Monday, March 25, 2013

A basket, a couple of bags, and a hat


I don't know why I look sad
It seems I am incapable of seeing any sort of cane, straw or wooden bag without buying it. I suppose it's not really a big problem when most of the six or so I have were under $10. My most recent purchase was this wooden clutch bag from the Sumner Street Fair last weekend. I think they were popular in the 70s. 



The only bad thing is that you can see what's inside it so I'll have to try and stop my usual practice of shoving receipts, tissues and other random rubbish into my bag.  

Vintage dress: Trademe
Belt/ribbon: Craft shop
Vintage shoes: Op shopped
Tights: Primark
Hat: Vintage store in Saltaire
Bag: Sumner Street Fair



Also from the Sumner Street Fair is this old hairdryer case. It still had the hairdryer inside but I've taken it out so I can use it as a bag. I don't know what I'm going to do with the hairdryer though. I already have two other 60s hairdryers because they come in such cool cases. I op shopped the hat sitting on top recently. I think I might have a hat buying problem as well.  

The colour is darker and nicer than in the photo

This basket was op shopped at the same time as the hat. I'll probably use it as a handbag because it's a really good shape.  It's sort of deep but not too big.


37 comments:

  1. Lovely collection of finds - that first bag is really rather striking! You look lovely in that first photo too - that blue really suits you and the flower pattern is so pretty. Have a good week xoxox

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    1. Thanks. Yes, it is. It caught my eye immediately at the fair. Blue has always been 'my colour'. You have a good week too.

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  2. I'm always so glad to see your breathtaking finds, the hats and the two bags are so wonderful that I can't choose which one I like more!
    You look amazing in the pale blue dress and lace tights!
    xxxxx

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    1. Thanks! The background colour is actually more purply blue than it looks in the photos. It got a bit washed out.

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  3. Beautiful dress and what lovely bags! I have a hat similar to your new one :)

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  4. Gorgeous bags, they are so nice!! And I adore the dress and tights you have on, wonderful xx

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  5. You have such a flair for finding and styling- love it all!

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  6. Lovely blue dress and I dont think I could resist a bag like that either, if only I could find similar ones in our local charity shops... I'd have about 20 already!

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    1. Thanks! I think I've just been lucky finding quite a few cane/wooden bags recently.

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  7. Wow I adore the first bag, if I had it I'd make tons of totally unpractical little vinyl pouches to keep my stuff gathered inside!

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    1. That's a good idea. Little bags in a big bag. That would probably be pretty handy in my other bags as well because mine are usually such a mess and I can't find anything.

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  8. Hee hee... yes that first bag was popular in late 70's and early '80's ... ask me how I know!! I had one exactly the same and loved it. Don't worry all the useless little things will fall out.. Your dress looks lovely on you.

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    1. That's awesome that you had one the same. Ha, yes, I'll probably be trailing bobby pins and things wherever I go because I always have little bits stuffed in my bag.

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  9. That dress looks fab with the lace tights and I love the hair-dryer case - I've a thing for them, too. I really should stop buying them! x

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    1. Thanks! Nah, you shouldn't stop buying them. They're so awesome.

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  10. Gorgeous outfit! Every time I see your blog it makes me want to buy a heap of new vintage dresses :-)

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    1. Thanks! Ha, I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing.

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  11. I love your cane / straw buying habit! Another amazing outfit xx

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  12. Eek! I love straw bags and baskets! And hats. Those are both gorgeous and I love your dress too. And the hat, you wear 50s hats so well!

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    1. Good to know I'm not the only one with a straw bag and hat obsession. Thanks!

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  13. What a beautiful dress, and I am in love with your shoes! Great bags, the first one has that 1970s does 30s look about it, and the basket is a beauty. Bags, and baskets and hats, oh my! xxx

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    1. Thanks! The shoes are one of my favourite op shop finds. You're right. It does look a bit 30s.

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  14. Very interestingly shaped straw bag that first one! Never seen one quite like that.
    I have sort of grown on straw/wicker bags just recently and have been looking for them awhile, but no luck. Perhaps the spring will bring them out on the thrift shops here in Finland aswell.
    Lovely outfit! Green ribbon belt goes nicely with the dress

    Rhia from http://www.evildressmaker.com

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    1. I've seen quite a few. I think they were pretty popular here. Maybe they're just a NZ thing. I hope you find your own straw bag. Thanks.

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  15. I love this frock paired with those lacy tights! Curtise is right you have great style! I'm admiring all of those great frocks you got in the UK and the patent red raincoat *drool* LOVE THAT!
    XXOO

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    1. Thanks! I have a weakness for lacy tights. Yeah, the raincoat was my best charity shop find from the UK.

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  16. That dress is beautiful, and I love that it's long sleeved!

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  17. That dress is abosolute perfection, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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  18. I remember those wooden bags (now I'm really showing my age!). I love the frock but I am really taken with those shoes. Green + t-bars make me want to squee with delight! I think you may have a hat buying problem too! Hats seem to be highly priced over here, so I haven't ever bought any decent ones. And well I'm of the opinion that one can never have too many bags, of any sort! Xx

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  19. Ha, I have bought the exact same wooden bag on a flea market last month. And I´m pretty much on the other side of the world. How cool is that? Now I think somebody brought it home as a souvenir many years ago. And I now know that it´s not from the 50s as the seller said.

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