More Hats!


I thought I'd share some more hats I got this summer at rummage sales. Enjoy!

I can't quite remember where I got this one, it may have been the estate sale that I got the bridesmaids dress from. A great springtime hat!

This is a basic black bowler type hat I got at a sale. It had a mangled feather on it, probably attacked by a cat. It had a little black bow on it, which I need to sew back on.

This beautiful cloche I got from a very sweet lady who takes care of my great aunt. It was embellished with some fake flowers and feathers, plus a net bow. The embellishments were in bad shape, and really made the hat look cheap, so I took it all off, trying not to wreck the fuzzy felt on the hat. I put this ribbon from JoAnn's and two ivory rosette hair clips on it, making the hat shine, rather than burying it.

 I got this hat at the same sale as the black bowler one. I think it looks best when a side of the brim is tipped to the side. I'm not crazy about the brooch on it, I don't think it's original, do you?

Which one is your favorite?


My Obsession with Cast Iron Porcelain sinks!


I thought I'd share another little vintage obsession of mine, 1920's sinks.

An odd obsession, I know, but let's start from the beginning. During my childhood years, I lived in a cute little English tudor style house built in 1931. If something wasn't original to the house or isn't fitting to it's era, my parents corrected it. (If you watch Rehab Addict on the DIY Network, you will know what I mean.) There's so much my parents did to preserve the character and history of the house, and I now realize all of the hard work they did and commend them for it. All of the sinks in my house were original. (The awesome kitchen cabinets were also original, but that's another story!) As an all around vintage lover, I never wonder where I get my love for anything old from. Growing up in this little house with it's lovely charm, I didn't really question why my neighborhood friends' houses had newer sinks or cabinets or whatever and mine didn't. These neighborhood friends also had really cute homes from the same time as mine, some original, but not to the extent of my house.

So the old sinks my dad has in his barn bring me back to the house I grew up in. In my future home, whatever age it may be, I really hope to have one of these cast iron porcelain enameled sinks, so maybe my children can have the same memory when they see one of these sinks. Here are some pictures of sinks I love.

A double drainboard style, the kind my dad will be putting in his farmhouse.

A great photo from a magazine showing a kitchen I'd love to have.

A double drainboard sink with legs, along with an adorable kitchen hutch.

A super simple kitchen probably from the 1920's, fit for "the modern housewife".
Me with a sink made by Sears, Roebuck & Co.

This is my future kitchen sink. Needs a little bleach though! :)
Thank you for reading!
Any childhood memories of yours you'd like to share?
Do you have a favorite sink style?
I'd love to hear!


Vintage hair curlers collection + a big thank you!

Hello dears!

This month has been wonderful to me. On the 8th of October I went with my grandma, mom and brother to Minnesota to visit my great-grandma. We had a great time, though it was pretty short. Regardless, I always enjoy being there, and cherish the time I still have with my great-grandma. We typically go about once a year, last year we went in June. It was comforting to see that she was still as sharp as when we visited last year. She is one of 3 great-grandparents I still have with me on this earth, she being the only one left on my mother's side of the family. I am so lucky to still have them with me, I know that many people never got the chance to meet their great-grandparents, or even grandparents in some cases.

Before I start to make a pond with tears, another thing that made me so happy this month was all of the new followers and readers I got! I now have 14. I know the number isn't big, but I'm just so happy people like my blog enough to follow, so thank you so much, it means a lot to me and I'm so happy to have your support. I also want to thank Brittany from Va-Voom Vintage for mentioning my blog along with four other  blogs she has enjoyed reading lately. I know there has been a jump in activity since she mentioned my blog, and can't thank her enough for this awesome boost! Thank you Brittany!

So, I'm sure you're wondering, what is this vintage hair curlers collection all about?! Well, I have a collection of vintage hair curlers and wavers ranging probably from the 30's to the 60's. Some are unique, some common and some downright strange. There are pincurl clips, retractable wavers, 'automatic' curlers, and some good old bobby pins. I searched for each one in the Sears, Roebuck Catalog, and did get a few answers and dates back. If you want to search for something made between 1896 and 1993, Ancestry.com has a great collection of the Sears, Roebuck catalogs, which is very helpful when trying to date an item or find what it's purpose might've been. Without further ado, here they are:



Thank you so much for reading!
Happy collecting :)


Seven Vintage Patterns for under $1!


I thought I'd share some awesome patterns my grandma bought for me at a rummage sale. I believe she bought them altogether for 50 cents. 50 cents! A lot of them are war-time fashions. This summer we went to a lot of sales. (I now have so much that I have to rotate what I have because it can't all be out at once, it looks like an antique store... I also have to save up more money!) This vintage enthusiast collector thing is like an addiction, really! Anyways, here are the lovely patterns.

I absolutely love them! Thank you grandma!