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So....Where is Your Vintage???

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Chatter - Anything and everything' started by Patentleathershoes, Oct 25, 2004.

  1. More than one person has commented about "you don't want to know where I keep all the stuff!" so I thought I would come right out and ask. Where is it??

    Where do you keep your vintage? Your collection especially, but stuff for sale too if you are a seller? Crammed into every nook of your house? In the middle of your living room for the world to see?

    I collect and sell. I have some of my vintage handbags that are keepers displayed in my home. My husband found a wrought iron book shelf at an estate sake for my office and I use them as decorative pieces/book ends. I did see a picture of one house where someone had purses hung up on pegs like pictures all over the wall. I am bold, but not that bold.


    I also have the rest of my collection (purses) in hat boxes in the bedroom closet. One or two are more or less displayed because its a walk-in with a nice top shelf. I have a hat or two on hat stands in their as well.

    I have an Anne Fogarty Leaf scarf I have draped acrossed a 50s danish modern cocktail table I have in my office as well.
    (but only books, no beverages on that table so no fear of ruining it!)

    As far as clothes....I wear everything that I collect on that end, and they are (snore, snore, boring) hanging in my closet as well as my strange assortment of mod metal belts...the chain kind...and my scarves are in a train case. I have my shoes in an old wooden wine rack on the top shelf of my closet to prevent my canine children from having any thoughts cross their mind :)

    As far as stuff I sell, it is all in a designated closet...hanging...and in boxes and storage containers in my office.

    Of course, i have my collection of deco perfume bottles on a cabinet shelf, but that would be the more obvious choice to display out in the living room in a lighted case vs clothing...but you never know... I may just look at all my mod belts one day and say "hey...i got an idea! Mod metal chain belts = curtain tiebacks!" yeah right. That will be a hit won't it?

    Alright...now someone else's turn....

  2. Great topic!! I would love to see some creative storage ideas!

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    Donna Parker books and dh's 1930's Scientific American mags, & asst'd stuff

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    A bit of our vintage barware is on top of our vintage television/record player

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    I found this old iron holder thing that works great for the hats.

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    Old coat rack for more hats

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    Retro table with hats, hatboxes and hatpins

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    Vintage suitcases with God knows what inside?! It's been a while since I've looked!!
  3. OMG, I've got to clean house to even be able to take pics of any inch of it! I decorate with hats, too, Bonnie!

  4. artizania

    artizania Alumni +

    I'm afraid it is just plain old boxes and a wardrobe for my stuff - both collection and stock. We've recently down-sized our house, so there's no room for me to do much else! :( All I have 'on display' are framed embroideries and textiles.

    Wah! I want my old house back! ::):)(
  5. personalshopper

    personalshopper Registered Guest

    It's not where is my vintage, it's where is my house?:(
  6. LOL Kathleen!! :D

    I like the suitcases, Bonnie. I think my husband would lose it though if I started displaying hats around the house . ;)

    I don't have as many hats as I used to, but they have broad brims so they take up so much more room.

    """"Wah! I want my old house back!"""""

    When we moved from a new england converted apartment with all the nooks twists and turns to an "open concept" house, I thought it was great, but as I started acumulating purses, etc, again and actually got things unpacked i said "Where are all my hiding places!"
  7. Bonnie, you have given me an idea how to use my collection of old suitcases!! I had seen someone stack them and make a bedside table with a little lamp on top but I already have a table.

    I will have to clean before I take pictures, too. BBL.
  8. Here's a little part of one room. Messy, ain't it? As you see I collect old toys, book satchels, dolls, books and more! The last picture shows my big walker doll I had when I was little!

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  9. The last picture shows my big walker doll I had when I was little!

    wow..you still had your doll from when you were little. I never really played with baby dolls. I had a couple Barbies but we always played strangely with them. We had the action figures as a race of tiny people from another planet that come to battle the Barbies....

    My favoritest doll was the Kitty O'Neal doll. I think she came out in the late 70s when the Debbie Boone doll et al were out, but maybe it was very early 80s. I thought her much cooler than Barbie because she was a stunt woman and came with cool boots, a helmut, and a stunt suit with a cape. and she wore the 60s clothes my mother had for her barbie. She also had dark hair like me, where all the Barbies were blonde (except for Midge but she was hard to find and wasn't as daring and Christie I think was just introduced or not quite yet). Anyway, when Western Barbie came out she was almost as cool as Kitty.

    I just missed buying a Kitty O'Neal on ebay a few times. But its hard to find one with her original boots and helmut.

    I don't collect dolls...she would be the only one I would get though if i came acrossed one.

  10. I have my Tiny Tears, too, but she is not in the best of condition because when we moved, she was somehow placed in a box that was stored in an outside storage building. I also have my Terry Lee doll. These are all dolls from the 50s and 60s.

    I really don't look or buy dolls much anymore. However, when my Mom and Dad passed away, I went into this phase of wanting things from my past. I think I am over that now. :D
  11. bartondoll

    bartondoll Guest

    <i>It's not where is my vintage, it's where is my house</i>

    Kathleen, my statement exactly!

    Linda, what a treat seeing your dolls! I also grew up with the 50s dolls and unfortunately had them given away when my parents moved west :(

    Love seeing everyone's pics!

  12. marlyandmorry

    marlyandmorry Registered Guest

    Oh gosh....What an evil thread Chris???

    During the winter months especially our house is definitely an Ebay house except for about 3 weeks at Christmas when it is all out of sight....My attic is where a lot of my personal and private collections are stored as there is just not enough space around. My mantle is full, my display cabinets are overfloweth....

    The bay window area with nice benches at the front of the house is now stored with electronics....

    My vinty clothing is in a storage closet in my mother's room. We live in a heritage home where the closet is actually a little room but my mother is the only fortunate one with a closet this size.... All furs both personal and "maybe for sale" are stored at the cleaners under temp control... I usually go grab a couple of them for the Merry Ho Ho season as I wear them a lot....

    I could go on and on and on.....Perish the thought as to actually POST pics, the pics I have seen already everything is so neat and tidy....My house looks like a tornado ran through it!!!:(

  13. I love this scarf...i should iron it though!

    Here's my Anne Fogarty leaves scarf on my Widdicomb/Robsjohn-Gibbings table i rescued from an estate.


    that dark blob is one of my dogs asleep under the table :)

    nanc...i want to see the "before" and "after" hee hee.

    no seriously, i bet your house is beautiful for the holidays

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