Houland-Swanson Caftan-Goodwill, .99 cents
1970's Celara maxi dress- Thrift World
1960's clip earrings-Hand-Me-Ups
Bracelets-onyx (Mum's) Green and gold (Hand-Me-Ups)
Clogs-Retail, a while ago
Vintage Apex Handbag (still had original tags) Goodwill
Necklace Black Hills Gold-Gift from Danny
We visited one of the still-thriving antique malls in our area. The prices are terrible for antiques, but they had a number of under-priced handbags, and I was able to come home with three very good ones. I've never coveted a cloth and shiny-stuff Enid Collins bag, but the wooden box bags I've always thought lovely. I was able to buy one for a small sum today, which I consider a lucky break. I just cannot imagine handing over the sort of money these things command in vintage shops. It does make me think I should stop-by more often, as there are bargains to be had amid all the overpriced pottery and magazines.
I know these posts have been rather slap-dash of late, and picture heavy rather than brimming with the sarcastic content you've come to expect here. I have to be honest-it won't be getting better anytime soon. My few bits of remaining brain are scrambling to finish the end of the semester, whilst working on fifteen different projects simultaneously. I won't apologise because hey, that's life. But I do want to point out that I appreciate everyone stopping by even when the posts sound like they were written by the perpetually stoned teenagers down the way ("hey, maaaaaaaan. I like popsicles, maaaaaaaan").