Tuesday, May 4, 2010

May Days

The sun has been extra good to me this week! No clouds so that means full days of picture opportunities! Here's a few glimpses as to how things have been looking around here lately...

Birthday Dress

Birthday Dress


My birthday dress I mentioned earlier! Someone grabbed it from right under me at the flea market - when she held it up to the vendor and asked for a price I almost died. I had just shuffled around some ratty blouses and she must have seen that peeking out just a second before I did. Luckily she wasn't happy with the $20 price tag - there were some stains... So she put it down and as soon as it hit the table I grabbed it. I almost had a heart attack in those moments between.. I'll pay $20 for a silk/lace 20s dress any day. After a gentle soak in oxy clean/palmolive all is well!

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From that same vendor I bought this beautiful 30s pale pink lace body suit that turns into shorts. I almost didn't buy it. I was two rows over when I finally saw the light about how perfect it is to layer with skirts and blouses and cardigans. You can just about see it in this photo...

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I received a really sweet package from from emily last week - these pretty drying flowers were tucked inside along with a realllllllly adorable stuffed bunny.

Drying Flowers

Corduroy Bunny

Yarn Tail

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On the sweetsie animal note, I found this funny little ratty cat for the collection (also from Alameda).

Ratty Kitty

Ratty Kitty


And these lovely little cat figurines I picked up at Saipua a few weeks ago. Those orange ranunculus are now dead but I'm having a hard time throwing them out - ranunculus die in such a nice way!

New Friends

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And then of course there's Westley. Best little bud ever! I take approximately 25 photos of him a day - trying to be good and not upload everryy single onee.



Ultimate Scoundrel

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I've been working on getting a big etsy update together. I think it'll be tomorrow. There's some really good stuff! I think this has been my favorite flea market haul and I hope you'll agree!! I'm also going to be putting a few things on ebay too. I'll be sure to post about it as soon as things fall into place. I'm still working on getting it all together!

This little satin floral embroidered clutch was going to be part of the ebay update, but I decided it's going to stay here instead!
I decided to sell it! The auction will be up Sunday evening! I'll update the blog w/ a link!

satin embroidered purse

26 comments:

BaronessVonVintage said...

Whew...thank goodness your dream dress didn't get snapped up! That purse is divine. If you ever DO decide to sell up, I'd love love love it if you could think of me before listing ;) xoxo

Caroline said...

These photos are beautiful ... absolutely lovely!!! xo

elise said...

ACK! I love that clutch. Can't wait to see what else is in store!

Leslie Marie said...

What a gorgeous dress! And your dog is adorable, as well.

=D

E is for Eleanor said...

Westley! oh gosh, what an adorable darling he is.

And everything here I am envious of, the lace pieces especially.

Skyline Eyes said...

Gorgeous pictures and clothes, and your dog is too cute (:

Urban Legendary said...

Your dog is so cute! And so is that stuffed bunny. Lucky you! xx

Casey said...

Oh my... I'm so glad you were able to get the dress! I always feel like I'm suffocating when someone else snatches up a vintage goody I've been eying. rofl.

All these photos are so lovely! Can't wait to see your Etsy update!!!!

♥ Casey
blog | elegantmusings.com

reckless daughter said...

eek, that was a close call on the dress. I'm glad that woman was cheap! ;)

PS: seriously...the pup is melting my heart with every picture!

Love_Again said...

that cat is so so loveable. and what a gorgeous birthday dress, $20 was a bargain!

x

Tess said...

Aaah! Sad little white kitties unite!

I just love good flea market hauls. It makes my week. I'm pretty much devastated that I'm missing the flea this weekend. :(

(I really shouldn't be checking my blog reader right now. I have to be on the road! Darn you for luring me in with your pretty stuff.)

Rebecca said...

I hate it when someone else picks up the thing you're after, it's the worst! Happy you managed to take it home with you and that bunny is the cutest.

Electro Geisha said...

wow, so many beautiful things in this post. love the flowers and the old paper. the dog is the cutest thing ever. such a sweet face, makes me want to take him just for myself. and the bag is wonderful. i had a bit of a problem with photo actually uploading, but finally i did manage to see it all...

meganbarkley said...

This post is FULL of perfect things that I LOVE! Amazing.
http://meganbarkley.blogspot.com/

Beatrix said...

Oh my! Your birthday dresses just keep getting better and better... I wish I could stumble across such wonderful things!

Give Westley a massive hug for me. He is, I think, the cutest little fluffy white dog in the whole wide world!

Robin said...

Westly is so darn cute I would have a very hard time not posting a bunch of pictures of him too :)

Adelaide's Homesewn said...

i love everything about this post. its just so life-sharing. and that little bunny is adorable. so is westley, i just want to snuggle him right up. thank you, this brightened my nite. :)

Ariel Starling said...

What incredible finds! That dress is absolutely heavenly.

kathy said...

That purse is so cute...i don't think i would be able to part with it either!

http://5678vintage.blogspot.com/

veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

that dress looks beautiful.

Lilah said...

My Goodness $20, what a bargain!.

I hate when you get that sense of panic at the flea markets or thrift when another person is clutching or examining a item that you MUST have.

I must be getting slow in my old age.

lauren said...

So yesterday I also found a 1920s silk & lace dress, with one tiny stain and it's now soaking. I also have a vase of ranunculous prettily dying in my studio and well, that vintage purse needs to be mine, what a lovely thing.

rebecca said...

That dress is beautiful! Good news that others didn't appreciate it so much ;)

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the spectator said...

DEAR, SWEET LITTLE DOG!

Anniina said...

Your birthday dress is the prettiest! If only I found 20s dresses here.. And the bunny, the cat and Westley are really cute!

Samantha said...

Oh thats brilliant that she put the dress back down - I love it when that happens!
Your dog is the cutest thing ever! :)

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