About a year & a half ago I called about an ad on Craigslist. A question that could have been answered in 3 minutes turned into a 2 hour conversation & a friendship was born.
Ruth has spent her life collecting & selling all things old.
She doesn't own a store, but she sells on craigslist & eBay. She owns a humongous warehouse that houses a lifetime of love,.
She is quite a character, with a heart of gold.
Although clothing was the mainstay of her business, the building is filled with a
little lot of everything. From the 40,s, to mid-century modern.
Going there is always an adventure.
About every other month I get an email saying that she has a box ready for me.
The entire perimeter of the building is lined with shelves piled high with old suitcases. Most of them matching sets!
Everything is organized by color, or type. The back rack is men's smoking jackets & bathrobes, many from the 40s & 50s.
Ruth was collecting & selling old cowboy boots 20 years ago, long before were 'hot'. She could find them for practically nothing back then, can you imagine?
Excuse this blurry picture, I was probably shaking after uncovering a box of forgotten lace!
Room after room of crazy cool stuff.
Ruth loves mid-century modern. It's not my thing, but I have to say some of it is truly amazing!
I found a few goodies for Paper Cowgirls.
Remeber, this is NOT a store. Just storage, all 10,000+ square feet of it!
So after 2 hours of digging, I came home a sweaty mess, & a few dollars lighter.
Highlights from my nights haul include,
some creamy whites.
Kevin just shrugged when I brought this wedding dress into the house.
Nothing surprises him anymore.
The lace on the veil is just yummy!
This little top is thread bare, just worn to bits.
I only buy clothes that are damaged, that way I can alter them without guilt.
I love these little satin tap pants, & the old eyelet petticoat.
Well, someday I'll share my Laura Ingalls obsession with you!
I can never pass up old ribbon, the little gnawed up heart pin cushion belonged to Ruth's Mother.
If you live around Fort Worth & are looking for cool stuff, email me & I'll give you her information. There is plenty to share!