Recent Finds!

Recent Finds!

Yesterday was a vintage hunting day and it turned out to be a great success! I love days like this. Here are some goodies I found that I’ll be adding to the shop in the coming weeks.

 

Estate sale

I’m the creeper taking pictures of people waiting outside an estate sale. Hi people I don’t know!

 

Vintage 1960s dresses

At the first sale I found these beautiful 1960s dresses. Along with a handful more. Expect to see them in the shop soon!

 

Vintage kids and baby clothes

Also at my first sale I found these adorbs baby and kids vintage clothes. I’m dying over those plaid bellbottoms.

 

Vintage 1970s prairie dresses

At the 3rd sale I went to I found these beautiful 1970s prairie dresses. So dreamy.

 

Vintage bellbottoms and dress

And as a complete 180 from the last picture, I also found these groooovy bellbottoms and paisley dress. I mean, come on. You can’t deny those bellbottoms. They are amazing.

 

If the grey skies of Chicago shape up and give me some sun this week I’ll get all these items photographed and in the shop! Thanks for coming by! Don’t forget to pop over to Thrifty Vintage Kitten and see what I have in stock! Oh and if you’re an Instagram fan (who isn’t?) you can find me HERE. I always post my new listings there (along with some random life shots), so come follow me!

 

<3

Christy

 

 

 

 

What’s New?

What’s New?

What’s new? Here’s a sampling of some of the new things I’ve listed at Thrifty Vintage Kitten lately. Things have been selling FAST so if you see something you like, snatch it up! And as always, if you have any questions about any of these items, feel free to message me! You can drop me a comment below!

Vintage 1960s women's rompers

SHOP vintage WOMEN’S

Vintage Men's Shirts

SHOP vintage MEN’S

Vintage kid and baby clothes

SHOP vintage BABY AND CHILDREN

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Christy

American Hustle Fashion

American Hustle Fashion

American Hustle

American Hustle may not have the best script, but the fashion alone makes it worth seeing! American hustle fashion

american hustle fashion

american hustle fashion

american hustle fashion

You can get fabulous fashions like these at Thrifty Vintage Kitten. Here are some great looks you can get now!

Vintage 1970s Halter Dress

Vintage 1970s Cocktail Dress

Vintage Lambs Wool Trench

Vintage 1970s Leather Trench

Vintage 1970s sundress

Vintage 1970s Heels

Vintage 1970s Pink Skirt and Crop Top

For all these dresses and more, go here. If you have any trouble finding something, just leave me a comment below and I’d be happy to help you!

Be sure to check out Thrifty Vintage Kitten for a huge selection of vintage clothing for men, women, and children! Always stocked and always new inventory!

<3

Christy

I spent my week listing vintage baby clothes!

I spent my week listing vintage baby clothes!

I decided to switch gears this week and list a bunch of vintage baby clothes and vintage kids clothes. I still have plenty of vintage women’s dresses to get into the shop, but I was itching to get some of this cuteness shown below in the shop! Here’s a recap of what I listed this week.

 

Vintage baby clothes

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All of these are available HERE

Happy weekend!

<3

Christy

Friday Roundup

Friday Roundup

Well, hello end of January 2014. A second ago it was mid-December and it was Christmas all up in here and now whoops…here we are at the tail end of January. Hi!

I’ve neglected this space because I’ve been a busy little beaver updating my shop. Lots of really incredible vintage dresses are now available. I hit a landmine of vintage glory a couple of weekends ago and I’m still working on getting them all up in the shop. In the meantime, here is a roundup of the vintage I’ve gotten into the shop this week.

 

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Christy

 

Christmas Tree Decorating–Vintage Style! (How did they keep their pets from eating all that tinsel??)

Christmas Tree Decorating–Vintage Style! (How did they keep their pets from eating all that tinsel??)

Is it just me or is the build up to Christmas better than the actual day? I’m not at all religious, so the holiday doesn’t take on any religious significance for me, but it does ignite feelings of snowy nights, warm fires in the fireplace, decorating the house with my family, and twinkling lights all over the neighborhood. The entire month of December is one big cozy hug for me. So when the actual day comes and goes, I’m left feeling a little…empty. Anyone else?

Either way, I’m going to continue on with my Christmastime is Awesome Time until I crash and burn December 26. So with that, I present you with my latest holiday-themed post. I was sitting here, laptop on lap, with my Christmas tree staring me square in the face, when I thought…I want to see how people of yesterday decorated their trees! I love looking at old photographs, especially of the 40s and 50s. So here are a bunch of cat vomit-inducing tinsel trees coming at ya!

1940s Christmas tree

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Ode to A Christmas Story

Ode to A Christmas Story
A Christmas Story

The ultimate humilation

 

My husband would strongly disagree, but I think the BEST Christmas movie out there is A Christmas Story, hands down. I watch it every year (sometimes more than once) and the Christmas season wouldn’t be the same for me without it. I can’t exactly pinpoint what it is that makes it so amazing. The story takes place in the 1940s and that’s one of the hooks for me. That shouldn’t be surprising. I run a vintage shop, afterall. Of course I’d gravitate toward a movie that takes place back from where my clothes originated!

