Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The ones that didn't get away!

I've been pretty good about separation anxiety when it comes to etsy sales. Sure, sure - there's been plenty of items I was sad to see go - but for whatever reason, it was good they found a new home. I'm not perfect though, and there's certainly been a few things I snatched back for myself. I'm actually proud of myself because I can count them on one hand!

The first thing - was this beautiful striped tote bag I found at a flea market for a whopping $1 !!! I felt like it was one of those Reference Library items you see and swoon over (maybe I'm blowin' a little too much smoke though) Anyway - this was back in my ebay days and I don't think anyone bid on it within the first two days, so mine it was!!



The next thing - a 50's koi fish skirt that matches a darling little romper I bought in LA at Flounce Vintage. I was going to sell them both - but then decided on keeping the romper, and then with a little help from a dear girl out in Western MA - decided to keep the skirt too! Good thing! (and thank you again Alison for all your advice!)



And my recent almost-mistake of the summer ... what might be the most sweet thing in all of existence ... a pretty little feed sack dress hand stitched by a lovely little 10 year old girl from Gully Minnesota. She even entered into her very first sewing contest! The contest information is basted at the back and I have to say, she did some impressive work!

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The only problem is that it's very snug around my arms ... it's not going to rip, but there's no extra space either ... I've been wearing it around anyway - to dinner with some dear friends and then for Saturday morning coffee with Alice! Here it is in action! And I don't have a single regret about keeping it either!

Saturday mornings

9 comments:

little my said...

Oh gosh! it's funny to see that little dress turn out here! I actually saw it on Ebay and didn't bid on it because..I can't remember,maybe I thought it would be too big. Anyway, it looks lovely on you[I'm much more petite] and I'm glad it found such a nice home :)


ps- my blog is "under construction" but I hope I'll get it working soon

forrestina vintage said...

very sweet, that dress. :) found you via dear golden's blog and am enjoying a visit...

happy day!
tina aka forrestina vintage

Jessica said...

Well you're just as sweet as pie!!!

R. said...

That little dress is so sweet! Pity it's a little tight, but I'm glad you're wearing it anyways

Isabel said...

That dress is so cute, and I love the history behind it too! But holy jeez, I can't believe you fit into a 10-year old's dress. You are tiny!!!

Q's Daydream said...

I LOVE that skirt and that dress! Don't ever sell either! :o)

Pamplemousse said...

That koi fish skirt is too cute to give up, I don't blame you for keeping it! Gosh, if I had a vintage clothing shop there wouldn't be anything nice in my size left in it!

SOBALLIN said...

the koi skirt is so win.

Teresa @ good-grace said...

oh my goodness! Such a beautiful little dress!! Looks perfect on you. (oh, to the days where I could fit into a 10 yr olds dress...) I love it!!

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