I really have not been shopping much in the past few months, due mainly to the cold and dreary weather combined with my sister’s illness and death. But last week I suddenly got the urge to get out and visit some of my favorite vintage and thrift haunts. I ended up in Dillard, Georgia and Franklin, NC, both of which have enough junk stores to fill an entire day. One of my favorite things of the day was this pretty velvet evening cape from the 1930s.
This is a die cut cardboard advertising piece. I suppose that originally there was a sample of the Shamrock Water Wave & Sport Cap that fit over the hair. I’ve seen similar heads that were ads for hair nets. It appears that the Twin City Beauty & Barber Supply Company in South Bend, Indiana, may still be in business.
This is a sort of catalog folder for Beau Brummel men’s suits. I liked that it was from a kind of local store. Click the image to see an enlarged view and a sample of a suit.
The lid of this shoe box was pretty interesting. It gives five reasons why Tarsal Tread shoes are good for your feet. Unfortunately, there was only one shoe. Click to read about the shoes.
And how pretty is this young woman in a canoe? It is actually the front of a hanging magazine rack.
I didn’t find anything fashion related to buy, but that does not mean I did not have a good time, and did not learn anything. And I was able to make a few purchases of some Johnson Brothers Christmas china that I collect. And best of all, I bought a souvenir pennant from Rock City, Tennessee. My parents took us there when we were kids. I had talked about that trip with my sister to see how much she remembered, as she was quite young at the time, probably five. She did remember a bit, probably because there was a Fairyland area. And she had kept the little figures that she bought there. I, on the other hand, had long ago lost the pennant I’d bought that day. So finding this one was a special treat.