I’ve been offline for much of December spending time with family and friends, celebrating a birthday, and setting my goals for decorativework for the new year. Recently back home in Long Beach from several weeks out of town, I am excited to share a few finds from my thrifting adventures, available to purchase at Long Beach Vintage Etc later this week: This lovely green and ecru plaited basket purse has a fantastic pattern and is in great shape , I’ve resisted keeping this lovely knit dress for myself with its feminine cut and ruffle trim at the skirt so hurry and snatch it up before I change my mind, Here is a detail of the print on a 1970s polyester blouse depicting some textile pattern greatest hits: twill, herringbone, and ikat, This handsome striped blouse has lovely gathering at the chest and sleeves and a dusty desert palette, I can’t stop looking at the interesting details of the print of the 1970s blouse, And lastly here is one pair of vintage clip on earrings among many many other pieces of vintage costume jewelry that were worn by my grandmother in law Joan, which will slowly begin to infiltrate my vintage etsy shop, decorativeworkVTG, throughout January.
a few finds from the past few weeks of thrifting headed to Long Beach Vintage Ect later today: fantastic set of trivia cards from 1984 focused on world events or music, puzzle book with tons of word games and various puzzles- great for a vintage loving teacher, cleaning out my closet: this sweet vintage light weight creamy sweater is sure to turn heads and i always received compliments whenever I wore this crazy colorful skirt, vintage nostalgic birthday postcard, and a few skinny ties for fall, great for men or women.
some treasures i found this week heading to LongBeachVintageEtc today: great book of vintage photography of California…this image taken of Long Beach way back when, crazy handbook of all things from first aid to plumbing to safety tips geared towards women claiming that with “a copy of it in your home, you are equipped to handle, on your own, a whole range of home emergencies, and to deal with them before they become out-of-control emergencies.”, beautiful Chantal heels with a distressed shiny finish in a size 8 1/2, an illustration of asparagus from a great vintage Better Homes and Gardens how to book on Vegetables and Herbs with a handy ABC’s of vegetables section for the gardening novice to get started, tiny vintage book on how to be a successful hostess, i just couldn’t resist showing both the front and back covers of this one…
check these out and more at Long Beach Vintage Etc located at 737 Pine Avenue in downtown Long Beach. Open Tuesdays to Saturday 11 to 6, Sundays 12 to 5.