Jeweled vintage purses and hats trimmed with netting. Kitschy old knick knacks and brooches with gilding, brown retro hat boxes tied up with strings, these are a few of my favorite things!
Welcome to my newest blog feature, Tuesday Treasures. Each week I will showcase fabulous vintage items in my own collection or items I am currently searching for. I have always had a huge love affair with antique and vintage pieces. My grandparents were born in 1919 and 1920, the example I saw from them and the heirlooms they possessed fascinated me. I used to play dress up in my Grandmother's jewelry and clothing, as a consequence my style inspiration is anything old fashioned, unique and eclectic. I love many different eras, I'm an old soul. I've been collecting odds and ends since I was a child. I'll be sharing my favorite items in my collection, a few details about their style and age, tell you where I found these items and how to look for lovely retro items to add to your own collection. Enjoy this visual journey. These are my favorite things!
Friends and family are a great source for vintage items. Family have items that are passed from one person to another through the years. Family and friends are also usually willing to keep their eyes out if they know you have a collection. Many items I own came to me through my favorite people and because of that they are even more special.
I love kitschy, unique antique stores and thrift shops. My best friend and I hung out in one called The Grapevine for years always looking for fun new items to use in our wardrobes and just generally enjoying the fantastic history around us. Over the years these have been the places I have found most of the items I treasure that were not passed down to me. Antique stores, thrift shops, estate or yard sales, secondhand shops are all an adventure in time. These stores often look like crowded masses of old junk to others but I know that a good look through will usually find fabulous treasures waiting for discovery. Wade right in and don't be afraid to get dirty!!
Each item I own has a story and significance, they bring back memories of people, places and times gone by. I love learning the origins of these items and through this research I find interesting history. Next week for Tuesday Treasures, I will showcase my vintage hat and fascinator collection.
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