As we count down the last couple of hours of 2009, I’m reminded of the old adage “Out with old, in with the new!”
That’s all well and good, but I firmly believe that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. In other words old doesn’t necessarily equal obsolete…
We all know fashion is cyclical- for better or for worse, trends do repeat. I must admit, the 80’s revival, or should I say revulsion, left much to be desired. I mean, c’mon, acid-washed jeans, shoulder pads and harem pants? Hot mess!
Unlike the 80’s, one trend I hope never dies is the glamour of the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s. I do believe a vintage resurgence is around the corner: this year Essence did a gorgeous spread featuring chanteuse Amerie in 1920’s flapper apparel and Vogue’s September Issue featured a piece titled “in the mood,” paying homage to the smoldering sultriness of 1940’s garb. Classic, tasteful, timeless. What’s not to love?
Luckily, right after Christmas, I was able to score a few vintage treasures myself, courtesy of my Mom and Eastside Antiques on Lancaster in Fort Worth. Eastside is a veritable treasure trove of vintage baubles- I discovered an entire jewelry section I apparently missed on my first visit there months ago!
They had all kinds of tassle necklaces, brooches, rings and so much more- on sale! And the real treasures of Eastside? The sales associates! They are so sweet, knowledgeable and helpful. I WILL be shopping there again!
Thanks Mom for the vintage fur stoles, hats and handkerchiefs and thanks to Eastside Antiques for the necklaces, gloves and pins! (I’ll be back for that 1950’s Christian Dior hat!)
For more information about Eastside Antiques, please visit them at 3132 Handley Dr. Fort Worth, TX 76112, Wed.- Sat. 11am- 5pm or call 817-492-4200. Be sure to ask for Gary!
I hope you all have a safe and Happy New Year!