About Joyatri

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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"She was dressed, as usual, in an odd assortment of clothes, most of which had belonged to other people." 

Excellent Women by Barbara Pym (1913-1980)



“I said "Somebody should do something about that." Then I realized I am somebody.”

 Lily Tomlin




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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.