Sunday, April 10, 2011

Old Photos, Books, and an Award!

The last few weeks have been decidedly boring. I get up, go to work, come home, go to sleep and that is basically my day. But I have managed to get out a bit on weekends and do some antiquing.

I checked out what was advertised as Eastern Ontario's largest antique mall. I found it rather disappointing. The overall quality was poor, however I did find a few old photos to "adopt". I always feel so sad when I see photos of unknown people whose families have forgotten them or died out. I had to buy a few, but I have had to place them on my bookcase so they don't stare at me while I'm sleeping (I love the photos but the idea of dead people staring at me while I sleep seriously creeps me out!)

I also went to the Kirby Church book sale. It is a small, old church just outside of Orono. They are trying to raise money to move it to the museum site and have started selling used books again on Saturdays. Paperbacks are only 50 cents and hardcovers are a dollar. I may have bought a few books.....

I have also a bought two other books at antique stores over the last week. One is a 1920's dancing guide and the other is a 1947 needle-working book. I highly recommend trying to get a copy of the needle working book. It is great for both beginners and for more advanced needlecrafters, and has a great range of project ideas!

In other news, I have been kindly given an award from The Paper Doll Says "Let's Have Tea!". Thank you so much! I think I am supposed to pass it on to some great blogs with less than 300 followers, so I am passing this onto:

Lauren Hairston
It'll Take The Snap Out Of Your Garters!
Baby Steps into Vintage
Butterflies and Daisys Vintage
Honey Hi Vintage
That Vintage Broad
I've got an Island
Good Rockin' Baby
Porcelina's World
Susan's Diary- Vintage style meets heavy music
The Modern Day Flapper
Tickety Boo Tupney
So feel free to pass this award on if you want to!

That's All.


  1. I am a sucker for old pics too I just name mine so they become adopted family members.I still dont get people that just throw them away I am sure in every family there is a geneologist who would love to have them.

  2. Ahhhh, that dancing book. I would love to see a peek inside it!!! Great finds (the photos are hauntingly beautiful, too). It's sad to see those boxes of photos, but at least they can be found by someone like you; in a way, these lives, these people are not forgotten, even if we can't know who they were. Think of the new generation: will all our photos in digital format, will there be any traces of our likenesses for future generations to wonder over??

  3. What lovely finds, and it seems you did buy a "few" books! Lol. X

  4. I feel that same about photos. It amazes me what people will re-sell, after a house clearance or whatever - then agian, I guess it is better they go to someone who will appreciate them :)

  5. Thank you so much for the blog award nomination! Much appreciated.

    I love old books and photos too, but I've had to stop buying them as I've run out of room!! Well, maybe I stil buy the odd one...

    Miss P xx

  6. Oh, some new blogs for me. Always fun!

  7. Congratulations and thank you passing the award onto me, even though I've been a shamefully lazy blogger of late!

    I think you should teach us all the 1920s dances, by the way.

  8. Love your blog~ thank you so much for the nomination~ I love knowing that there are beautiful women like you keeping this classic lifestyle still alive~


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