Recent Finds: Dogwoods and Vintage Duds

I’ve been lucky this week to find two great estate sales. I’d been gearing up for auction season to start up again and went to my first auction of the new year this weekend too. I was happy to find a few really cool pieces like this wonderful Wilendur tablecloth. I don’t find nice table cloths often and have never spotted a Wilendur in the wild. This one not only has the original tag but comes with 6 matching napkins. It fits a good sized table and is such a vibrant shade of red!

vintage wilendur tablecloth dogwood print red with tag

 

 

I’ve always got my eye out for unique vintage clothes and this weekend I was not disappointed. This ladies polyester jumpsuit with sailor collar looks like it was tailor made for my mannequin. It doesn’t look like it’s been worn much at all and would be truly perfect for a night of disco dancing.

jumpsuit

I also found a few other vintage 70’s items like this flowy dress from a printed sheer fabric and this darling little red shirtwaist.

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Recent Finds: all clothing edition

 

I haven’t had a whole lot of luck at yard sales lately and it’s getting close to the end of yard sale season. I’d just about given up for the year. I wasn’t even looking for yard sales today but found two fabulous ones today while running errands. It was such a successful trip that I had to run to the ATM twice to buy all the amazing things I found.

My favorite is this wool Bobbie Brooks 2 piece dress. The top laces up the front and is paired with a cute button front skirt. I can just imagine how groovy it looked when originally worn.

I love mod 60’s fashion and was excited to find several shift dresses. I love the simple design and silhouette. And the thick polyester knit would certainly keep you warm on an early fall outing.

Vintage 60's shift dresses

 

I found something today I don’t think I’ve ever seen before: vintage uniform dresses. This vintage uniform dress, made by Angelica is made from a thin, crisp polyester. It has some lovely tuck detailing, small pocket and holes sewn under the arms. I’d be interested to learn what profession this lovely yet functional dress was designed for.