Ooh, boy did I score big time recently! They say when it rains, it pours and this week has been a complete tsunami. It started off with a killer haul of 1940s/1950s little girls’ dresses. Do you see that 1930s blouse down there? Wow.

Vintage 1940s 1950s little girls dresses

I’ve been busy washing and pressing them. Hoping to get them listed soon!

 

Then I got a call to come see a woman’s house with some vintage clothes and this happened…

Huge haul of 1940s 1950s dresses

Hi! I’m the weird neighbor who is so excited about her vintage haul she lays in it her front yard.

 

The women who previously owned these garments had the most impeccable taste! She must have been so stylish in her day. I want to go back in time and shop with her. She took the best care of her clothes and kept EVERYTHING. I walked out with more than 100 garments.

I spent the next day assembling a new clothing rack and going through everything to see what I had. In total I have 173 items. There are dresses, and blouses, and skirts…oh my! My dining room is completely overtaken.

Vintage clothing

But that’s not all…

Today I went back. And got more.

Pile of vintage clothes

At one point I opened a closet, uncovered a buried box, and found tons of neatly folded 1940s cotton day dresses! So unreal!

Vintage 1940s 1950s blouses and sweaters

This I call my little box of treasures. Not really sure what’s in here, but I can’t wait to go through everything!

It’s a good thing I have my little assistant to help me. We have LOTS of work ahead of us. Keep your eye on the shop for the most incredible vintage coming. Seriously, guys…my shop has never seen this amount of awesome at one time.

vintage clothes

In the meantime, check out what my shop currently has in stock here.

<3

Christy

 

 

 

‘Round these parts, Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff to summer. While the weather can be hit or miss, summer bbqs, flip flops, and long days in the sun are on everyone’s mind. In honor of this patriotic holiday, here are some great red, white, and blues in the shop now!

 

Vintage 1960s patriotic tie-waist cotton blouse

1960s tie-waist cotton blouse

 

Vintage 1950s white linen midi skirt

1950s white linen midi skirt

 

Vintage 1960s patriotic ribbon cardigan

1960s patriotic ribbon cardigan

 

Vintage 1960s patriotic ribbon tank blouse

1960s patriotic ribbon tank blouse

 

Vintage 1960s navy and white linen dress

1960s navy and white linen dress

 

Vintage 1960s sailor dress

1960s sailor dress

 

Vintage 1960s white sundress

1960s white sundress

 

See something you like? All images are linked, so just click!

Grab your sunnies and let’s jump in the pool! Summer is here!

<3

Christy

I poked my head into a little estate sale today and walked out with some really interesting finds.

 

Vintage clothing finds

My small, but respectable, finds from today’s estate sale.

 

Let’s zoom in on those killer shoes.

South Pacific hand crafted wooden shoes from 1944

My absolute favorite thing is when there are little notes that come along with my vintage buys. I love learning the history behind items! This note reads, “Handcrafted shoes sent to Amelia Brown (Maver) from the South Pacific during World War II, circa 1944). How cool is that? They are beautifully made with an incredible pagoda scene carved into the heels. The colors are still vibrant too. From some research I did on these shoes I learned that soldiers often brought these back from the war to give to their sweethearts as souvenirs.

Hand carved South Pacific wooden clogs World War II

 

Underneath all the goodies is a really pretty kimono perfect for lounging around in. I can’t wait to get her all cleaned up and listed for the shop.

 And, never one to pass on adorable baby clothes, I picked up these pretty little outfits. And the best part…they all came with tags with dates! I want to hug that mom and thank her for taking the guesswork out of dating her items!

Vintage baby clothes

Here are the up close images of the baby tags.

Vintage baby clothes with dates

So there’s a little taste of my Friday morning! I’ll be getting these in the shop soon! Stay tuned!

Hope you have a great weekend!

<3

Christy

Hello! The daffodils are starting to pop up in my yard, so spring is here!

Heart daffodils

Image from pinterest.

It’s time to fill your wardrobe with soft pinks, purples, and blues. I’ve stocked the shop with a fresh selection of springy pastels just for you!

Vintage 1960s pink gingham pinafore / size medium large

Vintage 1960s pinafore / medium large

 

 

Vintage 1950s pink tulle prom dress / size small

Vintage 1950s pink tulle prom dress / small

 

 

Vintage 1960s polka dot mod dress / medium

Vintage 1960s polka dot mod dress / medium

 

 

Vintage 1950s pink cotton day dress / medium large

Vintage 1950s pink cotton day dress / medium large

 

 

Vintage 1960s child's yellow and white seersucker overalls

Vintage 1960s child’s yellow and white seersucker overalls

 

 

Vintage 1960s girls' blue plaid overalls

Vintage 1960s girls’ blue plaid overalls

 

All images are linked! And as always, if you have any questions feel free to ask me!

