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My Vintage Coat

Last summer, while digging around some antique/vintage shops, I came upon this coat.  Honestly, I am not usually a 'Vintage Clothes Gal', but this coat spoke to me.  I slipped it on and fell in love. My husband took one look and said, "Buy it".  Eighteen dollars (that's right, $18) later, the coat was mine.
This pic was taken on a hot August afternoon!

It's from the 1950's and it's is great shape:
That's the arm - not a tear in sight!
It's wool and very warm.
I did a quick search of this company.  They started in the 1950's in New Jersey.

I bought a pair of dark brown leather gloves to match.  Yes, I paid more for the gloves that I did for the coat!

The coat has been worn many times this winter and I can tell you, it's very warm! 

Short and sweet this week, my friends.  I hope you enjoyed hearing about my 'Vintage Find'.  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week! 


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  1. So pretty! It looks great and for a great price!

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    1. Thank you, Pam. It was 'love at first sight' for me.

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  2. You've inspired me to dig! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW's DIY Party!

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    1. Always happy to inspire! Have a great week!

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  3. love it, I have a few myself of these treasures never know where you will find them just keep an eye out
    come see us at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank, Angie. The surprises are the 'fun' of digging through thrift/antique stores!

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  4. That is so pretty and what a find at only $18! Thanks for sharing with us at Together on Tuesdays.

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  5. I couldn't pass it up for that price!
    Thank you for stopping by the Cottage

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  6. I love vintage coats, and remember wearing my mom's coat from the 50's. Yours is in wonderful condition and so pretty on you! Thank you for linking up with us at Together on Tuesdays.

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. It really was a great find!

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  7. Wow, that's a great find for only $18. You look wonderful in it :-)

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    1. Thank you so much. I'll probably look through vintage clothes more carefully now!

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  8. Great find, Ann! I bought a full length black wool coat from a thrift store years ago, that I still wear. Thanks for sharing your lovely find @Vintage Charm!

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  9. Thanks - and vintage coats are SO warm!
    Glad you stopped by. Have a great week!

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