Hello Blogland!! Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!!I did my “usual”Saturday morning routine running errands. I will stop at any yardsales I see along the way to town. Unless they look like they are loaded with kids stuff-I have no interest in mangy Barbies or stuffed animals.
Pickings were slim until I hit one that had NO kiddy stuff!! There was a rack of plus-size clothes that I made a beeline for because I spied something so fantastic that I almost peed my pants in delight!!
Hanging amongst the Tshirts and stuff was this stunning 60’s era cocktail dress. Looking it over I could tell it was handmade (extremely WELL hand-made) The lady running the yardasle came over and told me some background about the dress.
Her mother had made this dress in 1969 for a New Years Eve Party. It was maybe a size 16-18. I could just picture this with big hoop earrings, gold sandals and a teased up hair-do. I HAD to get it. I never find anything remotely my size in vintage clothing. AND it was only $2!!!
So much polyester awesomeness!! But alas–it doesn’t fit. It’s not zipped up in the back and the torso is too long for my stumpy body. I’m hanging in the Craft Palace to admire for a bit and then it will find a new home with some fabulous vintage-wearing blogger.
I also got a couple of other things from this lady for$1 each. The blouse is Faded Glory and the tapestry jacket is Haband and never worn.
I went into town to the thrift stores (Salvation Army, World Thrift/Brethren Mission, Rescue Mission, Goodwill) and pickings are slim there. Gal I know at Rescue Mission says this time of year the donations slow up until school starts. But it’s not like I came home empty-handed!
I got the cardigan I wore Friday at the $1 sweater sale at the Salvation Army this week. I promptly squirted ketchup on it Friday evening and so far the stain hasn’t come out. Oh well….
Here is a close-up of the bling. I found the totally awesome necklace at the Salvation Army this week for $1!!!!!
Thought I’d share my “errand/commando thrifting outfit” with you. I took this photo on our front porch.
Finished quilting the wall-hanging, just gotta trim threads and bind it. The Tah-Dah will be later this week.