Liberty, Part 2

This was one of those trips where if I were still selling vintage clothing and patterns, I’d have filled the car.  When you buy only for yourself you tend to be a lot more cautious, especially when you already have so much in the vintage line.  Still, I bought some very nice things, but no actual clothing.

I keep reading accounts of places like Brimfield, and I get really jealous.  I do hope to be able to start fitting in more trips north, and I especially want to go to the Sturbridge vintage show.  But  on the other hand, because I collect North Carolina textile and travel ephemera, I’m always pretty much assured of finding some of these things in a North Carolina show.

I found the 1934 and 1935 issues of the Spinning Wheel, an annual publication of the NC Cotton Industry.  I also found a 1938 publication of the National Association of Hosiery Manufacturers.  These may seem like dry reading, but they are fascinating to someone who is always wanting to know more about this industry.

The fabric on the left is a 1930s rayon, and the floral is a 20s or early 30s chiffon.  They seller had two big bins of this stuff and I sure was tempted.

This is a 1939 sporting goods and clothing catalog from Von Lengerke & Antoine, Chicago’s answer to Abercrombie & Fitch.  I’ll be showing the contents a bit later.

October 1942 Harper’s Bazaar.  What more is there to say?

Seven copies of Fashionable Dress.

Aren’t these something?  I’m always on the lookout for great old sunglasses.

So, how did I do?



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8 responses to “Liberty, Part 2

  1. Pat Setzer

    I also shopped at the Liberty antique show and had a great time. I wish I had run into you! And I want to go to Brimfield, too, so let’s go!


  2. Great finds, Lizzie! Can’t wait to see more from that Von Lengerke & Antoine catalog.


  3. Love those sunglasses! Also like those copies of Fashionable Dress. I was reading the review of the Sturbridge Textile Show in early September, and wishing I could have been there. It’s always a fun visit – and I’ll be getting back there, I know.


  4. Great finds! The fabrics are are gorgeous and I love those sunglasses!


  5. I’ll take those “Fashionable Dress” issues any day. You are to be commended for keeping to your niche when you shop these shows. It would be too much temptation for me, and I’d be broke before lunch!


  6. I’m so jealous of the 1930’s striped rayon! (I probably would have wanted both big bins of fabric, hehe.) I hope you share some of the pages from the Fashionable Dress issues – the covers are great! And the vintage sunglasses are such fun!


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