Plan B

Saturday I’d planned to visit a shop in a nearby town that sells a particular type of belt I’ve been looking at online.  At the last minute I decided to stop in Hendersonville, which was on the way.  What I had forgotten was this was the weekend of the annual antique street market.  Can you imagine that?  My mind is really slipping.

I never did get to check out the belt, as I got involved with browsing through the booths, looking for that next wonderful thing.  Purchases include a white linen dress from the 1950s, hand embroidered in red  in Puerto Rico.  I bet someone bought it as a souvenir of her trip to the island.  I also found a peachy brown suede handbag from Jana, and a little dish that matches the china I use at Christmas.

I’m getting better at taking photos of things that I like, rather than thinking I have to own it all.  A little tour:

I loved this wooden bag with the travel theme.

I almost bought this basket seat, and I’m hoping I stop thinking about it soon.

It was an Enid Collins day.  I saw three different box bags, all reasonably priced.

I hate it when some kid’s doll has traveled more than I.

This poster from Springs Mills was part of a controversial ad campaign developed by the company in the late 1940s.  I wrote about this ad campaign for my website.

I took these photos for Lin of Vintage Voyager.  Yes, these are made by Delill.

Note the skirt of the woman fishing – made from a blanket.  I wish I had taken a better shot of the canteen behind it.

Cute box of skates, but what every kid needs is her own roulette wheel.

Great Kedettes sigh!

How cruel is this?  Who would buy their kid a lunchbox called “The Exciting world of Metrics?”

No words necessary.


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10 responses to “Plan B

  1. lin

    what a great array!! I haven’t had time to post lately, but love following yours. That Delill looks perfect – was there a vinyl covering or none (I can’t see any)? Oh, that I cd visit such fleamarkets…


  2. Em

    Loving your new technique of photographic shopping (though I enjoy seeing snaps of your actual purchases too). You found some neat stuff–not sure I would have been able to resist a few of those as I’m going a little picnic crazy at the moment. The EC box bag was also fabulous.


  3. If I like the lunchbox, does it make me weird?


  4. Thank you so much for commenting on my blog yesterday. Your kind words of encouragement mean the world to me. I look forward to sharing vintage with you for years to come!

    I want that Delill handbag! I could not have left it behind!


    • Jody, it was a good reminder that we need to be more interactive. If someone writes a post we like, then we need to show some love, and I don’t mean a “heart” or a “thumbs up.” These quick and easy buttons are killing blog comments!

      I loved the Delill too, and it is in great condition. I just can’t “save” them all.


  5. I would have been tempted to buy a few of these lovely things.


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