24 March 2010

New Vintage Finds

ny

I mentioned yesterday that several new things have made their way into my closet so I thought I'd give you a little peek. I picked both of these dresses up while in NYC last weekend. The one on the left is the fixer-upper from the Chelsea flea market. It's had a nice bath and is all clean. Now it just needs a zipper and it'll be ready to go. The 60s plaid day dress I picked up at No Relation Vintage. The shop is a bit crowded and you certainly have to spend some time picking through things to get to the good stuff, but I'm a gal who likes the treasure hunt aspect of vintage shopping so I didn't mind that part. The prices were the most reasonable I found in the city. This little number only cost me a twenty spot.

lanc

Last week when Andreja was visiting Lancaster and we did a little shopping, I came home with these two dresses. The one on the left was a bit of a hard sell for me. It leans a little to the "girly" side for me and I don't usually do such full skirts. But in the end the hydrangea print won me over and I'm happy I brought this one home. The best part of the navy wrap dress is the print which sadly, gets a bit lost in this photo. It's a little bird-on-a-wire print!

etsy

These two are Etsy finds. The black floral one came to me via Tractor Dog Vintage who got it from Noir Ohio Vintage. I love when dresses get passed around like that! I'm already feeling like this will be my go-to comfy dress all summer long. The pretty indigo dress came to me via Francesca at 1385. She always has the most exquisite finds in her shop and I'm always happy to get my hands on one.

wrap

Finally we have two sweet sundresses. The white floral wrap dress is the only thing I saved for myself out of all the summer stock I just sorted through for the shop. I accidentally tried it on backwards when I pulled it out of the bag and sort of liked it better than way than the right way. The 40s yellow print you've already seen. It's the one I was wearing to the Chelsea flea market. But, since you haven't been formally introduced, I thought I'd show it to you again. It came with a sweet note from the seller with a bit of history on the dress. It belonged to a lady named Dorothy who loved to play cards. I love knowing that! It makes the dress all the more special.

18 comments:

Q's Daydream said...

wow! such pretty new dresses! that yellow 40s one is so sweet! how wonderful that you know a little bit about the gal that wore it.
Can I come to your house and borrow dresses!? hehe ;o)

Meghan V. said...

I love them all.

Caitlin said...

I also love finding out the history of a dress. and If it's unknown I always imagine some beautiful woman from the past doing wondering and exciting things in the dress. hahaha.

bestie said...

Ahh I love the one with the bright pink flowers! I'm sure you'll be able to pull it off. (:

AlicePleasance said...

OMG if you will ever get tired of the hydrangea dress sell it to me, please! I'm in love!!
You've really found great things, the first dress is another favorite of mine. As I told you in the past, you would be the perfect shopping partner :-)

BaronessVonVintage said...

fabulous finds!!!!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

thanks for sharing a bit of your personal choices, you've got such a good eye, especially for prints. so many up there to love, and that hydrangea number i've got a crush on. look forward to seeing the post with you wearing them (well, not ALL at once!) xo. -Bella Q

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amyyyyy. said...

Oh wow, such lovely picks! I was just wondering, do you actually profit from buying then having your own shop? I'm just need ways to earn myself some money and I haven't the time for an actual job! Plus, I'm curious, as it looks fun :)

xxxx

Mousevox Vintage said...

These are all so great! Can't wait to see you wear them. xo.

Dulcette said...

I love the 'girly' one so much, I actually think it's the the best of the bunch and it looks so flattering :) Great blog, I really enjoy reading it :)

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Cynthia said...

They're beautiful but I love the first one and third one the most!

crispybenfranklin said...

What great finds! I love the first one and the seventies bird print one is going to look awesome on you. I can sense these things.

rachel / Red Lips Vintage said...

you are so damn lucky!

i absolutely love the first fixer up dress...did you know putting a zipper in isn't too terribly hard? the directions come on the package and i bet the ladies at joann could help you, too! (or send it to me and i'll fix it up!)

the pretty pink dress and the last yellow dress are my favorites. so lovely!

Lemondrop Marie said...

The Chelsea flea market is my favorite of the whole pretty bunch- love that you rescued it and are giving it new life.

Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

blackdog finds said...

They're all gorgeous, but the Belle of the Ball for me is that hydrangea print one. It's the bees knees, I just love it!

Cat and Mouse Vintage said...

lovely dresses! xoxo

noirohio vintage said...

Totally a year late on this but happy to see that little dress go to such great homes! :)

noirohio vintage said...

Totally a year late on this but happy to see that little dress go to such great homes! :)