6/18/2012

orange appled

So the folks who run the Vintage Garage were nice enough to invite me to their little Buy Stuff Shindig. It's a seasonal vintage market held in a parking garage, which kind of makes sense as a venue, now that I think about it? I was really impressed with their wares and took home some goodies for myself, but there were many many more objects that I wish I could've given a forever home...



Vintage home ephemera; I'm really into anything vaguely French Provincial or Art Nouveau. 

Walking away from this clock was SO HARD.

Totally had to get a photo of this Mary Katrantzou Fall 2011 situation. Though since this is vintage, wouldn't it be more accurate to say that Mary Katrantzou was inspired by shit like this?

Morningstars: don't you wish you had one of these on hand for the next you are street harassed?

And finally, this mystical BunnyAngelUnicorn that I am totally throttling myself for not buying when I had the change. Completely polarizing, this thing either inspires hearts for eyes or vile disgust, and I am firmly in the former camp. *___*

I did buy this really fantastic Vagina N' Butt Fruit caftan dress. Also, I am an 8-year-old for immediately thinking of vaginas when I saw it. Wait, am I allowed to say vagina? Will this blog be censored?!

I MEAN.

Also brought home a paint-by-number Jesus, because, obviously. I was most excited because it looks like He's in the video for Enjoy The Silence.

John found this fucking incredible Freemason ashtray.

I also got this emerald velvet coat that goes down past my ankles. Features bracelet-length sleeves and heavy silk lining. Clothes are just not made like this anymore! Also, it was a STEAL. Still kind of shock that I own something so beautiful, and for such an affordable price...! I never promote things on my bog because, ew, but I highly recommend that my Chicago-based readers check out this vintage sale. The next one is on July 15th and you can click here for more info.

And I wore my new vintage favorite dress, which I am lobbying to have featured on Rachel Maddow's Best New Thing in the World Today segment. It is so beautiful and floaty and makes me feel like I'm living in the world of Cocteau Twins meets Rodarte Fall 2011


16 comments:

Alicia - Sea Of Ghosts said...

Oh my god the winged bunny unicorn creation is incredible! I'm vicariously devastated you didn't get it!!

Roma said...

I love the vagina dress, it looks freakin amazing. Everything in general at that sale looked awesome in general

Allison said...

Everything in this post is really great, but I just can't get over that bunny monstrosity! It's incredible! So is the vagina dress, which drew a giggle from my inner 8-year-old as well.

Hvit said...

The vagina dress. Is. Amazing. Also the velvet COAT! Stuff like that is so hard to come by and is often so madly expensive, as soon as you get a wiff of 'hipster' (hate the term but it'll have to do) vintage-ness about it, the price rockets- at least where I live.

Also- I definitely share your taste in art nouveau. It's that ornate yet clean lined thing- it's just so beautiful.

I would have bought the rabbit/not-rabbit-any-more. Well, Okay. Realistically I wouldn't have and have regretted it actually.

Looks like it was great, shame I'm thousands of miles away from Chicago. ;)

kristin said...

i have a feeling i'm going to be pining over that clock for years. WOW.

Mat said...

there's some immense stuff here, the stars and freemason ashtray and my highlights. cracking stuff

Jody said...

The photo of you in the vintage dress!! It's so amazing. And are you growing your bangs out?

Christina said...

AMAZING home decor stuff - most vintage / flea sales are surfeit with mid-century kitsch. I'd kill for one of those morningstars.

Goo Girls said...

Ummmmmm. That light fixture is lashauwn beyond. Also everything in this post.

Audrey (hkittygirl) said...

Interesting purchases you got! Everything looks so beautiful in your photos and that bunny unicorn thing is so amazing! ^^

Harriet Burgess said...

Vagina dress is of vaginas, without a doubt. No way hosé are those things peaches. I'm sorry for being such a total idiot but is there any way I can follow your blog without bloglovin? I never use it ever and would lurve to follow :D I am probably missing something super obvious, so apolz in advance hehe.

Magnet said...

Oh man, that bunny unicorn thing is sooo good!! and also so adorable. Aw, I wish I had it! haha I love that vintage dress you wore, actually, that whole place full of vintage things looks amazing. So many lovely items.

Selena said...

rad rad finds. vagina and butt prints can never be passed up. i love this.

Madeline said...

ah amazing, wish I could go to that! Love the floaty dress and the incredible jacket :)

meagan said...

thanks so much everyone! old timey stuff is the BEST.

@jody haven't decided what i'm doing with my bangs yet!

@harriet burgess thank you so much for letting me know that there is weirdness with the following. i've added a google friendconnect follow link on my sidebar, so you can use that! otherwise you can add it to your google reader or other RSS feed. thanks so much for following and enjoying my blog, i appreciate it <2

Sean said...

um, I love that caftan and am renaming my blog "butt fruit" as I type this.