Monday, April 4, 2011

Things Are Not Always What They Seem

I don't get to go thrifting very often as I live in the middle of nowhere and the good stores are too far away. But when I'm in town and have time I always make the rounds. I don't find much because as everyone knows you have to go regularly to get lucky. But look what I found for a couple of dollars Friday.....don't laugh.

I know. It's awful. And big. Like a blowup party doll from Little House on the Prairie. But look what she has on underneath.

A perfectly preserved crinoline slip from the fifties!

Here it is freshly laundered and laid out to dry. If I were young I would so wear this with a little cotton sundress. But I'm not so off it goes to my Etsy shop.

This sold the next day. It's going to Finland.
I also bought some other things but they were all boring household things. Except for the white dishes which are going to be interesting when I have enough of them.


Shirley said...

Oh my goodness...that slip is awesome..oh maybe I should first say good find on the doll..she is a beauty..
Happy Spring...

The Cranky Queen said...

My mother made me one of those "life size" dolls once...I loved her and thought she
so beautiful...the sad thing is, I dont know where she is now...I have all of my dolls from my childhood (store-bought that is from the 1960-70's), but I dont know if she got discarded or yard saled along the way...the skirt was a great find...a diamond in the rough! You did good. Tiff Visit my blog and enter the Giveaway (100 Followers)...Thanx, Tiff

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

How funny! Who would ever have thought that great crinoline would have been under a rag doll? You really got lucky with that one. Great price, too.

Donna said...

Patsy, what an amazing find! I love your blog. Have you posted about your 4' tall Mary with the glass eyes? I'd love to see her/read about her! Thank you for stopping by and visiting!... Donna

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

That is beautiful. I am not a bit surprised it sold so soon. ~~Sherry~~

Patsy said...

Thank you all for visiting my blog, and for your comments. Donna, I haven't posted about my Mary but I'm sure I will as she is one if my favorite pieces.- Patsy

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