Southworks Antiques is over 30,000 square feet of antiques and collectibles, and located in the beautiful city of Galt. Actually it's in the Galt region of the city of Cambridge, I think. I'm not quite sure how that all works... Anyways, like I was saying it's really big. I still haven't quite made my mind up if it is almost too big. My normal antique store is Market Road Antiques in St. Jacobs. While I enjoyed Southworks, I think I still prefer Market Road Antiques. Southworks seemed more crowded and difficult to shop. They were however fairly priced and there were many, many things I would have loved to take home with me. In the end, I settled on four items: a pair of galoshes, a magazine, a nightgown, and a hoop skirt.
I have been looking for a white antique nightgown for a while, so I was very happy when I found this darling. The nightgown was labeled as circa 1920, although I think it may be slightly earlier than that. I styled it as a dress and wore it to class today.
My friend told me I looked a bit like a crazy person wearing a nightgown so I played around with it a bit when I got home. I've discovered it looks a lot less like a nightgown when worn as a top with my Victorian styled skirt.
The galoshes were my silly purchase of the day. I love the idea of galoshes and these were in excellent condition. The galoshes are Gaytee's, and I think they are from the 1940's. The best part of buying the galoshes is getting to say the word galoshes. Hehehe... it is such a fun word to say! Galoshes, galoshes...
I bought another magazine to add to my growing collection. It's a Photoplay from 1939. The magazine is filled with lots of interesting articles, but despite the giant picture of Shirley Temple on the cover there is nothing about her in the entire magazine! Oh well, I'm not actually a big Shirley Temple fan. She kind of creeps me out a bit haha.
And now for a picture of me in my underwear. What wait?! Don't worry, nothing very scandalous going on. I just couldn't figure out how to photograph my new hoop skirt so I decided to model it for a few quick snaps. I was in the market for a new petticoat for a certain dress and couldn't find one in my budget. Luckily this baby was cheap and will work perfectly!
Ok, this last one wasn't from the antique store. It was bought from the children's toy store nearby. Is it not the most badass kite you have ever seen?! I have plans to take it flying tomorrow. :D
|The Dread Pirate Tabby!