My name is Theresa Cunningham and I am the founder and owner of Sucre Lulu. I pride myself of creating unique, yet very vintage hair accessories, rings, and cuffs. I was honored when I was contacted to blog about my Thrift Town finds and Veterans Day, as both subjects are very dear to my heart. When I go thrift store shopping or antiquing I look for two things, an item that I can put in my home, or an item I can use in an accessory. I love getting a strand of pearls, clip on earrings or an old broach and up-cycling it for a particular piece. I am certainly looking forward to Friday’s Thrift Town Veterans Day sale… with over 4,000 new items arriving daily I am sure to find some treasures!!!!
Throughout my life I have heard, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure!” My mom has told stories of my grandfather taking truck loads to the dump, but always returning home with a truck load of other peoples “stuff.” So perhaps sifting through piles and shuffling through isles to find “stuff” (or treasures) runs through my veins. There is nothing like the smell of a dusty old book being opened for the first time in many years; or the glisten of a jewel on an old broach; or the feel of a milk glass candy jar. Often times as I search for vintage, antiqued goods I think of the stories which lie behind each piece. Where did they get passed down from, who was the person who cherished the item, and why did it end up being salvaged?! Perhaps it is the old soul in me, but with each piece I find, delicately place in my cart, and anxiously take to the check out its history always intrigues me.
I often hear that I was born in the wrong era… I certainly can picture myself in a blue suit, stockings, heels, crisp white blouse, hat and Pan Am embroidered on my lapel; or picture the 1940’s fashion of fitted fabric with ruching or gathering on a dress, a sweetheart neckline, oxfords and large handbag to complete the look. Even though I was born in the late 70’s, I have found a way to take vintage and incorporate it in modern day fashion!
As I think of my many vintage finds, I think of when they were made. I have purchased pieces from as late as the 1920’s. My newest addition is a 1967 Inarco cookie jar. As I ponder the year I can only think of our nation’s involvement with the Vietnam War. In fact in November of 1967 Johnson gave a speech in which he stated, the country was at a point in the war “where the end has come into view.” Today our country stands at yet another cross roads with our involvement in the Middle East; and Veterans Day is a day, despite our political views and views on war to honor the American’s who served for our country. It is a day to thank all Veterans (living or decease) for their sacrifices, a day to think about liberty, patriotism, and national unity; a day to be grateful, as our Veterans have endured the costs of America’s wars and have stood strong to protect Americas peace; moreover it is a day to remember our debt to ALL whom have served. I am honored to be the wife of a United States Army Ranger. My husband was sent to the Middle East September 12, 2001. He has endured the hardships of war, and has stood by his brothers in their time of need. For the past three and a half years he has been working in Iraq for our government. Although he is no longer in the Army, he is contracted to help maintain safety and security. I am honored for the time he has served and for the time he continues to put in for my freedoms. He is a true hero. I salute him and all of our Veterans on this day of remembrance.
Again, I cannot thank Thrift Town enough for this opportunity. I am offering all readers a 10% discount on a Sucre Lulu purchase. Please visit my site www.sucrelulu.com or blog www.sucrelulu.blogspot.com and email me directly (email@example.com) with THRIFT10 in the subject line. Happy Veterans Day!