I have some pretty awesome parents. I know that once you hit a certain age, you’re supposed to be cool and independent, but I am so not that girl. Some of my most fun days are spent with my parents.
My dad loves antiquing. At their house, there is an entire room downstairs that looks like a museum. It’s pretty awesome. I used to think antiquing was pretty boring (old stuff ewww smelly!) until one day I actually went with them.
Then I discovered something magical. Antique shows have massive quantities of gorgeous jewelry, vintage clothes, and plush furs. Yes, the really nice stuff can get a little pricey, but it’s a fraction of what it would be worth normally.
We spent the day Saturday sifting through two entire warehouses of booths. I drooled all over a table that had Kenneth Jay Lane jewelry for 80% (unfortunately, $200 for a red coral cuff was still too too much for me!), and I tried on at least ten vintage fur coats. (Mmmmm mink!)
I didn’t get anything big this time–I’m still on the lookout for the perfect fur coat. (Yeah, yeah, PETA, throw paint on me and I will kick you in the teeth!) I was able to score a brown faux fur hip length coat (looks like beaver, maybe) that makes me look like a mafia wife. (Or a football linebacker–it has some serious shoulders.)
I can’t wait to show you guys. How about you? Any good antique finds out there? I think my best was a Cartier ring for like $60. I also got a HUGE wooden frame from the 60’s that has leopard spotted wood!
I will post pictures of all my treasures soon!