Sunday, July 28, 2013

Estate Sale Find with Presidential History

Recently at a Kansas City estate sale, I found this darling 1950's
L & M (Lloyd and Mund) clutch purse

 This clutch was a bargain on the last day of the sale at 50% off.
 I was delighted to purchase it for decor or maybe even as a special 'gift box'. 

I did check for rips and stains inside this clutch before purchasing it.  After I got home, I examined it further and discovered tucked in the inside pocket was this special item


It is in perfect condition - stored safely away from sunlight and handling.  

 I imagine the owner of this clutch, carried this clutch the night she attended the 
Kennedy For President Rally 
Saturday, October 22, 1960 - 8:00 P.M.

 and tucked her ticket in the inside pocket as a keepsake.  I wonder if she ever used this clutch again?

I also purchased a box of small notepads the owner had personalized with her name and kept one of them along with the price tag and location of the estate sale to add to the provenance of my historical find. 

I've been a picker for many years.  My mother raised us on secondhand items.  My soul has always connected to items that have a past and are often tattered and worn.  I don't pick as often anymore since I closed my vintage business... but, I still love a good pick.  

What treasures have you recently found?

Monday, July 15, 2013

Welcome Home Belle

Joyful hearts, lots of kisses, hugs and drool...
please meet our new girl

We adopted Belle last Friday during

Belle is a year old Coonhound & Weinmaraner mix. Isn't she a beauty?

She loves to "body hug" you...with all of her body... you know you have been hugged.
We are so happy she fell in love with us too!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

So Little Time... Unfinished & Finished Projects

I enjoy taking classes, but I generally work at a slow pace savoring the crafting, artsy atmosphere and wonderful people around me - hence I rarely finish a project during classroom time.  

No Bird Song photos to share of our classroom projects as mine are not... you guessed it... not finished.  My home craft time seems to get interrupted with work and other obligations.  Before Bird Song I was working on a 60th wedding anniversary gift for my in-laws, which I recently completed.  

As I finish my Bird Song projects I will share them with you.  

Here is the 60th wedding anniversary canvas art I created for my in-laws


 I had asked them questions about their dating, engagement, wedding & values of a long marriage - their answers were wrapped around the sides of the canvas.

As I was typing this post, my mother-in-law called to say our package arrived today.  They wept with joy upon opening it.
I am blessed it touched their hearts.