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Wednesday
Sep282011

Local Loveliness

I was touring around Etsy yesterday TRYING to find something cool for The Candyman for our second anniversary, which tradition says is cotton. We are following tradition. I don’t want to get something predictable, like a t-shirt. Or clothes of any sort. I want something cool and yet it can’t be over $50 (budget, budget budget). I found this killer Dias de Los Muertos quilt wall hanging thing, but it was WAY over the limit. *sigh* Any ideas would be more than welcome…

Anyway, I started shopping under the “local” function and ran across a very cool vintage shop cleverly called ReInVintage. It has 15 pages of things that I simply love. Perhaps you will too!

For the brides:

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Early 1900’s iron, rope and silk purse. $88

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Vintage white gloves with scalloped edge detail. $24

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Vintage kitten heels. $30

Pour moi:

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1930’s Black, yellow and silver dress with suede waistband. $385

(I ‘d wear it sans petticoat)

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1950’s De Lisa Deb Heels, $64

(And yes, I think I just might wear these with that dress! Though in reality, prolly not unless I want to cut my toes off to fit into them!)

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Vintage handbag, $28

(Perfection!)

I just love when I can shop (window or otherwise) local, don’t you? What’s your favorite local haunt? Share the link if you are so inclined! I love exploring new finds. Of course, local does not have to mean Charlotte in this instance. Share your local love worldwide (that’s right, T30SB is in 150 countries! WOOT!).

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Reader Comments (7)

Those shoes!!!!

September 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLori

So I'm a lurker and I've never commented before but I read quite frequently...my husband and I are also following the traditional list (but we have a $30 limit which can be VERY difficult) and for cotton a couple of years ago I got him some really nice cotton handkerchiefs. I know it sounds kind of lame but he liked them a lot and uses one every day. They also have some very unique ones out there and I like that they are a bit old fashioned. But it probably depends on the guy:-)

September 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarly

I think the vintage handbag has my name written all over it. Too bad I don't live in Charlotte. Even more too bad that you're not still in Nashville. :(

September 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

@Carly - That's a GREAT idea. But alas, I don't think The Candyman is a hanky kinda dude, but then again, he surprises me all the time with that kinda crap.

@Kristin - You can purchase on her Etsy store! All the pictures are linked, you. Just clicky and it will take you right there to purchase!

September 28, 2011 | Registered CommenterLouise

Hmmm yes, I'm trying to think of something to - two years... aaagghhh. The hankies are a cute idea - maybe something else monogrammed? Cotton drawstring sack for gym gear? Monogrammed gym towel? Gawd, I don't know.... I'm just as stuck as you are! Maybe stretch the concept and try other fabrics? I did think of a rash shirt for swimming/snorkeling as our summer is coming.

September 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTracy B

@Tracy - Workout gear? BAHAHAHAHAHA! As if The Candyman worked out. Yes, great idea - if he was a gym person. SEE HOW HARD THIS IS?!?!? Gah. My husband is so not normal.

September 28, 2011 | Registered CommenterLouise

Holy camolies! That dress with those shoes. Oh, I am so jealous of your tall frame right at this moment.

September 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

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