The more I insist I don't need anything, the more determined the thrifting gods are to toss me great finds. When we made the trip to Grand Island to drop off Danny's fair entries, we called in at some of the shops along the way. In Grand Island, there are two Goodwills. One was a bust, but the other had fantastic baubles. I left thinking it was a very good day-little did I know what the universe had in mind.
This is one of the dresses I picked up at the Lincoln Salvation Army store. 1950's square dancing frock? Don't mind if I do! Or do si do.
|Get yer tits out.|
Vintage square dancing dress-Salvation Army, Lincoln
Rings, bakelite bangles, earrings, brooch-all thrifted various places
Fine, I'm afraid of birds, including waterfowl, but the print was still impossible to resist.
|I would have no difficulty resisting this duck. *Shudder*|
Vintage Naturalizer shoes-Thrift World
Nantucket Basket handbag-Antique mall
Victorian bracelets-both thrifted
That massive bakelite stretch bracelet was something like $1.99 at goodwill. Looking at it in the case I was sure it was modern, but as soon as I picked it up, felt the weight of the thing and noticed the aging string, I knew I had Bakelite. I can't wear it long as it is seriously heavy. The wood and plastic medallion was something I picked up at a yard sale and then forgot about. I find long necklaces hard to wear but with just the right maxi dress they can work. I do like a long bit of wood. Ahem.
1970s maxi dress-Antique mall
Vintage bucket bag-Hand Me Ups
Vintage white shopper tote-Goodwill
Vintage bakelite bracelet-Goodwill
Vintage necklace-Yard Sale
Shell earrings-World Market about 10 years ago
Dress-I can't remember! I bought it new.
Earrings and necklace-both Thrift World
Brooch-recent trip to Grand Island Goodwill
Talbot's belt-Thrift World (that is one seriously well made leather belt!)
Vintage handbag-Goodwill (I think)
Large brown bangle-Hand-Me-Ups
|There's me, getting my leg out on the side of a highway. As you do.|
Tunic and leggings-both Dots about 17 years ago! Not bad for fast fashion.
Necklace and matching earrings (bought on 2 different trips)-Goodwill
Brass evening bag-New Life Thrift
Fragrance-Probably 24 Faubourg which I have been wearing constantly day and night since finding a full bottle for $4.99 at Goodwill. This stuff is addictive. How I ignored it so long is beyond me, but it is definitely my fragrance of summer/autumn 2018. I wonder if I will like it as well in winter? Hard to believe the same nose was responsible for that reeking Celine Dion nightmare, but I guess everyone's entitled to one really big mistake in their life. Anyway, yeah-24 Faubourg is magical.
This silk dress was another purchase from the Salvation Army store in Lincoln. I would guess it is late 90's/early 00's. The beaded 80's jacket was probably overkill for daytime wear but...well, you know me.
Vintage straw bag-Hand-Me-Ups
Bangles and rings-all over
I will leave you with one more outfit from the trip to Lincoln.
That's some heavy, vintage polyester action!
Somewhere between Minne Mouse and a stewardess uniform.
1970's polyester dress-Salvation Army store, Lincoln
Vintage shoes-yard sale
Rings, bangles, earrings-all thrifted various places
Today and tomorrow the annual Sarpy County Museum yard sale is going on to raise funds for the museum. I have a serious upper respiratory infection at the moment and will have to miss it this year (unless I make a miraculous recovery overnight which I'm not expecting). I'm bummed about it, but looking at this post I clearly don't need anything! I certainly don't ever need to purchase another piece of jewellery as long as I live. I'd also planned a trip to the orchard this weekend for apple picking but that's going to have to be delayed as well. I'm pretty stoic when it comes to cold, flu, etc. but this is really kicking my behind. Danny has a milder version of it (thank god) and so far (fingers crossed) Mr. ETB has escaped it.
I hope autumn/spring (depending where you are) is treating you well. Spare a thought for the people in the path of the hurricane if you can-it sounds horrible.