We paid the early entrance fee to get in and spotted this piece in the very first booth. Not only were the cubby holes a draw, but the color of blue (under A LOT of dirt and spiderwebs) was exceptional. It was marked $125 which may seem like a lot, but no so much for California. The funny thing was, I said I liked it and the dealer said, I could do $100 on that piece. I just looked at her and said, I'll take it. The dealer looked to be about 9 1/2 months pregnant so I think it was get rid of every thing day....which of course led to my LUCKY day at the show.
Here it is today, in my work space.
Remnants of the Past show. At first I was going to put it in a frame but never could find one long enough, so this seemed like a perfect solution (and reminder).
Here are some up close photos:
|Vintage millinery berries in silver|
|Glass glitter 7G made from wooden type, an gift from my friend Laura. My favorite black and creme May Arts ribbon and a vintage Eiffel tower. I love how the person who owned this sorter hand wrote the numbers in both pen and pencil below each cubby.|
|gift tags ready to go, a silver baby cup for small rubber stamp storage.|
|a bottle of old pearls, small envelopes and tags.|
|a roll of tinsel, a picture of my mom when she was 14 or so in an old flower frog and some words of wisdom I cut from an old book.|
|paper tape...there is always a need for paper tape.|
|a lucky horse shoe pin I picked up in Pine, AZ from a roadside vendor.|
Well, I hope you enjoyed the first post on Good Junk. We are hoping to bring you a couple of these posts a month just to keep you inspired about collecting, junking and re-purposing what you have.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Oops! I almost forgot, 7gypsies new collection sneak peaks start on Monday and of course we'll have a give away!