Monday, October 20, 2008

Antique Shopping in St. Louis

I went to St Louis this week end for the Bands of America National Regional Marching Band Contest with the Putnam City North Panther Pride Marching Band, there are some pics over on my other blog about the band, we were scheduled to go on a River Boat ride on Saturday but because there was a big Obama Rally at the Arch everything on the river got canceled, so the kids went to the Dome to watch other bands perform and some of us went to the Antique Shop district and went shopping. Below are some of the "treasures" that I found.... I found these beautiful pieces of antique and vintage lace...I can't wait to make some collages using these pieces...some are small like cuffs and collars. There were also some vintage buttons in the jar with the small pieces of lace.

One piece is fairly large...it appears to have been a dresser scarf.
In another shop I found German Scrap, and more German Scrap, I got at least one of each of the different packages and a couple of books of black and white Victorian drawings, that I can photo copy and color with pencils or print it out on watercolor paper and then watercolor them...I was so excited. Can't wait to start working with them in my art work....

More German Scrap...the gold bunches of grapes are really for use as wine labels, there was 25 to the package for $1...Oh Wow will those make great sign in tags for altered books or what???? I probably should have bought more...of course I always say that after I get home and realize what a treasure they are.

This is some Antique Sheet Music from 1916...the lady had to many of these that I couldn't make up my mind...but because I am such a Sousa fan, I decided on the marching music.
This is a Red Fox stole and muff (if you look real close you can see the real fox head) and I only paid $15 for it...It will be awesome as fur trim on a Santa doll. You should have seen the ladies reaction when I told her I was going to cut it up...it was pretty funny.


8 comments:

Mar said...

you scored big!
the laces are gorgeous...

i can't wait to see your creations...


GET to work!
:)

Nicki said...

Linda - what wonderful finds! You are very lucky! The laces are beautiful! - Nicki

Christy said...

Erm I can't decide what is better the lace, the german scrap or the music... I'm going to go with the german scrap. You find the best stuff!! Can't wait to see what you do with all of this stuffs.

LaY hOoN said...

Wow !! I'm so excited to see so many bunch of German scrap that you bought in your local area there.I wish I can pay a visit there, to shop !!! It's such a big treasure for me too.

Julia said...

Cool finds! I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun using those items for your creations! Julia

bockel24 said...

Wow, you must have had fun shopping! I´ve never seen the pupil´s pic anywhere, it´s great! And the lace is adorable.

Kim said...

First of all , I never realized you had two blogs. Oi. Just taking care of one is enough postage for me lol - but had to say I really love your laces! I've had some old collars and laces for a few years now , but I won't use them until it's perfect , ya know?

Linda Manning Findley said...

Linda I would say you hit the mother load ...... know you will have so much fun working with these .... oh thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my RR pages, I would have replied privately if there had been an email address ...... take care Linda F