Friday, October 01, 2010

Good day at Goodwill

I did all of my errands lickety-split on Wednesday and then treated myself with a trip to Goodwill.

I found a beautiful coat. It's kind of silly to buy a coat this fall, I know, because it's not going to fit around me, but it was so so pretty, and it such good condition, I couldn't resist. Not even at Goodwill's high price of $10.99! Plus Dry Cleaning!

I looked at it for a long time. I wasn't sure if I could really wear a coat with a fur collar. Yep, that's real fur. What sealed the purchase was that I looked carefully at the fur and realized it was just stitched on with embroidery thread. Easy peasy to take off.

Now it looks like something I can wear. And I have a piece of fur to play with. Anyone have any ideas? I looked it up on ebay and it looks like they sell for $10-$20, so I could pay for the coat that way... Anyone an ebay seller?

The lining is perfect except for this one spot under the left arm. I was thinking I'd try to fix it before it got worse, but I don't really know how to do that.

This is my second Betty Rose coat from Goodwill, so I finally looked it up. Betty Rose made coats and suits in Kansas City from the 20's through the 70's. This coat is probably from the 60's-70's, according to the label.

There were other goodies that day, but they need some more fixing up. Time to clean off the craft table!

4 comments:

In the Mix said...

You find the best coats. I never have that sort of luck. I like it.

linda jean said...

That is beautiful.

The Gray Roach said...

You just find the best stuff in general. We need to see a picture of you wearing it.

The Gray Roach said...

You just find the best stuff in general. We need to see a picture of you wearing it.