Shopping with The Vintage Traveler

It’s time once again to look at the great stuff I’ve come across but that for some reason I did not buy. You might think that the book above was a definite acquisition, but it was, disappointingly, a book of poems. It was also quite expensive.

This is a bridge tally, which I often see with images of sporty 1920s girls. These are often cute, but they are sometimes sexualized, and the outfits are not entirely accurate.

I can’t remember why I didn’t buy this book by the great Louise Suggs, especially since I have a golf jacket from her clothing line.

These wood burned boxes seem to have been really popular in the early 20th century. I have a golfing girl one, and I’ve seen a tennis girl, but for some reason I just didn’t love the lazing in the sand bathing girl.

I loved these shoes. I mean really loved them. But I didn’t buy them. They are my size and I knew I would end up wearing (and ruining) them.

Very early 1960s Jantzen knit top. Loved it; didn’t need it.

The next few photos are from the Liberty Antiques Festival, which was in April. It’s my favorite shopping experience. This hat form was already sold, ten minutes after the show opened.

I loved this. Bowling images are hard to find.

I wanted this photo, and I was prepared to pay for it. But the asking price was crazy so I had to leave her for someone with deeper pockets. The seller was nice enough to let me take this photo.

It’s a rule that every flea market and antique mall must contain baskets of old hankies. This is probably the best way I have ever seen them displayed.

Do we even use the term “junior” to refer to teenage fashion any more?

This was a nifty little sewing machine kit.

There was an entire set of these amazing signs that led shoppers to Leon Fields Ladies Store.

This sign looked old, but it also appeared to have been repainted. Walk-Over was a well-known brand.

My favorite kind of display.

All ready to fence except for the shoes.

I loved this 1890s calico dress. It’s proof that even a farm wife could aspire to having the latest fashionable sleeves.

I’m a sucker for old pennants, and I did love this one. The first time I ever saw the ocean was at Myrtle Beach.


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8 responses to “Shopping with The Vintage Traveler


    You deserve vthe blue shoes! Go back and get / wear them! O

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  2. Julie Harris

    Loved the old store signs and fencing outfit
    I try not to think of the things i should have bought
    Learned to trust my instincts better and have no regrets


    • I’m looking for the perfect sign for the outside of my collections cabin. I’ll know it when I see it!

      What I hate is when I find a perfect object, but the price is insane. I wanted that tennis girl tintype, but $350? Not happening.


  3. Old, pretty and pristine hankies make fantastic gifts! Especially now that Covid has made handling a wadded-up tissue less appealing, if possible. I’m with jacq on the shoes, why not give them a life?

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  4. Spinsjal

    Your restraint is admirable! I love the calico dress


  5. Oh, that sewing machine with box! accessories! patterns!


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