Love it! Vintage purses have so much personality :)
I love the look of most vintage things...I have collected a bit over the years, I have 2 radios from the 40's or 50's that were in my parents attic, an old fan, two suitcases...a few pieces of furniture that belonged to my grandmothers. I'd like to have more but it can be pretty expensive to buy old furniture, and I've nowhere to put it! I also have a vintage coat, gloves, and purse that my sister bought me...I live in not only a small town, but a small province, and things are hard to come by!
I was driving home from work Saturday morning, and there was a garage sale with lots of cars around it. I stopped to let someone cross the street, and when I glanced over, there was a HUGE mirror very similar to the one in the "Masuimi brings it" picture that Laura posted. I wasn't even sure how much cash I had with me, but I whipped over to the curb and went to ask about it. $30 later and the seller is loading it up in the back of my Jeep (It took up the whole back of my Grand Cherokee). I never go to garage sales, so I'm stoked I was in the right place at the right time to discover this mirror! For some reason my computer isn't cooperating with posting a pic, but I'm stoked right now!
I'm living in a hotel with my job right now, so I don't know where I'll put it yet, but it was too pretty and cheap to pass up! I'm giddy about it.
A few years ago we discovered a wonderful little antique store in Carosn, Wa. No antique mall here with booths! This place is the real deal with boxes of stuff to dig through and baby wipes on the counter!
Anywhoo...went and visited it last week and came home with some goodies :) Also got a couple of small animal traps for the hubby and an old Kodak wooden crate to store my photography books in. I'm starting to like the old post cards. Some of them have fun messages on the back. One of the Christmas ones is from 1908 & it's a mother wishing her son a merry Christmas and wondering 'why don't you answer my letters?'
Aww, the "why won't you answer my letters?" part is depressing.
My mother always says I'm an old soul or I'm an old lady trapped in a 24 year olds body...I personally think I was just born in the wrong era!
My family always took me thrifting and yard saling when I was younger so I learned pretty early on. However, I'm probably the only one in my family that seeks out the old antique/vintage stuff. I've come across some really cool pieces as a result!
I love the hunt for the treasures...I to am origially from southern california I shopped in many antique stores and vintage shops in the beach citys for years....then I moved to the midwest....(LOVE THE PRICES) most of my house is decorated with my vintage treasures...and at least half of my wardrobe is vintage...sometimes though its just the enjoyment of the hunt....some stores are like entering a time capsule....for a brief moment you can leave "the modern era" outside...thats my mini vacation...especially when I find something I have to have for a great price....:)
i do i love older thing there made better and always have a good story.
Well, I absolutely love going to antique stores. On my anniversary weekend my spouse and I went antique shopping in the So Cal wine town of Temecula. I must admit thought that I did not buy anything for myself. Just a few days ago I went to my local antique mall and managed to buy a green dress from the Forties at my local antique mall. It was a pretty good price, about $30. And a week before that I managed to get one of my best friends a Christmas present, Staffordshire pottery figurines of musicians playing the hurdy gurdy. I am really happy about that because my friend is a hurdy gurdy player. And the two statues only cost about $35! I have more stories and maybe some pics. I will be back and hopefully with pics to show.
I love antiquing and vintage hunting! Especially for home decor. I am getting married soon and I hope to achieve an old hollywood inspired home. I live in Upstate New York and there are tons of great shops and place to find great things! I even find some great stuff at Goodwill, love that place! I found a beautiful set of 4 dark blue kitchen canisters for $8.99. I found these awesome 40's style champagne glasses for $.99 each too! I go there to buy vinyl records too (I have a player) which I have found some good ones, super cheap! Ah I can't say enough good things about Goodwill lol! There is a place right in my town that has some great furniture too. Of all the years I've been here I have never once been in there either. I've only looked as I've driven past, been so busy! I am going to make it a point to go in there within the next week haha. Thank you for posting this! It's fun to talk about great vintage finds :-)
Love these little gems!! What an awesome find! Looks like you have a Petty, and perhaps a Withers Hollywood or an Elliott?? Can you see the artist? These are so fun!! Thank you for sharing!