Over the past few months I’ve spent much more time finding homes for vintage treasures than I have in looking for new ones. Still, I have been able to carve out some time for vintage shopping.
The sign above would have been great for my collection except that it is a reproduction. Still, it was a great example of how the promise of leisure was a big selling point in 1911.
I’m not a “cat person” but this was such a great buy for some feline fan.
Remember Remco? That toy company made lots of novel products, many from molded plastic like this “spinning wheel”.
I don’t know if you can make sense of my photo, but the wheel was actually a giant knitted cord maker. It’s a gadget we used to make with an old wooden spool and a few nails. No wonder this one was like new. There was so little that could actually be made with it.
I loved this hair dryer case.
Simply put, this is one of the nicest thread spool cases I’ve ever seen.
This is a cold weather mask, probably for a pilot. The store was closed, so this was window shopping at its worst. I suspect this was a military piece.
Someone bought one of these toy sewing machines for me when I was about ten. It only made a chain stitch, and I hated it.
Oh, my, but these Dior counter displays were peachy.
The dealer’s tag declared this was a 1970s Betsey Johnson dress, but I had my doubts. There was no label, and it sure looks 1990s.
In one antique mall, Liza and I found three antique parasols. All were pretty, but unfortunately, they were also shredding.
So, how was your summer?