Over the past week or so I've unearthed some of the most wonderful things from some of my favorite places. Massachusetts and California - you've both been good to me!
Where to begin!? Well, we'll back it up and start with Massachusetts finds.
Sigh. Deep breath. Okay.
Well, I was lucky enough to visit one of my favorite stores in the entire universe (the other unfortunately, was closed) and came 'outta there with some of the verrrry best things. Two 30s/40s era carved necklaces, a perfect 60s holiday party dress, the best floral fabric, a perfect floral pattern hat box, and and - well. the BEST hat to ever exist. Ever. Seriously.
I found it by chance. I was more interested in the hat box it was in.. so, as I was pulling the hats out of the box I found thissss guy tucked in the bottom.
Perfect colors. Perfectly faded soft felt. Perfect velvet circly things. Perfect striped grosgrain ribbon. In my fashion history book, it might go down as one of the seven wonders. Millineries out there: COPY THIS HAT!!!! I'm giving you an open invitation!
This is one of the necklaces I got - carved ceulluloid has been my latest obsession!!! You'll get to see the other necklace in a separate post on my antique jewelry collection! That'll be in a few weeks, there's a few pieces I want to acquire in the mean time!
This chair was waiting for me in California. One of my boyfriend's flea market acquisitions!!!
A darling little 1920s notebook I actually bought a month ago, but the colors are so perfect I had to include it in this post!
Needlepoint pillows picked up at yesterday's flea. The man selling them said they were from 1880, but I'm no needlepoint expert so I haven't the slightest. I believe they could be that old judging by the way they make me sneeze every time you move them!
And then.. there's this. I found this totally by chance at Wasteland and I can't even believe it exists, fits, and is in such amazing shape for its age! Pink silk accordion pleats, lace!! Not a machine stitch to be seen and barely a thing wrong with it!
I have another post ready with all the different outfits I've already conjured up with this blouse - but, I don't want to overwhelm the internet today! See you tomorrow!