Tuesday, July 21, 2009

So, now I bet you're wondering how I spell "releif"?

Well, if you know me at all, you know I am drawn to yard sales..and one's that advertise "antiques" are even better..

And one's down the street from April's house are, well, too much to resist.

So one day after Emily (our granddaughter) walked us, we put Grandpa to bed, gave him his meds and walked back to where the sale was.

She, being the giver that she is, found some really cute (non-antique) clothes for 2 of the kids at her after-school-care-giver's and choose to spend her money that way. She found one really cute top (Abacrombe & Fitch) for herself along with a travel-case and some creams, lotions and soaps. She was totally excited.

I, being the one who is thinking "how much can I get in our suitcase for the plane?" found some great deals and it made my day as well.

Here's what I found:

A couple of old tobacco cans...


a cute little doll dress and a $.10 box of Popeye chalk..


a little leather change purse with an inside pouch that I have not seen before..

one little glove and a pretty hankie...



three wonderful old books...



I think this one may be the first "romance' novel..unfortunately, it doesn't have a date inside, but rather ads showing a whole series of these books..



the "Streams of Life" is a hymn book, advertising the price of $.25 each or $2/dozen

This old Audubon is not so much a book as a holder for several great prints! I was WAAAAY excited to find this one..

on the back of each print is a description of the bird..

When my scanner is running {don't know what's wrong with it..?!#!} I'll make scans so you can use these in your art projects.

I think it was a pretty good haul for less than $15.00 :-)

What have YOU been up to?

-me ♥

10 comments:

Just Breathe said...

You did a great job. Love the chalk box. I collect tins so those really caught my eye.

Lori R. said...

I just had a light bulb go off for a shadow box or scrapbook page or something, I have my daughter's ONE GLOVE from when she was 2 and I had her pic taken in a frilly dress and little pocketbook carrying a lace hanky in it. Ohhh, how my brain works sometimes, it's scary!! So thanks for the lightning fast inspiration!!!
You made out like a bandit on that Audubon book. I think I remember an Antiques Roadshow where someone had something like that and it was worth a mint! Some crazy crazy amount! Might be worth looking up!!!

Lori R. said...

Colleen, here is the URL on that Audubon book...

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/archive/200601A32.html

PJ's talking... said...

You have been having way too much fun. Glad your honey lips is better... glad you found treasures, they're good for what ails you...

The Feathered Nest said...

What?? This is the best stuff!!! I'm so glad Mr. B is feeling better and glad you are having some fun! xxoo, Dawn

Anonymous said...

Grammie, I looked up the author of How He Won Her on Google (E.D.E.N Southworth), and I found a wikipedia page on her!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._D._E._N._Southworth

She was alive from 1819-1899, and this particular book was published in 1869--I double checked the 1969 mistype with google.
-Alyssa

madrekarin said...

What a lovely lot of loot! :)You'll have to read How He Won Her and let us know what you think about it.

Magic Moonlight said...

Great Books!I love old Books! Please Visit my Blog, you are the winer of one set of Tags, came visit my store and chose your set, and email me your address, Blanca.

June said...

What a haul! Aren't old books treasures? And the Audubon: Oh, swoon! Glad you found some time to do what is good for your soul. Plus you totally got to work on training the granddaughter in the ways of the world...

Coleen said...

You found some great stuff!! I heart that wee coin purse!!!...and the books are making me drool!!

Heart Hugs,
Coleen