When I finally got up, I headed to some estate sales and thrift stores and brought home quite a collection of vintage goods. About 20 minutes after I got home, the hubs returned and we accompanied our friend to get his tattoo, which turned into me and the hubs each getting another tattoo. I was having trouble deciding on mine, but I knew it wanted it to be vintage-related. Then our friend Kristi suggested doing something with Pyrex, and I was immediately sold. I scanned pattern images over at Pyrex Love and landed one of my favorites: Friendship. I singled out the section of the design that has two birds with a flower in the middle and made it a permanent resident of my wrist. Want to see? :)
This has, of course, opened the door for many more tattoos. I'm already thinking of a couple other patterns and where I could put them. :)
After all that excitement, I wanted to just chill on Sunday and get some errands done, which I did, but on my way to Target, I spotted another estate sale and just couldn't resist. So I hopped in line and was glad I did! The house was still packed with stuff and it was all 50% off, so I came away with some cookbooks and other goodies for a great price.
But enough talk. Let's get some visuals! :)
|Now is definitely the time for vintage Christmas shopping. I found a big Ziploc bag full|
of bottle brush trees and scooped them up!
|A pair of tan mid-calf Joyce boots, size 7 (if you're interested!).|
|A slew of vintage scarves.|
|This white beaded necklace with a really cute flower clasp, and a pair of white circle earrings.|
|Vintage running shorts! Who wants 'em? :)|
|A gorgeous beaded top (this is the back). Hand-beaded in Hong Kong, 100% wool, size M.|
|And it is really well-made.|
|And who doesn't want a polka dot skirt? This one by BonWorth, size petite L.|
|This cocktail/formal dress is ah-mazing! Very tight fit, lots of ruching (love the drape detail|
on the shoulders!), and the back has a little pleated skirt in the middle. Made by Zum Zum, size 3/4.
|A really lovely maxi dress with the tags still on it. Has the small pleating on the bottom, and|
a gathered tie waist. By Jack Bryan.
|This looks like a little homemade number. I kinda love the combination of traditional florals|
with the more modern stripes.
|Now we're onto my two favorite finds. This white cotton dress by Dotti. Has the eyelet lace pattern|
on the neckline and the hemline and is so pretty. Would look great with the right belt.
|And this dress by Act II New York, size 5/6. I love, love, love this dress. It even has|
cross back straps.
|Some vintage fabrics...|
|Two more vintage hats (that aqua one is my new favorite).|
|Vintage jigger with a bottle-opener handle.|
|A set of vintage spice jars, for sale.|
|More lotus bowls! I found the smaller ones at one sale, and the three larger ones at another. All are for sale.|
|A pretty little pillow, for the store.|
|A beautiful crocheted blanket, for sale.|
|Two rose wall plaques for my exciting-but-secret project. :)|
|A beautiful white porcelain pitcher, for sale. No markings, though.|
|Lots of vintage cookbooks and booklets!|
|Some iron letters that I assume spelled "news." I think I'm going to leave the "n" out and hang it at "sew" in my sewing nook.|
|And a lovely white purse, for sale.|
Whew! That's probably the biggest haul I've had in a while. How about you? Find any goodies this weekend?
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