $12. At that moment, I heard angels singing hallelujah and a golden light shined down upon me because I had experienced a miracle!

I grabbed the girdles and hugged them close to my chest and we dashed upstairs to separate bedrooms. In the bedrooms, we found closets full of vintage clothes and grabbed anything that looked worth while. In one bedroom, Amanda found a stunning black 1950's swimsuit in her size for $2 and my long-awaited adorable red vintage shoes, also for $2! These are my cute shoes and dress from that estate sale. I think the dress is from the 60's or 70's but I love it anyway!

Esteban just couldn't stay out of the picture! He's such a ham! We also call him "cheese-ta-ban" "cheeseburger" Pj calls him "fuzz-nuts" and I call him "baby-ban". Oh, and by the way, this is my new china hutch! It belonged to my Great grandma and it's from the 50's!!
After the madness of the estate sale, we stopped at a church rummage sale, 3 or 4 garage sales and 3 resale stores! Yes, my husband is the most patient man on the face of the Earth- What a good man! When we got home, I let him nap for quite a while. Here I am, knitting in my $4 dress from one of the resale stores we stopped at.

My kitties go crazy when I knit! The big girl is Hatsumomo (aka "momo" "mome rath" or "momo loaf") Oh, and this is my new dining set/craft space, also from my grandma from the 50's. It has two leaves and when they're up , I have seating for 8! Perfect for a housewife and her dinner parties!
We stopped at one garage sale in a very wealthy neighborhood in Ballwin, MO. The ladies there had a ton of vintage clothes, mostly from the 60's and 70's that they were collecting just to have! Apparently, some rich ladies buy vintage clothes and accessories and dress up mannequins in their basements...and that's it! They don't wear it or anything, they just dress up the mannequin. Creepy and bizarre if you ask me, but to each her own, I suppose! Her mannequin's wardrobe had gotten out of control so Amanda and I scored a few really cute dresses! The one I picked up needs a few small repairs, so I'll post pics of it at a later date.
So, that was our vintage adventure for this weekend.
Stay tuned for next Saturday's Vintage Adventure, kittens- when we take on some of St Louis' best vintage clothing stores: Retro 101, The Vintage Haberdashery and T.F.A!