Thursday, February 08, 2018

Let's Go shopping!

Haven't done one of these posts for a while, so I think we're due.


This Fishpool Hoard brooch from Nomads With Baggage is a wonderful museum replica piece. Alexis is a terrific seller, and I have been so happy with the many items I have purchased from her.

This Flapper Comb from Deb at Cheap Frills on Etsy is another phenomenal deal. I've bought two combs from Deb (and other items) and I can assure you, she's a great seller with a particularly good eye for combs. She's also the fastest shipper, ever!

This Circle Skirt Dress from 1860-1960 has a fab print. I have bought so many pieces from 1860-1960 and they're all treasures! If I ever win the lottery, I know where I'm shopping first.
This Copper Bracelet from Ms. Vintage Treasures is not only beautiful, but a fantastic bargain as well. I have been pleased with the brooches I purchased from this shop and it is taking a good deal of willpower to keep from buying this bracelet. Gosh, I love copper. 

This Cicada Brooch from Maisonette de Madness is a cheerful little good luck charm. I have happily forked over my cash to this seller time and again for wonderful pieces you won't see everywhere. Your purchase will arrived wrapped up like the perfect present...to yourself! 

These Miller Studio Chalkware Fish from Do You Remember When are a steal at $15.00. They could use a small touch-up with paint, but that is reflected in the price. You can spend five minutes with a pot of paint for that price! I bought my Barn purse from this seller and it arrived quickly and well packaged. 

Fancy a bottle of L' Heure Bleue?  This1967 bottle is a great deal at $189.99 from Etsy seller, ODONA. I am a happy customer, and can verify that the quality and prices of their perfumes are excellent. Guerlain lover that I am, this is sadly one of the fragrances that is too sweet on me. If you can wear it, this is a bottle worth snapping up. 

Is Faberge more your style? Emily at The Nine of Cups has a perfume concentration bottle of Aphrodisia in a metal presentation box. I've been collecting perfume for years and have never run across one like this. You know when you order from Emily it will be perfect and shipped in a flash. 


This Pucci Knock-Off from seller Olive You Vintage is one of many NOS shirts and sweaters she has for sale. I purchased a 50's nylon top and an acrylic 60's cardigan. The prices are great, but did require several washes to get the "storage" smell out. This is reflected in the prices and really, a bit of fresh air is all they needed for clothes that hadn't seen the light of day for decades. I've purchased from her several times now and you honestly can't beat her prices. Do look around the site if you need larger sizes-there were several extra large sweaters last time I looked. 

Someone Buy This Suit from Past Perfect Vintage. At $55.00 it is practically stealing from yourself to not buy it. I have no idea why it hasn't sold as it is in excellent condition and in a larger size. I'd buy it myself if I didn't already have a nearly identical one. For heaven's sake-someone please go buy this!

This dress I bought-click the link to see a better picture of the Owl and the Pussycat print. at $31.00 USD it was too good to pass up. 

Anyone out there have any 
steals or deals to share? Leave the links in the comments. 

13 comments:

Polyester Princess said...

Lot's of treasures here. I'm loving the heart-shaped brooch and the fabulous print of the circle skirt dress. The cicada brooch and the fish caught my eye as well. And wow, the owl and pussycat dress! What a great buy. Can't wait to see how you'll style it.

beate grigutsch said...

if it were not for the stupid german custom rules i would by that suit.... but no willing to deal with the bureaucracy.
its great fun to go window shopping with you!
xxxxx

Propagatrix said...

Have a nose round OverAttired Vintage, based here in Oakland. They recently closed their brick-and-mortar business to concentrate on their Etsy shop, which is divine. Sam, the proprietor, really knows his stuff. https://www.etsy.com/shop/OverAttiredVintage

Anonymous said...

Do you ever use colored nail polish to fix little chips and flaws in items? I do it all the time now that you can get so many inexpensive nail polishes. JanF

Veronica Cooke said...

What wonderful buys! I am particularly enamoured of the jewellery. I had no idea vintage perfume was so expensive so that's been a bit of a shock. I loved the clothes you bought and it's such a shame no one has bought the gingham suit...

Emily from Etsy said...

Thanks for the shout-out!

That cicada brooch looks so lifelike. I feel as if spring is just around the corner now. : )

Bibi Maizoon said...

I'll take the cicada brooch & the Pucci sweater!

Melanie Folly Bird said...

The two piece is lovely as is the comb ❤ there was a shop here called Past Times which sold repro jewellery amongst other things, and they had elaborate art nouveau hair combs which I long coveted xxx

Vix said...

I'll have the copper bangle please! xxx

Mim said...

The current formulation of L'Heure Bleu is a ghost of its former self (in the Guerlain boutique in Paris they have sniffer domes with the original formulation and the current; in most cases things are pretty good still but LHB has been gutted) so vintage is worth buying if people are into that scent. Shipping laws being what they are, I shall have to eke out what remains of my elderly bottle.

The combs are still sold in Spain - they support mantillas for wearing on fancy occasions/ festivals. The 'piano shawls' are also still made and sold, though the very best - silk, hand-embroidered - cost hundreds of pounds, so vintage ones might actually be cheaper.

ThriftyParka said...

Love the cicada pin! Thank you for sharing your pretty things. Reading your post is always a welcome distraction from dealing with daily life :)

Happy thrifting ;)

Beth Waltz said...

Thank you very much for introducing me to The Fishpool Hoard! The exquisite enamel work of the heart broach is mesmerizing, like the detailed finery of those Dutch portraits of the period. And there's one left for sale at $65... Ahem. Valentine's Day is at hand.

Goody said...

@Ann
Isn't the cicada incredible? I am so tempted!

@Beate
Our customs are very generous in the US, but overseas shipping costs can be strange. It is cheaper to have something shipped from the UK than from our neighbour Canada!

@Propagatrix
I will go look. Thank you!

@Jan
For small items, yes but otherwise I use craft paint. The stuff made for painting models is good.

@Veronica
Guerlain is always expensive, particularly in perfume concentration. This was actually a bargain ;)

@Emily
You're welcome. I love shopping with you.

@Bibi
I can picture you in the Pucci!

@Melanie
Your hair would look great in a comb. At the risk of sounding creepy, I love your hair!

@Vix
Isn't it lovely? Copper is so under-appreciated.

@Mim
I have a comb and a mantilla but I would feel absurd wearing them together. I found my piano shawl in a thrift store hanging with the tablecloths and ratty bedsheets.

@Thrifty Parka
I hope life gets better where you don't need distraction-you've had quite an adventure with remodeling the building.

@Beth
I am a firm believer in buying yourself gifts!