Saturday, May 30, 2009

Pretty Paisley

Well, I was surprised yesterday when I took some photos of one of the vintage pieces from my Gramma, surprised mostly because the photo turned out ok. I tried a new style photo, nothing fancy but stood by the window in the living room. The outfit looked okay and I didn't look too horrible hehe
It looks much cuter than predicted. I love the colors and the pretty paisley print to it, it's subtle but still very 60's. I'm hoping to get photos of the rest in the next few days.

In other news, we have some people coming around to look at the house tomorrow so we've been trying to fix up things to get ready, try to make the best impression. We have yet to find a house we want to buy, a number of them for sale but nothing that catches our eye. Dad and I have massive difference of opinion when it comes to houses and chances are if I like it, he hates it, and vice-versa. Ahh whatever.

That's all for now.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Yesterday's Treasures

My sister, Vicky, was home yesterday...I guess when she stopped by my Gramma's house my Gramma pawned a bunch of old stuff onto her. Naturally she basically hates anything that isn't new or 'up to date' so of course she didn't really like anything. While Vicky was showing me the stuff Gramma gave her I saw the bags of clothes Gramma sent with her to take to the Salvation Army.....and man there were a few treasures in there! I pulled out about 15 pieces, which all smelled of moth balls XP Many of them need minor repairs but for me that's easy work. After washing I left them out on the line for the night to air out a bit and now they smell fresh and dandy ^.^

I figure these are a good start to a vintage collection and eventually (hopefully) a vintage etsy shop. I've been wanting to start collecting things like this to sell but it seems garage sales now just don't seem to have such goodies, and I don't often get to a thrift store. I'm hoping to gather about 50 articles of clothing before I start selling. I'd like to have enough peices to tie me over for a while, that way if there i
s a bit of slump in findings, I still have things stored away.

Also included in the Salv. Army bag was 2 pairs of shoes. One pair was looking pretty darn rough so I just left them....still wondering if perhaps I should have kept them but oh well...but the other pair was decent, still lots of wear, but also lots of wear left in them. Brown with little buckles, a nice shape, very 60s/70s. It's too bad Gramma has much smaller feet than I do, it sounds like she has quite the collection stored away.

Oh and that's not even the best part, I almost forget to mention first that the other day Gramma mentioned that after out garage sale (next weekend) I could come over and go through the closet where she keeps all her old goodies and pi
ck out peices I like ^.^ That made me excited enough, but now with the peices I just got, I'll have a gold mine of vintage treasures. Seriously, Gramma's always have the best stuff.

Anyways, I should be off to sew some new projects, catch up.
See you later alligators...

Friday, May 22, 2009

Roll Up

Well, my first post on this site. Why I joined I'm still not too sure. I don't actually know anyone on this site...or perhaps that's why I did join. Nonetheless here I am. I have not a lot to say for the moment...

I've been going through a box of my Grandfathers old photos and some papers, I always find it interesting even though I've been through it all at least a dozen times. It seems every time I look through it something new suprises me. I love it all...

Our family is basically re-locating to a town an hour and a half away so we're (Dad, Gramma, & I) have been going through masses of our clutter and knick knacks to see what to sell on our upcoming garage sale and what we would like to keep, so everyday lately she's been bringing by little old things she finds and thinks I may like. Naturally I love them all but I may very well be selling a few on ebay some time soon.

I love the bags she drops by...the first one I got from here (see left) is probably my favorite. It's in amazing condition, lovely beaded beauty with this sunny yellow lining. Now I just need to find an outfit to measure up to it's classyness. The other bag she just dropped off the other day was this little super pale pink pouch, again with beads. She said it's at least as old as her, probably older. So the bag itself is at least wouldn't beleive it from it's condition though. It's been lovingly stored away for some time.

I've been dying to go to more garage sales, with the poor weather there hasn't been too many yet. Hopefully it will start to warm up soon and things will pick up. I've been keeping my eyes open for old clothing but it seems like most are scooped up already. Perhaps one of these days when Gramma drops by she'll have a big bag full of treasured clothes. Ooooh yea, I almost forgot about the coat she gave me, from the 40's or 50's she used to wear it to formal dances. It's lamb wool or something, with a mink collar, very classy. The coat would go well with the brown beaded purse.

Well alas I shall stop for now. Not a bad length for a first post.
If anyone is actually reading this, hope all is well.