i've been meaning to post about this for awhile... but between lulu's and pete's, and everything else going on, this post sadly got put on the backburner!
as some of you might know, my parents recently opened a secondhand/ vintage furniture business. they get to do fun things like go to auctions, estate sales, and do "house hauls" to find their stock (meaning when someone passes away, they pay the house owner to come in and haul away whatever they don't want.)
they stumble onto some pretty cool stuff this way.
one day on a recent visit, i woke up to find about 20 vintage aprons on a pile on the floor. they kept a few to sell in their store, and the rest i got to take home!!
some of them were in perfect condition, and others were damaged beyond repair. i'm going to use those as scrap fabric for crafts/ projects.
along with the aprons, there was a huge bag of the most adorable vintage hankies! i snagged about 15 of them. when you think about it, it's so wasteful to use tissues... can't wait to start using these :)
at some point, i found a paper with the name of woman who died. the woman whose things i was going through. her name was hazel.
all of a sudden, it became different than say, a trip to the vintage store- an experience which removes you from the person who previously owned the items. everything in my hands now had a history.
i felt a twinge of guilt, but it also made me feel very connected to hazel. i was sad that she had to pass on. but i was also happy to be giving her special belongings, which were so much a part of her daily routines, a new life. they are going to be cherished and cared for all over again.
anyway, they also found this amazing purse in perfect condition. it's as if hazel bought it in the 1950's and never used it at all.
lastly, and perhaps best of all, they procured a bunch of vintage hats!! you can tell which ones she wore and loved frequently, and which ones were just for special occasions. i snagged the two beauties below (one of them seen in this post)
off subject a bit, but i also brought home some thrifted goodies from my trip... i found a few good shirts...
and this amazing velvet shirt/ dress/ thing. i was uninterested in it at first... but it's so unique, with its old-school rock star charm. like something stephen tyler would wear. plus when i got it home, i found $20 in the pocket! the thing paid for itself.
thanks everyone, for having a look through my finds with me :) have a beautiful day. xoxox