OK, here’s the stuff I bought at the last Alameda Flea Market:
Festive Hat! Festive Hat is my new favorite. My Aussie friend Clarko says the poms are to keep flies off your face. I like them because they make me want to bob my head around to watch them dance. And so I will be adding pom poms to everything I own. And a rick-rack chin strap. Why else do I own a glue gun?
Technically, I bought this cashmere sweater at the last Flea, the one that rained out, but let’s talk about it. You can get cashmere so cheap at the Flea (like $10-$30 per sweater), it almost doesn’t make sense. You never see it at garage sales and thrift stores. Where is the secret baby-soft sweater pipeline? Let’s find out so we can stand naked at the spigot.
I also bought a vintage fencing mask for $25, because I needed it. I’ve been looking for one since I found a vintage fencing uniform a year ago. Now I can be an old-timey fencer for Halloween, because it’s what I want. Until then, it will look pretty cool on a shelf.
I also bought a bunch of pink stuff. This homemade dress fits like it was made for me, and I think it looks like a drum majorette uniform. So now I’m looking for a drum majorette hat. You sense a pattern.
How beautiful is this silk kimono robe? She wanted $60, so I hesitated hard until my girlfriends were like, “You are dumb. If you do not buy it, one of us will buy it to punish you for your dumbitude.” So I asked if she would take $50, and bam. Kimono owner. The sleeves are very good for pretending you are an airplane. I hear.
Silk Barbie tap pants. Three bucks!
Whhhhhaaaaaaat?! Are these handmade falsies we are looking at right now? Did someone sew boobies out of lace and add little ribbon nipples? Yes, I believe so. Found while pawing through the box of $3 silk underthings. After some hard thinking about what in the world I could use them for (bachelorette gift wrapping? wall display? party hats?), I just asked the seller to please take them out and display them. Because it’s not everyday, my friends. No it is not.
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