Saturday, October 6, 2012

Back-to-School Vintage Finds for Little Bean

What could be better than vintage Made-in-France white Vuarnets to make the right statement at high school this fall!
Although this little Navajo ring is pretty modest, it's just the kind of low key style that my daughter likes. I got a couple of these from a Raleigh estate (late Charleston) that was classic old school. Thread-bare 100 year old Oriental rugs used on the kitchen floor, the WWI Flying Ace family member photograph with the exquisite Tiffany Studios Floor lamp gathering dust in the dim corner of the 1930s cottage. -Nice.
Costume jewelry from the Early 20th Century, a Swiss ladies watch, 1870s British military blazer buttons and even WWI Naval Aviator's wings. -You never know what'll be in that estate sale bag of costume jewelry!

I grabbed this real, British-made 1980's Umbro rugby at a church rummage sale for a song. It fits me OK but Lil' Bean has appropriated it.
I grabbed this collectible bright red 1970s handbag for Lil' Bean. Although she likes it, she's not sure what to use it for. -How about as a stylish book bag?
Although I didn't buy it, this 1960s skippers cap from my daughter's 'brother camp' brought a smile to my face when I came across it at the flea market.


Pine Plains Weekender said...

Is that Lil' Bean modeling the vintage shades and hand bag? What a lovely young lady, Mr. Trad, she looks like a Lil' Audrey Hepburn.

26 days until the steeplechase races!

Trailer Trad said...

Mr. Weekender,

When I read some of your comments, I'm reminded of the opening scene on the boat from Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade.

Dr. Henry Jones Jr.: "The Cross of Coronado BELONGS in a museum!"
Villain: "So do you Dr. Jones. So do you."

Weekender, you belong in a museum and I mean that the best way possible. You can join us in the "Inhabitants of Dog Island" exhibition sponsored by Mutual of Omaha.

Anonymous said...

Where is this Dog Island? Is it really inhabited by dogs? Is there beer there?