23.8.10

Hellova find

Today my hubs and I hit up my favorite thrift store, its the last day of my vacation and I've spent pretty much the entire thing working on my shop. New look, lots of listings and even more waiting to be listed.

I was talking to a newly accuired vintage shop owner Jenny and she was mentioning how when she looks through the jackets she always checks the skirts as well and I realized...I hardly ever look through the jackets or skirts. I usually look through dresses, shoes (which I have a hard time selling on etsy for some reason) hats, sweaters and lingerie...and now kids clothes. Well, I decided to look through the blazers today and I was rewarded with a stunning jacket. Amazing button details, wrap and belt closure WITH the belt. In such pristine condition I was convinced it was probably 70s or 80s. Well after looking up the tags on the VFG website I discovered my pretty little thing is circa 1940s! WHOOHOO And the price I paid makes that discovery that much sweeter!
I also found this beautiful french sweater with rosettes, there is something about this sweater...I just can't get over it!
a black dress like my pumpkin spice dress and this sweet little apron skirt for my new children's section.
I also picked up some things at the newly opened Carousel Vintage Shop. Its where Finder's Keepers used to be, the owner sold off all her clothing to Jenny and she has re-done the store and added over 600 pieces from her own vintage collection. The prices are lower and the selection is to die for! I'll be making it one of my weekly shopping stops. Here are the pieces I picked up at her shop this week. If you've been to vintage shops you know how over the top the prices can be, but most everything is priced $39-$59 very reasonable and she actually changes out the inventory (unlike the previous owner) so the shop is always going to be changing. Very exciting!

40s/50s skirt with dandelion print in the BEST colors.
And this satin cocktail dress, perfect autumn burn orange and red palate. I looove it. It will be in the shop soon I promise!

8 comments:

Ruby Rach said...

Please tell me the satin cocktail dress is in a size 30" waist?!

Bombshell Bettie said...

I think the dress is a 26/27 waist. I'll go check.........26 inches...sorry hun...:( I hate finding a piece I like and then looking at the measurements...

Kim Bombshell said...

Tell me the skirt is a 30 inch waist! hehe...love the colors in that skirt!

Kim Bombshell said...

Did you measure the skirt yet? I wrote a whole blog and you haven't answered yet!

Bombshell Bettie said...

oh sorry hun I was doing another coat of sealer on my latest project.

The waist is a 29 max for the skirt.

Kim Bombshell said...

Bummer, hope it finds a good home!

iron orchid vintage said...

Hi Dear!
I had to drop a note to let you know that I've been loving your shop; the color coding system is easy on the eyes, too! I simply adore that gray jacket, it's a wonderful find, and something any girl could wear to work, or play.

sophie said...

Hey Ho...I'm your newest follower and my daddies just love this stuff....seriously!! To look at not wear YET! lol