Monday, February 13, 2012

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V44: Sacramento Antiques Vintage Haul

Victorian boots.  I didn't buy these, but they're cool to look at.
You thought I was going to miss today's post!  I'm exhausted after the all-day shopping trip over-the-river-and-through-the-woods, to Sacramento yesterday.

But oh so worth it.

I always find tons of stuff at Sactiques - this time it was quite a lot of textiles and costumey bits.



My best finds of the day were a very Russian-esque wool and faux fur coat that just screams "1912" in every direction.  It was $35!  Also, an 1890s jet beaded collar ($25), and a white voile waist in good, wearable condition, from about 1910-1920 ($5.)
Russian-esque coat.  It has a hood too.
Jet beaded collar.  This is designed to go over something with massive leg-o-mutton sleeves.
Shirt waist - not sure of the date on this, but it is quite full in the front, buttons of the center.  I put it somewhere in the 19teens.  I plan to wear this.
Two panels of black silk net beaded and sequined (not pictured, but $10 for the 2 panels).
Yet another 1990s sequined belt to use for a 1920s bandeau ($3)
A Mary Poppins hat ($10)
A silky gold and whitey-gold sari scarf to wrap into a shiny Regency turban ($2)


Four hair waving clips that are super cool and actually work.  I've never seen any clips like these - they are spring loaded, so you pull the middle finger back, put the thing on your hair, then release it, and the teeth on the underside pull the hair back into the wave.  Ingenious! I am always looking for secret vintage hair tools that time has forgotten.  I got these for $3.

Please excuse the puppy hairs.
A pair of 1950s/60s white gloves ($5)
Two collars - one crochet, for an 1860s dress I haven't finished yet, and one voile and embroidered, for something 1920s I haven't started yet. ($2 each)
Some embroidered voile trim that might end up on an 18th century apron. ($2)

Every girl needs a pair of vintage white gloves
Sactiques is such a monstrously huge event.  It occupies two entire bays under the Capitol City Freeway, and takes the entire day to go through.  There are just thousands and thousands of items (though apparently no Spanish style hair combs), different every month, hence my coming back with a bucketful of goodies.

So much cool stuff, much of it just scattered on tables.
You could furnish an entire vintage kitchen with the amount of silverware, dishware, cooking stuff, and tea stuff you find here.
So now back to Edwardian hair... I know you've all been waiting!
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27 comments:

  1. What great finds! An impressive haul, to be sure :)

    And aren't you lucky to have someone there to hold up pretty coats and say "ohh Laureennnnnn!" lol!

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    1. Yes! And here Clint was saying that I found the coolest stuff - SO not true! You and Sarah always manage to see the things the rest of us don't. I am so thrilled with that coat!

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  2. I intend to go to Sac this summer. Address?

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  3. Wow! Excellent pickings with fabulous pricing. Love the coat & collar best!

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    1. Trez, you will love it. Here is their website: http://www.sacantiquefaire.com/

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  4. Omg, those hair clips!!!! I've never seen anything like that, I will now be feverishly searching for them.

    xoxo
    Solanah

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    1. Solanah, I thought the same thing when I saw them, so had to snatch them up. Time to scour the internet for a little history on them. No clue how old they are.

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  5. I absolutely love the coat. So gorgeous I'm falling over myself!

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    1. Thank you! I couldn't believe the price. I don't think it is very vintage, but the style is. I'm planning to wear it to a Titanic Tea in April - might be snowing here by then

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  6. Oh my goodness, I almost bought that coat at the Alameda Antiques fair last weekend! I decided the fur band down the front was too much for me, but I'm so glad it found a happy home with you!

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    1. !!! We share good taste, then :-D

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    2. I find it hilarious how I'm not involved in Monica's version of her coat finding & decision on here.

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    3. Lol, did you find the coat, Sam? Jenny totally found the coat for me. /snatch! Although Monica, you would have looked far more stunning in it :-)

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  7. I'd say tha tcoat was early 1970's and really upmarket. It's many times more gorgeous than anything I've seen like it! It is just the thing for walking the decks of the Titanic...or maybe a happier ship that actually reached its destination!

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    1. Thanks for the date! I had no clue, but I knew it wasn't really very old. I'm hoping to wear it for the Titanic Tea up here in April, or possibly on a cruise in May :-)

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  8. I would have been all over them two tone boots! And that coat. I'd never fit it but it sure is pretty! I googled your wavers and just as I thought 1930s. They are called Solo finger wave clips.
    Go to http://www.taste-t-vintage.com/hairdo2.htm and scroll down about 2/3 of the page.

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    1. Holy cow! yep, that's them - they say "solo" on the side. I paid $3 for the four of them !!!! Thank you for link - I'm thrilled at how old these are and that they still work so well :-D

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  9. i want those hair clips. some manufacturer should bring them back for all us vintage lovers that cant fingerwave on our own.

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  10. LOVE the coat! And the kitchen stuff is cool too!

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  11. ok, SO going next time. That coat is to die for, and those hair clips are BRILLIANT.

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    1. Yes, we should meet up next time, lady!

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    2. Just come with us to Alameda Antiques. A large amount of the sellers are the same.
      First Sunday of the month. You will not get through the whole thing. It is impossible.

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  12. Oooooh all of those goodies are divine! Love, love, love that coat!

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  13. WOW!! What a haul! Great finds! Those wave clips are awesome! I've seen similar ones go for crazy money, so that's an awesome deal!

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