2017: The Year in Vintage
Like all the other years before it, 2017 was a great year in vintage! I didn’t see much on my “None Left Behind” list (other than a few things I haven’t managed to get posted in the category, that is!), and there were a LOT of cute things that I could easily have used or resold that got passed up. Why? Well, there is no way to put this kindly, but this year has been a tough one financially. Anytime I need to buckle down and save money, my thrifting is the first thing to go. Of course, I still torture myself by stopping in the stores “just to look around.” It really is my therapy, and I haven’t been able to break that particular habit just yet.
Here are just a few of the many vintage treasures seen/bought/coveted from this year:
This #creepy #kewpie is the stuff of which nightmares are made. (Does it have fins on its back??!?) Naturally, I wanted to bring it home with me, but wasn't willing to pay that for it. That and I didn't want to get visits from all sorts of demons if the statue got knocked over and broken, setting them free.
Look what I found in my old closet! One of my favorite pairs of #booties from high school, #whiteleather #western #fringe with a #kittenheel . They've also seen a bit of concert action! Purchased in the summer of #1987 , right before my senior year of high school. They no longer fit, so they'll be going to the shop as soon as I can get them listed. Viva la #80s ! #80sfashion #rockerchick #countrygirl
It's seen better days, but I absolutely love this #turquoise #vinyl #mcm #armchair with legs! It belonged to my Nanny & Papaw Miller, and I have no clue as to the designer/manufacturer. I brought it over from my Dad's this weekend. Yep, my brother and sister got this in my #vwbug, and the hatch even shut 😀 I can't wait to get it cleaned up and figure out repairs for the tears. I have to keep the #diamond pattern intact! #midcenturymodern #midcenturymodernfurniture #retro #retrofurniture #vintage #vintagefurniture #ishopinmyfamilysattics
This #thrifted #orange ottoman is the best $3 I ever spent! It needs a good cleaning & a bit of spot repair, then it’ll go in front of my Grandparents’ turquoise chair. I’m not sure if I’ll add #midmod #taperedlegs or leave it as is for a more #boho feel. But either way, my #midcenturyrustic home makeover is happening this year!
Who else is like me, and can’t wait for after the New Year, when all the purgers and downsizers start taking their stuff to the thrift stores?