My Vintage Childhood

My Vintage Childhood: September 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thrifty & Vintage Finds.....

Do you ever get that little interval voice that says to you that today is the day that you must check out a particular op shop? 

Well after a busy morning on Monday and Sarah not napping we needed a change of scenery so, I risked the no-napping little miss and packed us up for a drive.

Our little drive paid off with a nice afternoon tea and sweet treasures found. I had not visited this store before and I was pleasantly surprised with it being one of those small op shops that you need to search every nook and cranny because there is stuff everywhere.

The straw bag is small, but so sweet. I could very well imagine using it with a sweet summer dress for lunch with just the very few essential items in there. 

As for the Florida flamingo pendant, I just love it to bits I saw it at the last minute at the counter, as everything else was getting priced and tallied up.


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Thrifted & Vintage Finds.....

Ben sent me for coffee this morning child free to just sit and be after a rough week and that is where I am as I tap out this post for you today. This weeks finds are from any op shopping adventures this week (thanks to the rough week). But they are from a recent op shop visit when I also picked up the scarf and pendant I shared a few weeks back and some of you liked. So I just wanted to share three lovely belts I've add to my collection. I nabbed them for a dollar each. 

I particularly like the black belt at the top, it's genuine leather and the detail on the buckle is interesting. With my wardrobe in the midst of change from the last four years of pregnancy, belts and especially belts of the vintage kind are in short supply in my wardrobe. So these are a great addition to my arsenal and are all in fantastic condition. 


Friday, September 2, 2011

Style Your Spring Horse Racing Carnival Outfit with Vintage Race Day Dresses.....

If you look forward to the end of winter and the emergence of Spring and the Australian Spring Horse Racing season to arrive, it's likely you want a pretty dress or two for a ladies day.

If you don't wish to be caught out wearing the same or similar to other girls on the field, and you don't want to bust your budget to look glamorous and stand out from the crowd, head to your local vintage boutiques and op shops.

Perfectly pretty frocks can be found for affordable prices.

Thrift a hat or fascinator, or dig around in the craft and sewing supplies section of op shops for bits and bobs to create a unique hair piece or some treasures to give an old hat a new look. Look for blingy brooches, broken jewelry pieces, beads, netting, ribbon, hair combs, clip, silk flowers and you're well on your way to creating a something unique with the help of Pinterest or some YouTube clips.   

Frills for the fillies, you won't be disappointed you saved money on a frock and accessories. You will be a stand out in a one of kind outfit for less.