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Vintage Tour of Missouri: Clarksville, MO

Monday, December 6, 2010

After a week of being suck at home, I decided to venture out into the big, wide world on Saturday afternoon. It was nice to finally be able to get dressed up again but my clothes are really starting to not fit anymore, with this belly getting in the way. Here's me at about 21 weeks pregnant!
 My outfit was a red knit top that I just bought a few days ago from the Salvation Army thirft store. The skirt was also from a charity shop and I have never worn it before. It's gray wool and has elastic in the back of the waistband, which makes plenty of room for my bump. I did easy blow-dried hair with one roll on the side. I wore a gold and pearl brooch and burgundy 40's style shoes.
  This past summer, Amanda and I went to an enormous antique mall in Clarksville, MO and I haven't been back since. Pj and I love to go antiquing on the weekends and he had never been to this one before so we packed up Olivia for a long drive to Clarksville. Olivia took a nice long nap on the way. The scenery is either very boring or quite beautiful,     depending on how you look at it.
 
Little old Midwestern towns are scattered here and there along the length of the highway. Many have excellent little diners and antique shops. On the other side of the highway are the railroad tracks and the Mississippi river. It all pretty much looks like the photo below the entire way there.








   Clarksville is kind of a neat little Mississippi river town, just an hour from my house. It's full of quaint little shops, mostly owned by local artisans selling paintings,pottery, handblown glass, antiques crafts, jewelry and home decor. In the warmer months, they have a few outdoor festivals on the banks of the river. In the cold months, Clarksville is home to many migrating Bald Eagles.  Just a few minutes outside of the sleepy town is the Clarksville antique mall and wow, is it big! It takes about 2 hours to get through the whole thing and even then, you never see everything! The antique mall is pretty much in the middle of no-where so you wouldn't believe what we found....VINTAGE!! and -lots- of it!!





  There's a big room loaded with vintage clothes and accessories. Apparently, the owner of the "vintage room" stocks a lot of fancy shoes and dresses so local girls have a place to shop during prom/homecoming season. She also sells a lot of older vintage pieces for the fashionable middle-of-nowhere traveler.

             


 I picked up this great purple wool skirt for fall and winter and right before I left, I spotted a pink knit skirt with the matching belt from the 30's-40's. It didn't have a price tag on it but the gal at the register said she'd just say it's the same price as the other skirt- $8! The pink skirt had a few small moth holes on it but I
repaired them within minutes on Sunday morning.  Olivia shopped too (as can be seen behind me below). She is her mommy's girl, for sure! She spotted these sparkly black pumps and couldn't live without them. She grabbed one shoe in each hand and made a mad dash for the cash register. Sadly for her, Daddy caught her before she rounded the corner. Poor baby! 
                     

Here's me playing dress-up with a way too expensive coat and hat. It's cute though!
 


















Another, smaller booth in the middle of the mall has the most gorgeous collection of antique ladies and childrens' clothing. The walls are decorated in lingerie and wedding dresses. They had a lot of amazing vintage hats!

I'm so in love with this 1920's beaded black dress!





 In the far back of the mall, it was freezing cold but I remembered a bunch of shoes tucked away under a pile of junk last time I was there so I wanted to go peek and see if they had any in my size. Amazingly, they did -and- they were on sale for 75% off! I hauled off 3 pairs of shoes in my size, in the box for $1.25 per pair!

                                                                                                      We shopped till we dropped!

13 Responses to “Vintage Tour of Missouri: Clarksville, MO”

  1. Looks like you made off with some fabulous deals! And yay for being up and about again. I hate being cooped up in the house all the time.

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  2. It looks like you had fun! You look fabulous as always! I like the pairing of red with the gray! So classic and chic! I adore your shoes too! CUTE!

    That is amazing that you found such great deals! I recently found a 1950s, barely worn cashmere coat in a local Richmond, VA vintage boutique but it was too expensive! I wanted it so bad but there was no way I could justify it, especially when my mother's birthday is coming up this weekend and the holiday season is here!

    However, I did buy a 1950s black velvet cocktail dress for 42.00! I have our office holiday party on the 17th and I cannot wait to wear it!

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  3. i love the black beaded dress...so amazing! thanks for stopping by and i am pretty much head over heels in love with the scrabble pieces too so thank you so much!!

    life spelled jen

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  4. It is so good to see you and know that you guys are ok..you look wonderful for 5 months..it looks like you have lost weight, beautiful
    becca

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  5. Becca, thanks for noticing! It's funny that you mention the weight loss because I have! All unintentionally of course, but morning sickness really is a great diet! :)

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  6. Oh I am sooooo jealous! American vintage shopping looks awesome! I have a quick question for fixing moth holes, how do you do it? hehe I have a lovely dress but it has moth holes and everytime I wear it people think I have spilt food on myself! please help!

    Anna

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  7. No doubt the family had fun and you did good shopping, your baby is adorable, she has genes from her mom, dragging with that pair of shoes, heh, heh

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  8. Thanks for your coment on my blog. I hope the little one is on the mend! The 'vintage room' looks amazing. Bargain heaven! the 1920's beaded dress is just divine! No wonder you look so happy in the pic with your boxes of shoes! I would be at that price! x

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  9. Hahaha I love the picture of you with all the shoe boxes!

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  10. Wow I always tried to imagine what an antique mall must look like... looks like heaven to me! Thank you for sharing your day :)

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  11. I just wanted to let you know that you look fantastic! All pregnant glowy.

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