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Avid thrifter and vintage clothes wearer. Love 1960s and early 1970s styles. Partial to Art Nouveau, Pre-Raphaelite, Victorian, Renaissance and Medieval art. Former art historian. Current packrat. On a continual quest for good-looking, comfortable vegan shoes. Bhangra dancer since 2002. Fascinated by all things Indian. Vegan and animal advocate. 

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The post in which Pic Monkey gets a workout

Here’s are some finds from recent thrifting expeditions. I am taking a page out of Vix’s book and collaging them. It was my first experience with Pic Monkey. I may have gotten carried away.

My favorite score was this early 1970s fashion doll wardrobe case made by Miner ($6). I don’t really like dolls or doll-related things, but I saw this and knew I had to have it. I love her groovy long waistcoat and the stars and rainbow in the background.

I looked online and found the same design in different colorways.

On Etsy here and here.

And I found other cases made by Miner, all with illustrations of the latest fashions.

Clockwise from upper left: You can buy them here, here, here, and here.

I like mine best, with the 'Cher' one in second place. I’m guessing mine is about 1968-69, and the ‘Cher’ one about 1970? What do you think?

Here's some of my other finds. The first two I'm keeping. I haven't decided on the rest.

Yardage of velvety upholstery fabric so I can make my own carpet bag, $3.  Silk scarf with collage of Italian magazines, $2.25. Two homemade key holders. Vintage Liberty of London silk scarf.

These will likely be moving on.

1970s paisley scarf. Carl Larsson picture book 'Our Family' from 1983. 'Flying Kites' book from 1968. Curtain panels of 1970s fabric with a patchwork of exotic motifs.

Thank you everyone for your comments on my Frock on Friday post. Based on your comments, I think it will be worth my taking in the underskirt so that I can wear it without a tunic over it.

I learned how to use (and abuse) Pic Monkey, so linking to Ta-Dah! Tuesday on Faith Hope and Charity Shopping.

Reader Comments (7)

Love all your finds, the fabrics and scarves are wonderful, but the doll's case is definitely the star buy!
I do enjoy using PicMonkey for collages, it's great, isn't it? xxx

September 24, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpastcaring

I love that doll's case! I'm bursting with envy over it! That Cher one is particularly lovely (but I would say that!)
Isn't Picmonkey fun? I love seeing all your buys grouped together like that, makes me want to run off and have a rummage in the nearest charity shop rightaway! x

September 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVix

Those cases are so cool; I'm having a flashback to the late 1970s as I had plastic Barbie cases like that (though the illustrations on yours are way better.) I am loving, absolutely loving, your paisley velvet fabric and scarf - and so impressed you're going to make your own carpet bag! I will be waiting to see the final product! :)

September 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGrunge Queen

I agree, yours is definitely the grooviest, with Cher coming in a close second. Very cool. I will have to give this Pic Monkey business a go, always good to get recommendations.

I've always loved those cases so much! I think my neighbor had a shiny black one with Barbie on it. My family couldn't afford Barbie much less a copy doll. We made paper dolls instead. They're were free!

September 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoni

I love all those dolls' cases and those scarves are lovely, the key holders are adorable!

blog hopping from ta dah tuesday :)

x susan

September 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

hello! love the pictures, and am a big fan of collaging on picmonkey... but what i really came over to say was that i tried some vegusto cheese today at a vegetarian fair and thought of you! it was really good.x

September 29, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersian

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