Newest finds.

This week you can get 20% off any item from my etsy store if you follow my blog. Etsy.com/ratkingvintage. Message me if you see something you’d like to purchase at the discounted price.

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Vintage Children’s Clothing

I am contemplating expanding my inventory to include children’s clothing. I always pass when I find unique vintage garments made for children, although I love them. My 13 month old son has several vintage pieces, that always are showered with compliments. However, I do not know what the market looks like. Is there a demand for vintage children clothes?

The problems, of course, are that children grow so quickly, they often destroy their clothes, and children’s clothing can be found so cheap at places like Wal Mart.

Another odd thing I have noticed is that it is extremely trendy to dress children like little adults. The bright colors, little overalls, and cute clothes are definently out right now.

However, maybe its time for a change. I will have to do some research on the topic.

 

 

 

My goal is to sell vintage clothes full time. It is hard to achieve and takes a lot of work and time but that is compounded with the fact that I am also a full time parent to a busy 13 month old. Recently, I was at my wits end. I had cleaned up the same mess what seemed like a million times. My boy would not stop wailing, for what appeared to be no reason and there was no way that I would be able to work on Rat King Vintage’s to do list. My husband sensed my frustration and suggested that I take a shower to relax. I am the queen of squandering hot water and time in the shower so that sounded great. He even lit some candles for me as I turned on the water to let it heat up. Our son seeing all the commotion in the bathroom, crawled in to join us at full speed. He let himself into the shower fully clothed – instantly soaking wet. Although, I was needing some serious alone time, I decided to let him join me in there. I pondered motherhood and how precious time with my boy is. We had a nice ten minutes but then he started to become tired and the crying picked back up. I recently read that children are the best spiritual teachers available to us. If that statement rings true, I am on my way becoming a freakin’ monk.

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Simplicity

The most simple designs are sometimes the most elegant.
Recently, I found a vintage handmade leather purse. It is worn perfectly and boasts a soft texture.
It has a single pocket.
It is hands down, the best purse I have ever scored. Yet, its the most simple.
The minimalist elements make this purse extremely graceful but also raw.
I have tried to capture this feeling in photographs but have been unable to.

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Last Weeks Finds

Hello!
It has been awhile since I have posted anything. However, these hands were not idle. I have increased my inventory and wanted to share some cool finds with everyone!

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Saxton Hall 1980s Red Wool Jacket

I love how unusual but stylish this jacket is.

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1950s Forstmann Wool Coat with Mink Collar and Cuffs

I love how this coat is extremely classy yet simple.

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Vintage Roper Western Shirt

The colors against this black shirt are so eye catching.