Monday, October 11, 2010
Could I Call It A Business Trip?
Whenever I go back east I indulge in some serious junking and antiquing as it is oh-so-very satisfying and such good deals abound. I have my folks keeping a good eye out for the types of things I use in my art and resale. Because it was the end of the season I think there were even better deals and what could be nicer than going on an autumn drive with the folks to do a bit of junkin'. We had to pick up another suitcase to bring it all home!
One place we went to in had more than half off on most everything in the shop
I considered these old maps to be quite a score
1901 map of Rome in Italian
( I have an idea of who may covet this one!)
When you work with vintage paper, what's better than a vintage paper cutter?
Thanks to my Mom who gave this as an early birthday present. Thanks Mom!
A packet full of good stuff
A holiday packet too
I'm into light metal
The most expensive item-~ A spice tin box $20
The most amazing gift from my Dad. He found tintypes and cabinet photos for 25 cents a piece at a church sale. Thanks Dad!
More of the fatherlode!
Bits of lace
A somewhat distressed scrapbook
A roadside flea market yielded these instruments of torture
Last but not least a vintage brass speculum!
Very duck-like I think
(we'd best not think of the stories it could tell...)
and yes I'm weird for buying it... but for a buck wouldn't you?