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Discussion in 'The Powder Room' started by Lauren, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. Lauren

    Lauren Distinguished Service Award

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    I just got these glass bead garlands at the thrift store the other day. 3 of them are 8 feet long and one is 7 feet. They have a few broken beads that I need to remove, then I'll tighten up the strings some. I already had just barely enough to do our whole tree, now I can do it right. The bag with all 4 strands was $1. Trix

    PS: Yeah! I think I got the picture thing figured out!
  3. MissQueenie

    MissQueenie Practically Family

    Oh Lauren! I LOVE your hat! And your new icon is gorgeous!

    Trickeration -- are you doing your tree up in vintage? You have to post a picture of it when you're done, I'd love to see it :)

    ~ Queenie.
  4. Hi Queenie,
    Yes, we do our tree vintage (1950's and earlier), except for the lights and a few ornaments that have sentimental value. We even use lead tinsel! I promise to get some good pictures up here soon. :) Trix
  5. Lauren

    Lauren Distinguished Service Award

    I started doing up my tree 50's last year as well- I found lots of vintage bulbs at the salvation army then went to target and got some vintage repros and boxes of tensel. I would tell people the 1950's threw up on my tree. Hehe.
  6. Vanessa

    Vanessa One Too Many

    I have an ebay sickness. . .


    And thanks to matt. . . [​IMG]
  7. Lauren

    Lauren Distinguished Service Award

    I want to make that navy and white suit whenever you're done with it .... :D

    Vanessa and I have a constant pattern swap wish list with one another.
  8. Vanessa

    Vanessa One Too Many

    Which I usually forget from day to day. Keep reminding me!
  9. fuzzylizzie

    fuzzylizzie One of the Regulars

    Yes, it is a sickness. Sometimes I think the only reason I bother to SELL vintage is so I'll have money in my paypal account so I can BUY it!

    Recent purchases:

    From eBay, these crochet gloves that turned out to be far nicer than the photo in the auction showed. Sometimes it pays to take a chance!


    From a friend that owns a vintage store. I trade cheap 70s finds for things like this:




    And it's a long time until summer, but I couldn't resist this cute set I found on a website:


    Here's to lots of great finds for all of us!

  10. Lauren

    Lauren Distinguished Service Award

    Lizzie, those things are FABULOUS!!! Oh my goodness, I love the summer suit, and the details on the robe! And those gloves are sooo deco. I think I have to wipe the slobber off the keyboard now...

    (and I know what you mean about the selling to be able to buy ;) which reminds me I need to get busy!)
  11. decodoll

    decodoll Practically Family

    All of your purchases are wonderful!!

    That hat, Lauren, is gorgeous!!!

    Tickeration, I'd love to see a picture of your tree all done up.

    Vanessa, I love the bottom McCall pattern!

    Lizzie, All your finds are super cute!

    Here is a picture of one of my latest purchases :) :
  12. MJistheBOMB

    MJistheBOMB New in Town



    I just got this AWESOME 50s rockabilly shirt on Ebay :). I can't WAIT to wear it with a sexy pencil skirt :cool:

    I love all of your purchases, girls...so pretty :). I see those patterns on Ebay all the time....maybe I need to start buying them so I can make my own clothes....when I learn to sew. LOL.

  13. rubyredlocks

    rubyredlocks Practically Family

    I just bought this vintage 50s wide brim straw and we used it for a recent photoshoot that I was hired to do the hair for.
    Here's the hat and a couple of pics from the shoot:
    I thought the second pic looked like something out of a 1950's edition of Vogue or Harper's Bazaar.


  14. maisie

    maisie Practically Family

    I have just recieved one of my recent purchases a beautiful black 'Harrods' London suit :) . It is so much nicer in real life, than in pictures (as is the case with most vintage items)

  15. Lauren

    Lauren Distinguished Service Award

    I love seeing everyone's pretty things!!

    Here's my new hat I won on Ebay this morning :) Gotta go 40's to Capistrano now!
  16. maisie

    maisie Practically Family

    I love that hat!! What a fab purchase! I don't know what I would do without Ebay!!!
  17. Lauren

    Lauren Distinguished Service Award

    Pattern Crazy. Ok, I'm bad- but I got these last night:

    Ok, now the visions I had when I saw these patterns...
    The tunic NEEDS to be in gold lame- kind of like something Katharine Hepburn would wear in her 30's films... with a long black satin skirt.

    The Jacket totally reminds me of Myrna Loy in Broadway Bill. With a slim skirt or pair of man-styled trousers it would be perfect.

    The Suit needs to be a wide tan plaid for the coat and jacket with a smaller weave of brown and tan for the skirt. I'm thinking something along the lines of Gosford Park. Hopefully this will be done in time for the Day at the Races!

    The last one is SO deco. I want to do the one on the left in a hunter green solid wool for the jacket, and the skirt in a red plaid. Well, that may call for an alternate skirt pattern, but I think it would be prefect. And for the jacket either BIG red or gold buttons.

    And there you have it :)
  18. I had written a long reply and was just about to post it when I started to cut and paste with the images and it all disapeared with a magical *poof* :(
    Typical! Unfortunately I don't have the patience to re-write it but I was saying something like, I love all of your purchases and wish I could see Laurens latest hat purchase but the picture is broken and then I had some questions but never mind, another time. *grumpy*

    Anyhow, here's my contribution to the list of vintage purchases. I had to mixture with the brightness and contrast of the picture so that you can see the details. The dress is pitch black, even though it looks greyish, and the rosette and the ribbon above the hem is velvet and even more pitch black, if that's possible ;)
    I love it but find it hard to match hats, gloves and other things to it because of the really black black. I don't want it to look like I'm going to a funeral but adding a colour is even more difficult.



  19. maisie

    maisie Practically Family

    Wow! That dress is FAB! Is it another ebay purchase?;) :)
    I think if you wore that dress to a dance, you could get away with just wearing it with a black purse and a pair of black shoes (or even a pair of killer balck platforms!!) and not even have to bother trying to find a matching hat.
  20. Lauren

    Lauren Distinguished Service Award

    what a perfect little black dress! Looks like something a starlet would have worn!

    I guess my seller took down the pics. I'll post more when I get it :)

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