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A Little Christmas Shopping

December 13, 2010

Today I went to a thrifting for the first time in a few weeks.  Those Handmade Christmas posts kind of sucked up all my time for a while.  But today was seriously awesome.  I found several cute little vintage dresses that kind of made me die inside.  There is no way that Creamie is going to wear all the dresses that I brought home (ahem, um $40 in vintage girls clothing later, ahem, cough).

Ruby's Vintage

[ Rachel‘s collection of gorgeous vintage dresses for her little Ruby. ]

I am seriously considering starting an etsy shop next year so that I can buy all the beautiful old things I love without having to really figure out what to do with them.  That way I can still have the thrill of finding and bringing home all those amazing treasures.  And I can photograph them and love them and hold them for a while.  And then I’ll be ready to let them go to someone else who will love them as much as I do. (I have a great story to tell about this.  Later.)  I’m pretty sure it’s a no fail plan.  I’ve already got a stack of things that I know I don’t have room to keep, but that I couldn’t just leave on the shelf/rack.  So tonight while it was on my mind I started sifting through etsy drooling over looking at dozens of beautiful vintage items and I found this dress.  And I audibly gasped.

And I’m so in love it’s ridiculous. Look at those cute buttons on the back, and it has pockets!  Such a gorgeous 1950’s dress.  And that skirt!  Ivory wool with sparkles and red and green flowers?  I die.

I wish I had a fancy Christmas party to wear it to.  (And an extra $350 dollars in my piggy bank.)  So since I don’t have either of those, I’ll just look at it and show you and you can appropriately ooh and aah and I’ll pretend that is just as good.  But really, this is nearly the most perfect dress in the world.  Really.

PS- This dress is at Etsy shop Timeless Vixen Vintage.  In my opinion she has the most beautiful vintage dresses on the internet. (This one also made me gasp.) Sigh, I want to have her job.  Sigh.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Linsey permalink
    December 13, 2010 10:26 pm

    OH MY!!!!!!!! I need that skirt! I LOVE what you love because I love it too!!!!!!!!!!

  2. December 13, 2010 11:07 pm

    Funny, I audibly gasped just milliseconds before I read that you did you! Gorgeous!

  3. December 14, 2010 8:55 am


    Those vintage dresses are so much fun. You gotta wonder, though, if the styles we wore in the 80’s will ever be considered ‘cool’ again.

    xo -El

  4. December 14, 2010 9:56 am

    Holy cow!! How do you people find good stuff at the thrift store? I never come out with more than a few children’s books. I’m determined, now. I am going thrifting.

    Do you find that some thrift stores are better than others? If so, what locations do you prefer? (I need thrifting help…)

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