I had the good luck to get out a few times last week for some thrifting fun. Hit my usual GW, VV, SA and also a couple other places I only go to once in awhile.
At the Salvation Army I scored on a couple bags of vintage buttons. My supply was getting low, and since I have sold lots of buttons recently, I was really happy to find these. Lots of great colors too. Here’s just a sampling of what was in those bags.
I also got this cute wood plate/magazine rack. It is currently for sale at Stars & Splendid.
On Friday I hit a little flea market that our town holds periodically and a nearby estate sale and found these cool things.
I love the big mirror! Wasn’t sure if I was going to keep or sell. The vintage picture frames are always good sellers for me and the etched decanter and roses salt and pepper were too cute to pass up.
A bag of vintage lace,, vintage runner with lace edge, penny doll, heart garlands, doilies and several vintage postcards.
Several vintage hangers. The two crochet hangers in front came from my good friend Mitzi.
Extra long vintage crinoline/petticoat.
But my best find of the week has to be a very cool, very vintage dress form. I was chatting with the sweetest gals at the flea market and was telling them about the stuff I make, sell, etc. We talked about Farm Chicks and they asked me if I sell vintage clothing. I told them that I do, but mostly things like slips, crinolines, etc. Then one of these sweet ladies said the magic words, “you wouldn’t happen to need a dress form would you?” My eyes got really big and I got a huge smile on my face, because, yes, I had been looking for a dress form for my daughter’s room, but just couldn’t find a good inexpensive one. Well, she told me about the one she had and it sounded perfect. So, on Saturday I went and picked it up and just fell in love with it. (Sheila, if you are reading this, thank you so much!)
Guess what? My daughter isn’t getting it. I decided to give her Manni from my bedroom and I would use the new one instead. She didn’t care, she just wanted one to dress up in her jewelry and crinolines.
And this is what my new (old) dress form looks like.
I think she is happy to have a new home and to wear a pretty outfit. Now I just need to come up with a name.
Well, I decided to keep that cool mirror after all. Here’s where it ended up.
I spent a little time last weekend redoing some display’s in my living room. I should have been cleaning, but re-decorating is so much more fun, don’t you think?
Have a great Monday!