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A Vintage Haul – Fave Finds for Spring 2018

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As many of you know I love antiquing and frequent antique stores just about every other weekend.  With that said, I felt that it had been far too long since I did a fave find post and I thought that I would share with you some of the cool things I’ve picked up this spring.

My Fave Finds

Let’s start with some of the cool vintage items I picked up over the last few months. 

Vintage Purses 

I love finding vintage purses. I know that their size doesn’t always make them practical for everyday use but they make for a great prop for photos and a nice accent when just going out for the evening. 

While I was antiquing in Norman, Oklahoma during Mother’s day weekend I came across several nice vintage purses all in great condition. 

Sharing some of my fave finds for spring 2018, from vintage accessories to sewing items. Check it out see all the goodies I picked up recently.
Love the clasp on this black purse

The black vintage purse has a really nice built-in handle and clasp. 

Sharing some of my fave finds for spring 2018, from vintage accessories to sewing items. Check it out see all the goodies I picked up recently.
This pink purse was in near mint condition

I love pink purses and the one that I found was pretty much in mint condition. 

Sharing some of my fave finds for spring 2018, from vintage accessories to sewing items. Check it out see all the goodies I picked up recently.
Love the fur bow detail on this avocado colored purse

Lastly, I came across an avocado colored purse, which isn’t a color you often find. I also really like the fur bow detail. 

Decor and Accessories

While at the same Norman shops my husband found me these really unusual perfume bottles with a celestial design on them. I adore celestial decor and these bottles would be perfect for my guest bathroom.  I think I’ll probably fill them with colored oils and set them up on the self in there. 

Sharing some of my fave finds for spring 2018, from vintage accessories to sewing items. Check it out see all the goodies I picked up recently.
These celestial bottles are just my style.

I hardly ever buy jewelry but when I do it’s more often than not vintage jewelry. This particular trip to Norman I ended up finding the cutest bow earrings, where the ribbon falls past the ear. Not sure how vintage they are (possibly 80’s) but I think they are super cute. 

Sharing some of my fave finds for spring 2018, from vintage accessories to sewing items. Check it out see all the goodies I picked up recently.
Aren’t these bow earrings just too cute?

On a totally different day in Joplin, I found what has to be my favorite find of the season a pearl tie. I’d never seen something like this before, and while it might be costumey I still thought it was so 1930’s. Can’t you see this on 1930’s style dress with a peter pan collar? Oh and outfit just for this necklace will be made, I guarantee it!

Sharing some of my fave finds for spring 2018, from vintage accessories to sewing items. Check it out see all the goodies I picked up recently.
OMG have you ever seen such an amazing necklace? I love this pearl tie.

Sewing Finds

What would a fave finds post be without some sewing finds. 

At the same Joplin shop where I found the pearl tie, I also found a bag for $8 of belting supplies. I’ve been meaning to make some fabric covered belts to match my shirtdresses and this was perfect. The bag also included some dungarees clips and covered button kits. 

I also managed to get a bunch of bias tape and ribbon at Peddler’s Junction in Crestline, KS on the way to Joplin. I also found some fabric there but that will be in another post. 

Sharing some of my fave finds for spring 2018, from vintage accessories to sewing items. Check it out see all the goodies I picked up recently.
These teal buttons would be great with some teal polka dot fabric I have.

While in Joplin one must go to Rangeline Antiques, it’s where I get the majority of all my fabric (and like I said that will be in a separate post). This time I not only found fabric but also got some really cool vintage buttons. 

Sharing some of my fave finds for spring 2018, from vintage accessories to sewing items. Check it out see all the goodies I picked up recently.
These green buttons are my fave buttons I came across recently

Some non-vintage sewing finds this month came from a trip to Joann Fabrics and Hobby Lobby.

I have a lot of free lightweight tote bags that I want to use as interfacing for some purses that I have planned to make. To do this I thought I’d try  606 Spray On Fusible Web. The idea is that cut the tote bags with the interfacing patterns, spray and then fuse just like regular interfacing to the purse fabric. Don’t know how well this will work but love to hear if any of you guys out there have tried this. 

 

Hobby Lobby had a 99 cent sale on Simplicity patterns and while I really shouldn’t have done it I couldn’t resist.  Needless to say, I came back with quite a few patterns. 

The Antique Stores

Like I said at the beginning all these purchases came from a variety of antique stores over the last few months. I don’t always remember exactly which one I got what from, but I did put a list together of all the places I stopped by.  Note that not all of them have websites or Facebook pages. 

Oklahoma Antique Stores

  • Circa – Norman, OK
  • Antique World – Nomran,OK
  • Country Side Junk – Norman, OK 

Kansas & Missouri Antique Stores 

What have you found? 

So, that’s what I’ve found over the last few months. What have you found? I’d love to hear in the comments below what fave finds you’ve recently come across and what antique stores do you frequent. 

Sharing some of my fave finds for spring 2018, from vintage accessories to sewing items. Check it out see all the goodies I picked up recently.

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Akram Taghavi-Burris

designer, writer, educator, tech nerd, crafter, baker, sewer and vintage collector, who Brings Creative & Crazy Ides to Life.

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