Monday, May 7

Clown Car

This was the car as we left Karla's house.
Looks full right?
Not even.
 We managed to squeeze in 5 more boxes, a hatbox & a birdcage  somewhere between here & there.
If we had gotten in a wreak we'd have smothered.
An avalanche of junk.

Souvenirs from various malls across the flat-lands.

Tobacco tins for a future class, books & frames & this tarnished silver sugar bowl.

I scored some very fun things at Birdsong.
I'll buy Beth & Karla's cast-offs any day.

Kristi was my personal shopper at Marburger, she brought back a Victorian scrapbook, a lamp from Carolyn Westbrook & these amazing fabric scraps

Sweet little satin heart shaped pouch.

I found about 200 old monograms in a booth marked 75% off.
Of course I had to buy every bag.

Beth gave me some early birthday presents.
An old tin type album screaming 'make me into a book'.

And something from my Wish List.
A small album of pressed flowers from Israel.
I have wanted an herbarium for ages & this is close enough for me!
I am in love with it.

Aged, yellowed tissue protects each page of flowers.

It's too bad the book is in such good shape, wouldn't these be incredible displayed on a wall. 
Can you imagine 20 framed botanicals?

I have a few Victorian scrapbooks, but this one
Kristi found is wonderful.

Then an unexpected gift came my way via Philip's teacher.

2 big bags of goodies.
25 high school portraits from the 1940's,
 found near a dumpster in Massachusetts.
Besides being the coolest kindergarten teacher ever, Gail loves everything vintage.  

The second bag was stuffed with old laces, hundreds of them!

I think a lot of them were samples.

So that night I laid them all out in our bed.
Very carefully sorted.
Neat little piles, short ones together, cards together......
you know.

Kevin walked in & just stared at me for a second,
gave serious eye roll then left.
They just don't get it.


Sharon Morrison said...

ohhhhh love the lace and "stuff." We just can't have to much yum!! Sorry I missed you this year at Bird Song.
I have found 3 old albums I am going to re-do for my 3 girls. I will put pictures of my Grandmother and family for them to keep. I will post pics on my blog when I start.

cat lacigale said...

fabulous stuff !!!

The Feathered Nest said...

I bet Kevin had to sleep on the sofa that night!!! Good grief much wonderful stuff, I love IT ALL!!! You did so good finding beautiful treasures ~ and that herbarium, Beth DID GOOD!!! It's so beautiful...I hope you're having fun playing with it all ~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET FRIEND!!! I hope today is wonderful!!!! hugs and love, Dawn

Laurie said...

Oh. My. Goodness. Excuse me while I go wipe off my keyboard -- serious drooling going on here!! That mother of pearl covered black book is to die for -- is it the same one you showed later with red velvet inside? Those botanicals...and the lace!!! I'm hyperventilating!! I would add, I'd take Beth and Karla's AND LISA'S castoffs, anytime!

time worn interiors said...

Great stuff! My fav is the silver sugar with bird on the lid! I love anything with birds and doll heads! hahaha!


June said...

wowie zowie Lisa...can you ever find the good goods!!! I'm sitting here trying to figure out how you actually got all of that into your car and then out of your car and into your house. and then I wish I could have seen the look on hubby's face when he opened up the back : )
You did so good my friend. I can just tell from reading your last two posts that you had a blast!!!
sending love your way...

Dorthe said...

Lisa ,uhhuuu ,wow- such treasures, you found, and have been blessed with for your birthday... I don`t know where to start,as they are all to UHHH and AHHH over, - I think Kevin did not quite understand,what it is all about -LOL
Henning would do exatly the same!!!
The sugar bowl are wonderful, as is the book od flowers from Israel, and the old tin type album from Beth-and the gorgeous fabric scraps, and monograms-wow you was lucky, and all those laces and old photoes from Philip`s teacher ,so kind of her.

And happy birthday to you again,dearest Lisa, I hope your day is wonderful, and that you can enjoy it in beautiful weather.
Love and hugs,Dorthe

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays, enjoy all your new pretties. :-)


Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

Oh - I LOVE all the stuff you got Lisa. All the lace ofcourse. Everything is awesome. Love those old tins too. Wish I was in that upcoming class. Those old books and albums are the greatest. and those pressed flowers too. You lucky gal :-)

trash talk said...

If I lick the screen, does that count as hiking my leg? Good gravy...what a haul.
I am deeply and passionately in love with your herbarium. What a beauty and seriously...what a gift.! I've never seen pages that layered and detailed before.
I'm cracking up at the "Triplets in Business" little book. Isn't it more like "Triplets mean business"?
P.S. Is there any way I could be the Emmett Kelly on y'alls next road trip. I'm very bendy!

Sandy said...

Wow!!! What cool finds! Love the velvet album. Glad you made it back safely and had such a great time. Have a great week!

Karen B. said...

Lisa ... all those beautiful goodies!!!! You are right .. guys just don't get us! Oh, I wish I could have been there with you. I can only dream ... one day maybe!

sending you manys hugs

Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Beth Leintz said...

