Friday, July 16, 2010

Yay for cheap finds!

As a housewife, like many vintage collectors,we spend a lot of time on the net searching for the things we love, in hopes to find them at great prices.

For years now,I've been trying to find a great vintage swimsuit.Prferably, from the 1940s-1960s.While browsing yesterday, I happened upon a great vintage deadstock swimsuit, from the 1950s with an amazing abstract design and color combo.It happened to be my size ( with 2 inches to spare in the bust) and for only $20.00! The only flaw: some fading on the hip,where light reached it while in storage.To me, that's no big deal! I'm only going to swim in it, if I ever go swimming again..haha, and probably do some photos in it.That'll be an easy fix in photo would just burn that area in, or pose around it.Simple! So here it is, in all it's glory!

My next find, happened this morning.With all the mounds of vintage earrings that I own, I didn't have any that matched this swimsuit,as much as I would like them to.I'm super particular about things matching and being themed,it's kind of a hang up with me.Anyways, I collect Confetti Lucite jewelry.I love tacky,I love it goes well together.My favorite pair that I own, were a gift from my husband for Christmas last year.They're square,peach in color,and contain a real seahorse and a piece of seaweed in them.They're AMAZING!!!!! So naturally when I stumbled upon two pair of confetti lucite earrings,both containing sea shells and glitter and both capable of matching my swimsuit..I got excited.Then I noticed, they're only $8 with free shipping.I snatched them up immediately:

It just goes to show, that if you're persistant in your search and check daily, you'll find what you're looking for, and at a great deal..EVENTUALLY! So be patient, it pays off!

Friday, July 9, 2010

My first post!

Hi *waves*!

So, I decided that I should finally make a blog on here.I've been with livejournal for years now..probably seven years now,actually!

I joined in hopes to meet other vintage collecters,hoarders,peddlers and of course vintage lovers! Oh,and I won't lie..I need the traffic to my etsy shop: *wink*

So, for this month, I have my six year anniversary with the hubby.Not our wedding anniversary,but our first date anniversary because we've been together ever since that first date.I'm currently a housewifey and I'm about to finish my embalming license this fall, in great thanks to my generous father whom said he would help out financially.I'm trying to get some sales so that I can actually GIVE my husband a present.I stopped working in the fall of 2008 and my only personal income since then, has been through ebay,etsy and a few months out of the beginning of this year, I helped a friend out at her dog kennel while she healed from her third hip surgery.SOOOOO...I'm featuring the following item:


I found this lovely vintage,handmade maternity top @ my favorite antique mall "The Sleepy Poet" in Charlotte,NC. I'm a sucker for primary colors,paired with geometrical shapes.Royal blue is a weakness of mine! I'm not pregnant,nor do I plan to be for at least ten years..if ever,but there are lots of Momma's out there and those that are soon to be,that would love to have some vintage maternity wear, so I had to pick this up!
This top is currently available in my shop :)