Tattered and timeworn treasures of the heart....

Saturday, February 27, 2010

My life has always been full of "thrifting adventures" As a child my mother and I would go the the church rummage sale and I would make a "bee line" to the jewelry table....Wow! lots of glittering jewels, rhinestones (which I thought were diamonds!) and pearls (wish I had some of those items now...) old hats, gloves, shoes, and dolls. I loved it all. Of course, we didn't have a lot of money, so I usually got 50 cents to a dollar to spend if I was lucky.

Now zoom 40+ years into the future...Mike and I (and sometimes my uncle Harold...he's a hoot!) would go garage sailing and "curb shopping, or dumpster diving" (whatever you want to call it and which I still like to do occasionally) This was usually after someone moved out, or in Spring or Fall when our town has "unlimited" pickup (we cannot put large items out every week like in larger cities). This sometimes was a hilarious experience, because we had to "scan the curb... deploy.. and snatch" whatever treasure we may have spied before the neighbors saw us. I can tell you... there were lots of laughs and many times I almost peed my pants from laughing so hard!!!

One day, after a large auction, I saw some boxes in front of the house and of course (me being nosy) I started to paw through them. I started pulling out pieces and pieces of what I though was just paper. To my surprise, it was stacks of old magazine clippings from the 1920's. Even back then I loved "old paper"

I have scanned some of the images for you...and there are many more to come at a later date. I hope you enjoy them.............

Recently on one of my trips to the "Thrift Shop", I picked up some old sheet music...these were 15 cents apiece....I love the graphics don't you?

Thanks for listening to me ramble on. And as always... in case I don't see ya.... "good morning, good afternoon and good night!" xoxoxoxox Chris


  1. Can I borrow Uncle Harold?! He sounds like fun! Love the post and all the pics. Thanks for sharing? What's the best think you ever found curbside, if you don't mind me asking?

  2. Ohhh great finds and thank you for sharing the treasures!!! I will be so happy when the weather gets warmer so we can start our treasure hunts again...LOL!!!!


  3. Hi Chris, Very nice photos you scanned, maybe I'll use some in my art work. Don't you just love thrifting? you never know what you find out there. Is spring here yet???? Have a great sunday. Take care, Carol Mae

  4. You were certainly in the right place at the right time--great finds!


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