These Made the Cut

Like many people, I’ve been working on scaling back the stuff.  That doesn’t mean I’d ever give up collecting, it just means that I’m a lot pickier about what I do buy.  It has to be something I really love, or really need.

Lately, I’ve been wanting to get back to the sewing machine, now that the weather has cooled a bit.  So I was especially looking for some great vintage fabric.

Seek and ye shall find:

Some really great 60s or 70s duck which will make some nifty travel bags and journal covers

There were only scraps of this print, but I’ll find a use for it, I promise.

Someone is going to get new pajama pants!

And there’s more that I don’t have photographed, including a super red print from the 40s that I already have cut into pieces to make a blouse, and a white with black and blue tattersal that is also destined to become a blouse or shirt.

I thought this dress was pretty, but it was the Jerry Gilden label and the $5 price tag that sold me on it.

I’d had a bag of this type on my want list for a while, and the detailing on it is very nice.

I pulled this Hermes for Wear-Right set out of a $1 box!

Can’t resist art hankies.

I’m always searching for fashion magazines, and was happy to find these two.  Unfortunately, I already had the Bazaar, so it will be listed on etsy tomorrow.

If one buys fabric, than one must also buy patterns.  It’s one of the rules.

This is a 1920s candy box, and it needs no explanation!


Posted by Karen/Small Earth Vintage:

I would say you did very well, very well indeed! I can’t pick one item I love above all the others–they are all fantastic! 

Wednesday, September 8th 2010 @ 7:32 AM

Posted by Em:

Incredible finds at unbelievable prices–wow!!!!!!!! 

Wednesday, September 8th 2010 @ 6:54 PM

Posted by Lin:

The Tourist candy box? My total favourite. No shock there then! 

Thursday, September 9th 2010 @ 4:05 PM

Posted by Helen:

These are brilliant! I love the candy box so much (anything to do with the history of travel seems to be one of my weaknesses). I’ve just stumbled across your blog and it seems to me that you find such great things. I love how there is so much history comes from some of things people love and have. I’ll be watching your blog from now on! 

Monday, September 13th 2010 @ 5:15 AM

Posted by Lizzie:

Thanks all. If you have time, click on Helen’s name and go to her blog to see a very interesting video on LV trunks. 

Friday, September 24th 2010 @ 5:40 PM

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