Why 'My Mink Betty'?

Why 'My Mink Betty'?
I'm not your common, everyday twenty-something year old and when I graduated from High School I got an equally uncommon gift. My parents found for me a beautiful 1940's mink stole at a garage sale. It had belonged to the woman's Great Aunt Betty who had married late in life to a man with money and had only allowed him to buy her this one luxury. The unusually styled stole has the name, Betty L. Jones, embroidered in the satin lining so that's what I call her. They never had children of their own and the mink was passed to Aunt Betty's niece and on to her daughter. Until it got to me, no one since Aunt Betty had worn it. Now Betty the mink and I go to the theater together on special occasions and I hope that someday I can take her to the Symphony or the Ballet. Although Betty hadn't been worn or loved for many years she was waiting for someone to love her again as are most other things I look for when thrifting.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from 1965! This is my mother's family photo after all the kids were born. The nine range in age here from 11 months up to 15 years.

My computer is back up and running and I just wanted to stop in and wish you all a Merry Christmas and a wonderful time with your families.

The thrift and estate sale universe has been particularly nice to me recently and when the holidays are over I'll show you my loveliest finds. Here's a teaser just for now...

Some proof here that my love of vintage things is genetic. Look at that shiny brite! oh... and my Mom.


  1. Hope you had a merry Christmas :D

  2. What a fabulous picture, she looks like me when I was little. Love the amazed look on your mom's face.


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