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Friday, April 13, 2012

Thrift Share ~ Goodies Galore

I've come across lots of goodies recently and decided to show off a little more than usual for this weeks Thrift Share.   
First up: Some vintage fashions!  Though I didn't get around to photoing all of the Spring & Summer dresses I have for the shop yet...here are a few highlights.
This happens to be the first vintage wedding dress I've purchased, but it was such a steal, flawless, and just so stunning that I couldn't leave it behind!  It's flowing & feminine & circa 1950s or 60s.  I also just love the Lace Lilac dress.  The style is so on trend right now! Don't you adore it!
In addition to the dresses I also snagged a few scarves.  The blue Vera sunshine & clouds scarf is a little work of art, and though the Chanel piece feels right I can't confirm it's authenticity so I'll definitely be keeping it for myself.  I'll be proud to sport it! 
The Vera scarf isn't the only art I grabbed.  How sweet is this little paper cut?  It had a sheet of paper stored with it that explained it's provenance.  It's by Chinese Paper Cutting artist Zhang Xiufang who's been working since the early 60s.  I definitely need to do a little more digging around for info on the artist, but I'm glad I have somewhere to start.
 Though I'm not into dolls, I had to admire the talent of the artist who painted this little doll.  It's expertly done.  The lace detail on the dress is so delicate, and the tromp l'oeil style makes dolly look as if she could fall right out of the box.
After getting home and doing a little research, I learned that the painting was done by British artist Edna Bizon. Though I can find lots of auction records for her, I haven't come across much bio info yet.  Regardless,  I'm sure there is a little girl or doll collector out there who would just cherish this sweet painting!  Another sweet little treasure that's going to make a collector happy are these vintage Green Tiger Press gum seals. 
Green Tiger Press was known for its illustrated children's books, calendars and greeting cards.  These seals date before the company was sold in 1986. The images are so precious.
Speaking of great images, this amazing large leather bound book is filled to the brim with beautiful illustrations.  
Remember a few weeks ago I shared this ice bucket handcrafted by David Auld in Haiti?  Well, this week I found a huge matching bowl by the same artist!  How cool is that?
And last but not least, speaking of cool...I found this big ole whistle! Silly I know, but totally fun!
If you want anything, just WHISTLE!
Well, I guess you could email me too :-)

I hope you had lots of luck on your thrifty outings too, & I can't wait to see whats been found.  Linking up to ATG's Thrift Share Monday and HLA's Flea Market Finds so be sure to check out all the goodies there too!

Cheers ~ Lara

12 comments:

  1. Your dresses are always so beautiful. I love the lilac one the most. Great finds this week.

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    1. Thanks! The lilac one is fun, can't wait to get it listed in the shop for someone else to enjoy!
      Have a great week!

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  2. some good finds. love the little whistle!

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  3. You always find really interesting, unusual things. I love the paper cutting, but I think the leather book is my favorite. The font on the cover is amazing! ~Heather

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    1. Thanks Heather. The book is really neat, and I think it's just as cool on the inside as the out. I guess there is a series of these books, but I only found one.
      Cheers ~ Lara

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  4. I bought a Vera AND Chanel scarf this weekend, too! Like yours, mine feels right - super luxe silk, but I can't authenticate with confidence either. I think the hem will be the telltale sign. I may even go to Neiman Marcus and check out the hem to help me know what I've got. Great haul!

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    1. Thats great! Yes, mainly the hems on the Chanel are hand rolled & stitched...but I have come across a few newer ones that are machine sewn. Funny story, not long after I started the shop I sold a beautiful Gucci scarf. I believed with every bone in my body that it was authentic, but I didn't take it to the Gucci store to get any info on it. The woman who bought it did, and wrote me later to tell me it was some rare series that Gucci produced in the 70s. Lol. It was worth a ton of money & I sold it for next to nothing. Well....I learned my lesson to do my homework, but mostly I was happy that my customer was extremely excited :-)
      Good luck on finding info on your scarf!
      Cheers ~ Lara

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  5. Just wow. I need to take a road trip to where you thrift. Cause, wow.
    ~Trudy http://thriftscore42.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Trudy! You can come thrifting with me anytime :-)

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  6. What a great haul! I love the Chanel scarf the most genuine or not!

    thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Evelyn
    Modish Vintage

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