1.16.2012

Style Spots: Around Town

This weekend I hit up four estate sales in various parts of town, then one thrift store later that afternoon. The first sale was on The Hill, not far from our house. It had a lot of Victorian-style furnishings, which can be a bit disconcerting for me; it usually means I'm not going to find anything. But once I pushed past the living room and formal dining room, I started spotting things. Here's what I got!

A really old metal grocery/shopping cart (nicely camouflaged by the wall...I know).

A nice bright red, white and blue pillow, headed for the store.

And a beautifully bright spring floral Vera Neumann square tablecloth, headed for the store.

After that I went to a sale on the border of South City and Shrewsbury, but left with nothing. Then came a sale in Kirkwood, which had some beautiful pieces, but the prices were way too high for me. I also encountered a dirty old man who, when he turned the corner and saw me, asked if I was for sale (yuck). After that, I pretty much ran for the car...from both the prices and the old man. I still had one more sale on the list at this point, so I headed that way.

When I got there, one of the women who runs the estate sale company was getting reamed by these two guys who, from what I could hear, own local vintage shops. Apparently, the lady broke one of her rules and let someone in for a pre-sale to buy some furniture. So when the two guys, who got there earlier that morning and got the number one spot in line, went in to get them and saw they weren't for sale, they were pissed. So much so they came back that afternoon (when I got there) to give her a piece of their mind. I thought they were being babies, really. And they certainly didn't need to be that harsh with the woman. So I made sure I was extra nice when I went to the checkout. Here's what I went home with!

Two rolls of amazing 1960s wallpaper that was up in one of the bedrooms.
It's got that Hollywood Regency gold shimmer to it. :)

A gorgeous cake carrier that has a spot for a pie in the upper chamber.

Some vintage fabric and fabric napkins.

Three gorgeous clip-on birds made in Japan that you put on a Christmas tree. But the color are so seasonally neutral
I think I'm going to clip them onto a wire lampshade and maybe hang them from a hook or something.

Additional shot of the long tails! :)

Last stop of the day was to Value Village in Fenton with my mom, where I found probably my most favorite piece I've ever thrifted...

A stunning, pristine camel hair wool belted poncho by Juli de Roma. It fits me, but I think I'm going to
give it up to the store, if anyone is interested!

I also found...

A brown leather wallet with a cream stripe, headed for the store.

A pale purple mod dress, headed for the store.

A pristine vintage travel bag in a neon-ish orange-red color.

A white lamp with gold specks I've had my eye on for a couple weeks.

And this drum lamp shade my parents got last weekend but ended up not using, so they gave it to me.
The hubs think it goes with this lamp, but I think it's a bit too big. Kind of makes me giggle. :)
What do you think?

And that's it! How about you? Find any goodies this weekend?

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9 comments:

  1. I love all of the floral items and that awesome bright travel bag!

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  2. I definitely approve of your taste in both housewares & fashion-- I'm enamored with that cake/pie carrier and the sweet birds. Gorgeous coat and Mod dress too! What size is the coat? Also what does the back look like?

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    1. The size tag isn't there anymore, but I would estimate a size 8 based on how it fits me. The measurements are kind of tricky since it belts around the front part but not the back, so here's what I can figure:

      Bust: 28"
      Waist: 31"
      Hips: 37"
      Shoulder to shoulder: 17.5"
      Shoulder to bottom hem: 33"
      Belt: 36" long

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  3. What fab finds, and all in one weekend! My favourites are the birds and the wallet but I like them all.

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  4. Actually, the birds are my favorite. And I think the lampshade is perfect.

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  5. Wow, you really scored! I'm absolutely enamored with that wallpaper, and I love wallet as well!

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  6. I love the green fabric and the orange bag!

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  7. They're all GREAT finds!!! I find as a shop owner that when I buy for resale, I have a hard time parting with stuff. :)

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  8. I have the same shopping cart that someone gave to me, I was hoping to sell it, to see how much it's actually worth

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