Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Finds from an antique mall...

So a couple of weekends ago, we went up to Julian for the weekend. On the way up we stopped at my favorite antique mall in Wynola.  Here are some of the finds... and you'll find which of them is my favorite thing (for those coming by from Claudia's place).

I needed more old books to replace the ones that I'd turned into journals (aka fresh journal making stock). I love the green cover, and the inside of the red cover will make for good backgrounds and cutting out words and such.


A cigar box -- not exactly replenishing my stock here (ahem), but she was so pretty on the cover and at such a good price, I just had to!



I have doilies up the wazoo: belonging to and made by my great-grandmother and Nanna, as well some owned by by grandmother (don't know if she made them or if my great-grandmother made them for her). I already own both designs below, in fact....


This was my find though, and my entry for Claudia's "A Favorite Thing" this week. It was on the floor, between two bookcases, and I'd spotted just the spine....


At one time a fan of Deanna Durbin started a scrapbook. I can't tell if the ripped pieces in the corners are because these papers were glued together or someone had covered up the Durbin scrapbooking, or had pulled out the previous pictures. Bit of a mystery.


It's huge, bigger than 12"x12", and in any case is going to become my next art journal. I'll use the remaining black pages and add other pages in. I think I'll just continue to hole punch rather than do a fancy binding.

Maybe.

My current art journal is just about busting open and I've still over two signatures to go in. So just hole-punching might help with the bulging out.

Maybe.


So that's my favorite thing for this week.

And how much did this haul cost me? Under $30. Which I think is pretty good!

(Linking up to Claudia's A Favorite Thing once the link goes live!)

5 comments:

  1. 1. A person can never have too many doilies.
    2. That scrapbook!!! Divine!
    3. The Selphy printer you asked about. It works with your iPhone wirelessly. (the reason I purchased it) I'll write up a post about it with more info.

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  2. I love old paper and especially
    cards . The scrapbook is wonderful.
    Smiles, Dottie

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  3. What a great find! Deanna Durbin just died very recently, which makes seeing this scrapbook rather poignant.

    We used to drive up to Julian quite often when we lived in San Diego. Lovely memories.

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!

    xo
    Claudia

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  4. I can see why that is a favorite! You did get a lot for your money, and that scrapbook not only has a gorgeous cover but is interesting to boot.

    Popping over from Claudia's party and enjoyed your post.

    XO,

    Sheila

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  5. What great things! I love old doilies too and that scrapbook. I remember having some around that size when I was little! Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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