Wednesday, July 29, 2009

What a haul!!

After a day of antiquing, I came up with quite a haul. All of these items will be used for my altered art in some way. I went through about 200 different pictures, and about 500 postcards to get this selection. I can't wait to scan everything and then play with it all.

Take a look at the black scrapbook behind the postcards. That's g
going to be used for an altered book group that will be starting a new round in September. My theme is Black & White and using one color for an accent. I've been keeping my eyes opened for the perfect book, and was lucky to come across this...and the price was right.

Look at all the notions! The most exciting one there are the flowers. They're from around 1930...and were in excellent shape. I bought all three bunches....that way I can share! I was also excited to find more measuring tape. I just commented yesterday that I didn't know what I was going
to do once my Grandmother's stash ran out. Now I have more.

And lastly, the Ephmera...some sheet music...I really love the artwork on "Why is the Moon Pale". There's some money, envelopes, tally sheets...oh yes, 2 keys, a key plate...and the most amazing sterling bee. SCORE!

Hope you enjoyed viewing my grand day of finds. The best day EVER. I have a hard time just finding one or two things on normal days....and to find all of this in one day was amazing.


Jan (J.T.) Thomason said...

There's nothing better than a fun day of JUNKING. You did good! And I know what you mean about the tape measures....I ran out ages ago though I have a lot of wooden hinged ones.

I'm also like you, I love sheet music! But, i think my favorite thing is vintage trims. I have waaaaay too much!

Good meeting you over on p.w.
talk to you later,

Laura Haviland said...

Wow and more Wow !!! LOL.
That was a major treasure hunt.
Great for you, thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Laura.

Jan (J.T.) Thomason said...

okey dokey, no email address - and i'm too lazy to go to the pw forum to pm you - this is too easy!
thanks for entering the giveaway! i hope you win and if you don't, i have "nest" banner(s) in either my lollishop or my etsy. i think it's my lollishop if you're interested. unfortunately, if you like one letter in the word "nest" you still have to buy the whole banner.

oh, and guess what??
i'm already a follower of your blog, silly.

xoxo, jan

Jan (J.T.) Thomason said...

oops, forgot something.
(that's so me)

i can help you with your blog.
fire away.

Jan (J.T.) Thomason said...

you are going to think i forgot to take my meds.

my crack in my earlier comment about buying the entire nest banner and not just one letter - that wasn't meant for you. i got two giveaway entries at one time, both from blog friends, and it was the other entry that i was being smart with.
she started it!

anyway, i apologize for the few moments you've had thinking that i'm some psycho.
i'm not. i'm just incredibly tired.
i'm going to bed and will not stalk you any more tonight.
i'll start again in the morning.

Debby said...

hehehe...laughing at J.T.

love all your goodies.