Guest Blog: Seek Vintage

May 3, 2011

Hello, dear readers of Great Smitten. While Mrs. Dwight is off frolicking willy-nilly in the Carolinas, flanked by friends and family, she has enlisted me to write a post to keep you occupied. So occupied you will be (if you choose to continue reading).

My name is Sabrina, and I blog over at Fact, Fiction, and Everything in Between. When I was a kid, I wanted to be an archaeologist. It seemed like such a romantic career to be surrounded by old things that told of days past—items that you unearthed and restored with care. I never became an archaeologist, but I cling to my earlier career dreams by spending my free time wading through thrift stores. Instead of spending my days on digs in the Mediterranean islands, I spend weekends in rural Carolina towns, digging through piles of polyester in search of the perfect 1950s dress or 1970s silk safari blouse for my Etsy shop, seek vintage.

Today, I’m sharing with you my tips on thrifting:

Detail of a 1950s lace cocktail dress with a fun back cut-out framed with bow details.

Lacy details made this top stand out at the thrift store.

On the hanger, this dress looked like nothing special. Worn on a body, this makes the perfect summer farmers market dress.

$150 couch, $3 coffee table, $15 mirror, $7 lamp (with Urban Outfitters lampshade), $1 bowl filled with apples, $18 total for the three vintage suitcases stacked as a side table.

Best of luck in your thrifting adventures, and if you need some help seeking out a vintage find, email me at, or message me on Etsy!

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