Once again it’s time to go shopping with The Vintage Traveler! I posted a photo of the window pictured above back in November, but it was so poor that the next time I passed through Hendersonville, NC, I took a new photo from the inside. Much better!
My big shopping discovery of the past few months was a special event called the Flea for Y’all. Held in Asheville, the flea runs through the spring and summer with a special event before Christmas. Their website has not been updated since 2016, but I’m sure they will announce the dates for 2017 soon.
To me, there is not much that is more exciting than a box of vintage patterns labeled $2 each. I bought several.
This booth had lots of great thing, especially this wool knit cape from the 1960s or 70s. It I were six feet tall I’d have bought it and worn it forever.
Flipping through the rack I thought I’d found a pair of women’s exercise knickers. But something about them looked off. Turns out they were part of an European folk costume.
I love how inventive vendors at flea markets are. This was a dressing room.
I can honestly say that I’ve never before seen so many frilly, flowery hats in the same place. Not my thing, but the display gave a nice note of springtime to a wintery event.
This sweet little Airstream showroom is another example of vendor inventiveness. It also gave me a really bad case of Airstream envy.
I spotted the lovely box, and opened it to find a real surprise. This was a Colgate gift set from the 1920s (or maybe into the 30s) and the contents were completely intact. I’m thinking it was meant to be a wedding gift, due to the box graphic and the mixed sex use of the contents.
“As seen in Seventeen” deadstock from the mid 1960s, when madras (and imitators) still reigned.
This little pamphlet is from the very early days of ready made clothing, and is from a dry goods establishment. According to one source, Callender, McAuslan & Troup was the leading dry goods emporium in Providence, Rhode Island. It was established in 1866.
As would be expected, the only clothing items were cloaks, gloves, underwear, and collars.
These last photos are from one of my all-time favorite antique malls, Tudor House in Sevierville, Tennessee.. It has nothing at all to do with the herd of rescue Scottie dogs kept by the owner behind the counter.
I loved this little middy, and if it had been for a teen or an adult, I would have bought it. Maybe I should have anyway, as it is a great example of an early middy.
This one’s for you, Jacq! 1970s Vanda for Key West Fashions dress.
I just wonder how many different novelty prints were produced during the 1950s. This is one I’d never seen, with “old time” actors and the plays in which they starred.
Linen and leather never fails to delight, especially in a pair of vintage 1930s shoes.
And finally, another one for the kiddies.