What a haul- who knew there was such goodness between Texas and Kansas.

As my hero Liz Lemon says "I_want_to_go_there".

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Oh my gosh Lisa those are all awesome things!!! I am loving the lace but I am kind of obsessed lately with lace :)

A Cottage Muse said...

Wow Lisa...what fantastic treasures!
Loving that bird topped sugar bowl!

Rhonda said...

I'm sitting at work just laughing away at your clown car. I had 10 trips like this while moving once. Neighbors must have thought I was nuts.

Yes, I agree, the men don't understand the sorting, the organizing of all our bits of lace and supplies.

I usually drag everything into our upstairs hallway and put all back at least once a month.

Trouble is, the dog and the man roll their eyes at me....LOL

Anonymous said...

This is just NOT fair at all! Why do I have to live so danged far from where you get all these goodies! LOL! But I sure am enjoying the eye candy!

I know lots of people who just don't get it - and some of them are women. They need re-trainin'!

Hugs! Diane

Shopgirl said...

What can I scored big time!!! WOW! I am trying to catch up, and you have been one busy girl. Since I am hungry for lace of any kind, this is amazing. Happy spring, Mary

Do you love him Loretta said...

That eye roll is just what my husband would do! But the good thing is they know how to choose their battles and if they don't fight the junk, you win!

Belladonna said...

I would stare at this for hours I Think :)

vicki said...

Gasp!! What treasures! I'm totally jealous over the bag of old laces! I'd have to touch and examine every piece.

So funny about your husband--
No- they don't get it!!

Love every single photo!

Louise (Elsie May and Bertha) said...

I am so jealous, I have never come across such a gorgeous haul of loveliness. You're going to have such a lovely time using these. :-)

Sugar Lump Studios said...

so many wonderful treasures and beautiful pieces! Your trip looks so fun! :)

Charlene said...

Looks like you had a GRAND time! And all the stuff... OMG! AND JUST FOR THE RECORD... I HAVE BEEN IN YOUR VAN WITH YOU WHEN IT LOOKED LIKE THAT! Remember our first trip to Round Top? And even the shell on top. You are a NUT but, I love ya girl. How's the foot. Let's do lunch soon. Better do it before schools out!!!! HUGS!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

OMG Lisa, all those treasures are amazing! I had to smile at the book "Triplets in Business". That's so cute. What a great deal you got on those monograms. What material are they made of? The dried flowers are fantastic. Some days ago I picked a couple very small ones in the garden and pressed them in books. I'll wait another week or two until I'll check how they turned out. The old ones are much more beautiful of course.
Philip's teacher is amazing to give you such fantastic gifts. She must know you quite well.
It looks like you had lots of fun at the Birdsong event.
I just made it to your post about your foot surgery. I'm so sorry you had to go through that and will have to again. Hopefully your foot is causing any more pain now. You've got some things done during your recovery. I love your dried flower projects as well as the slip cover. Everything turned out fantastic!
Sending hugs and love,

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Wow, I LOVE your goodies, Lisa! Full of whimsy...the sugar bowl, and the great triplets book...everything is perfect! The gift from your son's teacher is nice of her!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

oh my, what treasures! gorgeous!

Julie Richards said...

Wow1 Some awesome finds. Thanks for sharing.hugs Julie

EllenaElizabeth said...

Whoa, such treasures! Yes I know what you mean about packing stuff in too, I think all of us who love pre-loved treasures are good at the art. LOL I love the little heart shaped case and actually prefer the back with the lovely zip and tag. Thanks for sharing with us.

Lovey said...

Ooh lalala!!! Love it all!

shirley said...

have you stopped writing your blog? Have always enjoyed reading it, miss seeing new additions to it.

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Hi Lisa Thanks for stopping by. I hope you get some creative time soon. Summer has sure been busy and all my kids are grown and on their own now!
Happy Sunday to you!

Rebecca said...

I Have been catching up on missed posts here... looks like you have been having way to much fun! Birdsong looked great and all your wonderful stash you came home with is even more fun. Glad you are having a good summer.

Dortesjs said...

aww love all your laces and things
I do thing your home is gorgeous iam blown away and all the finds you find simply adorable and yummie

Snugglebug Blessings said...

Just an amazing adventure you had and all the goodies you scored woah!!! Love the birdy thingy LOL! Nothing is more feminine than lace and what a haul you got on those. How gorgeous. I think that is a great idea to make those beautiful botanicals into a pictures, how lovely that would be. Their hidden away in that book. Love to come with you even if its just here on your blog as your shoping trips are to die for. Sigh! God bless.


cindy craine said...

OK so was it a clown car because it was so full or because of who was driving??? You did find some great finds and you're right, Kristi is a great shopper! I saw her for a short time in Round Top but in that short time she found all kinds of things! SHe is one traveling, adventurous girl! We need to get together over Christmas for lunch, Charlene and I can drive over! I can't wait to see what you make with all those goodies. Hope to see you soon, xooxo-cindy