Hey there! In long anticipation for most of you, I'm finally checking in with a part of our trip (What I Got) Bek, our Mom and I took to Elgin Illinois mid last month for the Cat's Pajamas Production; Vintage Textile/Jewelry Show & Sale! (Where did March get to already anyhow?) So without further ta-do let's see what I came back with!
// This & That //
The trip/sale was two days. On that very first day, that evening, I found a box of bakelite hair items which is where I found the two pieces shown above that are decked with stones. I ended up leaving them that night (even though I ADORED the 30's black hair "pin") and then purchased them that following morning. Boy am I glad they were still there! Aren't they grand? Oh, and the hatpin I picked up that same day from a different booth that we got a TON of our loot from. I loved the design on the end and the fact that it was extra long. I can't wait to pin on my straw hat with it this summer! :)
One thing that I was hoping to find while at the Sale was a Red Cross pin. Not because they are necessarily hard to find (I've seen tons of them) I just thought it would be neat to finally pick one up while on our little trip. So as I was rummaging though a button box I found one! Not only that, but a Red Cross uniform button! (We actually saw an ENTIRE Red Cross suit while there- with the same buttons! So neat!) I also bought these 1950's glass screw-on earrings from another booth, which have already proven to be very versatile and fun.
These girls, are something that I had not come across before; lipstick samples that look like match sticks! I picked up a couple even though I don't think they are actually too old, just because they were different. Plus you can still use the product! Haha! And let me tell you, you have never seen truly pigmented red lipstick till you try this stuff!
I found a brand-new pack of mid 50's curlers! Which I have yet to try. *pout lip* Oh and yes, the Sale is where I found the July, 1908 Designer I shared last Magazine Monday. ;)
// Clothing //
Ta-da!! The find of all my finds! And the very first thing I handed money over for! I still am just. completely amazed. at this find! Can you imagine finding a pair of 1930's shoes that are just your size? In this condition? For $20?! I was stoked! I thought for sure I accidentally read the tag wrong; missing another zero or something. But nope! All mine, boxed, sealed, and delivered!
At the same booth (though the following day) I decided to grab this fun tiered 50's sundress, because I was/am, really trying to get my dress collection number up. And I could see myself sporting it a lot in the coming warm seasons.
Ooh! Another fave! Though now I am fairly certain this is a remake, I just fell in love with the 20's easy going flair of this dress. I believe most (if not all) of the materials are period. The collar and such- just love it! Plus I really have nothing from the era so that made it a go. It is quite a bit big, but nothing a little taking in won't fix and it really should be a loose fit anyway to fit that decade. What do you think? A fabulous 20's/30's outfit with The Shoes and this frock soon? I'll have to make an appointment with my photographer. ;)
This dear was such a treat as well! Not even one tiny moth hole can be found in this 50's taffeta party frock. Oh and how well it fits too! Now just to find the perfect occasion to don it for! Isn't that beaded inset just beautiful?
Oh yes! Haha! A few underpinnings! I almost didn't share finding these two, but then thought "why not?". I'll make it quick for you though- No.1 A girdle. There is nothing more terrible (well hardly) than wanting to actually wear seamed stockings and not being able to because you don't have the proper, uh, things shall we say. Let me be the first to tell you; tape does not work! Ha ha!! So, I finally got this- my troubles are over. (It is pretty stretched out, but at least I can now keep my stockings up! AKA, from looking like I inherited elephant ankles! Haha!) No.2 Split legged pantaloons. These are NOT vintage at all, someone just made'em, but I needed some for during Civil War muster time so I bought them instead of having to worry about another thing to make during that busy time. That was not too bad was it? ;)
OH yay! The belt buckles! I have slowly worked my way through my small collection of vintage buckles and really needed to restock. Wonder of all wonders, there were quite a few there so I choose a few from the 30's since that is the decade I am most enthralled with at the moment. Which one do you like to most?
Oh and yip-yip! I came back with quite a few goodies, but this is diffidently a grand one! I went back and forth so many times trying to decide to bring this little lady home or to leave her behind. But ugh! I just kinda had to, *ahem* get it. :) 1920's patterns are actually fairly rare at least with all the pieces so I was pretty pleased at the end of the day that I did bring it back with me. And yes, that is just 6" measuring that one side so it's a pretty adorable size/shape too. ;)
So there you have it dears! Thanks for being patient while I got this post together! Life right now is just a bit busy! Haha! Much love to you, my vintage loving gals!
What things have you specifically looked for at a sale like this one?
What do you like the most from what I brought back?
Until next time,
the elder writer