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