Now that yard sale season is upon us, I’m out and about whenever I get an opportunity. I live in an area with lots of small towns. That means there are tons of great yard sales. Seems like the farther away I go from civilizations, the more antiques I find. I’ve amassed a stash of great and wonderful things. Here’s but a few that I’m collecting.
Many of these have come from long lost schools and salvaged from library stacks before I was even born. I love the covers and textures. The art is always fun in the children’s books, which is one of my favorites to collect. I have about 50 books in my collection and half are children’s books. (You’ve probably seen a lot of them in photos here on the blog. I use them for props all of the time.) I started collecting back in the 90′s and have thinned the stash quite a few times. I have a few different languages in there, too. I’m working on 17th century books now. The older the better! Yesterday I picked up a 1885 Illinois geography book to add to the collection.
The cameras have been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. My grandfather had a duaflex like the bottom one. My first camera was a brownie. Not exactly the same, but close. I wish I still had it!
I just picked up the Polaroid not that long ago. If I ever find some film for it we are going to give it a try. I’ve pondered using the other old cameras with the digital. I’ve seen info online for adapting the old cameras. Might have to give it a try some cold winter day.
Civil War Relics.
This is one of those odd things that I sort of fell in to. I found a box of stuff at a yard sale and one thing led to another. Now I have this very cool collection of Civil War relics. There are different types of bullets, musket balls, and buttons. My favorite is the poker chip. If I were ever to visit Antiques Roadshow, I would bring this shoebox of stuff. Most of it I have researched but there are a few pieces that I don’t know about yet.
This topic deserves it’s own post, nay, it deserves it’s own category on the blog. I have it bad for lace. Always have. I have such a large collection that I have to keep it sorted according to what my favorite pieces are. This is my box of bests. These are very old pieces (early 1800′s to 1900′s), many are handmade, most are garments or collars. I have a lot of baby stuff and a lot of dressy stuff. I have drawers and drawers of lace.
What do you collect?