Hi everyone–boy, did we get pounded in the northeast! I haven’t heard the finally tally, but more than 2 feet of snow fell, and they declared a blizzard watch last evening into early this morning. It is beautiful, though, isn’t it? Everything fresh and clean with a blanket of snow. I guess it’s a good time to stay inside and do a little blogging, right? I have a few vintage finds to share with you, all from a couple of estate sales I hit on Friday.
These two garden tools were right in my price range (cost: $1.00 each, value: $8-10.00 each).
There are some serious World’s Fair collectors out there, so I pick up souvenirs and anything related, like this envelope that contains a booklet from Kraft foods (cost: 50¢, value: $8-10.00). Available.
I find the vibrantly colored envelope more interesting than the booklet itself (LOL).
Some cheesy history. (Pun intended.)
A look at 1940-style packaging.
A nice edition of The Confessioins of St. Augustine with a leather-bound spine (cost: $1.00, value: $8-10.00).
And a copy of Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles (cost: $1.00, value: $5-7.00).
A bunch of cards from a game called London. I could not salvage the box or the board (cost: $1.00, value: $8-10). They would make great embellishments for scrap booking, wouldn’t they? Available.
I use these nice old circular cake pans to make pedestal stands, and as of right now, I’m simply “collecting” the tin loaf pans, but I do like these textured ones, especially. I like to get them for a quarter, but this time I splurged (cost: $1.00 each).
Between the marbleized covers of this book are pages and pages of great illustrations, perfect for all kinds of art projects (cost: $1.00). Notice its leather spine.
Even the darkened pages containing no illustrations are marvelous, with their older typeset and water stains. The book is a compendium of a number of issues of St. Nicholas, a popular children’s magazine from the turn of the century. This issues in this edition date to 1884.
The illustrations are so enjoyable.
I think I’m in love with this darling little (3 1/2″) silhouette (cost: $2.00, value: $15-20.00). Available.
At the same sale, I also found this sweet, celluloid frame with a velvet back (cost: $2.00, value: $12-15.00).
Final Fabulous Find: Just love the graphic on the cover of this 1939 edition of Bambi’s Children (cost: $1.00, value: $8-10.00). Available.
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