Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Sleepy Poet, Unsleepy Maggi

Previously, on "Just Add Glitter and Stir"...

This past Sunday, you may recall this post. I left things hanging on the proverbial cliff with me anxiously awaiting my first trip to Sleepy Poet Antique Mall.

Here's me before going in, praying to be favored with cheap fabulous junk.

You know how you hear about something that looks like it will be cool and you build it up in your mind about how great it is or will be and then you get it or go there and it's crap-tacular and a total waste?



Sleepy Poet Antique Mall is AWESOME!!!!!

Here's some pics of things I saw while there, please note I did not buy these things but wanted them all:

Yes, these are 1960s and 1970s patterns for $1, 1950s for $2 and the 1940s patterns were $5

If this radio is still there the next time I go back, I'm getting it!

Well, this is all well and good but you are probably wanting to know what I got my greedy little hands on, right? Well, I'm going to tell you...right after this commercial!

"Hi, my name is Toot and I'm here to speak to you about an epidemic sweeping across our great nation. This epidemic is so disgusting, so scarring, I can only hope that you will get involved to stop the madness. I'm speaking, of course about peas and their effect on precious babies...

Let's turn this:

Into this:

And remember, only you can prevent forest fires..."

Geez, commercial breaks get longer and longer these days...I'm so glad I have a DVR so I can fast forward through them...

ANYWAY, on to my haul!! dun dun DUN! Wait, I mean woo hoo HOO!

Singer button attachment for sewing machine, including box and instruction booklet: $1.00!

Saddle oxfords (yes, they fit-I've already worn them!): $6.50!

My mom bought the gloves for me for $3.75!

Ladies' Home Journal magazine, May 1956: $2.75!

A look inside...

Woman's Home Companion magazine, May 1954: $2.75!

A look inside...

McCall's magazine, January 1947: $2.75!

A look inside...

Pretty good so far, eh? The whole time I was in there, I was positively drooling! lol Now, what I was really hoping for was some dresses from the 1950's. This is one of my favorite decades and I've been really interested in incorporating some of clothes from the fifties into my wardrobe. I've been looking on Etsy and Ebay and have found some things but they unfortunately just haven't been in my budget. I also been on the look out for patterns to buy and keep just in case I can ever teach myself how to sew and then I can just make my own! lol But while at Sleepy Poet, I found a vendor that had EVERYTHING! I'm talking dresses, tops, bottoms, shoes, hosiery, garters, crinolines...e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g! And believe it or not, the prices were pretty reasonable. So guess what I got...

This is a vintage 1950's dress in almost mint condition. There is some slight staining where it's been folded up and aged but that's it! It's a little fancier than a day dress but it fits me! Woo hoo! The pictures so do not do this dress justice...Here's a close up of the fabric:

Final price I paid for it: $43.00. Can you believe it?! And that was one of the more expensive dresses she was selling! If I had had more money, I could've come outta there with an entire wardrobe! lol

This was the kicker: the original price tag was still on it! You'll never guess what this dress cost originally:

You are not imaging things. This dress originally cost $5.99! ACK! And it's mine, all mine!!!!!

Whew...is anyone still reading this?! Longest post ever, yikes! lol I just couldn't split it up into two different posts, I was too excited to share it all with you!

In conclusion, I am saving all my money and will go back to Sleepy Poet...SOON. Now if you will excuse me, I need to go ice my sore blogging fingers...


  1. OMG-Maggi, you are SO much fun. I wish we lived in the same town so we could go antiquing together, because NOONE will go with me and I never go. WAH. I love all your finds, those magazines are divine and um, the dress...whoa, how cool is that! I love it has the original tag on it. I was drooling over the purses tho too.

  2. I am sooo envious, wish I had something like that close by! :(
    Great purchases girl!

  3. That place is incredible! I wish the antique stores in my area were that good :-) I do think you should get the pink radio, that was too cool for school. ;-)

  4. Ahhhhh! I'm pea green with envy (and obviously influenced by the commercial break) I especially LOVE the shoes!

  5. U are JUST the CUTEST EVER!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this POST!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE all your goodies U found and love love love love love the COMMERCIAL!!!! ADORABLE!!! U sooooooooooooo need to come to Phoenix and go to the Brass Armadillo with me! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  6. I love the pic of you!!!! Oh I so wish I lived closer....we could have had a ball together... You can send me that PINK Radio....is is awesome!!!! I had such fun shopping with you!!! Love that dress and all the goodies!!! Have a great day! :) I just love the Blog work that Traci did for me!!!!

