Friday, July 8, 2011

Oh Ladies Look What I Found Today

Today was a most astounding day
Tonight I sit here on my couch feeling
kind of like an estate sale glutton tee hee
I had to run my son Jordan around
a little today.  Friday is mowing day
at his grandparents across town
so I knew that somehow a couple of garage
sales would sneak their way
into our schedule.
Do you ever get that feeling that
something really special is waiting for you at
a sale?
It was one of those days.
I thought I had hit the jackpot when in a free box
there was a beautiful antique lacquer jewelry box.
A tiny Made In Occupied Japan vase
and a Russian stacking doll.
But later in the day..Jordan went to
stay with his best buddy and we passed another
estate sale.
Growl...he said DON'T STOP
Take me first....Well OK.  I did and sat and
chatted with Shannon for a bit
about our upcoming camping trip for my
birthday weekend.
Not really watching the time
I headed home...And the sale was still open
So I stopped
Look what I found
Published in 1891
By Addie E Heron
Elaborately Illustrated

That is an understatement.   This wonderful book is full
of illustrations and patterns and instructions.
Oh boy we are going to have fun with this one
I have left the plastic cover on it for now
It is in really good shape.

Now...This book was a find...but that was not all
35 Floral plates
Engravings of the great composers
Vintage paper doily's
Victorian scrap
A beautiful little Chippendale dresser (about 12 inches tall)
Art deco buttons
Vintage glitter
Are you swooning with me?
Here is a loose page I found tucked
into the paper doily's
Tomorrow I will take some pictures
to share with you.
But tonight I was just so excited I could not wait.


  1. Wow you hit the jackpot. Can't wait to see the photos of all your great finds.
    Hugs, Jackie

  2. Yay! I love it when that happens! I was driving around and just didn't see many signs for sales at all (lucky for you, or I would have bought all that neat stuff first!). Hahahaha.....seriously, I'm so happy for you and can't wait to see more pictures, especially of that stitiching book!


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