Don't you just love it when you get style inspiration from other bloggers? I've been getting quite a lot lately and this post from the very lovely Sharon Rose (thank you dahling!) about sea life prints is the most recent. Now it wasn't exactly direct inspiration, as today's post has nothing to do with the sea, but it did get me thinking about what other rare and unusual motifs are out there.
When I'm on ebay, I tend look at and save a lot more items that I can ever possibly purchase and then forget about them. I went on the site yesterday and saw that I had saved an elephant print dress because I thought it looked interesting and unusual at the time. So I thought it would be cool to make the elephant motif the theme for today's 'Cool Vintage Finds'.
Not surprisingly, this motif was mostly prevalent during the 60s and 70s when hippies were fascinated with other cultures, largely those from eastern Asia where the elephant is a sacred symbol in many of those countries.
Get on the hippie trail with these elephant motif items below.
Starting Bid: AU $8.00 (US$7.51)
The necklace is featuring a cute vintage charm of elephant pendant. It is antique brass oxidized finish, which is then lacquered. The charm is from probably 1960-70 era and has a bit tarnished to show it's aging.
Pendant Size: 26mm (H) and 21mm (widest). Pendant Materials: vintage brass ox. Chain Length: 420mm vintage patina brass chain.
AUCTION END: Jun-18-08 06:05:24 PDT (2 days 20 hours)
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BUY-IT-NOW Price: AU$5.99 (US$5.62)
Gorgeous Navy Blue & Gold BATIK PRINT Sleeveless Sun Dress
Made in Thailand
Cute little dress with fabric tie belt at back of dress, slip on style
Condition : excellent
Measurements (double for accuracy)U/arm-U/arm : 52cmWaist : freeLength : 96cm
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BUY-IT-NOW Price: US$10.39
This auction is for a Vintage HANDMADE Leather Purse. Leather is in very good condition for its age. It features embossed color prints of Elephants and other scense from India or Africa. Measures approximately 5" x 4" x 2".
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Starting Bid: US$14.99
BUY-IT-NOW Price: US$55.00
This vintage dress is so cute! Gray with turquoise blue print of elephants and other little cosmic adornments. Cute little straps. Zips up the back Has cute little empire waist tie in front.
Very good vintage condition.
Bust: 30/31", Waist: Up to 30";smaller when ties are cinched, Hips: 37", Length: 52"
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Starting Bid: US$0.99
This is a square 21" head scarf or bandana. Feels like polyester. Has elephants on it. No stains or holes noted.
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Current Bid: US$12.30
Fresh white cotton is crafted into an adorable, slim-fitting sleeveless blouse with a perfectly cute peter pan/dolly collar. Indian-style elephants parade about in warm shades of yellow, orange and purple. Looks amazing worn solo, belted or tucked into your favourite bottom.
Chest: 36", Waist: 32", Length: 23"
Condition: EXCELLENT (no flaws)
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Starting Bid: US$9.99
Get wild…with our Sick Thrift safari elephant chain link belt!!! Belt is made in an antique bonze tone metal!!! Features five 3” wide elephants charms linked together with adjustable chain hock closure!!! Goes great worn over anything from swim wear, high waist skirts to mini dresses!!!
Width: 37” long from end to end
Total length of elephant portion: 18”
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