11.01.2011

Antique Expo!

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Three times a year, Palmer and Wirfs puts on a huge antique show at the expo center in Portland. I try to go every time with Twila Jean every time, but the last few times I didn't, so for this one we went all out and dressed as nurses. 

 Why? 

 Because we both had vintage nurse uniforms and figured this was a good time to wear them. Doesn't everyone have a vintage nurse uniform laying around waiting to be worn?

 However, every man over 60 we passed said "Oh! I'm feeling fain! I need a nurse!" and thought that was the most clever, original thing we'd ever heard. Needless to say, we're becoming quite the novelty at these things.
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I walked away with a black princess coat, a hoop skirt (because I need a hoop skirt. Of course.) and eleven bakelite bangles.

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I went the next day with my friend Lulu where we ran into Hannah (right) and her friend Sara (middle). I know Hannah from facebook and such, and it was so nice to finally meet her! And Sara was a delight. We all bumped into each other multiple times at the show, and showed off our purchases and chit chatted about this that and the other. 

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I really fell in love with this GIANT metal wall flowery-thingy. It was about four feet tall, and the flowers are lights! IT LIGHTS UP!!! But I had to leave it behind. It it something I will eventually need in my life though. I just need a house to put around it.
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And here is a pic of Lulu and I! (Notice the mini Hobbes on my sweater...). Lulu got some cute household items and Christmas presents (smart girl), and the second day I got a couple more bangles, a pink 49er, and a fabulously witchy 40s stetson, which you can kind of see me holding. All will be in future outfit posts ;)

25 comments:

Julie said...

I totally have a vintage nurse uniform like Twila's! Doesn't everyone? ;)

art deco dame said...

Congrats on the bakelite and I adore that kitty skirt!It is so freakin' cute!

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

OMG how hot is Sara's dress! *drools*

Bombshell Bettie said...

Oh my goodness you guys look like you were having too much fun! Can't wait to see that oh so anticipated PINK 49er and your polished bangles.
Also I love that kitty skirt and lulu is absolutely darling in that top (from my shop) glad I got to see it on her! :D

Lil Vintage Me (the 1940s family) said...

I *have* to plan a trip to america now, just so I can find some bangles like yours!!

Loving your second outfit - so cute!!! xx

Aline said...

I love this set of Bakelite bangles! I live in Switzerland and it's quite impossible to find them here. I have a whole collection of modern plastic and resin bangles, but I still hope I will complete it with the real thing one day :)
Your nurse uniform is fantastic!!

jojography said...

Oh my! That flowery lamp is exactely what I am looking for at the moment to put on my ceiling. I just love the flower and details and I need it oh so bad! And I just love your kitty skirt!

Laurence said...

So fun the nurse uniforms!!!! I will wear one this saturday for a "doctors and nurses" party but I have no hat, I must think about how to make one easily...

Agnus said...

Lovely outfits! I absolutely adore your kitty skirt! I think I have to make one for myself... :)

Have a niec day!

Carys said...

I love vintage nurses' uniforms, I wish I had one just waiting to be worn! You both look lovely!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

looloolooweez said...

I'm coveting that cat skirt so hard right now! Will we be seeing the hoop skirt in the future?

maranda (persnickety vintage) said...

you guys are too cute!! did you make your cat skirt-it's pretty fabulous :)

Charlotte said...

ohhh so envious of all your bakelite! My collection is still sadly very small. Can't wait to see the hoop skirt!

xx Charlotte
Tuppence Ha'penny

toridawn said...

*sigh* that's like a dream for me! we have a monthly antique faire in our downtown, but it's not nearly as rich with such unique finds as you posted. i think a trip up to Portland centered around the next expo is in order...

MrsAmberApple said...

You guys are too cute! Seems like a lovely time! I wish Palmer Wirfs would come to the East Coast!

Miss Marie said...

Ohhhhh wow, that wall light is absolutely stunning. I would have nabbed it if I'd have the chance even though I hardly have any wall for it! And I love your kitty skirt - very sweet.

sarah said...

Oh I just love the bakelite! The expo sounds like SO much fun. Both of your outfits are adorable, but I am head over heels for the cat skirt. How perfect!

Dakota said...

Y'all are so adorable!! Seriously, the cutest pack of vintage gals ever! Also, I'm in love with that kitty skirt, it's amazing!!!

Ms.Tips said...

Those are some yummy looking bakelite bangles, and of couse, adorable kitty skirt! You two look so cute!! I might just have to wear my vintage waitress uniform for my first ever vintage show:)

The Witchery Vintage said...

Indeed how you know us all too well! I just look at a the vintage nurses uniform I have. It just sits there waiting to be worn in some fun or sexy capacity! The Expo looks like so much fun!

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

Oh this looks like such a fun time Solanah!! You both you totally gorgeous as vintage nurses so I can't really blame the old men for enjoying the view. haha. Can't wait to see all the goodies you picked up.
XOXO

northwest is best said...

Looks like a good place for shopping!

Tasha said...

Love, love all the outfits! In addition to the fab nurses, it was so cute how your kitty skirt and Lulu's Converse matched, too. :)

Alice said...

I absolutely love that cat skirt sooo much! your whole outfit is gorgeous :-) x

Blanka said...

I love the skirt with cats! It's so cute:)