Very Delightful Things

The best vintage, one of a kind, and exclusive finds

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I Wasn’t Born with a Silver Spoon in my Mouth…

I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth, but luckily I found one today. Old warehouses are one of my favorite places to find hidden gems. They’re usually dusty, bleak and unassuming—those are the best kind. While searching for items for the shop, I came across this treasure in a chest—a silverware chest […]

Polka Dots and Playful Frocks: OOTD

People often ask me how I find such fabulous pieces. Thrifting and fashion are my passion and I can spot a quality piece a mile away. I don’t know what it is, but I can quickly scan and grab a well constructed garment in less time than it took Muhammad Ali to deliver a knock […]

The Gentleman Caller and the Mysterious Black Tie Affair

“Every respectable young lady needs a suitable gentleman caller,” she whispered demurely as she slid his calling card into the narrow pocket of her purse. At least this is the way I imagined the conversation must have went when I came across this exquisite vintage Walborg purse complete with the original coin purse, beveled mirror, […]

3 Tips for Selecting Vintage Clothing

1. Quality/Detail:  Those who have an eye for vintage pay attention to quality and fine details. Any savvy vintage shopper understands that quality and detail go hand in hand. When selecting vintage clothing, make sure that you inspect the quality of the piece. You may want to avoid delicate materials unless you are using them for […]

Vintage Mattel Wind Up Toy Truck

Here’s a great vintage item I have in my collection that’s not for sale. It’s a Vintage Mattel Wind Up Toy Truck, circa 1972. This poor thing has seen much better days and is barely in any kind of working order. The body is made of real wood and is screwed to a plastic base. The […]

The Way We Wore…

Tennyson, one of history’s most prolific Victorian poets, knew what he meant when he said, “Tis better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all.” I lost something yesterday that was truly dear to my heart (no, I’m not talking about the love of my life). This 1980s Charles Glueck of […]

Vintage McCall’s Dutch Apple Pie 4×5 Recipe Card

Is anyone baking this holiday season? Nothing beats the smell of fresh, oven-baked apple pie this time of year. I was going to bake another apple pie and look what I found hidden among my recipes. It’s a vintage McCall’s dutch apple pie recipe card. Do you remember these? They were the 4×5 cards that […]

I Sell on Etsy

I Made My First Sale on Etsy Today

How exciting! My first day as an Etsy shop owner and I made my first sale. It was a vintage leather measuring tape. Here’s the description I listed it with: Whether you’re a DIY fix-it person or a collector, this vintage measuring tape will be sure to give you hours of function and pleasure. The […]

What Story Would an Object Tell if it Could Speak?

As a child I loved to read stories, and loved to hear them. I still do, and often wonder what stories objects could tell if given the opportunity to speak. While perusing my inventory, I stumbled upon these gold Salvatore Ferragamo open-toe pumps. My imagination began to soar and I visualized myself doing what the […]