Saturday, September 6, 2008

Vintage goods...

Today we went to a local arts festival in Saxonburg. My favorite thing about the festival is that all of Main Street is closed down and it becomes a sidewalk sale from end to end. Lots of little shops and antiques line the street. Sadly though some of the antique shops I use to visit are gone. One of the shops was having a closing sale. As sad as I am to see them close, I was o so happy to find a major score there. I found this: How fun is this? A vintage Gibson greeting card store display. It wasn't marked, although there was a sign that said "Vintage Greeting Cards $1". I asked and one of the owners said "$15 including the cards". Umm a yeah it took me all of a milisecond to say "I'll take it". I happily almost skipped back to the car with my prize. Bill my dear husband however didn't quite share my excitement. He just shook his head. He knows about my collection obsession. So after I got it home I started to dig through the box and counted over 130 cards and some old letters from 1952 that were a pretty funny read.

I was surprised to find some had made and decorated, with a decorative edge, ribbon old envelopes that someone and clippings from greeting cards.

I also picked up some neat old books from the library book sale that I got for the price of a donation. I also picked up a couple of early Christmas gifts but they can't be revealed. hehe....

Although I've taken a mini break this week from crafting, I've done some gathering. I've been sailing...yard sailing. Here's some of the other goodies I've found lately: Yumm-o!

My faithful helper Emily thinks so too!

4 comments:

Bev said...

Great stuff...wait till you see what I got yesterday! And by the way "copy cat" I got that same Bingo game too!! hehe!!

marcia furman said...

we should be garage sailing buddies next "season"... i'm way to scared to go myself therefore i never go. *sigh* i want to so bad!

Scrap for Joy said...

I enlarged your mosiac so see all the details-what is the "Girl of Mine"-sheet music? What a beautiful girl! The Gibson card display is perfect for you. You really scored! You needed some good luck to come your way this weekend. Glad you found some goodies.
~Joyce

jenny holiday said...

Such GREAT finds!!!! Love everything!! :)

xoox Jenny