I lived in Hendersonville for a short time in 1977, but I still drive the forty-five minutes it takes me just so I can take donations to my favorite thrift store. It’s the Blue Ridge Humane Society, and they do a great job with their shop, which includes a vintage section with reasonable prices.
Last week the corner of my basement that holds the donation pile was full to over-flowing, so we packed up the car and off I went to drop off the items. I like going to Hendersonville because there are several nice thrifts, and enough antique stores to keep me busy for an afternoon.
I spotted the swing coat above in one of them, a nice piece, but it was the lining that really caught my attention.
It was a print giving the time in various cities around the world: Paris, Baghdad, New York, Cairo…
Who knew that pith helmets came in pink? No doubt, this must be the special girl’s edition.
This is a display piece from a 1920s soda fountain, and is about three feet long. What really interested me was the aviatrix you can see through the window.
I loved this label which was in a man’s wool plaid jacket.
Have you seen this rick-rack trick? The blue and the white were woven together, and then a crocheted edging was added.
This is false advertising. I can attest to the fact that terriers do NOT do laundry. Or at least mine does not.