Last week I bought wonderful treasures in Tyabb and I wanted to give them their very own post, rather than tack them on the end of my last outfit post. It really was a shopping trip of ‘firsts’ for me as I bought many pieces that had been on my vintage treasury list.
When we arrived I found this basket chock a block full of seamed stockings for $2 a pop! Heart break ensued when I opened a pair to check the size, far too large/tall for me…truly…heartbreak!
I was a bit puzzled by the sign….seamed stockings….1960’s? Someone had their eras mixed up….but $2 is a great price for any form of seamed stocking.
Luckily I found consolation in these original 1950’s stockings which came in such charming packaging;
Has anyone else ever seen stockings packaged like this?
Was it to be kept in a ladies purse in case of emergency?
When I opened the lid I found this little note on watermark paper;
They are my first pair of original fully fashioned stockings… and I will treasure them for quite sometime before wearing them.
I have had my eye out for a slip in an ‘eggshell’ colour- not white, not cream- for quite some time. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this deadstock slip hanging in the $10 section (surely a mistake) but I didn’t argue.
The next item is a truly momentous purchase for moi…my very first 1950’s blouse. She has it all-she’s sheer, she’s marshmallow pink, glass faceted buttons and beautiful stitching.
The photos don’t do the glass faceted buttons justice.
This brunch coat has been sitting lonely in a drawer for many months as it was lacking the right nightie to go with it…white looked wrong and I couldn’t find the right shade of sea-foam green. I practically pounced upon it when I saw it… and hoped like heck it was going to be the right colour.
Luckily for me it was and now I have my very first original Peignoir set.
If all these weren’t enough I found one last dream piece….I don’t want to give too much away as I am going to devote a whole post to it in a few weeks…but here is a sneak peek;
Princess Pin Curls