Vintage Patterns, Bakelite Buttons, and Good Deals…

It was a good day. Not only did I get to spend some quality time with my Aunt and cousin, we spent that quality time shopping. What better way to spend an afternoon! We started with a visit to one of my favorite spots in Charlotte – The Sleepy Poet. I could spend a day in itself roaming the nooks and crannies of this giant antique mall. Having visited it a couple of times in the past, upon arrival I made a beeline for my favorite booth, and I wasn’t dissappointed. When all was said and done, I found 7  fabulous vintage patterns (dresses ranging from 1944-1964), 5 mother of pearl belt loops, 2 mod red bakelite buttons, and a 1960’s striped day dress.

We then ran an errand at Belk (a southern chain of department stores) and while Julia was getting her errand done, I ventured into the shoe section. What lady doesn’t like to look at shoes? I felt as if I had stepped into the mall on December 24, as there were so many people there it was hard to move. Apparently we had ventured in during their yearly sale. As a person who LOVES a good bargain, I began to peruse the final sale shoe section. My eye was immediately caught by a pair of Frye beige wedges. These (tall) beauties had been marked ½ off and then they were advertising an additional ½ off. I tried them on, and standing about 4 inches taller, felt great! So, I took them to the register to purchase and they rang up $29.90. Score! I’d have to say it was the deal of the day, as they were over $200 on regular.

1960's t-shirt day dress

It was a fun (and tiring) day of shopping. I just love antique malls and am already looking forward to shopping the shelves of the next one I stop at! Now, if I can just find an electric 6-8 cup corningware percolator at one…. If someone’s grandma has one laying around, I’d be happy to take if off her hands!

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One thought on “Vintage Patterns, Bakelite Buttons, and Good Deals…

  1. You know that MiMi has one of those I believe. You can ask if she does.
    Martha Pigott may have one as well from Aunt Jane or from MaMaw. Worth a check.
    Sounds like you all have such a fun day of shopping….if you love to shop…

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