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!

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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

 

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Saturday morning I woke up way before the sun was up and headed out to an estate sale. The way estate sales work around here is if you want to be one of the first ones in the door (which I always do…that’s how you get the good stuff) you have to camp outside hours before the sale opens. It’s kinda boring and time consuming, but the competition is fierce here so that’s how it is. I like to kill time by crocheting.

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Crocheting a baby blanket for my new niece!

 

When I first started going to estate sales, back before I really understood how they worked, I would mosey in on the last day and I still managed to find vintage. These days there’s enough dealers out there that the good stuff gets scooped up within minutes of the sale starting. Here’s proof. This was my pile after 35 minutes of the sale starting:

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My pile ‘o vintage at checkout!

I was number 8 in line and there were two other dealers ahead of me! Between the three of us we cleaned out the closets. I’m pretty ruthless when it comes to getting inventory for my shop. I’m typically a very reserved, polite person, so I have to scrape deep to bring the pit bull out of me during these sales. It’s uncomfortable for me, but when getting that amazing 1950s cocktail dress is the difference between walking or RUNNING to that closet, it’s worth it. Many apologies to the man I jumped over (hurdling style) that was crouching looking at jewelry (eep).

In total I walked away with 35 items. Most of them are 1950s dresses, with a few 1960s dresses, and sprinkle of baby boy clothing in there as well.

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Above is a small sampling of the women’s dresses I found. I washed them all up and now they are just waiting to be pressed and photographed. If the sun makes its appearance this week I hope to get some good shots.

You know how you feel after a really stressful event? Like, maybe a really important presentation you have to give or a particularly demanding test? That’s how I feel after these sales. I commit hours to them and so if they don’t go my way it feels like a huge fail. So because of that I’m a bundle of nerves for the whole thing. Then as I’m driving home, I’m like AHHH. I did it! And I only had to hurdle one person. ;)

Hope you all had a great weekend. Next week I have a bundle of new inventory coming to the shop so keep an eye out! Spring is in the air! (at least I’m pretending it is. Never mind the snow on the ground right now.)

<3

Christy

It’s been a busy week here at Thrifty Vintage Kitten! I started listing all the vintage baby dresses I acquired last weekend. I still have some more ironing and photographing to do, so that’s on the agenda for next week! Aren’t these just the cutest? Here are all the ones I listed this week. To shop, go here. These are going so fast so if you see one you like, grab it!

Vintage 1950s baby dresses

I also listed a handful of women’s items too. Check ‘em out!

Vintage 1960s grey plaid wool skirt / medium

Vintage 1960s grey plaid wool skirt / medium

 

Vintage 1960s winter white sweater / medium large

Vintage 1960s winter white sweater / medium large

 

 

Vintage 1960s OFF THE RECORD dress / medium

Vintage 1960s OFF THE RECORD dress / medium

 

 

Vintage 1950s LOVE AT FIRST BLUSH prom dress / xs

Vintage 1950s LOVE AT FIRST BLUSH prom dress / XS

 

 

Vintage 1960s SWEET EVE dress / medium large

Vintage 1960s SWEET EVE dress / medium large

 

 

Vintage 1960s TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN dress / XL plus size

Vintage 1960s TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN dress / XL plus size

 

 

Vintage 1960s SUNKISSED SHOULDERS yellow cocktail dress / medium

Vintage 1960s SUNKISSED SHOULDERS yellow cocktail dress / medium

 

The images on the women’s dresses are all linked directly to the listing where you can find more information and shop! Enjoy and have a great weekend!

<3

Christy

This past weekend I drove out of state to go to an estate sale for what looked to be a promising selection of vintage women’s dresses from the 1940s. Unfortunately, the dresses were scooped up by someone else while I waited in line to get into this very teeny house. What I discovered that made the long trip worth it was a closet FULL of 1950s little girls’ party dresses! Behold…

 

Vintage baby clothes

This is just a small sample of what I brought home! I came home with 4 bags of vintage kids clothes!

 

 

Vintage 1950s baby dresses

So many pretty dresses!

 

 

So this is how I spent part of my Saturday night! (After I’d washed all of them!)

 

Vintage baby dresses

I imagine moms of the 1950s spent most of their time ironing. Puff sleeves and pleats take forever!

 

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Vintage kids clothes are so fun. I find something so irresistibly charming about them, don’t you?

These items will be trickling into the shop a few at a time starting today!

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Christy