I recently became acquainted with a lovely couple who was in the process of clearing out and refurbishing a home for their Aunt Rhea. It turns out that the house was just filled with amazing clothes and accessories dating back to the 1960′s! However, the couple found themselves in a small dilemma: they didn’t want to simply give away their aunt’s beautiful possessions, but they also didn’t know how to go about selling them. So they enlisted my help. And over the past few months I have been helping to sort, price out and sell locally some of these items.
But before I show you some of her prized possessions, I’d like to share a short bio on Rhea:
Rhea Leib was born in 1916 and spent her childhood years in the village of Paxtang, PA where her father was the proprietor of a general store on the main street. She watched that street change from a wide dirt road crowded with horses and wagons into the busy paved thoroughfare of today.
Rhea spent her life in the Harrisburg area and upon her marriage became very involved in Harrisburg society. She was a well known member of both the Harrisburg and Hershey Country Clubs. She was a gourmet cook who loved to entertain. She also loved to shop and bought her fashionable clothes at upscale stores like Mary Sachs, Donecker’s, Fellers and others that have now faded away.
She dressed in style every day whether she was going out on the town or spending time at home, and always wore her trademark high heels. She is still a very fashionable senior lady whose style continues to draw appreciative glances from a much more casual generation.
Today, I decided to clear out all of the winter items I had on our etsy page, Rhea’s Modern Vintage. And over the next few days I will be uploading spring items – to start, SUNGLASSES!
Here’s a few of the many vintage beauties I listed today -
Like I said, over the next few weeks I will be adding much more to the shop (clothes, shoes, and more accessories!). And once or twice a week I will feature some new additions here at Blueprint Crafts.
At $5 a piece – these sunglasses are a steal! Better get them before they’re gone! Be sure to visit Rhea’s Modern Vintage today!