Tuesday, November 23, 2010

vintage fever

Well my "real" job has put a slight cramp in my blogging the last two weeks, but hey we gotta eat around here.  If you have been reading my blog you know how much I lurve junk treasures.  Lately  I have been gravitating toward vintage fabrics and fashion. (Who knows why?) The following finds are from my  recent escapades.  Not sure what I am going to do with these but I was originally thinking finally opening an Etsy store. However, the hoarder within is saying, "mmm those will look good on you!" and the evil mini me that is on my left shoulder is shouting, "yeah, keep'em, keep'em!"  Who knows? I will let you be the judge.  This jacket is fab and from the late 50s early 60s faux Persian lamb.  It was one of those finds that you see from across the store, know that the people selling it don't have a clue, and break your neck trying to look calm as you swiftly make your way to the rack.  Now my excitement did fade slightly as I realized it was not real Persian lamb, but it is a fab faux. (Not a member of PETA here, sorry folks, I EAT meat and wear fur!) Great price and in excellent condition. 

Now my next find were these super cool cowboy boots.  Very retro. (Mr. Brilliant just shakes his head.) I bought these from one of my new buddies. (I am now a regular at his junk hut.) He always tells me what he pays for stuff and then says but I will let you have it for so and so.  Yep I fall for it everytime!!! My retro chair and chippy table came from him. (see previous post gone a junking finds)  I am so sure I am his favorite customer!! I am going by there this weekend wearing these:

These boots were made for junkin'!!!
A few more vintage finds to share.  I am lurvin' this retro billfold. Red vinyl with  floral tapestry. I couldn't resist at 1.49.  Almost Christmas-ee.  Hmmm, holiday accessory for a tacky Christmas...maybe?
I am not one to buy quilts because they are usually waaaay too expensive or in terrible shape. Again I was in the right place at the right time.  This does have a few problem areas but I like the colors, design, hand pieced and overall a nice old quilt.
I will again be on the hunt.  Who knows what this week will bring. Let me know what you think!! Peace my friends!! Happy Junking!

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