Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Scrapbook Ephemera

 We were pretty busy last weekend, getting ready for our sale.
But my husband managed to get to a yard sale and buy an old scrapbook for $4.
It really was tattered and in shreds, but you would be too if you were 120 years old.

 Some stuff was glued down, and some just loose.
These are five trade cards for "Swift's Beef Extract".

 Another trade card, which was a great advertising ploy.
Children and adults collected trade cards,
there wasn't much colored printing going on back then.

 This advertised typewriters manufactured in Omaha.

 1901 Singer Sewing Machine calendar.

 Booklet with litho flowers.

 Diecut greeting cards,
most published by Raphael Tuck & Sons.
Most of the stuff in the scrapbook dated between 1895- 1910.

All of these will be on ebay in the next few weeks.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Lots Of Old Doll Heads

 We had a busy weekend with the home sale.
But I still managed to buy a box of old doll heads.

Almost all of them had had some damage.
But they will make some awesome Halloween projects.

I love me some doll bits and bobs.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Daylilies & Butterflies At Our House

 I mentioned before that we have alot of tiny butterflies
at our house called "blues".
They congregate on anything damp.
He has a bad case of the blues.

 This barrel also has a bad case of the blues.
Everywhere you look, a bad case of the blues.

 And a couple of my day lilies that have bloomed....

I think daylilies are my favorite
(until something else starts to bloom.)

Friday, June 21, 2019

Outside Set Up At Vintage Home Sale

Set Up and ready to roll.
It starts tonight from 6-8 pm.
Should still be hovering around 90 degrees,
and feeling even warmer!

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Inside Set Up At Vintage Home Sale

I have wanted to have a vintage sale at our house since
the first of May.  All I needed was a Thursday,
Friday and Saturday without rain.  
Good luck with that.

This weekend is bookended with rain.
Rain Thursday morning, and Saturday night.
But it is the best we have had it in weeks.

So I am taking the plunge.
I am calling it a "Summer Solstice Vintage Sale"
because we are opening Friday night from 6-8 pm,
and Saturday 7-10 am.

Most of the "smalls" are inside,
and already set up.

Only a few pieces of furniture will need to be
dragged outside before we start.
Any "weatherproof" furniture is already out there.

I am having three loose "themes" inside:
birds, western, patriotic.

And plenty of patriotic vignettes outisde.
(Tune in tomorrow for pics of the outside.)

As usual, plenty of dollar items inside and out.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

New Lighting In The Shop!

 I took possession of the "garage" even before we moved in.
Mine, mine, mine.
But it needed a little TLC.
Out with the mud daubers....

In with four huge fluorescent lights,
a chandelier,
and three industrial lights over the workbench area.
Happy Birthday to me.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Selling Oak Drafting Stools

 I bought four of these handsome stools a couple of years ago.
Why do I still have them?

 Well, we moved.
Which is my excuse for just about everything.

 But mainly because I didn't have the correct venue to sell them.
They take up too much room for an antique booth.
Garage sales, even my one vintage home sale didn't attract
the kind of money or client that I need to buy them.

So I am listing them on Facebook Marketplace
(my first attempt to sell anything there)
and also good old ebay.
We'll see how it goes.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Daylilies & Butterflies At The Botanical Gardens

 I am a big fan of day lilies.
For Father's Day we went to Springfield Botanical Gardens.

 And the daylilies were hogging all the attention.
For good reason.

 The great variety of shapes and colors was aMAzing.

 I think I want to get a job naming daylilies
(and paint).

 Loving this ruffled beauty.

 And the butterfly house was open.
This guy posed for a long time.

Then we came home to all of these tiny blue cuties
on our back porch mat.
Eastern Tailed Blues.

Scrapbook Ephemera

 We were pretty busy last weekend, getting ready for our sale. But my husband managed to get to a yard sale and buy an old scrapbook f...