Over the weekend I was able to slip away for some shopping therapy.
Of course that included a trip to my favorite vintage store.
I just love browsing through all of the assorted 'this and that' to find a few little treasures.
I always seem to find something special to bring home.
This time I found quite a few 'little somethings'.
I am always on the look-out for bits of fabric, lace and linens that can be re-purposed into something pretty. Old patterns are also on my list.
I will be re-decorating my new loft bedroom and these little bits and pieces will be transformed into pretty pillows for my bed.
Patterns are so spendy these days and I am always on the lookout for vintage styles which are hard to find new.
I really like the collar and sleeves on the dress to the right. I collect vintage sheets and fabric and this winter I will be doing a little sewing again, refashioning these things into pretty vintage style dresses. So cute with boots, and don't you just love the little beret?
I also found the sweetest vintage style blouses. This one really caught my eye.
I just love the tiny pleats and ruffles on the bodice.
Here is another one with sweet vintage details. Love the round collar and the little pleats down the front, giving it a little shape.
Look at the little ruffles on the sleeves!
Both of these blouses can be worn dressy or casual. Perfect either with jeans, khaki's, dress slacks or a pencil skirt and pearls. Perhaps belted around the waist.
This little charmer is fitted and tucked. Made of heavier cotton, it is perfect for every day.
Notice the stretch gathers on the sleeves and the little brown fabric inserts at the side along the hem.
Little details that add a special touch.
Can you believe I only payed $4 for each of these?
And the linens were only $1-2 each.
I have been shopping vintage and thrift for many years now.
At first I was out of my element.
I didn't know how to search or what to look for.
But now I can go through a whole store in a very short time, scanning with my eyes to 'see' the hidden treasures among the junk.
It is like going on a treasure hunt!
And you never have to feel guilty about the money you spend, because you spend so little.
Tomorrow I will show you the rest of my treasures.
Do you shop for vintage treasures, too?
What do you look for?