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Scenes From An Antique Mall


Spent a fun day a little while ago visiting loads of antique malls and vintage stores with my mother and aunt. There's a number I'm familiar with in Carlisle since my parents were stationed in that town for a year and we used to visit them frequently together. While I have a favorite thrift shop in my new town, I haven't spent a day exploring any antique stores locally yet (should get on that...). Sometimes I get lucky in antique malls and walk away with pretty vintage dresses in just my size or a stack of old National Geographics perfect for my collages, but most of the time it's more about just browsing. It's fun to poke around and see all the random things people have collected from matchboxes to brooches and appreciate all the neat items that are out of your budget like Victorian dresses or ancient slot machines. I only walked away from this venture with a small touch lamp, but it was definitely worth the trip just to spend some time appreciating all those old curiosities. It's also nice inspiration on how to decorate your house (if you enjoy the cluttered, mismatched look, which I do).

Outfit details:
orchid hair clip (similar here)
Trashy Diva dress (old) 

15 comments:

Radhiana said...

maybe you should visit Indonesia, there are alot of vintage market here...

greet from indonesia :)


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katie marie v said...

That purse is beautiful!I love the gold accents.
Katie
Katiemariev.blogspot.com

Niki said...

I'm just starting to get into the whole vintage-thrifting scene, but I'm loving it! Everything is just so much more unique when it's vintage :)

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MintJulep said...

Oh those Tiffany lamps drive me crazy!!! I already have 6 - fake, obviously - but if I lived in the U.S. with all of those vintage malls I reckon I'd go nuts!!!
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Sammi said...

Great photos (love that painted chair!), and this dress is beautiful on you! I love antique malls! :)

xox Sammi
www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

Natasha said...

I've never seen an antique store that big. I like buying tiny antiques that I can afford, like a serving platter on my brass seal. My local charity shop has really cheap National Geographics. They're almost free.

Linnea G said...

Your dress! Where's it from?

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

@Linnea G, it's by Trashy Diva.

Shannon Willardson said...

Loving the print of this dress and that brown leather bag!

Shannon
http://GBOfashion.com

Rebekah Bradford said...

Antique malls are so fun! I like looking for vintage ads there, but it's so fun to look at all the random stuff there. And your dress is so pretty :)

MarieBayArea said...

You're totally in your element. Wonderful photos of so many lovelies and curiosities. What you're wearing is a go-to outfit for me: pretty floral dress, denim jacket, crossbody bag, and those Sam Edelman sandals. You nailed it. You always do.

just another great (hope so...)fashion blog said...

i so much love the antique stores...you are lucky to be there... great shots...

Vicki said...

These pictures are beautiful! They really make me want to go antiquing again...it's been far too long since I've been to any antique stores.(:
Lovely outfit, by the way! I love the print on that dress.

~Vicki
Decked Out in Ruffles

iris said...

I also love mismatched look when decorating a house! Love posting pics of vintage markets in Madrid too, enjoyed yours! xx

Sandipa Sharma said...

There's an antique mall near my work I've always wanted to check out! Looks like fun. I actually thought it would be the same thing as a thrift store but I guess not?