Could a man wear a charm bracelet?
I'm leaning toward yes. I mean, it's 2016, right? This may be my next fashion hurdle.
Today I visited the Chelsea flea market with my friend Johanna and, happily, the market seemed more vibrant than it has in many a month: lots of vendors and lots of shoppers. I wasn't really shopping for anything in particular; my vintage sewing machine habit is currently under control. But I still like to go just to see what's out there.
Among the highlights I saw today: stacks of vintage Fifties issues of House Beautiful and Better Homes & Gardens magazines...
A storage box full of deadstock doll heads....
Vintage dress patterns. I was tempted, but there were no true must-haves.
A basket full of antique patchwork and quilting squares.
A Seventies Kodak Instamatic camera. We had one of those; maybe you did too.
Cute salt and pepper shakers.
Cool-looking optical equipment from who-knows-when. Very steampunk.
Johanna, an on-again, off-again doll collector, found this German china head doll and decided to purchase her. She's on-again!
I thought this vintage Haeger leaf serving dish was pretty, but I passed: I have too many ceramic knick-knacks as it is.
These days I find myself drawn to 1) vintage men's hats, especially felt fedoras; 2) silk pocket squares, preferably vintage Italian or French, and 3) old silver bracelets. Speaking of hats, today I wore my shantung Stetson, a few silver baubles, my waxed African print shirt, and my checkerboard Vans. I felt quite spiffy!
After the market, Johanna joined me, Michael, and my Mom for brunch. Johanna brought a homemade peach pie she'd baked -- delicious.
The summer is winding down fast, alas. Before you know it -- winter!
In closing, are you the charm bracelet type? Are they still something women wear?
Have a great day, everybody!
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