More fun paper finds from that antique show a couple of weeks ago:
My favorite part of the ad is the first line on the left: When you've bought your new Spring Suit don't wear it with an old HAT or shabby SHOES -- let us attire you from crown to sole.
Then you get to select the fabric sample for that New Spring Suit!
Butler makes toothbrushes, and this tie tack is not necessarily very old but I love that it's a brush and it says butler because it makes me think of him...
and I will put it in my next project, a Downton Abbey fabric journal and I will love it and squeeze it...
Some of the other junk I picked up:
a fun class photo...
and this BEAUTIFUL OLD song book from 1857!
It had a fabric protective cover that was lovingly sewn on.
It's letter pressed -- and quite decrepit, actually, with a broken binding and lots of foxing.
I just think it's awesome!
And, something from my own era -- wedding paper dolls!
I think these will be fun in mixed media art!
Of course I couldn't leave the show without a funky button. This one is an early plastic composite button with huge holes and a ring of mostly-intact rhinestones. It's a kind of pineapple color and so big it's hard to imagine what kind of clothing it came from. But fun to try!