Highlights from Mrs. V’s Trunk Show

13 Aug

We hosted a trunk show this week for our dear friend Margot from Mrs. V’s Vintage. Margot and I go way back to our Pier 1 days together. I actually hired Margot to work for me as a Merchandiser and then sadly had to lay her off 7 months later when the company took a different direction. Lucky for me, we are still friends. She has a real job as a teacher, but she inherited her passion for thrifting and antiquing from her mom and has created a lovely side project which is Mrs. V’s Vintage. She has an amazing eye for cool, trendy, eclectic mid-century housewares and décor and we were thrilled to give her a little corner of our store to showcase her treasures. Here are some of my favorites:



When I was a kid, Fisher Price play houses initiated you in to make believe play. Whereas girls now start playing Barbies early, like at age 3 or 4, we did not have Barbies until age 7 or 8. Fisher Price play houses came in several formats and you could use the furniture interchangeably. There was a Tudor doll house, a school house, a house boat, and my personal favorite, the A frame. From the plank “wood” floor to the decal rag rug, the A frame screams 1975. It even has a WORKING dinner bell on the back porch!

We are all about anything having to do with cocktails, and who doesn’t need “a guide to pink elephants”? Dated 1952, these drink recipe cards are “alcohol resistant” (brilliant!!) and provide not only 200 recipes but a guide to the perfect type of glass for every drink.

It’s probably the Scot in me that can never resist a tartan, or the sound of bagpipes for that matter, but this plaid picnic set has to be one of the cutest things ever. The thermos will keep your Baileys and coffee nice and warm and since there is only one mug, you don’t even have to share!

Back in the day when there was ONE phone in the house and you had to reserve a time slot to talk to your sweetie, you might have sat in a chair like this in the corner of the kitchen. It was in the kitchen so your mother could keep half an ear on your phone conversation while she was cleaning up after dinner. I love the printed vinyl upholstery that looks like the night sky. Even in the 50’s they had a thing for metallics!

For more great finds from Mrs. V, check out her etsy shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/MrsVsVintage

And you can “Like” her on Facebook here:



4 Responses to “Highlights from Mrs. V’s Trunk Show”

  1. Heather August 17, 2012 at 11:31 am #

    Hi I’m Heather! Please email me, I have a question about your blog! LifesABanquet1(at)gmail.com

  2. Janice Spencer August 14, 2012 at 8:29 pm #

    I missed the show as I was out of town, but love the items and interested in several…. will visit Mrs. V’s on facebook. Love your shop and all the wonderful vintage cloths! Thanks for sharing a new twist….vintage collectibles!!!

  3. Boomdeeadda August 14, 2012 at 10:51 am #

    holy crackers, love that fan…what would that have gone for? I like the color and of course the asthetics…so so cute

    • bessandeviesvintage August 14, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

      Thank you for your comment! The fan is $50.

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