Outfit: Our Vintage Shopping Tradition


We're stateside for the holiday and hit the ground running, barely letting the dust settle and unloading our bags before venturing out into antinque shops with my family. It's a favorite tradition of ours around the holidays or otherwise. I grew up hunting for a good bargain in thrift stores and scouring antinque malls for curious finds and later, I introduced Thomas to the crowded old barns and former factories converted into shops filled with vintage treasures that pepper this region of the States when we were dating. He found our engagement ring in a vintage shop and we purchased our first piece of home decor for our future house together at an antique mall. There's a lot of history crowded under the roofs of these quirky shops, but the narrow aisles and crowded shelves still leave plenty of room to make new memories.



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16 comments:

  1. I love shopping for vintage knick-knacks. Even if I don't buy anything, I can spend hours at a store admiring everything on the shelves!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

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  2. I actually just went antique shopping yesterday! I love finding all the different unique things that scatter the store!... I love the print on your blouse!!!!

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  3. I don't have many shops like that in my city but I think that the ones we have are amazing and I'm always mesmerised at their windows everytime I walk by them. All of the furniture in my bedroom is vintage and I love it.

    Marta - www.aroundcolours.blogspot.com

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  4. I love the details on your shirt <3 So cute!
    Happy holidays,
    Thays

    www.simplythays.com

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  5. I love vintage! And you write so beautifully, Rebecca. Your pictures are always so warm and inviting too!

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  6. This place looks so awesome! I love it
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  7. Well...dont keep us in suspense...where is this place and how can I get those "vintage ornaments" on cards?

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  8. Oh Samantha Pleet, what I'd do to get my hands on a calice swim suit. Thrifting is fun too, though frustrating sometimes. Does it ever happen to you that you see someone find the most precious thing, and you have to inwardly kick yourself for having missed it? It's part of the game, I suppose. On days when I'm the one to find the precious thing, I can't help feeling victorious.

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  9. What a fun tradition! It seems like such a fun way to celebrate the season and build memories that will last. I'd love to visit some of these stores - they look so lovely!
    Zella Maybe

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  10. This reminds me of the many, many antique shops in Frederick, Maryland, where I currently live. They are fun to wander around in.

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  11. Places like flea markets and antique shops are ones that I don't think will ever lose their wonder to me. Such a great tradition and that shirt is so cute <3


    The Quirky Queer

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  12. You look gorgeous in these pictures..Great Post!!

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  13. Oh wow these images are beautiful, you look simply stunning.
    The Pale Tails
    - Beckie x

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  14. How fun! I used to work in an antiques store, and I still miss the days when my bosses would come in with hauls. They'd lay everything out and I got to photograph, research, and write up all kinds of weird and beautiful things.

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  15. I need this pinafore! I just got a pair of Sorel boots but they're higher because Canadian winter, but look similar to yours. I got excited for a minute that I actually own something you wear, but nope. ^.^

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