My Favorite Vintage Shop Find

african bead necklaceSome of my in-laws live in New Orleans. The hubs and I even got married in the French Quarter. I love it there -- it's on my top five places to visit.

When I was visiting in February, my sister-in-law Alice and my friend Kim both suggested I check out Retroactive, a vintage shop just a block away from my mother-in-law's house.

Retroactive lived up to the hype. I wanted so many things there and I bought this necklace.


The shop owner told me it's from Africa circa 1950s. I bought it for $40 and it's my most favorite piece of jewelry I own (beside my wedding ring).

Vintage shopping is a great way to find one-of-a-kind items. I know KnoxvilleDoula has a collection of vintage raincoats found in thrift stores. I think I need to get myself to Tennessee and she can give me the scoop on great shops to visit. Plus my niece's name is Tennessee, so I'm sure I could find some really cute things with her name on them.

Update: KnoxvilleDoula posted some amazing photos from an all vintage store photoshoot in her Journal. Check it out!

Tell me about your favorite vintage find!

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