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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Vintage Thingies Keepers

Welcome to Coloradolady's first vintage post for the New Year 2013.  After Christmas, I am sure some of her friends received some interesting vintage items.  Let's go check them out at http://coloradolady.blogspot.com.


I am trying to start the New Year off with a clean slate(closets) so to speak.  I have cleaned out one closet and donated so many bags of clothing,etc.  However, I have three items that I just cannot seem to let go, even though I do not wear them.



This  is LACOSTE Alligator jacket.  I think they were called a bomber jacket back in the early 70's. My husband I went to Branson, Missouri for a vacation.  It turned a little cool and I needed a wrap. There was an outlet mall nearby that carried this.  This brand of clothing was a big thing back then. I thought I was really in high cotton wearing one.It is in perfect condition and still the right size.

This sweater has been with me since 1967. I drag it out every year at Christmas time and wear it.  However, this is one year I failed do so. My family thinks I have worn it enough.


These are genuine leather, real fur lined gloves I have had since the late 60's. One of my dearest friends gave them to me for Christmas that year. Since she moved out of state, I do not see her often.  They are very special to me.





20 comments:

The French Hutch said...

Happy New Year LV! What a collection of treasures. No wonder you decided to keep them. So many special memories with your pieces. I have my favorites I save when I gather clothes for shelters. I think it's ok we do!
Hope you are keeping warm on these cold January days. Wow, I still find it hard to believe it is January.........

Hugs,
Emily
The French Hutch

ilovepink1078 said...

Hi, LV! Indeed you got such gorgeous collections. Thanks for the visit!

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Vintage Coconut said...

LV That Lacoste bomber jacket would still fly right off a rack. That brand is back big time and it's quite sought after. (Especially the vintage stuff) So it's still "in high cotton" these days. =D

The sweater is unique and makes for a perfect Christmas sweater. At least it has the "Jolly" sort of feel to it.

Those gloves are lovely, VERY LOVELY!! I would not get rid of them either.

Jill said...

Happy New Year, LV - love the gloves, your mementos are very special!

Sarah said...

I think it's great that you have kept these treasures and still use them. I dislike the "throw away" attitude of so many today. I say, keep enjoying these wonderful items........Sarah

Hazel said...

Wow 1941. Isn't that the year second world war broke out? I could be wrong. But I'm sure that's my mother's birth year. I think it's okay to keep some things and not give them away even though we don't use or wear them.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Happy New Year LV!

Ginny said...

I think my favorite are the gloves. If you keep clothes long enough, they always come back around in style again. Usually with me that happens about a week after I have gotten rid of something!

Lola said...

What a lovely collection! I think we all treasure "special" clothes & gifts!

Happy New Year too!

Margie said...

oh i remember those bomber jackets! i would think you could still be wearing it and you would still be in high cotton! :) the gloves are so pretty and unique ... i would wear them until they wore out ... especially since they were given by someone special to you ... and the sweater i think is PERFECT for a new year celebration ... if your family is tired of seeing it on Christmas ... then wear it next year on New Year's Eve! :)

Jeanne, backyard neighbor said...

Hi LV, I love your vintage clothes you shared. Especially the pretty sweater. It is never out of style and I would wear it gladly. Smile. I also have a Christmas sweater from my daughter that I wear every year. It has sentimental value for me too. So I say keep the things you love. I started to clean my closets too. Where do I get all the clutter? smile.

Did I tell you how much I loved the email you sent me? Thank you.

Wishing you a wonderful 2013 my sweet friend.
Love, Jeanne.

Di Lewis said...

As always, a gal after my own heart. I love your "vintage"! and that you have it. We have it too. What a great topic for a party! lol Happy New Year!! huggs Dianna

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

It's funny what we hang onto. If it's not in excess, why not? That sweater by the way is exactly my age! Looks a little livelier and brighter than me tonight, but I say hang on to that one. It was good year! :)
Karen

jeanetteann said...

Happy New Year, I can see why you can't let go of some things,I'm the same. Last year I did bite the bullet and took heaps out of my wardrobe and packed them away in a box. If I don't miss them this season,they are going. LOL. Thank you for visiting me Good Luck in my Give away. xx

Mrs. Sarah Coller said...

What a creative idea for a post! I have items like that saved away too. One is a football jersey and another is a t-shirt. Both were my husband's in high school and they remind me of those early years in our friendship. He's told me several times that I can toss them out but I don't think I ever will! :)

Blessings to you and HaPpY vInTaGe ThInGiE tHuRsDaY!

Mrs. Sarah Coller

CREATIVE MIND said...

Hello dear LV madam..so nice to see your collection..stay happy & blessed. I am glad to have you in my blog readers. you are a sweet lady!
Happy new year..
take care.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Happy new year lovely lady! Great collection of thingies..I specially love the gloves. I have hubby's t-shirts stashes away and some baby cloths from my two daughters, lol Have a blessed new year and keep it healthy too!
Thank you for your sweet and kind comments, dear LV.
FABBY

Mary said...

You have already been so industrious and we're still in the first week of 2013. I think the items you chose to keep are perfect.

bj said...

I have some things I'll never let go....I love those gloves...:)
Stay warm, dear one.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Love the gloves!