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

It’s FRIDAY! How did we get here so fast? When I used to work in an office the days would crawl by, but now that I work from home they zip by! So here we are again for another weekly roundup of all the newly added vintage to Thrifty Vintage Kitten.

This week I added an eclectic assortment of styles to the shop. No real theme this week…just a bunch of pretty items for you!  See something you like or want more info? Just click on the picture!

(Check out the 40s pink rayon dress below. It’s seriously the sweetest thing I’ve ever listed. If it’s possible to be in love with a dress, consider me a goner.)

 

Vintage 1950s pink baby snowsuit and bonnet

1950s pink baby snowsuit and bonnet

 

Vintage 1960s paisley cut-out dress

1960s paisley cut-out dress

 

 

Vintage 1960s morning dew floral rayon dress

1960s MORNING DEW floral rayon dress

 

 

1960s GOLDEN FLOWERS rayon dress

1960s GOLDEN FLOWERS rayon dress

 

 

1950s evergreens supper club wool dress

1950s EVERGREENS SUPPER CLUB wool dress

 

 

1950s dapper day dress

1950s DAPPER DAY dress

 

 

1960s california sunshine silk dress

1960s CALIFORNIA SUNSHINE silk dress

 

 

1930s DIZZY WITH A DAME knit dress

1930s DIZZY WITH A DAME knit dress

 

 

Vintage 1940s forever young pink rayon dress

1940s FOREVER YOUNG rayon dress

 

 

Vintage 1960s barstool wisdom linen dress

1960s BARSTOOL WISDOM linen dress

 

Have a fabulous weekend, Thrifty Vintage Kittens! See you next week!

As always, if you have a question about any of the items you see or anything vintage-related, just drop me a note!

<3

Christy

I don’t often add vintage shoes to the shop. In my personal life I’ve never been much of a shoe girl, so I think that influences my business as well. At an estate sale, when there are only seconds left on the clock, I grab the vintage clothes and leave behind the shoes! But a couple of weeks ago I was at an estate sale and managed to snag a couple of real beauties! I just got them photographed, so here’s a sneak peak. I hope to add them to the shop soon!

 

Vintage red shoes

Vintage 1950s clear shoes

Vintage 1950s black shoes

 

Are you a vintage shoe lover? What’s your favorite style/era? Let me know!

<3

Christy

Hello!

It was a week full of pretty slips, pretty sweaters, and pretty dresses! Light springy colors took over the shop this week! I guess I’m hoping for an early spring. How about you?

Here are all the newly listed vintage from this week. If you see anything you like, just click on the picture and you’ll be taken directly to the shopping page.

Vintage 1940s FULL OF MOXIE dress / XS

Vintage 1940s FULL OF MOXIE dress / XS

 

 

Vintage 1950s PICNIC IN THE PARK sundress / medium

Vintage 1950s PICNIC IN THE PARK sundress / medium

 

 

Vintage 1950s STREET FAIR chevron dress / medium

Vintage 1950s STREET FAIR chevron dress / medium

 

 

Vintage 1970s PROUD MARY fringe dress / medium large

Vintage 1970s PROUD MARY fringe dress / medium large

 

 

Vintage 1980s squared pointelle sweater / medium

Vintage 1980s squared pointelle sweater / medium

 

 

Vintage 1980s light blue pointelle sweater / medium

Vintage 1980s light blue pointelle sweater / medium

 

 

Vintage 1980s peachy pink cable knit spring sweater / medium large

Vintage 1980s peachy pink cable knit spring sweater / medium large

 

 

Vintage 1950s yellow half slip / medium

Vintage 1950s yellow half slip / medium

 

 

Vintage 1950s peachy beige half slip / medium

Vintage 1950s peachy beige half slip / medium

 

 

Vintage 1950s light blue half slip / medium

Vintage 1950s light blue half slip / medium

 

 

And a few baby items sprinkled in too! Easter is coming after all!

 

Vintage 1950s purple baby dress / 12-18 months

Vintage 1950s purple baby dress / 12-18 months

 

 

Vintage 1950s baby Alice in Wonderland Dress / 12-18 months

Vintage 1950s baby Alice in Wonderland Dress / 12-18 months

 

 

Vintage 1950s Baby Swing Coat / 12-18 Months

Vintage 1950s baby swing coat / 12-18 months

 

Hope everyone has a great weekend! They are calling for about 10 inches of snow here in Chicago. Eeep!

<3

Christy