  7. WOW!!! Did you ever score! This has to be my most favoritest post of yours EVER!!! I was giggling and drooling through the whole post. And much like those movies you need want to end...same goes here! Pure entertainment! :)

  8. Maggi,
    Love the first photo! You are just too darn cute! I could get lost in that place for days! Love all your goodies and Toot is precious. Thanks for the giggles!

  9. seriously maggi ~ i cant get over the commercial break,,, youre so funny!!! anyway ~ focus ally,,, looks like you got some great treasures!!! i would like to get my hand on that pink radio too ~ wanna race?? ;-D ~ oh ~ and maybe some of those patterns!!

  10. Can I go shopping with you next time, Please, please, please, please???? I want some of your good luck to rub off on me :-) You totally scored!c

  11. I wanna go shopping with you too, Maggs! I am pretty sure that those were my grandparents' old green chairs! Did that radio work?

    Oh, FYI- anyone that you send my way will get $10 off a blog redesign. Have a FAB day!!

  12. Wow! That place looks fantastic! I wish I lived closer so I could go there with you! WOW! Can't wait for the pic of you wearing the dress now! =o)
    and I want the table and chairs for my kitchen. It's pretty retro with the black and white check floor, jukebox, and my grandma's collection of glass reamers aka juicers.

  13. I totally want that pink radio! LOVE your saddle shoes and dress--total vintage yumminess!!!!!

  14. be still my heart. Oh how I wish I were with you in that place.

  15. Howdy Maggi
    What a magical moment .
    Wow I really did not expect this place to be so fabulous .
    I am so impressed.
    Great shoes,gloves and oh those vintage glossy magazines yummy stuff !
    Hey I love fast forward but to tell the truth I am a little addicted to those cutie tootie
    commercials :) there a little over the top with the see my peas :) but hey its like the pirate guys from free credit report .com you just want to sing along and watch them over and over.
    Fantastic finds.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope you enjoy them one and all.
    Blessings to you as your fingers start to regain their feeling.
    Happy Trails

  16. I LOVE your blog!!!!! Everytime I come to visit, I spend like 2 hours here!! LOL!! You are a lucky girl to have a store like that near you. I have nothing like that. Not even close. You rocked it!! What a great haul!! I can't wait to live vicariously through your next trip!!!

  17. omg, you are so frikkin' funny! Your face in the window! haaaaaa!you kill me!!!!!
    I wanna shop there! I want that pink radio! Did they have any vintage junk jewelry! Ok, I need to calm myself...........

  18. Oh my! This looks so much FUN!
    I wanna go there, that place is magical!
    I love those oxfords you got and what a steal!

  19. Impressive finds! Love the radio

  20. wow..what a great purchases..you must had so much fun...cool

    Have a nice day

    Lots of luv,

  21. Toot is so cute. Love all the neat things that you seen at Sleepy Poet. I love more vintage styles.

  22. That is sooo awesome!! You got some great finds!! And that commercial is hilarious!

  23. You are getting me hooked on vintage...it's all YOUR Fault!! :)

  24. Fun stuff! Sleepy Poet looks like a great vintage shoppe. I'm jealous I don't have one nearly as cute close by. :O) The commercial was too cute. lol

  25. you are so fun to read! Love reading through the adventures!!

  26. OH MY GOODNESS what an amazing place....I have never seen anything like it in my life!And your fabulous finds are awesome!!!! I love reading about your adventures!And great pictures :)

  27. Such an amazing antique mall its a dream and such great prices. Your new dress is darling. I hope someday I stuble upon this mall! Much love. ♥

  28. What incredibly amazing finds! The magazines alone take my breath away, but add in everything else and it almost seems surreal! :) Awesome vintage treasure hunting, my dear!

    Big hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

  29. How delighted and happy was I to see to see this blog! I am so glad you enjoyed your trip to our shop - and I hope to see you again soon! Come by and say HI next time - it sounds like we have similar tastes! (We're always on the road looking for more goodies!)