7.21.2010

vintage finds wednesday...

I'm sharing my two newest vintage finds today.

The first one is, of course, another purse.  I swear I just can't help myself.  They seem to always have the purses by the jewelry at estate sales and I MUST look at the jewelry for my shop so it is impossible for me not to see the purses.  You see the conundrum don't you?

The second is a little oil painting recently gifted to me by my mother.  I think she picked it up at a thrift shop.  It's small and sweet and of the Arc de Triomphe, which we climbed to the top of two summers ago during our trip to Paris. 


Adorable beaded clutch in just the palest shade of pink...


near mint condition and handmade in Belgium for only $5...


and the painting which was I believe, was under $20...


I don't know where it's going yet.  I'm doing a little re-organizing in Pagoda.  I think I might need your help with some of it - perhaps next week.

Have you been to Paris?  Did you climb to the top of the Arc?  I thought it was kind of a brutal climb but my mom did it and she's in her 60's so who am I to complain?!

20 comments:

Maria said...

Nope, never been to Paris - would love to go. Beautiful painting. I'm guessing when the climb was done it was actually quite exhilarating - good on you both! Loving the little pink clutch - how very perfectly feminine!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

great finds, jeanette, and I have never been to paris. (your mom sounds like mine - she is in her early 70's and walks and gardens every day - and she looks amazing!

Teenage Bride said...

I would love to go to Paris, it is a dream of mine. I took two years of French and in love with the language.

That purse is amazing. Love it love it love it.

MJM said...

I've been to Paris but we didn't climb the Arc. I would love to go back. And that purse might go missing sometime... Just saying...

Everton Terrace said...

I almost said "better hide from the daughter"!

KC said...

HOW do you find all these amazing vintage purses? You should have another shop for them, or do you already?

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

Sometimes I forget how much I envy/hate-you-for your amazing style and fashion sense.

Then posts like this remind me.

Why, why are you so awesome?

It's really not fair to the rest of us.

Andrew H. said...

Those stairs to the top will get your heart pumping, that is for sure. Compound that with all of the walking you do around the city and it adds up.

Great photos of the purse! Really!

Everton Terrace said...

Megan - you're very sweet. The secret is age and I'm in smelly sweats right now!

Nicole said...

oh I'd love to go to Paris, take me with you next time please! I fold up real nice in suit cases :)

sarah said...

ok that is not true.... aging is not your secret to awesomeness.... i distinctly remember you being the awesome one in our amazing world of the silly girls.... yeah, you were the awesome one with too many bags and magazines.....
of course your sweats stink ya' silly! your in phoenix! take a hint from the crazy one and find a hippy dress! (;

sarah said...

ok not too many, i meant soo many.... only a woman knows when she has too many handbags.... it is her friends job to say she has sooooo many... (:

dolldoll said...

Beautiful purse!

Claire Kiefer said...

Lovely finds--that purse is so sweet. I've been to Paris twice; once on a family trip, and once to study for a summer. I don't think we climbed to the top of the Arc, though. The summer I was studying there (2002, I think), I started dating a painter who lived in Modigliani's old apartment--isn't that amazing (and so cliche, ha!)?? There was a plaque outside the door that said "former residence of the artist Modigliani" or something like that. Oh this is making me so nostalgic!!!

Mary Ann said...

your finds are gorgeous!I love anything vintage...verbena cottage

Beatnheart said...

Yes Paris...please!!!

koralee said...

OOOh la la love these finds of yours...I must get out there and do some treasure hunting myself. Happy Thursday to you. xoxo

pamela said...

the painting can go in my house! ha ha. loved both finds. very dainty purse. been to paris four times and i would go back in a heartbeat. although i am a spanish teacher and love spain, i would much rather go to france for FOOD. never clibed the arc. walked too much to ever try.

katie said...

I love your style :) and especially that painting, so neat!

I have been to Paris. For my birthday, the year my father died. I went with an old friend. It was a wonderful experience, very healing and full of good memories.

Thank you for reminding me today :)

Hugs!

Brandywine said...

Enjoyed Paris when I was 18 - would love to go again

You find the best treasures!
When is your next garage sale???