Saturday, December 8, 2012

This Weeks Amazing Find! A Trunk Of Photos

One of My Favorite Parts of Thrifting is Trunks Full of Old Photos!
It can take some patients but the rewards are well worth the time

I Hope You Enjoyed Them!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Im Up To My Ankles In Boots!

Its hard not to fall madly in love with boots
If I could find could only sell boots, I would
I love them, all of them, 
But my fall fav has to be ankle boots 

 Black Leather Lace-Up Boots Size 7 - $32.00

I really like the lace up boots with floral dresses and sheer pleated long skirts

Slip-On boots are fun with just about anything but I pair them with jean short cutoffs

Heel Ankle Boots look crazy hot with skinny jeans and leggings

Monday, September 3, 2012

Happy Hour

Happy Hour Never Looked So Good!

My favorite things in my kitchen collecting is cocktail decor
Tumblers, Pitchers, and Shot Glasses add so much to a brunch party or cookout
Having a cool accessories in your home bar can really set the mood

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Where to Find Vintage Clothing? Part 2

Vintage is Truly Everywhere!
I should know, I buy vintage everyday for my online store

You may have to get a little dirty in the hunt 
But when you find something unique its well worth it!
My favorite places to hunt for vintage clothing are the local flea markets
I go from town to town attending weekend flea markets in the South-East 
I like looking for vintage at flea markets mostly because of the people
You will meet the most off the wall characters at a flea market
Most of the items sold at a market are sold by the owner 
So sometimes you can get a good story behind the items
Also I have been going to flea markets since I was a child
Another great spot to shop for vintage clothing are church stores or thrift stores
This is the most obvious place
We all go to them around Halloween and find crazy crap from our parents hay day
But there can sometimes be some valuable items in these stores
I don't have as much luck with the clothes in these stores since most items are donation 
People tend to keep rare clothes from the 20's 30's 40' and 50's
But I find great handbags, jewelry, and home goods in these places
Finally, Estate Sales
These sales are conducted by a company hired by the families and loved ones 
These sales are listed in the local papers
They are usually on the weekends and start super early so get there first as I always say
This estate sales are a great place to find vintage clothing due to the nature of the sale
They are more private and less picked through 
Also these items are what don't make it to the thrift stores
So you can really find very early ears and special events garments 
Such as wedding dresses, communion dresses and things pass down from generation to generation 

Hope This Helps, Happy Hunting!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Where to Find Vintage Clothing

 Where to Find Vintage Clothing? 

I get asked this question all the time due to my occupation of owning a vintage clothing store
In this day and age replicas or "vintage style" have taken over the true vintage world 
I can not tell you how many times I am hunting for vintage clothing and find a Forever 21 tag on something that looks vintage. 
It can be tricky to identify and age a true vintage garment.
My first piece of advice is to look for a Union Made tag
Most garments made from the 1960's and earlier had a Union Made tag.
Also fiber content can be a dead give away
Polyester, Cotton and Silk are most common for vintage clothing
Blends of these fibers together may mean it is a newer garment
But my favorite way to identify true vintage garments is by looking at the designer tag
Fonts used on the tags can tell you more than you may think
The style of writing used on clothing tags can help you identify the ear of the garment
Here are some great examples of eras with distinct front styles 

The 1920's and 1930's
Art Deco Era

The 1950's, and The Early 1960's

The 1970's

The 1980's

I hope that these tips help you on your quest on where to find vintage clothing!

Friday, July 13, 2012

This Weeks Amazing Find! Vintage Art Nouveau Jewelry

This Weeks Amazing Find Is Not My Find
But My Boyfriend Ben's and My Sister Rosey's!
This First Piece is a 1950's Whiting and Davis Serpent Three Coil Bracelet That Ben Found 

Whiting And Davis Made This Bracelet in A Single Coil 
Or Like Shown Here in A Three Coil Style 
And In Silver Or Gold Tone
These Bracelets Can Range In Price Form Around $100 And Up For The Single Coil 
And Around $200 And Up For The Three Coil
I Am Putting This Piece In My Personal Collection 
As I Collect Whiting And Davis
 But Here Are Some Links That I Found With This Bracelet For Sale
From Ruby Lane

This Next Amazing Find Was By My SiSter Rosey
This Antique Gold Art Nouveau Bracelet She Picked Up In NYC

These Pieces Are In My Collection
 But I Pulled A Few Art Nouveau Jewelry From The Website 


About The Owner

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I graduated from FSU with a degree in Apparel Design and combined my love for vintage with my love for dress making in youthanizeing vintage garbs. I have always had a passion for the eras before me since I can remember. The daughter of my father who collects and restores old classic cars and my mother who filled her home with the most fascinating antiques, I guess it just seemed natural.