Shopping with the Vintage Traveler – Summer 2019

It’s time for another shopping trip through the bazaars of the Southeast. Here I show you the things I liked, but did not buy. I mean, I really can’t buy it all. Sometimes just taking a photo is enough.

The water bag above was interesting to me because it was made by Hirsch-Weis, or White Stag. And yes it is the same company tht made White Stag clothing. It was originally a maker of heavy canvas items such as tents and sails.

One of the best small shows in the South is the yearly antiques market in Abingdon, VA. This show is one of those rarities where there really is no junk, but most of the items are not priced so high that one has to take out a loan in order to buy things.

The seller had this labeled as the back of a theater seat, and it does look like one to me.

This was a store display. Cute or weird?

The seller of this card of fabric swatches had a nice grouping of them. I loved them, but at $40 each, I had to pass.

This enameled shoe horn was nifty, but again, I could not justify the $125 price tag.

This Twiggy doll, case, and clothing was really nice, but I do not need to add another collecting category. It was like new.

Can you see how tiny this little sewing kitty is? The little pedal actually moved. Why could it not have been a sewing Scottie?

I really do have a thing for antique socks and stockings.

Are Coca~Cola collectibles as desirable as they were several decades ago? They always seem to be priced quite high, but I do love the sporty girl graphics.

Carolyn Schnurer is a label I’m always looking for, but I passed on this jacket for several reasons. The skirt was missing, and the jacket wasn’t in the best condition. But what really broke the deal was that Schnurer was known for her sporty designs in cotton prints. This is a great little jacket, but it just does not say “Carolyn Schnurer”.

Sweetness overload.

I actually regret not buying these. I was getting tired and was not thinking straight.

This is the cover of a 1938 Needlework magazine. I love seeing women’s overalls in illustrations.

I love coming across booths like this one, as there are usually some items related to women’s sports. This one, unfortunately, let me down.

And finally, here’s something I did actually buy. Antique exercise clubs are usually plain like the ones on the left. But I’d recently seen a pair that was decorated, and so I’d decided I needed a pair. I never dreamed I’d find a pair in Berea, Kentucky. But that’s what makes vintage shopping so interesting. I just never know what I’ll find.



So, there you have it.


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8 responses to “Shopping with the Vintage Traveler – Summer 2019

  1. Diane behmer

    Love your shopping posts. What was that woman in the red dress, just decorative?
    Thanks for letting us browse vicariously!
    (Ps -I’m a Scottie mom/fan)


  2. Jacq Staubs

    Carolyn Schnurer? Who is she/why is she so special? Mt. Carmel boys were “fetching” and fun!


  3. Aw, you should have gotten the bib decorated with the little girls playing tennis. After all, it has an interesting thing…a semblance of an embroidered collar. It is always interesting to me to see things that retain previous era designs.


  4. Modbetty

    OMG that Twiggy set! I so do not need, but how cool!


  5. As a knitter, I would have bought the socks. Look like cotton. And…I am recalling how uncomfortable those fishnet stockings were!!

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  6. That 1938 Needlework magazine cover raised my hackles: “Look how incompetent this woman is. Isn’t that cute?”
    No, it’s insulting and generally untrue. And it was on the cover of a magazine aimed at women! Go figure!


  7. jonathanwalford

    I would have loved that Twiggy case with clothes!


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