Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Let's Talk Vintage #102: Sometimes You Feel Like A Nut

Welcome to Let's Talk Vintage!

Every Tuesday at 9 am EST, I get the party started with something about vintage ... either projects I'm working on for my brick and mortar shop or new vintage finds that I have gathered, etc.

Today I'm sharing a fun find from JUST LAST NIGHT! Yes! We were on our way back home from a quick trip to our local mall when driving through the neighborhood we saw this amazing piece out by the side of the road, waiting to be picked up this morning with the trash.

My husband and I both yelled "DRESS FORM!!!!!" and he hit the brakes.

We actually had to back up and double check that we hadn't seen a mirage. And sometimes I feel like a nut stopping in our neighborhood to pick up something cast aside, waiting for the trash.

And then sometimes I don't.

We kept saying ....who would throw this out?  Now, I do realize there are people who just aren't that into vintage but seriously. We couldn't get it in the car fast enough. 

Thinking of a name ...

Dressaforma? Trashina? Hit-the-brakes-ette?

I am joking but I just have to give her a name. What comes to your mind?

One thing I do know, she is coming to the shop with me tomorrow. I'll be bringing in some vintage clothes that might inspire folks for their costumes in October.

I'm also bringing this desk I worked on last week. The chair was a loner that had nothing to go with it so we decided to leave it the original color and just change out the seat.
The fabric was part of a bunch of fabric rolls (bolts? bolsters?) my hubby found at a sale for 1.00 each.

We already had a couple come in and look at it and I was pleased to find out they had seen me list it on Instagram. Good to know social media does help to bring in customers!

We're all decked out for Fall in the shop but as soon as Halloween is over, it will be Christmas until January. We have a ton of things to bring in and it will take a lot of my time just getting everything priced and set up.

Thanks so much to all who stop and read my LTV posts and for those who also link up... your dedication helps keep me going!

Let's See Who Is Featured This Week:

Debbie of Debbie Dabble Blog, shared her Fall décor out on the porch. I need all of the inspiration I can get to break out my Fall décor at home, so her enthusiasm is contagious!

and Amy of Brocante Treasures went to England and had an amazing trip!

and Kim of Camp and Cottage was baking up creative vintage signs while showing us how easy they
are to make! That's my kind of project!

IF you were featured feel free to grab this LTV graphic for your blog post or side bar.


Melissa said...

The shop is looking LOVELY. I added quite a bit of fall to my booth too! :)

camp and cottage living said...

Thank you for featuring my sign!
Sure wish I lived close enough to visit your shop...

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

The name for the mannequin that came to my mind is ENVY!! I have been wanting one of those forever and you found one on the side of the road!!! Good for you! Your shop is so lovely all decorated for Fall!

Daniela said...

Good Morning Bella Rose and happy day to you !
Let me say that last week features are simply lovely !

Thanking you most sincerely for hosting me today,
I'm sending hugs and more hugs across the many miles

Xx Daniela at ~ My little old world ~

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Thank you Jillian for some views from your shop - love seeing what you have added as well as your decorations.

My thrift store addiction said...

Wow, Jillian! I would have braked too and I can't imagine throwing out that dress form! Thanks for the party!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for the feature and for the party each week! I worked last night so I did not get a chance to link up until I got up this afternoon. I will be giving you a Shout Out on Google + and in my next post! Thanks again!

Deanies Stash said...

Jillian, that dress form is awesome! It would have went into my car if I saw it. It will be fun to dress it for the shop. Your shop looks so great dressed for fall! Thank you for hosting.

xo Dianne

Curtains in My Tree said...


I always like checking out your features and all the gals who join in

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Oh my Jill, that dress form; who would trash it? So glad you happened by and saved the day!! Thanks for the party. I adore Kim's sign!

Heidi | Mysweetcottage.com said...

Jillian, thanks for hosting another fun-filled party!