Thursday, May 31, 2007

Treasures!


A few weekends ago we went out garage saleing and I get an unnatural pleasure from finding little treasures - especially when they're inexpensive. What treasures did I find?

First, a hardbound copy of The Joy of Cooking for $1. I was so happy for this and even though Morgan had to point out, "You already have a million cookbooks" I had to state the obvious and tell him, "Now I'll have 1,000,001 cookbooks." Actually, the cookbook count will decrease with this purchase because I previously had The Joy of Cooking given to me by my father in a paperback version. Nice of him, but a little unsatisfying because the print was so small and they had to break it up into two volumes for it to be a little paperback book. Anyway, we're very happy with this find. :)

Secondly, I found a whole box of vintage sewing patterns and knitting books for $3. And by vintage I mean 1957 was the year this lady had gone pattern shopping. In all reality these patterns are worth $5 - $20 if I sold them individually on e-bay (which I have no intention of doing) because they are cute, in great condition and uncut. The real kicker is that they're almost all my size. This really is a shocker because if you think about it most women 50 years ago were tiny compared to today's woman. About half of the patterns were for men's ware and I just have no intention of sewing (or knitting for that matter) anything for Morgan. He's glad I have hobbies but he really doesn't want any of my wares. Oh well. Now I have all these lovely patterns but there never seems to be enough time in a day to do all the fun little projects I want. Oh well, I think the park is calling Emma and me so off we go!

5 comments:

Annie said...

sounds like sewing to you is like scrapbooking to me. except i dont scrapbook anymore. but, when i did, i couldnt stop buying cute pages of paper, stickers, markers, glue, binders, and i couldnt stop scrapbooking. once i got married it was all over, but its fun to collect all your supplies so that someday if you wanted to make a cute 50s dress, you have the option. rock on!

Ben & Erica said...

Those patterns are really cool! Very nice to find something vintage! I'm sure when you do find the time, the projects will turn out great. Same as annie said, I love scrapbooking, I'm thinking I might start a blog on my scrapbook pages... What do you think????

Annie said...

hmmm, blogging the scrapbook pages...i think i likey!

good idea!

it is always such a good feeling when you finish a page, and you'd like to share it with everyone...
this would be the perfect way to do that!

Shannon said...

It's awesomee that you found such great stuff at the garage sales!! I'm always searching but around here in the midwest people hold on to that stuff for years and years and will it to their relatives.... lol. The Vogue design looks really great.... maybe a simple gray/black sateen and you'd have a great dress for when Morgan takes you out... :)

Annie said...

yo, how did you add the link to "the joy of cooking" in your blog????