These two vintage kids’ outfits were just TOO cute not to post here. They are up in the shop now. How perfect is this theme!?
I have another country western shirt that I still need to list in the shop. So much cuteness!
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That time is upon us again. Backyard BBQs, fireworks, hot dogs and carnivals. There’s no time I love more than the 4th of July. Every year I’m reminded of all the fun I had during this time of year as a kid. The minute that school bell signified the start of summer we’d anticipate this mid-summer celebration. My friends and I would hit up the local carnival, stuff our faces of cotton candy, and watch fireworks at dusk. Nothing better than the 4th of July in Chicago. Nothing.
Here are some fun, vintage patriotic fashions I have in the shop right now!
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Yesterday I hit up an estate sale and picked up THREE bags full of vintage baby clothes! I’ve been busy washing, ironing and photographing them! In the meantime, here are a few newly listed items.
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Whew! I got my hands on a bunch of sewing patterns recently. A couple estate sales I went to recently had a lot of awesome vintage sewing patterns. I still have a lot more to add, including a bunch of old Barbie patterns, but here are a few to get the ball rolling!
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Some new goodies up in the shop. Some for Mom and some for baby!
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Been hard at work today! Lots of new awesomeness in the shop! There’s a surprise P.S. at the end!
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P.S. Use coupon code VFTSPRINGSALE this weekend to take 10% off your order in my shop! Sale starts at 9 p.m. central time tonight! Happy weekend!
I’m in the process of processing and listing a bunch of 1940s and 1950s baby clothes. I could just die from the cuteness. Here are some I’ve listed this week. All images are linked.
Be sure to stop by www.ThriftyVintageKitten.com for even more awesome vintage baby items!
Whoa. It’s vintage baby clothes galore over here at Thrifty Vintage Kitten! I’ve been super busy processing some 50+ baby clothes over the last couple of weeks. They’ve all been washed, ironed and photographed. Day by day I’ll be adding more to the shop! The stuff I’ve found is so exciting. 1950s rompers, 1960s bellbottom pants WITH suspenders (killing me with cuteness), AND more 1940s little girl dresses that you can wrap your arms around.
Vintage clothing is fun, unique and hugely popular right now. (Be sure to check out my store: It’s also old, which means those funky grandma odors can linger. Fortunately, there are a few tricks to removing body odor, mildew or musty odors, and that unmistakable mothball smell from your treasured garments.
1. GET SOME FRESH AIR. The easiest and cheapest way to remove the odor is to hang your vintage garment outside for a few days (bring it in at night). Hang the garment dry, before you’ve attempted to wash it. Alternate between sun and shade. Direct sun helps break down the moth ball smell. But be careful to not let the clothing sit in the sun too long…You don’t the vintage garment’s color to fade.
2. VINEGAR. Vinegar is especially effective at removing odors from vintage clothing. Put 1 cup in your washing machine at the beginning of the wash cycle. You may need to run the load more than once. After the first load, pull the garment out and run a smell test. Make sure your garment is machine washer safe.
3. GIVE IT A COFFEE FIX. For leather, place garment in a black plastic garbage bag with some dry, unused coffee grounds. Leave sealed for a few days.
4. BAKING SODA. Put your item in a paper bag or pillow case with an open box of baking soda for at least 24 hours. You may also sprinkle baking soda into the pockets and interior of the item or fill a sock with baking soda and leave it inside.
5. SMELLEZE MOTHBALL DEODORIZER. I have not personally tried this product, but it claims that it removes the smell by attracting it and capturing the molecules from the air. It’s a small pouch that you can hang in a closet or place in a drawer. Just place the mothball affected clothing on hangers, hang the bag right near the clothing, and smells will be absorbed. The pouch can be regenerated by placing in the sun for a few hours. This product costs about $12 per pouch and you can find it on the Internet. If you try this let me know how it works!
TIP: Avoid steam ironing and high dryer heat when trying to remove moth ball smell from your vintage clothing. This can actually cause the smell to set into the clothing, making it even more difficult to remove.
Side note: Can anyone tell me why anyone even uses moth balls? Do people have an excessive moth problem in their closets? If so, you might want to call an exterminator! The only moths I’ve ever seen are OUTSIDE my house.
For the best selection of vintage clothing (without the funky grandma smell!) including vintage baby clothes, vintage dresses, and vintage home decor, go to www.ThriftyVintageKitten.com
Christy (Thrifty Vintage Kitten)
Lots of vintage pretties coming soon to the shop!