Vintage Haul

Hi everyone!

I’ve gone on a spree of little purchases these past couple of weeks. My excuse is that I graduated and these vintage items are my rewards 😉

All the purchases came from EbayEtsy and Ruby Lane. Also a couple of little things I stumbled upon with my hubby at the Brooklyn Flea Market in Fort Greene. I really enjoyed going to the market, except the weather when we went was humid and so hot! I thought I was going to pass out at some point. Also, I was a bit sad that I didn’t find much there, we found a postcard of the New York World Fair and a handkerchief. Though there was a lady with the most gorgeous art deco purses (they were in near perfect condition, prices ranging from mid 100 to almost 300 dollars), I would have loved one of them, but the price at this point would really break the bank.

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I heard about Ruby Lane through my coworker, and did hear that it was a bit pricey (My coworker is a huge on estate sales/thrift events, and always finds a great deal). I of course am a serial browser, and while browsing through the site, I stumbled upon a shop called Vanity Flair Vintage. I wasn’t looking for anything in particular that day, and my searches usually lead me to something specific, such as scarves in this case. I could not believe what I found! A lot of 10 vintage scarves, all in good condition. I recently bought a nylon reproduction scarf from Pinup Girl Clothing, and absolutely loved it. When comparing the nylon scarves which I got and the reproduction, Its hard to tell the difference in terms of the quality, so the reproduction is a very accurate one! Now, for the lot of 10, I paid the same amount as I did for one reproduction. I think I got a deal! They don’t have any odors or runs or anything else, I got lucky!

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These are the 5 scarves that are exactly the same as the Illegal Leopard scarves from Pinup Girl Clothing. They are absolutely lovely colors!

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This salad green and white polka dot scarf was what caught my attention to the listing, can’t wait to wear it!

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These are a bit of a mix of colors and patterns. They’re not square as the nylon ones are, but a rectangular shape, and still very wearable with anything.

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This yellow one is just adorable! It’s simple and so versatile! I can either tie it as a scarf or use it to dress up a ponytail!

How cute are these scarves?! They came from this shop on Ruby Lane:

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Then I went on to decide that I will now be collecting lipstick holders, and won 3 off Ebay, one of which is still on its way, and is in its original packaging, so I’ll be making a separate post for it. The one my hubby got me and the 2 below were all made in Japan, with no specific brand name.

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This lipstick holder reminds me of a horizon in outer space.

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This one has a Victorian feel to it, with a couple of silhouettes.

Both of them say “JAPAN” as the one my hubby got for me. They are in wonderful condition, and I still have yet to do more research on these lipstick holders, but I find it very interesting that  they are not that popular with modern vintage lovers. I could definitely see someone like Dita Von Teese whipping out a lovely lipstcik holder from her purse to touch up her red pout.

I’ve mentioned before, but will reiterate, I love silk! So when I stumbled upon this skirt on Etsy, I couldn’t resist!

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Its from this shop:

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Lastly, this Saturday afternoon, my hubby and I ventured in to Williamsburg Brooklyn and checked out a local book shop (eek! I don’t recall its name, but will add it when I find out). And my hubby picked up this set for me:

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I will be doing some history posts based on these books and the lovely pin ups. I love the art of the different times, and though these “pin-up magazines” were really like porn mags, I think they were artfully and tastefully done. Same I think goes for pin-up calendars and posters. They were beautiful works of art, and not just dirty images.

 I hope you all enjoyed this post, I look forward to posting lots more in this upcoming week! 🙂

The Vintage Cat

xx

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