I have always enjoyed a treasure hunt. For years I would go to yard sales and estate sales with my aunt. She was a great teacher and a source of knowledge when it came to things of yesteryear. Of course the children were brought along. Sometimes it was fun for them, and sometimes it was a bore. They were always delighted when Aunt H would buy them some little toy or trinket. But eventually the children got bigger and they didn't want to go with us anymore.
Dear Aunt H is now living in assisted living, and is not able to get around very much. However, I have found is that my daughter has caught the bug!! When she lived in the Windy City, she started going to antique malls with her friends. She found many very cool things there. And when she moved back home, they came along too. So as she has started the Saturday pilgrimage of treasure hunting, she's been finding some really neat things.
I recently blogged about this dresser she found on my other blog, but thought it should have a place here.
It has the little wheels on the feet, so I am not really sure if that dates the piece or not. It has cleaned up very nicely.
She also found this really cool clock.
It is not a very old piece, as it is run by battery, but it has that vintage antique look to it.
The clock is sitting on this little book -
I found the book at the thrift store. It's quite old, and just made me smile as I looked at all of the needlecraft instructions from a day in time when needlework was a very important part of a housewifes duties.
Tomorrow is a new Saturday. I wonder what treasures my dd will unearth! Guess all those days of being drug around are paying off :-)
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