Tuesday, December 15, 2015

I'M STILL HERE

A Happy Holiday wish to anyone out there who might be wondering if I'm still here! Thanks to those of you who emailed asking me if I was okay. It turns out that November was a rough month but that's another story for another day. Since I promised myself I would continue blogging to record the mundane events of my life even if no one reads them, I am back again! I finally got some holiday decorations up around the house, including this lovely handmade pom-pom wreath.


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 tkhook@msn.com or leave a comment.


11 comments:

  1. What a cute little reindeer. I love the tartan coat. Wishing you a Merry Christmas,Kimber. Hugs, Christine xx

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    1. Thanks for dropping by, Christine! Always nice to hear from you. Merry Christmas to you, too!

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  2. Such a darling purse! I love your vintage clothes! Merry Christmas and best to you in the new year!

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    1. Sheri,
      I was just thinking if you the other day and wondered how you were doing. I hope all is well there. Kimber

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  3. Kimber, I always enjoy reading your blog updates. I love your adorable reindeer. For some unknown reason I fell in love with reindeers this year and can't get enough of looking at them. I love your adorable vintage coats. Great finds. hugs until I see you again.

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    1. Hi Mary,
      For some reason, I fell in love with that reindeer. It turns out it is a vintage Dream Pet from the 1960s and I could not believe it was the same one as the one in the mag! Hope to see you soon! Kimber

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  4. Merry Christmas! I just love your blog... I know it gets busy around this time of year! Thanks for sharing your lovely photos. I think your vintage coats are a real bargain, especially when you think of the quality. I just found a wonderful vintage cloth seller on Esty. It under When Decades Collide. I just love the beautiful dress she has. Blessings,
    Laura

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    1. Hi Laura,
      Thanks so much for your kind note! I'm so glad you enjoy visiting my blog. Thank you for the info on the etsy seller! I hope you find some vintage pretties in her shop. I will have to check it out. Please do visit again! Kimber

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    1. Hi Cynthia,
      Lovely to have you here! Happy holidays to you, too! Kimber

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  6. Glad to see your latest post Kimber. Love the vintage clothing. I've been weeding out some of my holiday décor, and the little reindeer is a cute new look. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

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