6.29.2010

New purse, and raid my closet!

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The summer antique show is coming up in less than two weeks, and I need some spending money! So it's time to clean out my closet of things I no longer wear, or no longer fit into, and put them up for sale in my shop on Etsy. So not exactly going back into selling full time, but I'll be adding things here and there if I find the odd thing at estate sales and such :)

So thats what I did today, and before having some friends over for a little get together to watch Wipeout, Sam and I walked to a local beer shop, By the Bottle, to get some fancy beers. I just got cream soda, because I think beer tastes like fermented death, but, I got to pick out cute bottles for our friends.

On our way home we found a cute house for sale and explored around it, peeking in windows and making friends with kitties. The house was pretty cute, but they had completely remodeled the kitchen which just infuriates me like nothing else. If I'm going to have a house with new kitchen fixtures they are going to be from Big Chill. I guess I'd better start saving up now :)
But it does bother me that realtors tell people to replace their original kitchen features (or other things), in order to sell the house for more money. I'm telling you right now realtors, I want a house with original features! I will decide what to keep and what to update, not you.

Anyway, getting off my soapbox for vintage houses, this one had a cool shredded cellar door in the back, which I had to take pictures by. Only problem was that it was kind of creepy, and I was afraid zombies were going to come up and grab my feet. Hence the questionable expression in the first picture :)

Last but not least, meet me new satchel, Darcy! Named after you know who. I've been watching lots of Jane Austen lately :)

1930s bow dress-Made by me from a 1930s pattern

Belt-Thrifted

Coach satchel and shoes-Urban Eccentric Vintage

Hat-Forever 21

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25 comments:

Kelly's Joie de Vivre said...

Just glazed over this post because I'm in a hurry but I just wanted to say that that pipe is fan-freaking-tastic!

Zohar said...

The shop LIVES!!! That nylon blouse is to die for :)

CAITi said...

lol. Love your description of beer and I completely agree. I think its only good to bake with. That is one of my favorite dresses you have, and its even better since you made it:D

The Long & Winding Bobbin said...

Ohh those shoes!

Fab Gabs Vintage said...

Yay for spending cash for the antique show! I sort had forgotten about that myself. I really love the bag, it looks so comfortable to wear and carry!

A Broad Named Betty said...

I'm going to attempt to put my lurking days behind me and comment as often as I consume chocolate, which is daily.

Truth be told, the real reason I don't more often put in my two cents is because I don't want my obsession for you to leak through like one of those really liquidy pens on notebook paper. I reference you a sad amount in my daily life. "You know Solanah, of Vixen Vintage, the one who's my age and had the 50 cent wedding dress? Well she...."

And today, I will finish that phrase with, "has this adorable mint green bow dress made from fabric that looks exactly like the reproduction '30s feedsack fabric I picked out for my Hollywood pattern. Obviously we were meant to be friends!"

...Yeah. That's why I don't comment.

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Love your shoes and bag! I had to smile when I saw your tweep about comments. I've noticed some of the biggest bloggers (as in followers) sometimes don't get the comments they should. That's the price for being popular, I suppose! xx

Kir said...

I totally know what you mean Betty. If I don't comment as often I don't sound as excited aand creeperish. Haha.
I love the face Solanah. The expression is completely understandable. I'd no doubt be a bit jumpy too. And the dress and outfit is lovely as always. :)

Betty Lou said...

I love that dress!!! The fabric is perfect. What's the number & brand of the pattern?

Charlotte said...

Why, you're looking mighty fine, 1930's missy! But also, I can't get over how different you look without lipstick!

xx Charlotte
Tuppence Ha'penny

Ruby said...

I want everything in the store! and your shoes, and your dress and....

Ruby,
rubys-attic.blogspot.com

esme and the lane way said...

Fermented death, haha! It's true!

And I agree about old houses... here it has been the trend for the last decade to get these gorgeous little workers cottage (Victorian) and then gut them, and make them 'modern' and open plan.... UGH it is so UGLY!!! Especially as it is ALWAYS done on the cheap... oops, rant over! I just want some older houses left as they should be here! :D

I LOOOVE your shoes, they are sooo cute!

Justice Pirate said...

I have so missed your shop! It is nice to see it back up!

Wildfell Hall Vintage said...

oh god I missed out on that robe, just went to your shop....gone! sweet shoes you got on there....

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TheFondueGoddess said...

mmmm.... zombies. Have you seen the zombie pin-up caladar? (www.myzombiepinup.com/) It cracks me up. Beauty and Brains

Jess said...

the matching bag and shoe = so good, i love those shoes.

Archives said...

wow - i envy your sewing skills!

Gingerella said...

I agree 100% about old houses that have been modernized with granite countertops and stainless steele appliances. Blegh. I *want* that energy-sucking 50 year old fridge, thanks.

Courtney said...

Haha, fermented death. It smells like that, because that is exactly what it is! Fermented hops, plucked from their life source. Mmmm, tasty tasty death.

Which brings me to the next part of this comment, with irony knocking on the door.

I am so with you on the zombies! I wouldn't have even gotten that close to the door. I'd have stepped VERY wide around it. Cellars, basments. Ewww! Heebie Jeebies, much?

That dress is just darling! I wish I could get away with wearing bright colors like that.

Anonymous said...

Those brown shoes are amazing@

XOXO,

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guitargirl said...

Cute pictures!

Q's Daydream said...

I LOVE this outfit! The shoes are amazing :o)

Danielle said...

I love this outfit! Especially with those shoes, they add the most perfect vintage touch. You have so many beautiful pieces you're selling..wish I currently had some spending money to buy!

Sia Andersson said...

I love your dress, your shoes and the handbag. I love your blog!