This post could also be entitled - The vintage/handmade legacy of Jennie Stanfa.
My friend Levi and I spent some time together this weekend, which meant thrifting and estate sales. We happened across a lovely estate sale very close to my home and decided to pop in and see what they had. It wasn't a sale put on by a big auction house so everything was really cheap and it was my favorite kind of estate sale -- one with the family there. Don't think I'm weird by saying that, but I love hearing stories about the person whose house I'm rifling through. I love giving their beloved treasures a place in my home. What's really sad about this sale was that there wasn't very much stuff left at all by the time we got there (probably because everything was dirt cheap). Clothing was 50 cents each so we immediately fell upon the closets searching for vintage treasures and oh boy did we find them!
While we were checking out, one of the family members was reminiscing about the clothes. She told us if we found any handmade garments they were made by Jennie (she was a professional seamstress and designer) and there would probably be tags in some of them. Sure enough, we found some in our stash. I believe the three dresses on bottom were all the handmade ones we got in the bunch. Knowing who made them makes them very special. We assured her family that we are lovers of vintage and all the things we bought were going to very loving homes who would remember Jennie and her talents.
I also found some curtains that Jennie made from sheets! They are in my dining room right now and they are so beautiful I think I'll make some from other coordinating sheets from my stash to go on the other two windows in the room. Come to think of it, I might actually have these in my stash. hmmmm.