Monday, June 30, 2014

Vintage Kansas

Here are some photos of what came back with me from Kansas, and why!
 Karla's friend Gwen, who was also a Birdsong sponsor, always has the most beautiful things from France -- like this little school notebook, English
 The student -- who had the most beautiful hand writing, as you'll see -- covered the plain composition book with pretty paper

 I fell in love with the care the student of long ago took to keep the book tidy, and pretty to look at!
Another handwritten delight was this newsy letter, written by a woman to her mother in the 1930s.
Can you guess what I loved about each of these antique photos?
 I  thought the bow on the little girl's head, left was adorable, and the expression on the woman in the front row's face in the middle photo priceless, and loved the dress on the woman on the right -- all those gathers and tucks!
A pretty calling card for a Scottish business -- 'love the lettering.
The French box -- not the buttons, this time -- made me feel weak in the knees!
I just love the large size and variety of these pearly beads; they are perfectly shaped.
I bought this fancy bird brooch on the way in, thinking I might use it on a project at Birdsong.  I didn't end up using it but I'm still happy I have it.   What makes it unique is that it has a hidden vial -- that jeweled cone shaped object in gold is a tiny bottle, and the round thing sticking up out of it is a stopper!
 The wallpaper you've probably noticed in the background of these photos are beautiful vintage pieces I bought from Karla!
 Her vintage wallpaper collection is legendary, and she shares!

This little bird salt and pepper shaker set came home with me because I had one like it and gave it away years ago; mine was made of metal and this set is plastic, but almost as cute.
 Karla's sister Terri made these adorable bird-themed earrings -- I love them!
 I also bought these -- made by Karla -- because they were so lightweight!
And so pretty -- look at the polka dot detail!
Some trim with just the right amount of vintage yellowing.
 Kansas is always a great place to find rusty old stuff...
and I think these will make a wonderful piece of wall art someday soon!  I bought one for a friend, too.
I also found two of these Vera kitchen still my heart!  Because I love Vera, of course!
I loved every minute of my shopping and browsing on the trip.


Kathy said...

Wonderful finds, especially that composition book. I adore the old handwriting!

Abby / Linda said...

Beautiful finds! I love the bird cage earrings, and the old photos!

Curtains in My Tree said...

What a good haul you made I loved every piece also and the button box is fabulous for sure

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Something Special said...

I absolutely love the vintage wallpapers, and it looks like you had so much fun at birdsong again this year. Have a great rest of the summer my friend