I swear I wasn’t sitting around dreaming about a wedding but something made me search vintage wedding dresses on etsy. I totally underestimated what I found. So many beautiful and timeless pieces and all under $600! Of course if the stars align and you fall in love, it has be your size (the dress, not the man). The truth is that I was never a wedding day dreamer until the invention of Pinterest and I’m single so it hasn’t taken over my brain just yet but that being said…..I do envision a very vintage inspired dress. I’m gravitating towards the style of the 1950’s but I think these would all make a bride stunning. The key to wearing vintage – formal or casual, is to mix it up with some modern styling. Here’s my picks for what you may pair up your beautiful vintage dress to complete the look.
This is one of those items you come across and you almost need a second opinion to confirm if it’s tacky cool or just tacky. I’m pretty sure it’s so tacky it’s cool. Check out this huge and colourful wool blanket I found on my latest thrift store adventure. The colour reeled me in and I didn’t have the will power to walk away. The first thing that popped into my head was how great it would be as a photo backdrop, so that’s what I did! Oh yeah, it also works well as a blanket.
There seemed to be a theme to my finds on my last visit to the thrift store – flowers! I swear I found all three of these items during one visit to one store, sometimes things just work like that.
This super retro looking ashtray was just too pretty not to scoop up. In fact the word ‘ashtray’ to me seems too dirty for something this cute. This would be a great dish in your bathroom or bedroom for hairpins or rings. Or I guess it could be used as an ashtray, if you must.
dust collectors, trinkets, useless crap. Whatever you want to call them we all know about chachkas and probably know someone with a dusty collection sitting in a glass cabinet in a dining room that never gets used. Many of those lonely chachka’s eventually end up on a shelf in a thrift store. That’s where we meet. I never pass up the random trinket isle at the thrift shop. You really just never know what you’ll find.
This past weekend I found a new home for one little lonely guy. His new home is this fabulous glass ‘bird feeder’ (said the label) that I found at a flea market off the highway on my way up north.
Let the flea market crawl begin! Check out these great finds I picked up at the Almonte Flea Market last weekend while I was there for Handmade Harvest. I definitely have a weakness for housewares but check out the neon water canteen I found in mint condition. In love! I will never be unfashionably thirsty again.
If you’re in the Almonte area, stop by on a Sunday morning this summer.