Two Vintage Finds — Oh. And Home Dec.

I recently discovered Dubois Textiles in Southwest Baltimore. There, they sell vintage clothes and remnant home goods textiles from Southern Mills. It’s not thrift store. They have a massive amount of merch. Unfortunately, I forgot my camera. But, check their Facebook Page to see what I’m talking about.

While there, I bought these two vintage dresses for less than $20 each. If you think the minty green dress has a teeny waist, it does. On me, the buckle is on the largest setting and I will be investing in spanx. But, it’s DARLING. I also dug the flight attendant vibe from the latter garment. These dresses were pristine. Polyester my friends, is indestructible.

I also bought some material at $5 a yard to make curtains for my dining room and living room (you can see one room from the other). They carry Lily Pulitzer too!

The fabric is brown and aqua. My walls are plum in the living room and pale lavender in the dining room.

Now, I just need to actually *make* them. And some place mats. And possibly a table cloth. Oh, Home Dec. How I loathe you.


  1. Nice dresses! Home dec gets low priority at my house, sometimes holding up other projects while waiting for me to get my home-dec mojo back … argh!

  2. oh, making home dec stuff is the WORST. i’ve had bedroom curtains cut and ready to sew for THREE MONTHS.

    your fabric is gorgeous though, and it must have eased the oncoming pain to score those dresses!

  3. The clothing manufacturers quit making clothing out of polyester because it wore forever and people weren’t buying the new stuff! Now the stuff you find in even the upscale department stores is just cheap crap. Hence, we sew. (If we can find decent fabrics!)

  4. P.S. I have curtains ready to make for my “new” office, but they seem to be constantly moved to the back of the line. Why is that-curtains are easy? Not so much fun, I guess.

  5. Wait, are you saying they carry Lilly Pulitzer FABRIC??? Because I have been put on high alert to find LP fabric.

  6. Very cute dresses!

    My bedroom is the exact colors of your living room. My inspiration was from the pavilion room Hillwood museum In DC.

  7. Love the plum and lavender in your house! Not so sure about the vintage. At 55 I have to get used to things that happened during my lifetime being…vintage. I can tell you this, also: wear the funky fashions now, while you’re young. When you get get older you can’t go there unless you want to be taken for a mad person…

  8. The dresses are super cute, especially the flight attendant one. I love your living room walls — very cool! I’ve been trying to get my husband to help paint our walls (I want one wine red wall as an accent) but no go — he just wants to keep all of them white!

  9. I am another trying to avoid curtain making. It seems to be heading toward epidemic proportions. (But wont we feel smug when they are done?)

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