I am joining Rhoda's party once again. Today' thrifty treasures are actually from an estate sale we attended last weekend in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. I find these estate sales to be rather bittersweet. Seeing these bits and bobs that were treasured by someone who is no longer here to hold them close and relive the memories they invoke seems so sad.
I am glad that there are people who find meaning in old scraps of paper and well used books. Those who will find a new treasure and memory in these pieces now entrusted to their care.My hubs was able to add to his red glass collection and I added many goodies to my pile (piles)of ephemera.
Another Wizard of Oz, more hem tape and a stack of old cigarette coupons came home with us.
A prayer book, a volume of poetry and someone's very well used math book, oops, I mean Arithmetic! Do we even use that word in school anymore?
A folding rule and two booklets on cocktail recipes. My kind of measuring!
Christmas trinkets and a tin of Max Factor theatrical powder. The lady who once lived here was a singer and actress.
Fun wrapping paper in it's original package and some old faded construction paper. I find old art
supplies so endearing.
Then, while digging through the basement I found this scrapbook, unused but stuffed with papers and clippings! Hold yourself back Jodie, I know you want to reach through your monitor and snatch this!
I have been going through all these sweet scraps of times past with great care. I want to honor them as the owner once did. Some will go into art, some on display and some to my BBF's who I know will treat them with respect as well.
I found a gold trimmed vase for my friend Kathy and a lovely pink hair net with felt butterflies and pink ribbon. All will find their way to a new life.
Now go check out all the other thrifty treasures.
Oh I almost forgot! The table that all these goodies have been photographed on is another thrifty blast from a past post. It has been revamped to serve yet another purpose. Hmmm, I think I will save it for another day.
Have a thrifty Monday, P.
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