What was the first vintage item you bought or had a grown-up buy for you? Do you still have it and wear it?
Sunday, March 21, 2010
These are the very first vintage items that I ever bought in a store. When I was about five or six, my Mum took me shopping in Gastown and we went into a vintage store (I think it was DeLuxe Junk) and one of the few displays that I could actually reach was the stand of plastic jewellery and hair stuff and I saw these three hair slides from the late Fifties (I think) and I then wheedled her to buy them for me. I wanted them because they reminded me of the blue feathers that the wizard used in The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship that PBS aired as part of Long Ago And Far Away. Remember that show? I miss it terribly! Anyway, I have worn one of the barrettes almost every day for the past fifteen or so years and I have never found anything else which secures my hair as well as these do.