December in Review

For those of you who think I do nothing but shop for vintage treasures, I’m showing a bit of my Instagram photos from December.  Instagram has turned out to be the surprise of the internet for me.  I love these little glimpses into the lives of people around the world.  It’s the only social media that I use without a direct connection to this blog, so it is more like play.  You can get a sneak peek by clicking the link at the right.  You don’t even have to set up an account to view photos.

I showed the progress on my French couture jacket.  Here is the collar and the fringe.  This was the last component in the construction of the jacket.

I share a lot of my Scottie dog collection on Instagram.  There are lots of Scottie lovers there.

I’m in the process of reading the memoir of Stanley Marcus, a book I found at the Goodwill Outlet.  Marcus was the CEO of Neiman-Marcus for many years.  So much fashion history…

And more of the Holiday decorations.

This is a project I’ll be showing here in a few days.  It’s a Harris Tweed / cashmere sweater mash-up.

Christmas dinner with my family was celebrated at a local restaurant.  That’s my little great-nephew and his daddy, nephew #2.

Carolina Boulevard in Clyde, NC.

Today I visited a museum in Asheville, and took a few photos of some of the great architecture.  This is the S&W Cafeteria, an Art Deco masterpiece.

I want to thank all of you who take the time to read The Vintage Traveler.  Having this blog and the conversations and friendship here have helped me deal with the loss of my sister.  I’m so pleased that over the past year the readership has almost doubled.  I look forward to more of our discussions of fashion past.



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15 responses to “December in Review

  1. Happy New Year, Dear Vintage Traveler! Am so glad to have found your blog. Thank you so much for sharing your fascinating journeys with us.


  2. Your blog is a treasure–and now I’m off to add to add Minding the Store to my reading list!


  3. And thank you for sharing all your research and knowledge! Your blog is a treasure and always a pleasure to read. Here is to a happy new year to you and your loved ones!


  4. I so enjoy your wonderful blog. Happy New Year, and happy vintage hunting!


  5. Diana Coleman

    Dear Lizzie, I have spent some time recently watching a couple of documentaries that I found on Netflix. “Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s” and “Diana Vreeland:The Eye Must Travel”. If you haven’t watched them, you and your bloggers might enjoy them. There are still more to be watched….will keep you ” posted”.



    • Diana, I have seen them both. The one on Vreeland is really great, and while the Bergdorf’s one was a bit too commercial for my taste, I loved the segment on the Christmas windows. It makes me want to have a second career as a window dresser!


  6. Hi Lizzie – A sincere Happy New Years wish to you. Your blog has bee inspirational.


  7. Happy New Year, Lizzie!

    Thank YOU for your friendship, knowledge, and the experience and research that goes into it. I’ve learned so much from The Vintage Traveler and know I’ll continue to do so.

    I recently watched the Diana Vreeland documentary also and found it to be a fascinating character study of a very strong and opinionated woman. It’s well worth seeking out.

    I can’t wait to see what you’ll have for us in 2014.


  8. I love reading your blog – and hearing about and seeing scenes from my birthplace, Asheville, is such a wonderful bonus for me! Thank you – and Happy 2014!


  9. Susan Snow

    Thank you so much and all the best to you in the New Year. I do enjoy your blog and was particularly entertained by the NFS mannequin heads modelling the 1930’s hats, what a riot!


  10. Instagram opened a whole other world for me too, and so did the blogging when my mother passed away. I still think about your kind comments during that time and how it helped me, and it’s comforting that the Internet world has helped some with the loss of your sister. Sending warm thoughts and an Internet hug your way –


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