<3

Christy

It’s April which means prom season is coming! Do you or your daughter like a more unique, vintage look? Thrifty Vintage Kitten has you covered! The shop has lots of great options. If you’re into classic 1950s big skirts, 1980s bright colors, or maybe even for you rocker chicks…a 1970s white fringe dress (perfect for shakin’ it!) Click on any of the pictures to be taken to the online store, where there are many more options available.

 

1950s purple sharkskin halter prom dress

1950s purple sharkskin halter prom dress

 

1950s gold and peach satin princess prom dress

1950s gold and peach satin princess prom dress

 

1950s brown and pink lace prom dress

1950s brown and pink lace prom dress

 

1950s pink lace and tulle prom dress

1950s pink lace and tulle prom dress

 

1950s iridescent emerald green taffeta prom dress

1950s iridescent emerald green taffeta prom dress

 

1980s silk floral tulip prom dress

1980s silk tulip prom dress with tags!

 

1950s pink chiffon prom dress

1950s pink chiffon prom dress with sheer sleeves

 

1970s white fringe dress

1970s white fringe dress

 

As always, if you have any questions, feel free to ask!

<3

Christy

Hello!

It’s been awhile since I did a ‘recent arrival’ post. So no delay…let’s get to it! I’m still on a vintage baby clothing kick, so I listed a bunch of great baby and girls’ items this week. My favorite is the ’50s grey suspender skirt down below. I think it so perfectly fits into modern times. So cute. And I scored an awesome brown L’Aiglon day dress too. Such a great label.

I’ll be back next week with more fun things to show you! If you see anything you like, just click on the pictures and you’ll be taken directly to the listing…unless it’s sold out already. You never know how fast something might go! Grab it while you can!

 

Vintage 1950s L'Aiglon cotton day dress

Vintage 1950s L’Aiglon day dress

 

 

Vintage 1950s Bobbie Brooks wool pencil skirt

Vintage 1950s Bobbie Brooks wool pencil skirt

 

 

Vintage 1960s girls or very petite womens drop waist dress

Vintage 1960s girls’ (or very petite womens’) drop waist dress

 

Vintage 1960s "The Villager" red wool a-line skirt

Vintage 1960s “The Villager” red wool a-line skirt

 

Vintage newborn baby layette gown

Vintage newborn baby layette gown

 

Vintage 1960s girls' 5T navy and white dress

Vintage 1960s girls’ 5T mod navy and white dress

 

Vintage 1950s girls 6X Betty Winkle hunting dog blouse

Vintage 1950s girls’ Betty Winkle hunting dog blouse / 6X

 

Vintage 1950s girls' suspender skirt

Vintage 1950s girls’ suspender skirt–SOLD OUT!

 

Vintage 1960s girls' 6x mod navy blue overcoat

Vintage 1960s girls’ 6X mod overcoat

 

<3

Christy

Chicago winter photo

 

Today is a “snow” day for my kids, though it’s not because of snow, it’s because of the cold. It’s currently -4 degrees outside so I’m more than happy to stay inside all day. Brrr! When I was a kid I had ONE day off because of the cold. My daughter has already had…I don’t know…I’ve lost count. Are our winters getting worse or is it my imagination?

Anyway, I thought it would be fun to share some old Chicago winter photographs. I love looking through old photographs, so I thought you might also enjoy this little trip down memory lane back before we had remote start on our cars and women wore skirts no matter the weather!

Snow forms a face on a car parked at 71st and Carpenter Streets in Chicago in 1950.

Snow forms a face on a car parked at 71st and Carpenter Streets in Chicago in 1950.

 

Hutchinson Court, University of Chicago 1945

Hutchinson Court, University of Chicago 1945

 

Traffic tie-up ( Tribune archive photo / January 29, 1967 ) Traffic comes to a stop on Ill. Route 53 at Schaumburg Road as efforts continue to dislodge vehicles from snow drifts.

Traffic tie-up ( Tribune archive photo / January 29, 1967 ) Traffic comes to a stop on Ill. Route 53 at Schaumburg Road as efforts continue to dislodge vehicles from snow drifts.

 

Children smiling and waving as they sled down a hill, 1929, Chicago, Illinois. Photograph by Chicago Daily News, Inc.

Children smiling and waving as they sled down a hill, 1929, Chicago, Illinois. Photograph by Chicago Daily News, Inc.

 

Chicago, Lincoln Park, 1971. Ice-coated trees due to spray from high waves.

Chicago, Lincoln Park, 1971. Ice-coated trees due to spray from high waves.

 

A little girl poses proudly with her snowman. Chicago, 1944.

A little girl poses proudly with her snowman. Chicago, 1944.

 

Children frolic among buried cars in the Edgewater neighborhood, on Chicago's North Side. Chicago Blizzard, 1967.

Children frolic among buried cars in the Edgewater neighborhood, on Chicago’s North Side. Chicago Blizzard, 1967.

 

Bare legs in winter. Brrr!

Bare legs in winter. Brrr!

 

 I hope you’re staying nice and warm in your neck of the woods. And if you’re in the midwest like me…it’s time to break out our space heaters!

<3

Christy