2013-01-24

Rambling and Reminiscing

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Coat? Vintage, thrifted Beanie? Winners (similar in black and beige) Sweater? Gap, thrifted (similar in red)
 Plaid shirt? Maison Scotch Jeans? h&m Boots? Nine West, thrifted Bag? Roots (same colour here)

I wore this on the weekend, when Matt and I drove up to Waterford to bum around and check out the antique market there. It's currently my favourite flea market; it's the perfect balance of mess and organization and the drive to Waterford is full of pretty scenery. We bought a vintage hat, a baby gift and an old register cleverly done up as a piggy bank. We were going to buy the register as a gift but in the end, we got a little attached and kept it for ourselves. That sounds pretty selfish, it probably is but I was just really happy that Matt was so into it.
I grew up going to flea markets and antique stores all the time. That gives me blogger cred right? My vintage aesthetic not being something I picked up when I started blogging but rather it was forced upon me by my parents? I remember being on the fence about our family antiquing trips. On the one hand, it felt so adult to be trusted in a store full of delicate items but on the other hand, I wished we could do the 'normal' stuff my friends and their families were doing. My friends went the water park and got to eat hot dogs and we went to a rural antique market and got to choose a vintage tool. But guess what? I still have that tool. It sits on display on the mini persian rug draped over a cabinet I have permanently borrowed from my parents. Also? That persian rug? Another gift from my parents. I might have been about 6 or 7 when I received that.

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(Bottom right is the particular tool I am referring to. I put a filter on this picture just to add to its vintage charm.)

Sometimes I think our childhood was so weird but yet it was stable, loving and normal for us at the time. There is nothing better than sitting around with my brothers and reminiscing. I also love listening in on Matt's siblings when they fondly talk about their experiences growing up. It's just so different. Matt's stories are less about antiques and more about camping trips, dirt bikes, mullets and shooting arrows into the greenhouse across the street. 
There is something about swapping tales with your brothers and/or sisters. Repeating the familiar stories that only siblings can know and completely understand. One tale turns into another and another and hours go by... I've heard a lot of the stories by now but I think they get better and more dramatic every time.

This post took an oddly nostalgic turn. All because I got excited seeing Matt enjoying himself poking around a flea market. Just as excited as Matt will be when I take up archery and share in that childhood pastime of his.
Or I could just cut my hair into a mullet. 

19 comments :

Rebecca Jane said...

A seriously fantastic coat. Like, wonderful.

Thrifted or Scripted? said...

Oh, I can relate...fun story and I love that sweater!

Jennifer said...

I love wandering around antique fairs and malls!

xo Jennifer

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

CP and KW said...

loving your pants and sweater
kw, Ladies in Navy

Laura said...

I swear, that hat gets cuter every time that you wear it!

Also, I love hearing about your childhood a little more. I feel the same way about thrifting, I always thought, why can't my mom buy my clothes at a mall like every other mom? But, now I wouldn't change that for anything. :)

xoxo,
Laura
http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

newpetite said...

Love the outfit!

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

Oooh, I likey your look today very much. The coat is amazing, yes...but the easiness of the sweater, shirt, and jeans is spot on.

We did the Sunday drive, which is probably now extinct what with the price of gas. My friends would ask where did we go, and what did we do? Um, nowhere really, and nothing really. A good Sunday drive would end with ice cream at some little hole in the wall. It seemed odd to me then, but strangely, I get it now.

Thanks for sharing you.

Asher said...

Absolutely lovely! I love the layered look - that plaid is fab!

DressUpNotDown said...

I might've snort-laughed when I read "or I could just cut my hair into a mullet"! :o)

Anonymous said...

Hey! You're wearing the newly purchased sweater and boots you thrifted. Nice!

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The coat is really amazing, i love it, you look great.

Sandra Carson said...

I Loved your entire outfit...:)

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Love all the layers!

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