Show Us Your Purchases!

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

  1. K.McG

    K.McG New in Town

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    Thanks ladies!!

    That hat is seriously the best thing i have found, aside from my black velvet jesus painting. Haha. It's in absolutely perfect condition, i saw it, snatched it and upon later inspection before purchasing found it to only be $0.98, I was tickled! It is made by a company called Betmar, I haven't been able to track down any hats that look like it, but a few that I've come across are made with similar straw so I am thinking 50's, possibly 60's. I love the fact that it looks like an acorn cap! It is just too dang cute!!

    Katiesparkles
    My Goodwill is real hit and miss some times, but such are all things of that nature I suppose. I rarely have any luck with the clothing side of the store, that dress, a full slip, my new favourite leopard print cardigan and an absolutely gorgeous coat with a lovely wide mink collar(which sadly does not fit me, but for $20 I couldn't leave it there, I have to take some pictures) are the only real luck with clothing that I've had, also, the shoes, me being an 8-8.5 which is pretty much the standard foot size these days, you have to have unusually itty bitty feet, or giant boat feet to find shoes it seems.
     
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  2. LinaSofia

    LinaSofia A-List Customer

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    K.McG, I've looked for a hat just like that for ages! Love it :)

    Here's my latest ebay purchase, a bakelite mah jong bracelet. I see quite a few of these around but many don't seem to be made from bakelite, but this one *should* be... let's wait and see!

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  3. katiesparkles

    katiesparkles One of the Regulars

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    My theory on vintage shoes (and why so many available these days are ittybitty) is because the "regular" sizes were worn until they had holes in their soles. That or.. I don't know! Hahaha :)
     
  4. Lorelai99

    Lorelai99 One of the Regulars

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    That is exactly what I always assumed too...
     
  5. Miss Sis

    Miss Sis One Too Many

    Yes, agree on the shoes. Not everyone had tiny feet - it's just the tiny ones haven't been able to be worn by many people and worn out! From my experience most UK women seemed to be size 4 - 5 or US 6 - 7 back in the 30/40s.

    I'm a US 8 1/2 - 9 and I have quite alot of pairs of vintage shoes from the 30s/40s. But you do have to look and look and look, even when you go to as many vintage fairs, shops and shows as I do, as well as shopping on-line!
     
  6. W-D Forties

    W-D Forties Practically Family

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    Women definitely had smaller feet then, and smaller everything else! In the UK the average shoe size in the 70's was a 5 but by the early 90's it was a 6, work that backwards whilst factoring in the post war diet and you can see why many of the sizes are so small.
     
  7. ColeV48

    ColeV48 Familiar Face

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    Both of my Grandmothers (born 1918 and 1926) remember wearing snug shoes as long as possible when growing up because they couldn't afford new ones. They always wore snug shoes, and their feet never had a chance to expand. They both had extremely narrow feet (something I've inherited), but were still around a size 6. I just bought a pair of 1920s shoes which are probably around a size 8 AA (they're a little too long, but the width actually fits!)
     
  8. Miss Golightly

    Miss Golightly Call Me a Cab

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    A few pieces from Etsy:

    A lovely black dress suit:

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    A Joseph Stein coat:

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    A silk dress:

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    A two piece suit - this is lovely on - the photos don't do it justice at all:

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  9. LinaSofia

    LinaSofia A-List Customer

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    love all those pieces Miss G! I'm taking a leaf out of your book at the moment, looking for clean lines and sophisticated glamour ;)
     
  10. Miss Golightly

    Miss Golightly Call Me a Cab

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    That's a lovely compliment LinaSofia - thank you! :) I'm looking forward to seeing all your fabulous new finds!

    I had to laugh when I saw the tag from the last outfit I posted "Sportempos has that Suburbia Look!" - I'm not sure what that is supposed to mean but it made me smile anyway!
     
  11. katiesparkles

    katiesparkles One of the Regulars

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    Almost makes me think of foot binding... only not as extreme.. :)
    I envy you for having narrow feet, I've inherited the opposite... stubby, small but extremely wide feet. My toes look like someone just chopped them with a butcher's knife. Hahaha.
     
  12. Miss Golightly

    Miss Golightly Call Me a Cab

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    Another Cover Girl of Miami dress to add to my collection!

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  13. That black suit is absolutely gorgeous, Miss Golightly!

    I thought I would just chime in on the foot thing - I am an English size 7 (I think that's a US 9? It's definitely a Euro 41!), and so is my Grandma, who was born 1939. She said it was VERY hard for her to get shoes, and she said she seems to remember my Great-Grandma getting them made especially for her.
     
  14. Miss Golightly

    Miss Golightly Call Me a Cab

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    Thanks Highball Emy!:)
     
  15. You're welcome! I'm a student, I have to live vicariously!
     
  16. Katinka von K.

    Katinka von K. A-List Customer

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    I think I just bought a pair of mislabeled 40s pumps (looking at the label) o_O I missed the end of the auction when it was available for the first time and was surprised that noone went for it. So I grabbed them this time and hope they fit!
     
  17. Miss Golightly

    Miss Golightly Call Me a Cab

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    A 1960's pink Aquascutum of London coat:

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  18. Louise Anne

    Louise Anne Suspended

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    Very nice , loooooks great.
     
  19. Miss Golightly

    Miss Golightly Call Me a Cab

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    Thanks Paul! :)
     
  20. Miss Tuppence

    Miss Tuppence A-List Customer

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    My latest- a 1930's lace gown/dress. It's ineed of a lot of work but I just love it!
    (please excuse the black slip, was being too lazy to change!)
     

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