Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Vintage Girl Scout Items

My sister lives in Rhode Island.  She's not a thrifter or yard saler.  I know, it confuses me, too.  Anyway, she recently scored a large lot of vintage Girl Scout stuff and sent it to me to put in my Etsy shop.  I have been dragging my feet because I was unsure how to list it.  All together for one price?  Each piece individually?  Some of both?  I decided some of both was the way to go, so I am working on getting all of what you will see in this post in the Etsy shop.

In the meantime, I'll share it with you.

First, we have this Girl Scout uniform dress, probably from the 1950's.

That's actually Bekah, my 8 year old, modeling the dress.  I would guess this dress was worn by a much older girl back in the 1950's, but it almost fits her, so I would estimate it at a modern size girls 10.

The dress is in remarkably good shape for it's age.  It has two very small spots, but otherwise is wonderful.

There were also a bunch of patches and pins.

And this adorable collapsible aluminum cup.

Yeah, that's too cute.

Speaking of too cute, here is Bekah in the dress, belt, sash, beret, and necktie.

I can't believe the Girl Scouts gave up the beret.

I'm linking up with Coloradolady for Vintage Thingie Thursday and Her Library Adventure for Flea Market Finds.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Yard Sale Haul: Part 2

Ok, I realize that I should have titled my last post "Yard Sale Haul: Part 1" rather than "Vintage Toys: Part 1", but I was so starry eyed over the Barbie furniture that I got confused.  As I mentioned in that post, my finds last week were so uncharacteristically numerous that I couldn't fit them all in one post without risking putting readers into a trance.

If you read this post, you know that Bekah has a humongous dollhouse.  It is too big for any normal table, so I had been on the lookout for one of these upon which to rest it.

I had put a train table on my mental list, and within two weeks, there it was.  I paid $10 for it, and the dollhouse is already atop it, looking great.  (in truth, even at 3ft x 4ft it's still a bit small for the house, but is an improvement over what we had.)  It has two large drawers underneath to hold her extra furniture.

Books were another big find last week.  I sort of collect vintage children's books.  I say sort of because it's not an official collection, I'm just captivated by their illustrations.

Look at that book in the lower left, Pockets. Have you ever seen anything cuter??

Not all of the books I bought were vintage.  With three voracious readers in the house, I rarely pass up good books.

Rachel has read many of these before, but I pick them up again for Joshua and Bekah.

I'll wrap up part 2 with these darling vintage children's book and record sets.

The taller black and yellow ones in the back came with a filmstrip!!!  A filmstrip I tell ya!  Just like the old kids' books, these book and record sets often have the most adorable images on them.  Most of these will be in my Etsy shop soon, so if you have a favorite you can get it there.

Check back in the next few days for part 3.  There are more toys and some odds and ends.

Did you find any vintage goodies, or just anything good for cheap, last week?  Share in the comments.

(i tried a new technique for photographing things.  i put a sheet over a large window, hoping to take advantage of muted natural light.  as you can see, it was a major fail.)