Besides that, the story is really charming. I love movies that are narrated. Ralphie, the main character who’s a young boy, narrates the story as an adult. He is someone everyone can identify with. He’s adorable, and young, and crafty. He gives us a glimpse into his life for a short period of time during the Christmas season. If not for the story, the clothing, home decor, and outside shots are authentic and charmingly vintage.

Below are some screenshots of the best scenes!

“I double dog dare you!”

A christmas story

 

 

 

 

“Fra-gee-lay.” It must be Italian.”

A christmas story

 

“Meatloaf, smeatloaf, double beatloaf, I hate meatloaf!”

 A christmas story

“COME ON KID!”

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“You’ll shoot your eye out!”

A christmas story

“Deck the harrs with boughs of horry, fa ra ra ra ra, ra ra ra ra.”

A christmas story

A christmas story

A christmas story

If you’re one of the few that haven’t seen this movie, you MUST see it. It’s charming and silly and such a crowd favorite!

Happy holidays!

<3

Christy

Vintage Christmas Ads (Crisco. It’s digestible!)

Vintage Christmas Ads (Crisco. It’s digestible!)

Happy Christmas season! Now that Thanksgiving is out of the way we can get down to business. CHRISTMAS SHOPPING! In between grabbing the best Black Friday deals, trimming our Christmas tree, and decking out our gingerbread house, I wanted to post some awesome vintage Christmas ads. Christmas shopping is in full effect so in honor of my favorite time of year (shop-a-holics unite) here are some of the best retro-fabulous ads I could round up!

A couple of my favorite lines from these ads…

“A few minutes of the lamp each day on your children will keep their cheeks from looking pale this winter.”

“Crisco. It’s digestible!”

vintage christmas ads you'll shoot your eye out

 

Vintage Christmas Ad 7UP

 

Vintage christmas ad Avon

 

Vintage christmas ad

 

Vintage christmas ad Hoover

 

Vintage Christmas ad

 

vintage christmas ad

 

Vintage christmas ad Plymouth

 

vintage christmas ads santa

 

vintage christmas ads santa smokes

 

vintage christmas ads swifts

 

vintage christmas ads

 

vintage christmas ads schwinn

 

vintage christmas ads

 

vintage christmas ads war bonds

 

Don’t forget! If you’re looking for a great vintage dress for you or your little girl this holiday season, be sure to check out the SHOP! A huge selection of the finest (and most fun) vintage frocks on the web!

<3

Christy

 

 

It’s Holiday Party Season and You Need a Fabulous Vintage Dress!

It’s Holiday Party Season and You Need a Fabulous Vintage Dress!
Vintage holiday party

She looks fabulous, doesn’t she?

 

‘Tis the season for holiday parties! Between company holiday parties, family celebrations, and friendly get-togethers, it seems like most of us spend the entire month of December bouncing from one holiday party to the next! (And maybe even into January!) Every girl needs a fabulous dress to wear to these special occasions. And Thrifty Vintage Kitten is here to help you with that! The shop is stocked full of awesome vintage cocktail dresses. For example…

Vintage 1950s Candy Apple Red Dress with Bow Belt

Vintage 1950s Candy Apple Red Dress with Bow Belt

 

Vintage 1950s Little Black Dress with Bow at Neckline

Vintage 1950s Little Black Dress with Bow at Neckline

 

Vintage 1950s Teal and Black Silk Dress

Vintage 1950s Teal and Black Silk Dress

 

Vintage 1970s Pink Chiffon Dress with Rhinestones

Vintage 1970s Pink Chiffon Dress with Rhinestones

 

Vintage 1950s Blue Dress with Sleeves and Full Skirt

Vintage 1950s Blue Dress with Sleeves and Full Skirt

 (All images are linked directly to where you can purchase!)

This is just a taste! There are so many more vintage dresses in the shop that are perfect for holiday parties this year! Happy shopping!

<3

Christy

 

 

 

 

2013 Vintage Holiday Preview

2013 Vintage Holiday Preview

The holidays are coming! Does your little girl need a new dress for Christmas? Or maybe a new dress for a family photo shoot for your holiday cards? Children’s clothing designers in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s really did it right. The dress shapes are so cute and the designs are so charming. You can’t go wrong with a classic red plaid dress for your holiday celebration. It says preppy, traditional, and adorable all in one breath.

Be sure to pick up one of these vintage frocks from Thrifty Vintage Kitten! All of them will be available in the shop soon! (Bet you’ll even be able to find a one-of-kind look for yourself!)

Vintage Christmas girls dresses

 

 

Vintage plaid dresses

 

 

 

Vintage little girls holiday dresses

 

This is my favorite time of year. Happy holidays!

<3

Christy