Wednesday, June 20, 2007
This is a little vignette on top of my cookbook book case. I got the antique bread board, rolling pin, and mason jars at a garage sale for just a few dollars. The old School Kitchen Textbook (1915) came from a used book sale. I find that old homemaking books usually go for just pennies. Who needs that info anymore, right? Well, I for one enjoy them...The cloth is a vintage flour sack my mother-in-law gave me. I think this could be more artfully arranged; I'm not very good at that.
One thing I really enjoyed (and miss) about our old neighborhood are the phenomenal garage sales. The neighborhood was built in the 50's and it was the place to live back then. It's still a very nice neighborhood. The original residents are growing quite elderly, selling many of their old possessions, or they've died and their children are selling their things. It's a goldmine of vintage items. I used to load the kids up in the double stroller and we'd go garage saling on Friday mornings sometimes, just walking around the neighborhood. That was always fun. At the garage sale where I bought most of these items, the residents were selling a ton of vintage costume jewelry for 25 cents a bag. I just bought a tiny bit, and now I'm kicking myself because I see so many possibilities for such items--and so cheap! I should have gotten it all.
Ah, well. Deals come and go.