Monday, January 09, 2006

THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE (VINTAGE) THINGS!!!

i have always loved vintage things. when i was a lil girl (and even now really) the dream was/is to move into an old house, rummage around a fully stocked attic, and find that one treasure that i have always been looking for.

a diary.

when i was in highschool, i was all about the 70's (hell, who am i kidding, i still i am) my room was decked out in all the orange and pea green stuff that i could find at the thrift store (think the brady bunch kitchen). i wish i still had that stuff, unfortunately, i no longer have that stuff. but thats okay. it makes room for all the stuff that i am buying now.

whenever i find the cutest lil vintage item, i swoon instantly and *have* to have it. i mean its vintage and more than likely there are not a bunch of them around. i can't wait till our new house is built and i can fill it with all sorts of goodies that had a history that i can only dream about.


cute, red straw like sandals that have the cutest flowers on top. they *kill* my feet, but i still wear them. i think they just need to be broken in a lil bit. i bought these at the "yellow jacket" in milwaukee. if anyone reading lives in or around milwaukee and you want more information, lemme know. i should still have the biz card.


flapper tin i bought at an estate sale. i love the flappers and the colors.


aloha!! a dress i bought at tip top atomic shop in milwaukee. this dress is the best for a luau. the bodice is a stretchy material so really, it does fit me ;) the straps fall low on the shoulders. i still haven't found the perfect thing to wear this to..lol.


i have used this purse so much and carried so much stuff in it, that its starting to fall apart (wahhhh!) the outside is like a plastic/oil cloth. the inside has a zipped up pocket that goes from one side to the other and is in the middle. i *love* this. i bought this also at the "yellow jacket".

you can see some more of my vintage goodies here.

8 comments:

Alexandra Wieckowski said...

Love all of your vintage goodies girlie!!! Thanks for sharing them :D

Erin said...

ohhhhhh, love the vintage goods!
very cool style girl!

julia (ticky tacky) said...

Okay, WEIRD! Do you know the flickr group, Retro Kid (images from 50's-60's-70's kids books and products)? The administrator, Ward-O-Matic, recently posted this image:
http://flickr.com/photos/wardomatic/79603502/in/pool-retrokid/

And I swear to God, those slippers in the illustration are the ones above!

I *love* your vintage stuff! Look forward to reading around here, more.

vintage lilac said...

Oohhhh, i'm so glad you found me! I love vintage and resale, too! Do you do garage sales? I love them the most but unfortunaly living in the tundra that is Michigan our season doesn't really start until May.

The Other Half said...

oh i love these things!! and i remember having a mu mu when i was little living in hawaii...i wish i still had it!!

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Greta said...

You and your vintage...LOL

elizabeth said...

greta...girl...before i even opened up to see what you said, i knew exactly you would say that :)

Raquel said...

Don't know if you want to mess with your vintage dress, but it would look great as a baby doll type top. Cut it a bit shorter and stitch the bottom...so cute! I know, I know it probably ruin the whole vintage thing, but whatever!
:)