Sunday, April 11, 2010
Ship (and Antiques) Ahoy!: Scenes from the Sunday Safari of an Adventurous Lady Vintage Hunter
Today, we had a very adventurous vintage-hunting expedition! We stopped to admire the wreck of an old tall ship run aground on the Great Lake's shore before exploring all the treasures for sale in an old house from 1907 that has been converted into a sort of antique mall. There are booths in every corner of the house, from basement up to attic (my personal favourite). Dressed in a 1940s sailor "middy" blouse and nudeedudee trousers, I felt at home in the maritime scenery we encountered at the start of our expedition. However, as I tried on a vintage pith helmet in the dusty antique shop attic, I felt every inch a lady adventurer. What spoils did our safari yield? Twofrocks which are destined for my Etsy shop some time soon. I really should have bought that pith helmet...I also regret not buying this amazing men's wool smoking jacket from 1927. I think I could have created a pretty great "garconne" look with it, but it was too expensive. Ah well, all in all, this was a lovely way to spend a Sunday. Thanks to Baron V. for being such a sport. Vintage hunting is not his favourite past-time, so I appreciate his patience and sense of humour.
Posted by BaronessVonVintage