I hinted many weeks back that I was super excited to share with you Sarah's Christmas gifts that I had hunted down for her. I'm so thrilled she loved her vintage gifts and funnily enough it also appears as though she "may" have started to develop an eye for spotting vintage herself.
On Christmas Day she unwrapped her gift of the vintage dress and tooled leather bag and her first response was a giggle followed by her saying in tiny voice "it's vintage" and gasping a little. I had not said a thing to her or primed her about the gift being vintage. I have to say I was quietly proud and puffed my chest out.
1970's Vintage Girls Cotton Dress - Ebay
My heart swelled with joy that she loved her gifts and that she adored her necklace in particular. As a little girl I owned a necklace exactly the same and as an adult I have often thought about it and wondered where it went, and where it came from and if I'd ever be able to find one again. A few weeks ago I did some asking around in some collector groups I'm a member of and after giving my description of it, I was able to confirm it was an old children's Avon jewelry piece from the 1980's. I then set about about hunting high and low online and came by an Etsy listing. But after contacting the seller in excitement and in a rush, I realised it had been sold. I emailed the seller back apologising for getting ahead myself and for not realising it was sold. But that's not where the story ends, the seller emailed back and explained she did in fact still have one. Several more emails back and forth and it arrived just a few days before Christmas and I was over the moon. Sarah adores it and it makes me so happy, however I am now on a mission to track one down again for myself.
The dress, bag and necklace were Christmas gifts to Sarah and she wore the whole ensemble above for Christmas dinner. She knew she looked the part and when the family gushed over her and said that they liked her dress she simply just said:
"Thanks it's vintage darling".