Tuesday, July 26, 2011

On the up-top.

Just added some new blousy things to seek vintage!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Under there.

I've been so drawn to vintage lingerie lately, with its lace edging and peekaboo sheer panels and silky, flowy material.

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Because of my growing collection, seek vintage now has a lingerie section that will be regularly updated with feminine, lacy bits. Also, all other sections of the shop will be updated with new items this week, as well!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Gone Junkin'

While we were in Waynesville, we stumbled upon a junk shop that was closing down because the owner was relocating to Hawaii. Here's what I bought:

The colors on this mid-century coffee pot make me so happy. I can't wait to have friends over to breakfast and serve coffee in this.

This glass martini shaker is going to serve as a container to hold things and odds and ends and whatnot.

I've wanted a Lucite lamp as long as I can remember. It's heavy and classy. I don't even have a place to put it yet, but gosh darn if I don't find one.

In case you're curious, my total for these finds was $6.38. I'm not sure how much things were priced individually, but it was all cheap to begin with, and then he had some "everything must go--extra 70% off sale." No complaints here. My only regret is that I didn't buy more things I was eying. The whole store was packed with goodies.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Ex libris.

 While we were in the mountains, Steven and I did some serious thrifting. We found the most amazing book collection that looked like it had been pulled from some old library (notice the handwritten numbered labels on the spines). We were immediately drawn to the titles and the fonts and the colors.

 Each book has its own unique details. I am more than a little bit obsessed.

It turns out that we stumbled upon the old library of the Hotel Wyoming in Orlando, Florida. Because I am a tremendous nerd, I did some online research (i.e., "Googling").

Hotel Wyoming started as the private home of some dude (j/k, his name was Nathaniel Poyntz) in 1870. It was turned into a 15-room hotel in 1900. The hotel was expanded five total times, going from 15 rooms to over 100. The height of its popularity as a leading tourist hotel was in the 1920s, until it was torn down in 1959. (Image from Wikipedia.)

 This it it, post-expansions, in 1948, 11 years before it was torn down. (Image from vintagepostcards.org.)

All that really remains of this hotel are old postcards and apparently a collection of books from its library that sit in a Habitat ReStore in the mountains of North Carolina.

These books transport me. People read these books on vacation in Florida, before the tourist traps, and Disney World, and Universal Studios, and strip malls. I imagine some rebellious teenaged girl reading the copy of Grey Wethers, written Vita Sackville-West (Virginia Woolfe's lover, gasp!), tucked in the library away from her family.

I wish we'd bought the entire collection. For a dollar each, we've brought home all sorts of things for me to daydream about for ages.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A Mountain House Fourth of July

Fourth of July weekend:

  • my family's new puppy, Nala
  • mountain hikes
  • small-town thrifting adventures
  • cook-outs
  • river swimming
  • relaxing on the porch
  • 1930s homestead ruins
  • boyfriend + family
Not bad. Not bad at all.