I had a surprise call for some vintage yesterday, and this morning I was able to go through a nice load of clothing. The first 3 photos here are just real-real quick shots. I know, you can't really see anything, because I hadn't sorted the clothing yet, it was just piled and hanging. So I'm really just teasing you with these photos.
After sorting and writing up an inventory, I ended up with 180 pieces! NO lingerie this time. I ended up with 60 Day dresses which is such a relief because my Day Dress stock has been pretty lacking lately. The dresses are lightweight and from the late 50s to early 60s, most have full skirts. There are a very few 1940s dresses and coats. The lot also included 62 SKIRTS. Wowee, I've never bought so many skirts in one pop before, this gal must have loved the skirts. Half are full cotton skirts, and half are really nice wool skirts (wools are being packed away until mid August, which is when I start to list cool weather clothing, unless I run out of clothing before then!) There were about 20 hats and only a few blouses.
The caretaker of the house apparently went through and started throwing out all of the clothing before someone told him to STOP IT! So that may explain why there were no purses or lingerie, unless another dealer had been in there. Everything was on hangers, turned inside out, in plastic bags, with notes saying the last time they were washed or rotated in the closets. Not only did the gal love skirts, sounds like she was a little obsessive.
So, you're thinking, what is Carol's reward after working all day sorting vintage clothing? My reward is first pick of the goodies! I only kept a few things, and actually I haven't tried the things on yet, so if they don't fit, they're yours!
The three photos below show my booty - I snatched a cool brown cotton skirt with black and white circle designs, a 1940s wrap lounger, which I'm going to try to convert to a regular dress, a pretty blue floral dress, a pink dotted Swiss chiffon blouse and a mint green blouse. (sorry for the quick and sloppy photos)
The cleaning starts tomorrow, so you won't see any of these fresh items until the following update. I already have purses, garter belts and hankies photographed for this week's update. Maybe I'll be able to get a few dresses from this new load cleaned in time for this week's update.
From the previous vintage lot that I bought, I only kept one little purse - a pretty straw bag with embroidered flowers.
Also, I recently bought two pairs of great unworn 1940s shoes on ebay. They were a good price and they actually fit me! My foot is only a sz6, but I have a wide flat foot which is hard to squeeze into those narrow old shoes. I need at least 3-1/8 inches wide, and these are that wide. Yes, those shoes are green, aren't they fantastic (you know I love green!)