Friday, April 24, 2009

Vintage Finds

Anytime I have to travel, whether it is for business or for a kids sporting tournment, I always try to find and plan a map of all the antique shops and shows in the surrounding area.

Well, I must say, this time I hit the jackpot! I don't believe I have had this much success in one trip at one time. I found sooooo many wonderful vintage fabrics, notions and goodies I just had to share! I bet alot of you are like's called a "Fabric Hoard"....LOL. Even when I know that I could never actually use it all up in my lifetime...I still end up buying it because I never know if I will find something like it again. So that said, I think I will have to go through all my vintage fabrics and cut 1/4 -1/2yrd pieces (maybe even a yard if I have enough) and sell them on my etsy. I have accumulated so much and can't possibly use it all. So keep a lookout for that.

Here are some of the things I found:
Vintage cream & black netting type fabric, rolls & cards of vintage pink & cream fabric trims, old fabric flowers, wonderful old pink & cream fabrics.
More old fabric flowers but in cream and blues, vintage blue netting, vintage blue stripe and vintage turquoise/blue cotton pom-pom trim. I recommend using old cotton pom-poms cuz they are so much nicer than the new acrylic ones they sell today :)

Vintage blue & cream polka dot fabric, this great old blue print & solid fabric, more cream fabric but this one is more gauze like, some old threads & a cute red & white polka dot fabric belt buckle, and more wonderful vintage fabric trims on rolls.

Vintage dolly clothes!And of course, I had to have this guy for my collection. He is just wonderful and will be a great inspiration too! An incredible vintage old & worn black dog. Looks like he was made from an old mohair coat. He has a swivel head and stuffed with straw. He is quite large...measuring 16" long and 11" high.
I just love how he is all naturally worn down too. He even has these great old worn button eyes.
A handful of awesome vintage collars!
A nice vintage salmon color tin lunch pail and it was filled with buttons.
It also seems I end up buying a little project as well. I already had this darling vintage china head that was just waiting for me to do something with.....well during my treasure hunting, I found this vintage straw stuffed doll body with no head. I brought it home and this morning I attached the head to the body. You can see my rubber band holding it in place until the glue drys overnight......I'm sure you will see quite a bit of this little dolly in some of my bear photoshoots! She is just precious!

Well, with all these great finds....I better get back to work and start using some of this stuff!
Or start dividing up the fabrics and get them on etsy soon :)


Naija said...

wow that was a lot of finds :)I like the whitedolldress nad your doll..thanks for sharing

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Hey there, I love coming to your site and seeing what you have made..but the music slows down this process to the point of not wanting to come to your blog..just thought you should know...not sure if this is affecting anyone else...have a wonderful weekend..

Wendy said...

Thanks for letting me know :) I removed the slideshow...that was probably what was slowing it down.

Wish on a Whisker said...

Neat finds! I love the little old black dog! Adorable! ~Mandy

Robin Thomas: A Nest With a View said...

I love seing what you bought. These are my favorite kind of posts.

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

thank you that made a world of difference...:)

Darlene said...

Hi Wendy,
I love your site and your work. Glad you removed the music, I always just muted the sound.
Your vintage finds are wonderful, looks like we shop for the same things:), thanks for sharing!

Darlene at Raspbeary Bears