Thursday, May 24, 2012

Dating Vintage Clothing ~ Mens Suits Are Todays Treasure

The weeks can pass by so fast. Between going to auctions twice a week and hunting garage sales 2 to 3 times a week we can be very busy. Probably will have mo garage sales today since it is rainy and very foggy.

Last Thursday we were at one of our local auction houses. It was getting late, we were getting antsy and ready to head home.  Up comes a rack of vintage clothing from a seller.  The first few items went for a few dollars. At the end the whole rack was offered minus the metal rack of course for $2.50. I bid and won thinking I can take to a local organization to give to those who are looking for clothing free.
Well on boxing it up hubby and I noticed the suits were in good condition and vintage 1970s probably. Well made and in good condition.
Time to now start researching men's styles and sort through those to resell and those to take to give away. I am off to the library and the used bookstores to see if I can find books on clothing styles.
Here is just one of my found suits. I think it is from the 1970's. Brand is Pendleton and has a western leisure style.

Other than a couple of stains it is in great condition. Hope that your treasure hunting is fun and profitable. Have a great day. Grace

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Garage Sale Hunting Today and Yesterday

What a beautiful day here in Duluth. Temperatures in the low 70s and lots of sales. Wandered a few yesterday and a couple today.
First sale yesterday was a church sale. We were a little late but did not matter. What should be waiting for me but a first edition James Patterson The Jerico Commandment. 

This is author's second book and was retitled later to See How They Run. Hubby listed it last night on Amazon and eBay for $79.99. If it had been signed it would been over $200.

 I found a cute little travel case to put in the antique store.

Towards end of day came across a beautiful little home made quilt in pastel colors that will be put up for sale on eBay this Sunday.
How are your garage sales going?