A couple of weeks ago I went to a small town museum sale where i got a few things. I got an old curvfit women’s razor the advertisement caught my eye! When I opened it up and saw more ads I knew it was coming home with me. The next item I found was a perfume bottle I later found out my great-grandmother who’s nickname was Tootie used the exact perfume that I bought! So it will stay on my shelf in memory of her even though I did not meet her I here a lot of stories from my family and now whenever I look at it will be a reminder of those conversations.
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I learned a new term in sewing this week. I had bought a piece of lingerie and thought they where just ruffles but it is called ruching it’s a way of bunching fabric.To achieve this effect you gather fabric in repeated fashion to form pleats. It adds style to a piece. It is a very tedious technique that has been used throughout history.
Here is an example of beautiful ruching:
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So this one is all about musicals I have many of them as I am a collector. I pick them up from thrift stores and garage sales. Some of the art on the sleeves are amazing!
In fact they usually catch my eye like this one I bought the other day. The cover wacked me over the head with the graphics.
The other reason for collecting is if it has a personal connection with me like this one.
My dad found it for me at a self owned thrift store. I have a connection with this particular record because it was one of the musicals I was a part of on high school it holds a big part of my school memories.
Then there’s just collecting for the heck of it. Whatever it is that you want to collect.
So this past weekend my parents and I drove to Wisconsin to help my grandparents with the Elkhorn flea market On the first day was Saturday we set up right around one 1:00 pm., After helping with that I decided to look around for a bit and saw I few things that I loved but couldn’t afford on both days of the flea. Lots of people wouldn’t let me take photos of any of their stuff which is understandable. One of the items I loved was an art deco table shown below:
art deco table
i loved this table art deco mixed with naked ladies done. But sadly my pockets weren’t big enough.
dress-form with newspaper print
This beautiful dress-form covered with newsprint fabric caught my eye and then the tag lead them away. All of them that where there where in my opinion, overpriced .
fire extinguisher lamp
I thought this was so cool! An old fire extinguisher turned into a lamp.it takes a very creative mind to combine these two.
top of it
A little while ago I as at a thrift store in Wisconsin with my mom. I went over to the lingerie section and started to look around and figured I needed a lesson in vintage lingerie. So I asked my mom to help me figure out what was vintage and what was not. As we where looking through the silk and lace we found a beauty it had lovely pleating and I learned that only vintage nightgowns had that. I also learned to figure out whats vintage and whats new. She told me that it was a very good piece i was so excited so I instantly grabbed it out of my mothers hands and ran the the checkout counter. As we where waking out to the parking lot and continued the whole way back to North Dakota. My mom is still joking with me that I am the brat who took it from her. For more lingerie visit this slip of a site.