Friday, April 16, 2010

twins

One of my favorite Etsy phenomena is when you have a vintage something in your shop--in my case, usually a dress--and you or someone else finds its twin or near-twin! This has happened to me several times now in my year of selling on Etsy, and it tickles me every time.

Two of my dresses found their near-twins in a single day recently! The first was when Becky of the wonderful BeckyDrolenVintage shop let me know that she had the near-twin of the 1960s seersucker stripe dress in my shop. Photos below--Becky's is on the left and mine is on the right. The only difference that I can see is the collar. I'm very curious about the story behind these dresses!




The same day I got Becky's message, I was reading the Capricious Traveler blog. I have been a fan of the CapriciousTraveler shop as long as I've been selling on Etsy. I saw in Mitsie's shop update the near-twin of another of my dresses. The CapriciousTraveler dress (on the right below) is chocolate brown, has more buttons on the bodice (the same buttons that are on mine), a larger print, and a nifty white border on the bottom. (I thought mine might be missing that border because it came from our big score last summer, and that lady was quite petite and hemmed everything, but I don't see the border on the hem--unless it was cut off.) Also, Mistie's dress has the label (the previous owner of mine removed the labels from many of her dresses), so now I know it's a Henry Lee.




Found any fun twins or near-twins on Etsy?

xo
K

10 comments:

  1. It's like a brother from another mother.....

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  2. Dear Golden had a post about something similar a few weeks ago: http://deargolden.blogspot.com/2010/03/sisters.html

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  3. oh my gosh i love it! twice in one day is pretty amazing. i have had this happen every once in a while but i am going to keep my eyes peeled for it more often now.
    i guess this just means that we both have really good taste.

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  4. This is great! The same occurrence has happened two dress in my shop and two dresses in 13bees shop.

    Mine: http://bit.ly/9azMBQ
    13bees: http://bit.ly/9MtpoU

    Mine: http://bit.ly/9amXQf
    13bees: http://bit.ly/c7Fxhg

    small world!

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  5. I've got a wee donkey in my shop and it's a perfect match to the one at 'A Glimpse from the Past' all the way in Indiana. Now that's a well traveled burro!

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  6. A, I remember those twins! Such pretty dresses.

    searchandrescue, that donkey is cuter than sin, but I'm kind of in awe of the little deer planter in your shop. I think it's the most sexy-fied vintage deer I've ever seen!

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  7. I have...Almost identical...

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/44196731/1970s-vintage-teal-willow-secretary-dres

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/42651304/beautiful-handmade-vintage-1960s-1970s-g

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  8. That is crazy!! I cannot believe how similar both of the dresses are to their respective siblings! How neat!! :)

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  9. Crazy! I've found twin pieces of vintage jewelry & it seems like once I've found twins I start finding triplets & more!

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