5.16.2009

Successful day!


Today was such a bright and sunny day! Felt like summer. On our way to Portland to treasure hunt for my shop, my mother and I passed a little yard sale. We stopped, and when the woman running it saw me said "Oh, I have some things in my basement you might be interested in." She brought out an armful of 40s and 50s vintage dresses, really pretty things that will go in my shop this week, they just need a little mending. It pays to dress up, you never know :)
At the sale I also bought the cutest vintage hot roller set, the woman told me she bought it brand new, still in its box, and hardly used it. It has everything and does look brand new. I've been looking for a hot roller set for a while, but all the new ones are just not very pretty, so I was really excited to find this. I also found a cute pair of cat eyes I think will go in the shop, but we'll see, I'm tempted to keep them.
In Portland I found bunch of great dresses as well, all 50s. So this week get ready for a flood of pretty dresses :) I pay so much more attention to my shop when I put things I like in it. This week I've kind of neglected it since I didn't have a great week as far as finding items goes, I have a big pile still to list, but it's mostly late 60s and 70s stuff which I'm not that into. So it will probably never get listed :)
After treasure hunting we stopped by Hattie's Vintage, a fabulous store we had not been to forever. The owner is super nice and helpful, and I seriously wanted everything there. There were lots of late 30s early 40s housedresses which I love, and just an overall great selection of 40s clothing. And some really pretty 30s tea frocks I fell in love with. My mother got a great 50s Hawaiian dress, and I got frilly early 50s pink dress I think I will wear tomorrow. Its pretty much "cute" in a dress.

9 comments:

Renee[Q][C] said...

Those hot rollers are totally boss. I am SO jealous I wish I had awesome shops like that here in Jacksonville but I guess I'll have to keep looking!

art*deco*dame said...

some great finds Im jealous!

Fabulous Finds and Co. said...

Score!! I love those unexpected hinds in the not so expected places.

Amanda said...

I am so jealous! It looks like there were some gorgeous things there. I don't know how you could walk away from it.

Casey said...

Oh wow--those hot rollers are so fun! :D I had to giggle at your comment about dressing up and yard sales: I've had the exact experience (well, not exact; I didn't find a slew of dresses, but I did find some other pretty sweet stuff). ;) Which is why I will take the time to look put together before I go yard saling. Plus it's more fun! :D

Kitten said...

You are so lucky you know, I've been shopping in second hand and charity shops for years and never so much as seen a 50's dress. 60's and 70's stuff has come up on rare occasion, but never a 50's dress. And I've been shopping in both England AND Finland. Oh, well, good thing I know how to sew...

Nataly R. said...

OMG!You look amazing on this photo!!! all these colours and shapes look perfect together!!!
I lke your blog because you are a very interesting person) I added you to my blog list :)
Have a nice day!

DearBitsy said...

I know Im commenting on a very old post, but whatever!

One day my grandmother, mom and I decided to go yard saleing. It was going to be an extremely hot day, so I said to myself "I dont care what people say, Im wearing a sundress!"
Many people complimented me on my dress, but then we came to this one lady who had an old sewing box/ purse. I was admiring it and she looked over at my and said "You've got a style all your own, I'd be happy if you took that purse home with you." I immediatly bought it, needless to say!
Since that day, whenever I think jeans and a tee-shirt would be easier, I just remember that everyone compliments you when you dress well!

O_o Amber o_O said...

I wanted to say that I have that same blue, flowered type bangle (if thats what its called) that you are wearing in this picture. I got it from my grandmother. I just thought it was so random hee hee.