Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Wild

It's not very often that I score really collectible vintage stuff in the wild. Finding bakelite, lucite purses, and Swirl dresses normally requires searching the good ole interwebs. However, occasionally I get lucky and find one of these such items while out thrifting, a.k.a in The Wild.

This Swirl was such a find. While combing the racks at a booth at the Midland Flea Market, I came across this dress, realized it was a Swirl and was super giddy at my luck. There was, however, no price tag and I was sure the seller was going to say some crazy number. Instead she held up 5 fingers. $5?! Ummm.... Yes!!! Seriously, the best deal I have ever gotten on a Swirl and I am sure I will probably never get this lucky again. Isn't the print just darling?


50s Swirl: Midland Flea Market

Sweater: Target

Old Navy Jelly Flats: Plato's Closet


Brittany_Va-VoomVintage said...

totally awesome!!! We have only ever found that one Swirl in the wild and it wasn't half as cute as yours! What a steal!!!

Miss Magpie said...

It's gorgeous and what a bargain!

Tasha said...

WOW! Now that's a great find!!

Lauren Hairston said...

Lucky you!! I love your jelly flats, too! If I had known Old Navy was selling them (whenever it was), I might have braved the mall for a pair.

Julie said...

Adorable! The print is YOU.

Also - and I'm sure you already know - I picked up a flyer in Birm for The Bloomfield Hills Jewelry and Vintage Apparael Show - Sat, Oct. 15, 2011, 10a-5p, Brimingham Unitarian Church/38651 Woodward Avenue, just north of Lone Pine/Contact #: 248-646-1047 or 248-988-0924. $5 Admission for Adults, Kids under 12 free.

They're offering Antique Jewelry, Costume Jewelry, Designer Jewelry, and Vintage Apparel.

I totally thought of you. Probably not as bargain-y as MFM, but it sounds pretty.

Congrats again on your finds!

Unknown said...

SO Jealous! I would love to see a post of all your swirls!