Vintage, I Hunt you.

It's no secret that almost every penny I get from Etsy goes right back into the machine. My dad is an addictions counselor and Lutheran minister (yes I get the irony). And he says that most addicts deal so that they can pay for their own drugs. This is true. Vintage is my own personal cocaine. Sometimes after visiting a particularly dusty antique store I even get nosebleeds.

Here are few things I've gotten recently that have made me swoon.

This Celluloid Necklace was an eBay find. It's flipp'n pristine! I've already taken it apart so that I can make a ring, bracelet and necklace with it.

Skylar's Candy Clips are awesomely constructed. Lovely details. The flowers on these purple hair clips have some sort of treatment on them that makes the petals stiff and perfect. I also scored two beautiful flowered headbands. (Technically this isn't vintage - but I think it has that 1940's little girl look to it.)

But my most favorite acquisition? This crazy beautiful, minty fresh Mid Century Modern sewing box. I bought it to store all my buttons in. But now that I have it I think I may use it as a jewelry box. Just lay some felt inside the little boxes. The picture doesn't do it justice - it makes my heart race it's so lovely.

14 comments:

SP said...

Oh that first one! I'm in love. Please let me know when you've made the ring. Also, since I'm all about buying it so all the other biznatches can't have my goodies... can I request that you don't use the same band material that was used for the pretty flower rings I just got. It made my fingers green :(

SP said...

P.S.
I got about a million compliments on those pretty flower rings last week in D.C.

Anonymous said...

I also have that sewing box. My Grandmother recently passed away and I got it. It sits in my room like furniture, since I can't sew worth a crap. But it's really cool.

Bama

Lotta said...

Sp - Oh drag! I actually don't have anymore of those ring bands and based on your feedback I won't order them again. I'll use the nice silver plated ones that I've been working with.

Lotta said...

Ps - Paint the inside with some clear nailpolish.

Abby said...

I'm kind of infatuated with Etsy, but I hate it because it makes me SO! FREAKING! POOR!, so I'm going to go ahead and say that I feel your pain.

Also, the necklace up there?
I would definitely sell drugs for it.

thecraftbegins said...

That is AMAZING. I would DO drugs for that!

zandor said...

That first one is so so pretty. I can't wait to see what you do. Those flower clips and headbands are adorable.

Lotta said...

Zandor - Thanks! I got a blue version of this necklace too! I'm so psyched for it to come in the mail. These are getting harder and harder to find!

Kathi D said...

I have the twin of that sewing box! I actually use it for sewing stuff.

Deb on the Rocks said...

I grew up Lutheran. Grew out of being Lutheran, but still have all my good attendance Sunday School pins.

My fifteen year old recently asked me as we passed a church "That's what you were raised, right, Luuuhh-thor-anne?"

Luuuuhhh-thor-Anne. He is a southern boy born who can neither talk Chicago or say the church's name. I don't know how many family gathering I suffered through arguments about synod differences, but I have successfully broken the multi-generational chain of addiction. Salute!

geelizzie said...

Whoa, I used to have that sewing box! My sister gave it to me for Christmas sometime in the early 80's and after lots of use, it finally went to the Goodwill, since I don't like to sew anymore.

Lotta said...

I haven't used it yet. It's like in brand new condition and I'm afraid to put the first mark on it!

Michelle said...

Love the sewing box and the hair bows:)