Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Bumps in the road and the best weekend ever

Last week was just one of those weeks you never want to think about again. It was completely awful with no time for posting, hours sitting in the Emergency room and hardly anytime for living. Such a dreadful week though was followed by one of the best weekends I have ever had!

Saturday we woke up bright and early to take a trip to Pleasanton Texas about 35 minutes south of San Antonio. A vintage seller in the area bought out a clothing store that had been abandoned for at least 40 years, her warehouse was full of clothes from the 1950's and 1960's deadstock, new with tags.  My favorite find of the day I would have to be a tan pencil skirt with small pockets, the only word to describe it would be BOMBSHELL, slim, past the knee, kick pleast and best of all it fits like it was tailored for me. Though the sale was a bit of a mad dash through the racks along side agressive vintage resellers, I came home with a pile I barely could see over while carrying it to the car.

A sneek peak at what I brought home from the sale

Most of the items I picked up fit like a dream, a few though are a bit too small and no matter how much I work out after Thanksgiving will never fit me. Instead of adding all of these gorgeous items to my wishful thinking "these will fit someday" pile (which is quite large and since moving to Texas has only quadrupled), I have decided to open an etsy shop. Please forgive the horrible photographs of the loot, I snapped those in a jiffy this morning. All day I have been washing any dusty or dirty items and giving everything else a nice steam.

I buy a good portion of my vintage on etsy and love it, so I am thinking why not sell my vintage that needs a new home and that way I will have more money to spend on etsy. Ahhh a perfect circle. If you have any advice or knowledge you want to share about selling on etsy, please fee free to send me an email or leave a comment!


  1. Oooohhh so excited to see your shop!!!

  2. Congrats on the new shop! And I'm glad your horrible week was met with a fantastic weekend! I have dreams about buying old stores filled with packed away never opened stock! How wonderful that would be!

  3. Oh I am green with envy - what a find !! I hope to see some posts of you wearing these georgous clothes in the days to come !!! XXOO

  4. Hey pretty,

    If U are curious check out my newer giveaway, AGAIN! ;-)


  5. What great finds!

    I hope all is well in the health department. We just got through with 2 weeks in the PICU. My heart goes out to you!!

  6. The week sounds horrible, but the vintage finds sound lovely! Can't wait to see your shop... I also adore the vintage nurse photo you posted. The little girl looks in such agony and the nurse looks so worried and elegant at the same time. Great find.

  7. Thank you guys for all of your kind comments. The bf is healthy and well again.

    I will be posting pictures of all my new finds right away, though I am still cleaning and fixing a few items with major stains.


  8. sorry to hear about the not so great health news but sooooooo excited for you regarding your Etsy idea! That vintage find sounds like my fantasy scenario. It's really hard to scrounge up good quality vintage (esp. new deadstock) here in Canada, but you live in a place with amazing vintage, from the sounds of it, so I think you'll do really really well!!!

  9. oh and I'm still really new at etsy selling but if you have ANY questions, feel free to drop me an email at adelinesattic@gmail.com or convo me through my shop at adelinesattic.etsy.com

    My shop is pretty much functioning the same way: sell some goodies on Etsy so I can buy other goodies on Etsy. It's a perfect little scenario! Can't wait to see your shop!

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