I poked my head into a little estate sale today and walked out with some really interesting finds.
My small, but respectable, finds from today’s estate sale.
Let’s zoom in on those killer shoes.
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.
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!
Here are the up close images of the baby tags.
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!
Hello! The daffodils are starting to pop up in my yard, so spring is here!
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 pinafore / medium large
Vintage 1950s pink tulle prom dress / small
Vintage 1960s polka dot mod dress / medium
Vintage 1950s pink cotton day dress / medium large
Vintage 1960s child’s yellow and white seersucker overalls
Vintage 1960s girls’ blue plaid overalls
All images are linked! And as always, if you have any questions feel free to ask me!
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 gold and peach satin princess prom dress
1950s brown and pink lace prom dress
1950s pink lace and tulle prom dress
1950s iridescent emerald green taffeta prom dress
1980s silk tulip prom dress with tags!
1950s pink chiffon prom dress with sheer sleeves
1970s white fringe dress
As always, if you have any questions, feel free to ask!
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 day dress
Vintage 1950s Bobbie Brooks wool pencil skirt
Vintage 1960s girls’ (or very petite womens’) drop waist dress
Vintage 1960s “The Villager” red wool a-line skirt
Vintage newborn baby layette gown
Vintage 1960s girls’ 5T mod navy and white dress
Vintage 1950s girls’ Betty Winkle hunting dog blouse / 6X
Vintage 1950s girls’ suspender skirt–SOLD OUT!
Vintage 1960s girls’ 6X mod overcoat
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Here’s a special Valentine from Thrifty Vintage Kitten to YOU!
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Sale is live 3 DAYS!
Friday, February 13 through Sunday, February 15!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Here are some new arrivals to whet your appetite.
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.)
1950s pink baby snowsuit and bonnet
1960s paisley cut-out dress
1960s MORNING DEW floral rayon dress
1960s GOLDEN FLOWERS rayon dress
1950s EVERGREENS SUPPER CLUB wool dress
1950s DAPPER DAY dress
1960s CALIFORNIA SUNSHINE silk dress
1930s DIZZY WITH A DAME knit dress
1940s FOREVER YOUNG rayon 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!
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!
Are you a vintage shoe lover? What’s your favorite style/era? Let me know!
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 1950s PICNIC IN THE PARK sundress / medium
Vintage 1950s STREET FAIR chevron dress / medium
Vintage 1970s PROUD MARY fringe dress / medium large
Vintage 1980s squared pointelle sweater / medium
Vintage 1980s light blue pointelle sweater / medium
Vintage 1980s peachy pink cable knit spring sweater / medium large
Vintage 1950s yellow half slip / medium
Vintage 1950s peachy beige 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 baby Alice in Wonderland Dress / 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!
Valentine’s Day is 2 weeks away! Do you have your Valentine’s dress yet? Whether you prefer the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, or 1970s, here are some very suitable options from the shop!
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5 here | 6 here | 7 here | 8 here
9 here | 10 here | 11 here | 12 here