11 November 2010
It seems like finding good treasures at thrift stores and flea markets comes in cycles. There are weeks when I come home with one half empty bag of goodies after every trip and then I'll have a week when I come home with a whole trunk full! After weeks of so-so luck I finally had a really great week. My office is literally overflowing with dresses, hats and purses to put in the shop. I've been busy hand-washing, resewing buttons and reinforcing seams. There's lots of work to be done, but I've almost got the first batch ready to add to the shop on Friday.
Of course I couldn't resist keeping a few things for my closet. First there are two love-worn 60s summery dress that I'll have to put away until spring. They've both seen better days and have some fading and little holes but they're just the kind of not-too-precious dresses that are perfect for everyday wearing. On the other hand, the 30s navy wool sweater coat and 60s camel pea coat are getting lots of wear right now!
I didn't realize what perfect outfits these skirts and blouses would make until I compiled this photo collage. I'm hoping for some nice fall weather so I can wear them before it gets too cold.
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