3.15.2011

1940s twins

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Twila Jean and I get mistaken for each other in out little part of town quite often. I have been asked how my kids are. She has been asked how things are at the vintage store. We have both been referred to as "the other one". Even when she was platinum blond and I brunette, people got us mixed up all the time. So we decided to have some fun with it :)
For the March Palmer and Wirfs Antique Expo, we found very similar 1940s sewing patterns in our collections, went out and got some cute repro fabric, and made matching dresses. Needless to say, we got stopped quite a bit. And were asked many times if were actually were twins.

The show wasn't as spectacular as it has been in the past, there were no women's clothing dealers :( But since my closet is bursting, I really don't need clothes. But bakelite bangles? Why of course I need those :)

I arrived at the show with two bakelite (and two lucite) and left with eleven. A nice little collection I think!

The ones on the top hand are my new finds :)
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Dresses-Made from 1940s patterns

1930s Shoes-Flashbacks San Diego

Bakelite birdie-Gift from Sam

Hat-Don't remember

35 comments:

Hep~Kitten said...

How cute!! You both look stunning!!
For The Vintage Fashionista

Amanda Laurel Atkins said...

haha, you and Twila look so cute!! I love it.

Photobud said...

Wow those are amazing!

Corinna said...

Drooling at that Bakelite! How much was your total, if you don't mind me asking! ;)
xoCorinna

Carla said...

You both look amazing!
And those Bakelite bangles are just gorgeous.

Solanah said...

Corinna, I don't quite remember how much, between $200 and $300

Fran said...

Oh Solanah, one day you have to do a post all about your bakelite bangle collection. You must have amassed quite the bakelite rainbow by now and I'd love to see them all!

xx Fran

www.alittlevintagestory.blogspot.com

Hannah said...

Love the dresses so cute

LandGirl1980 said...

I am besotted with that bakelite birdie!!! (*scuttles off to ebay to try her luck*)

Erika said...

The dresses are so cute! Great job! =) And the bakelite bangles are just so pretty!

I can sort of see why someone would mistake you for siblings, there are quite strong similarities between your facial strustures (as much or more than between me and my sister, and people notice that we're siblings). But twins? They can't look behind the clothes and the hair...
You're both beautiful ladies, though!

casey said...

You two are so cute! ;) I love that you made matching dresses--just goes to show you that grown up gals can have fun being matchy-matchy (it just isn't reserved for little girls ;). hehe!

Wowza--you really hit the jackpot with the bracelets! I'm loving all the colors...

♥ Casey

DFWgirliegirl Housewife said...

You look so perfectly vintage. I love this dress and your hair is very pretty.

Tiffany

Stephanie Lynn said...

Love the matching but not matching bits! Reminds me of big sister and little sister dresses. :)

The Kerrs said...

Very pretty both of you!

Mama Grubbs said...

aw i wish i had a 1940s twin!

Tia said...

Wow, what a marvelous dress! I also love the little bird pin you wore. And those bakelite bracelets!

luckydame said...

A friend and I use to get the twin comment all the time when she lived here. Even when we had opposite hair colors. So funny!

Love that bakelite!!

Honor said...

That must have been so much fun :)

Marie @ Lemondrop Vintage said...

You are both lovely in that print and cut! Those bangles=fabulousness.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

FoofandFaff said...

Love the dresses, very cute fabric :)

Alicja said...

please, please tell me that it's just for the photos: I would die of envy if you can actually wear bare legs and socks this time of year and don't freeze to death.
my God. I'm wearing wool thights.

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

I love both of your outfits and always love hwo you wear everything. aww twinnies are sweet. you two are the coolest friendship ever.

Miss Caitlin Elizabeth said...

oh my goodness your outfits are just the cutest ever

Diva said...

Solanah, you simply look adorable!

VaVa Voom said...

you two are so adorable! I follow both of your blogs and love them, I just realized we all 3 live in the same state, small world!

XOXO
Frannie

Miss Tami Lee said...

Oh wow you guys are adorable! I love the fabric, you should share where you got it from :)

Ellectra said...

What can I say this dress is really Beautiful

Dija X

Lauren said...

I love that fabric! I made a 40's dress out of it last year.

Jean-Jean said...

i love your hair i'm going to try to master how to do it with your tutorial. i love your shoes with the dress.

now following :D

Nathaly said...

I have a question on your hair. I'm thinking of setting my hair at night because I figured it's not much time to spend on your hair and still look put together. The only thing is, I exercise in the middle of the day. What's your advice on that and keeping the curl intact? I'd really love a response! Thanks! Love the dress.

NikNakPaddyWak said...

Yuh, cos like, you look EXACTLY the same, doh!

Lucky Flagg said...

so beautiful!!

Solanah said...

Miss Tami Lee, we got it at Fabric Depot, in the little retro/feedsack fabrics section.

Nathaly, instead of the standard workout ponytail, try piling your hair on a headscarf, just secure with pins to make sure it stays intact http://vixenvintage.blogspot.com/2010/01/how-to-tie-40s-headscarf.html

jojography said...

That's so cool, you must have had so much fun all people thinking you were twins. Actually I love all the blouse details on your dress, especially with the matching white socks!

Doo Wop Dolly said...

Oh wow, just gorgeous! Congrats on the bakelite finds - lucky you! x