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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Old Sugar Bowl

I found this old sugar bowl in a box I packed up years ago that were my husbands grandmothers. At the time I didn't like any of it but thank goodness I kept it. The wrapping newspapers were dated 1985. I can't believe it was that long ago. One of these days I'll haul it all upstairs and go thru everything...who knows what treasure I'll find that I thought of as just junk years ago!!!!!

Anyway this sugar bowl looks a lot better here than in person, it's chipped and stained and has a crack on the other side. It was obviously well used. So glad I kept it now...not sure what the DH thinks about it on the mantel.

See you all in a little while...I'm heading west for a rug hooking workshop!

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Vintage Frilly Prom Dresses

1950's prom dresses...

The first garage sale I hit last Saturday appeared to be a dud...until I walked way back into the garage and I spotted the pink dress! Then the white dress behind it. No price to be found, I asked...while holding my breath....hoping they would be reasonable...the woman said how about $5 each! YES! I grabbed them and they never left my arms until they were safely in my car!

I started talking to the woman and found out she wore these dresses when she was young. The white was her prom dress and the pink was for some other event which I forgot the name, I had never heard of it. I have an idea the pink was worn when she was a little younger. She said they are from the late 50's, her name is Dee.

I love the pink dress! I was such a tomboy when I was younger...I wouldn't have been caught dead in a dress like this...I even told her that...I told her they will be well taken care of and she knew I was extremely happy to now own them.

How about this white strapless number. I can't imagine that I was ever THAT size !!!!

And the big pink bow on the back of the pink dress! Love that!

I can just imagine how proud and excited she was wearing these dresses...I wish I had asked her if she had a picture of her wearing the pink dress...

Close up of the detail on the white dress...

The layers of ruffles underneath....

The pink dress is especially frilly...

I'm just thrilled to have found these and I'll find a place to display the pink dress...maybe hanging in front of that wall I've been working on and posting about....

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Treasure Shelf

I'm still slowly working on that wall....this is what I have below the baby dresses from last weeks post.

I found a wood shelf at Goodwill with a horrible design on the top. DH sawed it off, I painted it white and it sits on top of a small bookcase full of my quilting books. If I can find a new place for the books I'll fill the shelves up with treasures or I'll just cover the books up with a pretty piece of cloth.

A girl can never have too many mother of pearl buttons, lace and rhinestones...

This is the bottle that I unearthed just a very short distance from our house in a very old farm dump along with an old French Postcard.

I LOVE this old lilac chocolate box. It's one of my favorite treasures.

An assortment of treasures, I still need to find a little white feather to put in the old ink bottle...

A very old trade card for Garland Stoves and Ranges. On the back is a picture of an old cast iron stove. The front reads "Where the Wild Flowers Grows", an old millinery flower and some rhinestone mesh.

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