The Fall RUMMAGE Season is upon us, and I couldn't be HAPPIER!!
'Opening Day' (for me) was yesterday, with another today and tomorrow...
Old Lion Head Door Knocker
a dozen Polands & Indents for 75¢
...but, here's where I start ~~wiggling~~
for TEN PENNIES, I bought this old craft book from the 1950's...
just because I like shells, and thought it would be 'fun' to look through.
I have NO DESIRE to do the TEDIOUS work involved in making shell jewelry!
I definitely am not that precise of a person,
nor are my eyes good enough for that!!
Oh, maybe the purchase of this book had a 'wee-bit' to do with this itty-bitty habit I have of bringing home any shell jewelry that I happen to find 'dirt cheap' at sales..... WHY? dunno. Do I collect it? NO!
Does it have a special home in a back guest room on a valance for all to see? ...yeh, it does.
Guilty on all charges - BUT I DON'T COLLECT IT!!
An actual section on my Beloved SWEATER GUARDS!!!!
I don't think that I have E.V.E.R. seen 'anything' about sweaterclips /sweater guards in PRINT before!!
Believe it or not, I have always been VERY partial to these 'shell' sweater guards! They have a PROMINENT place of display on one of my bird cages!!
I had always thought that they were mass produced to be sold at tourist 'junk shops' (some I KNOW were, 'cause I have their original tags), but now I wonder if any were 'handmade'??
Want to see just a few of mine??
that turquoise (in the above photo) was one of my very first sweater clips!
(Yes, I will admit, I am this anal and do have ALL of my sweater clips / guards arranged according to styles ~ materials ~ chain types ... It's just me & who I am.)
Adore the one on the far right!
Okay, Okay - I could go on, and on, and on, and on with them - but I think you have seen enough 'pretty pictures' for one day 8-), so I won't bore you any longer! You get the idea - the book was a SWEET Surprise!