Friday, June 5, 2009

Sailor Dresses & Cigar Box Guitars

50's Cotton Sailor Dress

I picked up this great little 50's cotton sailor dress the other day. It was kind of pricey for my budget, but I've been searching for one like it for months, so I couldn't pass it up! I found it at Paddywack's, a local vintage shop that is full of the best vintage in town. It's got tons of 1930's blouses, wonderful hats and purses and the best 40's and 50's dresses! I always stop in and make a little wishlist, but I can never afford to buy anything. I think this is only the second time that I actually made a purchase. I dont splurge too much, so i figured this was a pretty good buy at $50. It's the perfect length, and with my favorite summer look right now being white, it's the perfect color too.

While I was paying, I noticed a cigar box guitar laying on a table. The shop owner told me that it was hand made by a local artist and musician who sells them for around $250. I thought it was a pretty creative hobby. It kind of reminded me of Jake's circuit bending projects, where he'd try to rewire kids instruments and tape players to get all sorts of different sounds.


  1. That guitar is so crazy! I love it!

  2. That's local musician is me : )

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