Sunday, April 27, 2014

This was the most interesting thing I've had to list on where I work, lately:
It's an 18th century French clock.
It's full of mystery.
It also might be the oldest thing I've ever listed at work.
There are so many people listing so much stuff lately that I miss a lot of it -- like this fashion illustration.  I didn't even see it go up online. Luckily, I found it when I was checking inventory on the site and was able to bid on it -- and won it!
I don't think I've ever seen one written in German.
 It's framed under glass and has a tag on the back from an antique shop in Iowa.

Then it also came with four other, unframed prints:

I love how bright the colors are.

I especially liked the views of children in the prints:

As much as I love all the ruffles and silk -- I'm happy we don't dress that way anymore, aren't you?
That's not to say I'm not a sucker for the stuff -- like this wonderful vintage lace and trim Rebecca brought home for me from Texas!

It makes me want to get out my sewing machine right now!
I still have swaps for Birdsong 4 to start on, in fact.
This is probably the latest I've ever gotten started!
I hope you found some time to create this weekend, too!


Abby / Linda said...

Laurie, I love the prints! And that clock is awesome to see! I hope someone who knows what to do with it will purchase it!

Kathy said...

Those fashion illustrations are A-mazing. What a score!
How many people are listing right there at your location?

The Junque Seeker said...

That clock is so interesting, and I love the prints. All the lace and trim, too!

I haven't started my swaps yet either but have started gathering some items for them.

Kelli Davidson said...

Those prints are gorgeous! Can you imagine someone just sending them to Goodwill?? I guess it takes all kinds. :) You got a great thing there!

Sami said...

That clock is beautiful! I love the prints too, the colours have kept well. Beautiful lace you have there, I hope you can sew something beautiful with it!

Tammy said...

That clock is very delicate looking. Reminds me of the papercuttings people do. The illustrations are lovely and in good condition. And all that lace and edging is great. You can do lots with it. Have a wonderful week. Tammy

Tamatha said...

Love that print and the clock! By the way, I haven't started on my swaps either...yikes!!

Beth Leintz said...

Beautiful prints- but yes, I am SO glad we don't dress like that now.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

You come across the most interesting things. Love that clock and the beautiful prints. I have some framed prints that are really similar, they belonged to my aunt and grandmother. The lace is gorgeous!!

Something Special said...

Hi Laurie, thanks for your sweet comment. It has been a while since I have blogged. I am Trying to get back into it. I thainkyou for your post and introducing me to the shopgoodwill site. hugs to you my friend

Sue Oberlin said...

Great finds! I love, I've purchased numerous items. How did you get a job working for them? I would like to take pictures and write discriptions for them! Pls email me at

Thank you,