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Vintage Crush: Vintage Coat Hangers

Contributing Editor, Elizabeth Holcombe is here with one of her most favorite recent vintage finds, wooden coat hangers. 

When I go to estate sales I find myself searching the closets, not for clothes, but for vintage hangers with writing on them!
Recently, I found two:

Coat hangers 1

One is from a cleaners and the other is from an infamous Washington, DC hotel!

Coat hangers 2

Other than using these wonderful vintage hangers for hanging clothes, I use them for hanging lengths of ribbon, displaying vintage clothes (such as my old Girl Scout uniform!), and for hanging art with clothespins. I know you can come up with lots of other fun uses! Vintage hangers are often overlooked at estate sales and you can usually snap them up for a dollar or less, even free!

Elizabeth Holcombe Fedorko, aka Bethsbagz, began her checkered crafting career when at four she realized using paste on paper was better than eating it. Inspired by vintage dime store treasures, vintage fabric, and a no-fear attitude toward color, Beth crafts totes, pin cushions, wreaths, and corsages into her Dime Store Chic creations. Beth would love you to take a peek into her whimsical world at her blog.


I'd love to hear what you are crushing on! Send us your recent vintage finds, we'd love to see what you've scored lately. - Gabreial


Jocelyn Stott

These are great!

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