Well, on Saturday, all of the anxiety and excitement that led to only four hours of sleep was worth it because I came home with some great stuff! Most of it was found at an estate sale. The man who was having it was my favorite kind of estate sale vendor. The kind that wants nothing more than to just get rid of his wares. I found some great bargins but my husband and I actually found ourselves feeling bad for the gentleman who had the sale. He said overall, it had been really slow for him. He had alot of very nice items (china, silver, crystal) but he stated people just weren't buying. I sure hope this economy turns around soon. Anyway, here are some pics of some of my finds. Some of them will wind up in my Etsy shop but some, I just can't bring myself to let go of.
There was china
Lots and lots.......
of beautiful china.
There was framed tapestry
and other interesting pieces of framed art. This I am not crazy about but.....
I do love this wooden, distressed frame. This is going to become a
framed chalk board that I will sell in my Etsy shop.
There was silver
and wonderful, old books.
But one of my favorite finds of all was this very old Young Ladies Journal
And these too! There were actually a total of four of these wonderful journals.
Some are dated as old as 1882. As I sat and looked through one of them I began to imagine how it must have been all those years ago. Clothing, home decor items and architecture were all so much more elegant, detailed, proper and well crafted.
Apparently this was their idea of a night gown. No wearing hubby's big ol' t-shirts to bed like I am known to do
The clothing reflected elegance and class versus comfort like so much of today's apparel. No room for a t-shirt and jeans kind of girl like me I guess.
It seems that even their undergarments were quite refined.
Check out these ever so lacy drawers and knickers.
How in the world did they wear all those garments at one time? The corsets, the stockings, the drawers and the long dresses. Can you imagine? Especially in 100 degree heat like it was today with no air conditioning. It amazes me.
I stopped to think about what those refined women of the past would think about the woman of today with our ol' jeans, belly piercings and tattoos that seem to have become ever so popular with women recently. Times have definitely changed huh ladies?
Have a great week! -Angie