Saturday, June 21, 2008

Roses and Bees.

I've only just gotten home from my excursion to a vintage sale downtown, and I am quite pleased with my purchases (on the other hand, this does leave me unsure about whether or not to return something else I bought at the mall yesterday on sale from Express).



I almost didn't see this beauty! It is in wonderful condition, covered in roses, and made of wool. I only wish the weather suited wearing it, but at least I have it for cooler days this fall and winter!



The bee! He was still there, the little darling. He has no eyeballs, which is sad for him, but I am not sure if I want to replace them or not. Either way, he is magnificent. I love the details on his wings, and the slight pinkish color where the enamel has rubbed off.



This dress was a steal. I didn't try her on, since she was so cheap that once again I figure it will suffice as decoration or perhaps a re-sell to a home where she will be worn. She needs a good dry-clean and a bit of mending, but she is fabulous and reminds me of countless old favorite movies.

Tomorrow I am out to a church rummage sale! I know I am way, way overdue on a Things of Happiness post, and I promise I will churn one out, but for now I am too excited with my finds and there is a raspberry nest pastry waiting for me!

17 comments:

  1. That dress looks terrific! Wear it soon for me please!

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  2. I adore the little shot of the dress you got. I hope the whole thing is posted soon!

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  3. I love the roses on the sweater and that dress looks incredible. I hope it fits you.

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  4. That black dress is a stunner--I can't wait to see you wear it--seriously wear it right away! And the bee is lovely. I starting to really get into antique insect brooches.

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  5. I'm so thrilled you got the bee! My mother has a thing about bee brooches and pins, there is something kind of mystical and romantic about them. Yours is a beauty.
    LM
    x

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  6. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! I'm sooo in love with the cardigan – that's even better than the one with the strawberries on that I have. Must admit that I'm kind of jealous. ;)

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  7. im in love with that cardie!!

    i am tagging you if you are interested the details are on my blog :)

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  8. These are great finds and I'm so happy about that bee pin! Vicarious joy in all things of bee;)

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  9. great blog...just came across it. coveting the black lace dress!

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  10. omg, the things you got are gorgeous!!! I love love love the cardigan! so sweet!!!!

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  11. the cardigan is beautiful - maybe you can wear it at nights/to the movies, it always gets too cold at the movies. the dress is beautiful too!

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  12. Yay - I am happy your lil pin was still there. It was meant to be.

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  13. amazing - i never find stuff like that! i've been wanting to knit myself a sweater from a vintage pattern to embroidery flowers on. :)

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  14. that cardigan is just to die forrrrr, you have such a good eye. hope to see your lovely self wearing it :)

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