Sunday, August 28, 2011

A Few Doors Down

The other day, I walked a few doors down to a yard sale down the street. It wasn't terribly interesting, mostly newer holiday decorations and assorted stuff like that. But I did find a couple of things I wanted. Doilies are always nice, and I didn't have any cookie stamps like these two pretty examples:
These are pretty boring I know, but I got an entire bag of these little jewelry boxes. They come in handy for me fairly often, and even at Dollar Tree you have to pay $1.00 for three. I even got a few little velvet boxes, and all of them for four bits:

A letter holder - nothing fancy, just sturdy and serviceable, which is all a letter holder really needs to be:

I found a Christmas tin, and a great little 1935 cook booklet:

"Successful Baking" has nice illustrations inside:

But this was my favorite find:

Another Peter Pauper Press Book for my collection! This is the first one I have ever found with it's original gift box. It was in a box with some other less interesting books, most of which had mildew damage. I love the illustrations found inside these special little books:

I didn't have much money with me anyway - only a few dollars, and the one little book was worth more than that to me.


Tina Dawn said...

I love your two cookbooks and the strawberry shortcake recipe looks great! I might make it soon. I wish I had garage sales to walk to, even maybe some neighbors I could walk to. Well, come to think of it, maybe not... Love T

Andy's Attic said...

The Peter Pauper Press books are so cute. I seem to remember them and will be on the lookout now. You found some good stuff for a small sale!

Sponge Curlers and Cupcakes said...

Is there such thing as an UNinteresting garage sale find?! Surely you jest ;- ) And, I repeat myself, I know, but you simply have a knack for making anything you write about interesting. Right about now is "skinny" time (in the pocketbook anyway!) for me, being so close to payday but isn't it fun when it's "skinny time" & still be able to find a treasure or two that you can afford anyway! Great finds - the treasure trove of little boxes is really a find! I pick them up every chance I get.

Sponge Curlers and Cupcakes said...

(off subject - Am I on your "follower" list? I thought I did hit the "join" button but can't seem to see if I actually did - I'm new at this stuff so please forgive my ignorance! - Thanks, Vickie)

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