Thursday, September 24, 2009

The one that got away...

Have you ever missed a find, procrastinated on an item 'till you lost it, or simply gotten there too late, only in time to see that perfect thing sail away in someone else's arms?

The trouble with vintage shopping is that most things are truly one-of-a-kind, the last survivors of another time, and once they're gone forever more, you can never find them again.

Like this wicked awesome woodland cardi from the amazing Anja.

Amazing Forest Cardigan Sweater with Woodland Creatures and Plants
I fear the memory of it shall haunt me for many falls to come. Have you got a story of sad vintage loss? Share, and for a happy ending story of love and loss and love again, check Bonjour Mon Coeur.


  1. wayyy to manyyy. it's one reason i don't trough ebay. and i've been keeping off etsy. it just doesn't end. in a way, i'm glad i don't have a big shopping budget so i cannot go too crazy. i know i'd totally be done in if i were loaded. haha.

  2. I totally agree! One of my ones that got away was a jacket. Further details of the story on my blog if you fancy hearing about it :)

  3. Last weekend we got back just in time to make it to the last flea market of the season and the vintage lady had this AH-MAZING dress from the 20's or 30's. Silk, long perfectly draping sleeves, a dropwaist with a neat sash belt thing that had one of those plastic vintage buckles on it, teeny floral print and the loveliest faded ribbon detailing and of course it fit me and of course it was $25 and of course I didn't have enough cash left.


    Oh well, I guess there's always the hope that it will turn up again when the flea market starts back up in spring.