Thursday, May 31, 2007
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!
Posted by Lisa at 10:47 AM