Saturday, June 27, 2009

Dictionary, Shorthand and Old Lace ~

What do all these have in common you ask?
I found them all this weekend...
Cheap!
Love this huge very old dictionary...it is over 4 inches thick!
$1.00 at a garage sale~ Lots of vintage thread and partially made lace tablecloth ... The original instructions are even included to finish it... doubt I will be doing that ~
Vintage shorthand books...these would make neat collage papers~
Total of five vintage books, package of old paper doilies, vintage rose plate (10 cents) and balls of thread. Grand total was 2.60.
Went to a parade of garage sales and got everything at the 2nd sale.
Wish I had known that...lol
I would have saved myself swealtering in the heat for several hours.
Blessings~

9 comments:

Feedsack Fantasy said...

... and you shall reap bounty. WOW! you did really well. TTFN ~Marydon

Marilyn said...

WOW... What a great collection of wonderful finds!! Maybe it was worth the heated effort??
Hugs,
Marilyn
xxoo

Sue said...

Man, I so remember taking shorthand in school! Yuck! It's amazing how much of it I remember!
That was fun! Thanks for sharing!

Nita Jo said...

What great finds. The dictionary is spectacular! Is there an alphabet page in the shorthand book? I would love a copy if there is. Took shorthand over 35 years ago and can only remember a couple of letters. I'd be glad to pay for a print.

Blessings,
Nita Jo

Lady Pamela said...

Do you plan to collage with the dictionary or keep it as is?
Do you do thread crochet? I do a little bit.
Just curious.

Lisa said...

Really great finds! I love your pics! It is such fun to visit all your lovely treasures!
Hugs, Lisa

Allidink said...

LOL isn't that how it always goes at garage sales though? Cute finds!

All the best,
Allison

Joyce said...

I did shorthand in school too and it was such fun to see this page from your book. Brought back many fond memories. You got some great finds. I love the tablecloth. I wouldn't want to finish it either, but I'd find someplace to display the finished piece. Good job!!

miss gracies house said...

Gorgeous!!
Rene'