Tuesday, August 18, 2009

If Loving Vintage Is Wrong, I Don't Wanna Be Right

While riding the bus in NY, we passed a vintage store called, "Cheap Jack's Vintage Clothing". Our stop was a few blocks up from there but Chris was lovely enough to make the hike in the opposite direction we were heading so I could check it out. And let me tell you, if you love vintage and you're in NYC, you gotta go here.

No pics of the place itself as they had HUGE signs saying they would essentially eat my camera if they caught me taking pictures but they had an AMAZING selection of clothes, hats, shoes, bags etc from the 1940's through 1980's. Here's what a I snagged:

A 50's day dress in excellent condition (and half off!)

A hat, too cute (and Chris picked this one out. I paid an ungodly amount for it! lol)

And this was the first hat to catch my eye, pink and sparkly! It needs some TLC though!



Also while in New York, I went to a fabulous book store that carries used and new books, along with out of print and rare books. I was in heaven! I immediately ransacked the film section and found these beauties (all out of print I believe):



"Life is a Banquet" by Rosalind Russell, "A Book" by Desi Arnaz, "Ava" by Ava Gardner and "Sunshine and Shadows" by Mary Pickford. And one night while going to a friend's house, I found this:



See? God wants to me collects books so there! :P lol

But the vintage discoveries did not stop once I got home! I decided to go into a little shop that is within walking distance of my house and it was a treasure trove! I couldn't believe all of this awesomeness was right under my nose all this time! She had stuff from the 1800's! It is amazing and I've already been there twice again. lol I got a January 1953 issue of Better Homes and Gardens and these hats:






But then, best of all, I found this GORGEOUS 50's dress, covered in cherries!




Vintage heaven....

37 comments:

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh wow honey, bet your kinda excited with all your cool stuff! Isn't it great when you find things you love and start hyperventating :o

Big hi to Chris and Toot's too,
xoxo

Melissa said...

Ohhhweeeee, that is one hot looking cherry dress! love all your vintage thingys!

yyam said...

Great score Maggi!

I do love that black dress with cherries!!!!

Nora Johnson said...

What great finds - especially like the cherry dress & those books by Desi Arnaz & Pearl Bailey. Unique discoveries - well done!

Made yr trip to NY even more memorable!

Big hugs to Toots!

xxxLOL LOLA:)

Nora Johnson said...

Me again! Thanks so much for all yr lovely comments - much appreciated! Glad you enjoy the fun as much as we do! xx

xxxLOL LOLA & Nora:)

Nora Johnson said...

Me again! Thanks so much for all yr lovely comments - much appreciated! Glad you enjoy the fun as much as we do! xx

xxxLOL LOLA & Nora:)

Nora Johnson said...

Me again! Thanks so much for all yr lovely comments - much appreciated! Glad you enjoy the fun as much as we do! xx

xxxLOL LOLA & Nora:)

Tracey said...

Love the HATS..I love hats.. and the cherry day dress.. great!! What finds..I dont' think we have any stores like that. I'm very jealous!! Love your post and Toot makes it all worth while visiting.

Jocelyn said...

Oh the cherry dress is so rockin and the hats....to die for!!!!! Love all the goodies...you hit the motherload!!!! :) Wishing you a day filled with smiles!!! :)

Diana Fisher said...

Love the dresses!!! So jealous, I never find good stash like that!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

*sigh*....LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEE what U found.....but seriously, I have to GIVE U lessons....cuz next time U in NYC and U wanna take photos at that store....I will just teach ya how to go New York on them if they give U any problems!!! LOL!!! U know I have "connections" right????? LOL!!! I mean ahem...."family connections"......LOL.....being Italian and from NY...they kinda go hand in hand....LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Keith said...

Wow! Those are some great finds. I love them all. I'm sure you are very happy. Have a wonderful day. Cheers!

Kathie @ my net finds said...

WOW! you are the Queen of Great Vintage Finds lady :-) those books are awesome!

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Wowza! That is a whole lot of vintage awesomeness!!

jessicaleighlalou said...

Great vintage stuff!! I especially love the cherry dress! :)

laterg8r said...

love the cherry dress, it's my fave. do you wear hats everyday or do you collect them only?

Callista said...

ohhhh great finds Maggi! Score!!
I love that cherry dress. You so need to take a pic of you in it for your blog! Yep!

ally serrato said...

man ~ as im going down checking out your pictures, i was like oh i like that, oh thats rad ~ ohhhh,,, but then i got to the dress with the cherrys!!! man oh man ~ i want THAT!!!!! sooooo much fun. its perfect.

Karen said...

There are some oh so scrumptious vintage goodies! Love that hot black with cherry number you've got! Have a party with all your fab finds! :>

avintagespirit (Lizzy) said...

Oh my goodness, what fabulous finds! I love the hats and the 50s dresses, especially the one with the cherry print, it's so adorable. I wish I had a shop with such great items in walking distance fo my house, lucky girl!
Great hats :)

Euphoria said...

the dresses totoally ROCK! And Ava Gardner- she makes me melt, I LOVE her!

GypsyFox The Glamorous Betty Crocker said...

WOWEEE! you got some great finds I am SO jealous sigh..you have such great luck!! =)

Lisa T. Howard said...

Geez Girl! You totally racked up! Glad you discovered so many wonderful treasures. LOVE the dress with the cherries!!!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Just found your blog and I love it...love the design and especially love the blog name...

themagicalbean said...

Lovely things! I love vintage!

Maureen said...

wowie maggi! awesome finds! i especially love the pink hat that needs tlc, all the books and that cherry dress! awesome! i'm glad you had fun!

mo

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

So glad that you stopped by...I will help you get your tree full .....and it will not cost much...watch for the next post......

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

ooooohh, just lovely!! What great finds. Don't cha just love that cherry dress.
♥ Rebecca

Heavenly Housewife said...

Fabulous finds, but it does take someone with a good eye to find them :D

jacque4u2c said...

Girly!!!! You SCORED big time!!!! All these vintage goodies - just awesome!!!! So when are you going to open up your home for tours of all the vintage goodies you have?????

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

WoW, look at your stuff! I love the hats, and the books- omg WANT! That's so awesome girl!! Good for you! Next time I'm coming with! xoxo

Jackie said...

Wow Maggie, what wonderful finds!I love the cherry dress!

Jackie said...

Wow Maggie, what wonderful finds!I love the cherry dress!

Jessica Cangiano said...

*Speechless* :D

Oh my stars, girl, do you know how to find vintage treasures or what?! Doffing my (vintage) hat to you as I type and simultaneously swooning over your incredibly pretty cherry print dress! :)

Big hugs!
♥ Jessica

mollye said...

Wowwakawowsi what a haul! Just found your blog and your babe is over the hill awesomely cute. Have fun with her while she's still little!

Rbarakat said...

I absoloutely love those dresses!!!! What great finds!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Oh my goodness! You hit the "vintage jackpot"!

How awesome! Now, you gotta take some pics of you in your amazing finds!

How abso-TOOT-ly Divine!