The gang at Red Pop Shop organized the Pittsburgh Vintage Mixer this past Sunday at the New Hazlett Theater. I think it was the quickest I've ever RSPV-ed to a Facebook event. A bunch of vintage shops selling their best finds with oldies playing in the background and a cocktail lounge a few feet away? Hell yes.
Here's Tony, modeling some of his purchases.
Here's my haul:
1) A blue bead necklace ($1).
It's long enough that I can loop it without choking myself.
2) This little green necklace ($1). Both necklaces are from Li Li Loom Vintage. I was afraid this one would look too much like a mid-90s choker (not that those aren't great, just not what I want with this necklace), but I like it. Kind of like a green version of Wilma Flintstone's necklace? Okay, I might be reaching with that one.
Somehow I went from from jaundiced to freezing to jaundiced again in the span of a few seconds.
3) Little mirror from Wildcard ($2). I haven't decided where to hang it yet. That little flowered bag next it held the necklaces. Someone said it looks like a rosary bag and it definitely smells like a church. To be more specific, it's the scent of a little old church lady who wears orthopedic sneakers with pantyhose.
4) This print AND frame ($5 [!!!!!!]). The guy selling it said someone else was eying it up and I bought it right away. That's how it goes, folks. I didn't get the name of their shop. They were in the back left hand side, so if anyone reading this knows, say the word and I'll add it.
I can't get a really picture of it without getting a reflection, but I lurrveeee itttttt. You can't really tell in the photos but the silvery part is metallic and the inscription on the bottom says it was printed in Israel. I think it says '56, though this looks more 60s or 70s to me than 50s. Maybe they were ahead of their time.
Yes, my apartment has a drop ceiling. Whatev, snobs.
All for the grand total of $9. I wanted to buy more jewelry, but the $1 necklaces spoiled me and I passed on the more expensive ones. You know, the bank breaking $10 necklaces. Next time!
And one last shot of the adorable Tone. Love you, boo.
Thanks Bess, Michael and Jason for a great event!