Friday, 6 November 2009

THE LAZY THRIFTER GOT LUCKY

Here's some of the things I picked up a couple of weekends ago at this elderly relative of mine.
About a fifth of it. (Yes, this is now the brag-blog.)

A 1950's suit (the pencil skirt being exactly my size, what luck!), leather gloves, hat and bag. Well the bag is actually from Hoochie Mama Jane, I traded some of the gloves I got for it.


An early sixties satin coctail gown, a beaded evening bag with gemstone fastening and long gloves.

The thing is, I went back there the other day for some more. She called me (or actually my grandmother, who called me, but that's details schmetails) that she still and some shoes and accessories she wanted to get rid off. The lazy thrifter gets lucky indeed.

Unfortunately the shoes were too big but I brought them to Hoochie Mama Jane. I'll bring some vintage dresses there in the near future too and Irja has a lot of other nice stuff there already so why not pop by!

15 comments:

Moni said...

Your so lucky my granparents died young so whatever they had to pass on to their chidren was given away.

Anniina said...

You sure are lucky! I love that gown and the gloves.. Well, all of that stuff! :-)

Darrah said...

I'm jealous... I think my grandma was skinnier than I am. Plus, I borrowed a vintage hat, and she was a bitch until I gave it back. I don't think she has any cocktail gowns that adorable though! Can't wait to see you wear it!

Frollein von Sofa said...

you're one lucky girl !! by the way, I was wondering what shoes you wear in winter....it's so hard these days to find pretty boots. I hate everything that I see in the stores,and most of the vintage shoes that I like, don't have my size. any good advice ?

Fashion Therapist said...

Those are great finds....that dress with the gloves are darling.

Rosie Unknown said...

Wow, those are some great finds! The grey gloves are my fave.

Rhia said...

Elderly relatives are good to find! I love that coctail dress and eveningbag. I have raided my grandmothers stashes in and out over and over again. But I'm afraid my raiding times are over. She passed away in 2004 and I think now all the stashes are finally gone.

the freelancer's fashionblog said...

Vrollein von Sofa : Well it's kind of a problem of mine too... I have worn my mother's old suede bots for eleven years now, after mom having them for quite some years too, and now they're falling apart. I have a pair of black okay looking lace up boots for winter but they're not perfect and geting old too so right now I need to find myself something, or wish for a short and not that cold winter instead to make it in my Melissa booties...

Darrah : My grandma is very small too, but some of her stuff still fit. Luckily this other lady has been just my size :)

Frollein von Sofa said...

well then, let's keep looking for some good-looking booties.I'd love to have a pair of lace up ankle boots, in a greyish brown or more of a brownish grey, with a little rubber heel (3cm or so )and a fur lining.... did you hear that, santa ?? (I have a pair of cute vintage style rubber boots, too, but my feet get really cold in them) oh, and... wait a couple of days before you order something in my shop - I will have a little christmas sale, starting at the end of next week !!! I'll keep you updated !!

Fiona Timantti said...

Hei! Isot kengät voi diilaa suoraan mulle! :D

WendyB said...

It's great when something fits right away and doesn't need alteration. Then you can wear it right away! Immediate gratification is good.

Bettie Booh said...

Gosh, great finds =)

daisymay said...

Loving the clothes you are so lucky you had a relative who had such great taste (and a good mind to actually keep old clothing) You scored!

Ms. B said...

Gorgeous outfits! Love the camel colored handbag!!

ina said...

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