Let’s not pretend that the past eight months have been anywhere near normal. All my favorite shopping events were cancelled, and day to day antique and vintage shopping has been difficult. Still I persevered and made a few well-protected trips into those wonderous spaces called antique malls. Here’s a look at what I did not buy.
I love vintage packaging, and had there been a little dog on a leash helping with the Christmas shopping, I would have bought this.
This was just sad. I found the perfect slippers but in a child size.
This is a vintage picnic hamper. I’ve been wanting one for quite a while, but I just can’t seem to find just the right piece. Someday…
There might have been treasure in this box, but I just didn’t have the patience to sort it all out.
I guess I could have used that sportswear sign.
This ready-made collection of eyeglasses surely delighted some reseller who knew these were a bargain at around $12 a pair.
Somehow the thought of cleaning my face with a substance that comes out of what looks like a Comet scouring powder container is not very appealing.
The temptation was real, but so was the fact that I do not need another Scottie bookshelf.
Technically, this quilt was not for sale. It’s part of an old stuff display in a roadside tourist trap. But the applique elephants were just too good not to share.
Sorry about the quality of this photo, but I hope you can tell this is a 1920s salesman’s sample box with an ice skating scene.It’s from Detmer Woolens, and I have a similar box featuring a beach scene. Had this one been in color, I would have bought it.
I’ll let these 1960s boots speak for themselves, and what they are saying is, “I am fabulous!”
So many wonderful vintage posters; so little wall space.