4th Of July – What to wear (vintage)

July 4th is nearly here and you may be considering what to wear to your  events.  It’s time to get your red white and blue out of the closet. Try mixing in some vintage with your modern clothes & accessories as a fun way to show your spirit.

Whether your going to a fancy dinner or a back yard BBQ here are a few examples of vintage & modern styles you can wear. These are things that you could easily replicate.  So break out your cowboy boots, sandals or espadrilles and let’s celebrate.

Dont’ forget the accessories! They really make the outfit.

Pack up your pic-nic and enjoy the Holiday.

Check out Sis & Moon in Alpharetta. Where we sell our great vintage clothing, vintage belts and buckles and they also have a good selection of accessories that can be seen in pictures below.

VINTAGE: Tooled Leather Duffel Bag

I had to share this with you all to be sure that you are looking over the bags and purse section of your local thrift shops and flea markets.  Here is a vintage travel bag that was found at a local thrift shop.  This piece is a work of ART.  The size is huge and it is in perfect shape.   The bag is about 24″ long and a foot tall.  I would have to guess this was made in the 70’s, but has really held up remarkably.   There was no dirt or damage whatsoever ~ even wonder if it was ever used.  They just don’t make luggage like this anymore.

THRIFT HAUL: Gifts from Florida!

My family from Florida visited us last week.  My Brother and Sister in-law brought me some Thrifted gifts that I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE!!  In fact 2 items they gave me are in my TOP 5 items I now own!

Vintage Blouses:  Awesome Florals and Stripes.  The Blue Striped Blouse is now my Most Favorite.

Vintage Dress:  Awesome Neutral Dress

Vintage Western Belt:  Ok, so this not not exactly how you spell my name (it’s spelled “LORIE”) but what are the chances of them finding this belt with the spelling that 99% of the time is how people spell this.  I will be getting a lot of use out of this one with my collected vintage buckles.

Thank you to my family for visiting and bringing me these awesome thrifted gifts from Florida. You guys did a great job finding stuff that I LOVE!

THRIFT HAUL: Well, That Stinks!

Hi all,

Found these fabulous pair of Vintage Chairs on a quick Thrift Store run today.    These chairs are so well made and the color is fabulous but…………….  now that I’ve gotten home, I can really detect a smelly odor.   I believe the smell could be cigar or cigarette smoke in additon to the thrift store smell.  I’ve bought vintage chairs before and did not have this problem.   I guess I’ll be smelling my furniture purchases from now on.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to get rid of this smell without having to get these bad boys re-upholstered.

THRIFT HAUL: Bright Colors – Rejoice!

Blue Dress: Embroidered Mexican Dress – these are often made in the Oaxaca region of Mexico.  Such lovely embroidery detail work and the vibrant colors are amazing.

Belt: This will set off any cute summer dress. Red butterfly closure belt – straight out of the 80s.

Purse: Knitted red yarn on wooden handles. This will go perfectly with the red butterfly belt and a vintage day dress.

Flowers: As always, I try to include some beauties from the garden.  Here is a deep purple iris, a single fuschia peony, and a branch from a flame orange colored azalea rhododendron hybrid.