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.

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11 comments:

Q's Daydream said...

what fun! I adore your outfit ;o)

esme and the lane way said...

Gorgeous! I love your sailor-y outfit :)

Blondie said...

Looks like you had a blast honey! Great photos! Kori xoxo

Kelley Anne said...

What a wonderful way to spend the day! I love your outfit.

The Zhush said...

That outfit is beyond cute! Love it!

Leproust Vintage said...

oh my goodness, how adorable are you two?! Your outfit is so perfect for spring!

garofit said...

Gorgeous outfit (need a top like that!!!) and surroundings.
I know what you mean about menswear pieces, especially as there are available out there in pretty small sizes. I too feel the need to "cross dress" and lately these have been oriented particularly towards sports outfits or a working man look. And there is always the news boy, of course. And the never dying dandy. Alas, my wardrobe does not yet withstand such ambitions.

Pink Flower said...

Wow that this looks like a treasure chest of fun! I'd probably be lost in a place like that for days, looks so much fun!

Bella said...

Great photos. So cute.

Haleigh said...

WOW...these images are amazing. I literally gasped when I saw that first one with the ship! always a pleasure

xoxo Bardot in Blue
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BaronessVonVintage said...

Oh, it WAS such fun. My head almost popped from all the amazingly fun things to see! The best part: we were completely alone up in that attic, free to touch and play with EVERYTHING and free to snap silly pictures!!!

garofit: I do have a weakness for all things dandiacal, but, as a long standing member of the Society for Rational Dress, I do say nothing beats an unostentatiously smart ascot worn with a wonderfully tailored Arrow shirt. One mustn't forget a smart cardigan or vest of sorts. ;)