Friday, May 7, 2010

Vintage Black Friday, fashion & trains

Today is Vintage Black Friday hosted by the French Cupboard (click here to join). I had a few pieces to share today, one for fun, the other has memories.


My friend Jess that has the store Tinsel Bright, was out scavenging one day and came upon a place that had three storage buildings full of goodies, all owned by an elderly couple. One of the things she found was this costume piece. We think it was part of a dance hall gal's costume. Surprisingly it is in good shape, but nonetheless fragile, and is now viewed under glass with a tiara sitting on top of the frame.


My next treasure is a pair of train bookends. Marked Japan in gold lettering, my husband remembers having them on his childhood bookcase. After his dad passed away, they came to our home. The train plaque/wall vase was a recent find at Goodwill for $1.99. It is also marked Japan.

Speaking of things that are Black, I am finally ready to post the shower photos. As you will recall, it was a black and white theme. Unfortunately, there had been a glitch in my camera, and I have had to wait for photos from others to use. I will have everything ready for Saturday to finally post. It had been a wonderful shower and I was glad to see that the bride-to-be was so pleased.

See you tomorrow. Please don't forget to stop by and see what everyone is posting for Vintage Black Friday. The corset and train graphics were courtesy of the Graphics Fairy.

Have a good day.


Twyla and Lindsey said...

Hi! Love your items for black Friday. The antique costume is beautiful. We look forward to seeing your Barbies! Have a nice weekend! Twyla

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

Great Vintage Black Friday Post ~ Loved the Corset Ad & the Old Dance Gal Top, perfect under Glass
Have a Wonderful Weekend....

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Oh la la! Gotta love that dance hall girl's costume!!
Nice Vintage Black post.


Julie Marie said...

Hi Sherrie, I LOVE that dance hall girls costume, so unique! And the trains that have been in your family are priceless treasures! They look just beautiful too! Thanks so much for my birthday wishes... Happy Mother's Day to you! xoxo Julie Marie

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

The Goodwill strikes again ~ can't beat it. Love that costume ~ tres chic. Happy VBF!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What wonderful blacks. I love the costume under glass... it looks awesome! Can't wait for the shower photos. I knew there must be a problem, glad you have enough photos to show us now!!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

You were right...any of the shoes would look great with that dress! Love the way it was framed out! Have a wonderful weekend!


Hi Sherrie, What an interesting dance hall girls costume, I'm sure I wore one of those in my past:) So nice that you still have the trains that have been in your family, priceless to have such unique treasures.

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Anonymous said...

Sorry your camera did not cooperate for the shower.
We are big train fans here, so loved those finds you posted.