Thursday, May 26, 2011

Just a moment.

There was only a moment for me to run into a local thrift store today.  I did manage to grab a few little items.  Some I have never seen before.  A few that caught my eye.  Most are old favorites.  As my kids wrap up the end of the school year and the ball season heads into full swing, I am barely able to take a breath.  This was a nice spare moment that I enjoyed.

A wonderful 50's photo puzzle.  Labeled Pajama Party.  Technicolor photo in the most amazing neon colors.  Peter pan collars and glass soda bottles.

Lots of junior fun going on here.  Not sure if all the pieces are there or not.  It will be fun to find out.

1965 Parade of Stories.  There are some sweet little poems and stories inside including Winnie the Pooh.

I know I am such a sucker for old school books.  Lovely illustrations.

Kansas history book from 1965...again.  I know that this will come in handy for someones project.

I didn't realize the beauty I was in for when I found this fantastic McCall's sewing book.  

These are only a few of the great graphics that I can't wait to craft with.  

Including the opening graphic this book is jammed full of these black and white graphics.  For .69 cents I can't pass up a book full of vintage sewing craft papers.  
I've decided that if I can just make it through next week, my schedule will slow down tremendously.  I think...either that or haven't turned the page on the calendar.


craftyles said...

You always find the best stuff. I love vintage school and kids books too. Thanks for the words of encouragement about our move. I'll keep you posted.

Into Vintage said...

Oh pajama parties ... brings back some memories from when I was girl on the pj party circuit.
:-) You found quite a bit in a moment.

Nan said...

That little sewing book is amazing I would have grabbed that for sure. In the morning I have a post going up about Kalen's condition. He is slowly improving.

GardenOfDaisies said...

What fun books... love the illustrations! And the pajama party puzzle is so fun. I love putting puzzles out on the table over the holidays when we have family around to help put them together.

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Fun stuff! Yesterday, I stopped by a thrift store just to pass the time, and found some really cute vintage stuff. Ya just never know what you'll find! Glad you got some me time in too.

Musings from Kim K. said...

What great books. The illustrations are just delightful. I'm glad you were able to squeeze in some much-needed thrifting. Best wishes with the end of the school year wrap-up. Have a splendid Memorial weekend. Our's will be filled with a huge plant sale, finally painting the treehouse, antiquing and squeezing in time to celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary. Cheers!

donna said...

You always find the neatest books. I am so glad you got some thrifting done. It is so much fun.
Hope things slow down for you.

Anonymous said...

Vintage finds at the thrift store are the best! ♥

janice15 said...

I agree with you the illustrations are just wonderful..helo I'm a new blogger @ name is Janice..I love your place your work is great...have a great evening.

Anonymous said...

Gosh, this is interesting...I just found your blog tonight thru 521 Lake St. and as I am skimming thru your posts I see the very same book Parade of Stories that my kids have in their room and just yesterday I sat down to really look at it (it was my husband's childhood book) and I just loved the cute illustrations and poems about grasshoppers & fairies! I collect vintage children's books and somehow this one escaped me...ha, now it is mine since they don't want it.
Also, the little aprons you made for S. is what brought me over here...I am currently sewing those very same aprons from the same pattern! I've had the pattern for a looong time and finally decided to pull it out & give it a try. :)