After seeing this sweet little reindeer in one of the project photos for our magazine (Primitive Quilts and Projects), I decided to hunt for one of my own, figuring it might take me years to find something so unique.
Turns out, I found one almost immediately on a trip to the Twin Cities back in early November. I couldn't believe it. I probably would have even paid a premium for him but it turns out, he was only $12.
While I was in the Twin Cities, I was surprised to get several compliments on my double decker bus purse. I just buy purses that speak to me in some way and don't really think of them drawing much of any attention.
As those of you who've read my blog before know, I enjoy wearing vintage 1960s clothing. This fall, I've been delighted to find three vintage coats from the 1960s. All are in excellent condition. Here are a couple of them. Even though I wasn't alive during the 1960s, there's something about these clothes that I just love. The top one is faux fur and the bottom one is a navy and green plaid 1960s wool coat. The top one was $22 and the bottom one was a little more than I wanted to spend ($70) but it is hard to find coats that look decent on my particular frame, so I decided it was worth the investment. All in all, I considered it a bargain to get two coats under $100, and they sure are better made than today's coats! If you are looking for vintage coats, just remember that the sizing is totally different than today's sizing. In vintage, you'd look for a size roughly double than what you are in today's clothes. If anyone happens to be reading this post and remembers wearing coats like these, I would love to hear from you at email@example.com or leave a comment.