There is something about vintage goods that makes me think of my grandmother. Maybe it was spending all that time with her going through her costume jewelry and listening to her tell me the stories behind each one of her gewgaws & knickknacks. She loved to collect stuff, I know I picked it up from somewhere, and she mostly collected jewelry, art, knickknacks, pottery and the like. A lot of her goods came from overseas when she and my grandfather traveled the world with the US Air Force, but even after that she kept collecting. Her china cabinet, filled with figurines, pottery pieces, wooden sculpture, the odd fertility piece and not any actual china that I ever saw, was a source of endless entertainment to me. This was the late 70s – early 80s, so I also found things like melamine dishes, enamel fondue pots & macarame plant hangers in the kitchen. In her jewelry box, I found pendants on long chains, lots of enamel, bright bangles and clip-on earrings.
So, what does this all have to do with today’s post you ask? Well, it’s Vintage Week at Indie Fixx. All week, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite vintage finds with you. All lot of them will be from the 70s & 80s, of course, but there will be other stuff too. Plus, Leah from MoxieThrift will share a post for the Guest Blog about thrifting at boot sales!
I hope you enjoy my Vintages Finds #1 and please feel free to share your favorite vintage shop or vintage story!
***Small note: TGIF will return next Friday. I had a terrible headache last Friday after going to the eye doctor and getting dilated.
1. Milk Glass Bracelet from Old Ways for These Days $16
4. Rotary Phone from A Touch of Vintage $48