3.02.2011

vintage finds wednesday...

It was kind of a fashion finds week for me last week at the estate sales. 

These are vintage maxi dresses.  I'm thinking summer soiree outfits. 
Note to self - must plan summer soiree...



This one is a summer coat thing.  I LOVE it...

can you see the fun buttons...


very cool vintage ties...


and you know I picked up some fun vintage purses of course...



I can see the problem with my new shop (when I open it) will be the same as the one I have with my jewelry shop - I'll want to keep everything for myself!  I did buy something for myself, a backgammon game for $2.  It looks like a suitcase with fancy pieces and dice (one missing that was in there but I must have dropped it at the sale, bummer).  The best part is it came with a "how to play" book because Andrew Henry and I have never played - going to teach ourselves this month.

39 comments:

VildesVerden said...

I really like the last purse. And backgammon - love it! My and my husband learnt it in Greece several years ago and play it a lot. Have a bit of a collection now as well, as we tend to but a new one everytime we are on vacation.

Krystal said...

I LOVE the ties!!!

Felicity said...

I can't tell you how much that second dress is me.
Please, please open your shop soon.

xx felicity

Debby said...

Very cool... love your finds! xo

Accessories. Please. said...

Those dresses are amazing vintage finds!!!! AMAZING!

lisaroyhandbags said...

Great finds! I'm never that lucky with vintage clothing finds :)

jandjhome said...

I love those ties. Great finds as always. You have a great eye.

monkeygrasshill said...

Wow you hit the jackpot at that estate sale. I love it all. Those dresses are great. I just bought some long indian tunics at the gem and jewelry show that look like that and I can't wait to wear them. And that last purse is adorable!!!

Stitchfork said...

No, no - you're doing it right! One for store, two for me.....
Great finds!
xo Cathy

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

LOVEN' the vintage finds! - whenever i walk out of a thrift store with a major find i SCREAM with joy!!!!

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quintessence said...

Wonderful finds!! I used to have some dresses like this but of course don't have them any more- what goes around comes around in fashion. And be careful with the backgammon - VERY addictive!!!

Tess Kincaid said...

Wow! I LOVE the maxi dresses. Super finds. (Enjoy the woolly socks!) xx

MJM said...

Love vintage... Always have. The shapes always tend to fit my body type better as well... Good work!

The Weaver of Grass said...

The trouble with clothes like this, I am tempted to buy them and then never go anywhere where it is auitable to wear them!

Nicole said...

You have such a great eye for things. Me, I never find anything.

kroney said...

Love those estate sales! The clothes are perfect for a Phoenix summer! I have played Backgammon but need a refresher course. I think you have some extra dice floating around :)

Maria said...

Love the summer jacket - and the basket purse is so cool!
I think your new shop will be like going to the coolest thrift store ever without having to leave your home!Sounds way better than trekking all over town with two impatient little boys!

Silver Strands said...

Hi Jeanette - just wanted to say that I'm so glad you have your etsy shop ... you have the neatest things!

Andrew H. said...

Bring on the backgammon!!!!

Cat said...

Love those vintage ties...could definately see them in men's inspired women's wear looks! Adore your etsy shop...just started following your blog and I hearted you on Etsy :)

angryparsnip said...

Wonderful finds and the vintage dresses perfect. Love the inside of the blue dress is even more beautiful that the outside. A summer soiree outfit if I ever saw one.

cheers, parsnip

the chirpy bird said...

I love backgammon! I'm just a boardgames kinda gal tho!
Love the ties too!
x

Diana Mieczan said...

Those top two pieces are beautiful. I especially love the deep brown one. Such a great colour! You have an amazing eye for vintage goods, sweetie
Enjoy your day
Kisses

Mug said...

Ooooo What fun!! Can't wait 'til you open your new shop:) Do you have a name picked out yet? Or an opening date?

Kristin said...

Those ties are too fun!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I love those vintage ties and I wonder if the husband would wear one? When are you opening - this is exciting!!

French Basketeer.com said...

You find the BEST stuff Jeanette! I love the caftans, and the ties....and the handbag, and the backgammon will be too much fun while lounging in your caftan by the pool this summer....

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Love the purse with the row houses! Unfortunately, I remember when everyone had to have one!

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Mo Pie, Please said...

You totally scored! Those ties are really awesome, like, really, really awesome.

Annie Wilcox Designs said...

Those dresses are so me, but they look tiny! Have to check out your shop.

this free bird said...

i love that blue embroidered piece!!

dulci said...

awesome tunics!

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pamela said...

i find it very hard to believe that i have played a game you have not! the queen of games. i think you will like it. keep us 'posted'!
fun finds!

koralee said...

Wow...what a treasure chest! I love love everything...the ties are amazing.

Thanks for sharing my sweet friend. oxxoxo

audrey marie said...

so fun! ur right though - i could never open a shop i would just keep it all for myself!

Kellie Collis said...

Those purses are fabulous! Have a gorgeous day, Kellie xx

Cashon&Co said...

I LOVE THE CLOTHES HERE!
i went shopping yesterday for the first time in forever and saw lots of mexican embroidered shirts and dresses back on the racks, but if you can find the originals like you did, those are the best!

Brandywine said...

Love all your estate/auction finds. How do you go about finding these sales? I would love to go to some in the Chicago land area on my days off. Any tips you have to offer would be greatly appreciated.

Jane Schott said...

You are a fabulous "High End Scavenger"! Join the club sister...nice finds.