The doors opened and Abbs went one way and I the other ..as this is a pretty big place. I found a few things right off ..and then I hit on something I was so excite about ..a White Mountain Junior Ice Cream Freezer ..that may not mean much to many of you ..but it did me ..these are the tiny Freezers and hold merely a pint and are quite the collectible...I checked the price and was floored then realizing it was sale day I checked the signs in the shop ..lo and behold 20% off ..it was mine.
My arms were loaded down with all sorts of wonderful finds ..and by the time I checked out ..the hot item at the counter that was trying to be bought by many was my little ice cream freezer... but it was my lucky day !!!
So after we finished up a few hours later literally ....Abbs mentioned a close by old town antique area we haven't been to in years...we decided to make a day of it and head over. We got there and right off I went into a shop and they had vintage clothing ..usually vintage clothing means ...1950's and newer ..but this shop had 2 original prairie dresses and 2 Early petticoats one of flannel ...They are gorgeous and now mine ..because the price was so good I couldn't turn them down..Yippee !!!
We headed to the second level of this shop ...and walked the first aisle then came down the middle aisle ...I was ahead of Abbs a few shops ..(usually am LOL ) and I happened upon 2 shops across the aisle from one another ..it literally looked like a bomb went off and on reflection I can't believe I didn't take picts to share with you !!! Well I chuckled at this mess in awe and walked back to tell Abbs ..wait till you see what's ahead ...she walked up in awe and amazement as I ...and while she was in a stare at it all ..My eye was caught by a clear plastic box on a shelf ..Is that antique lace trims ??? My true down fall I can never have enough of them ..it's a love and a passion I think shall never leave my soul...Indeed I took the box off the shelf and it was loaded ..Abbs jumped in pulling more boxes and will it was the best Booth I had ever seen in my life at that point ...LOL !!!
No prices were posted ...but we kept digging ...finally a man came by that worked there and we asked and prepare ...$1- an item ...he told us. Oh now this space was more magnificent than ever to me ...I think I heard the angels sing ..and I know the light of heaven shone down for a few seconds ...LOL !!!
Well I took pictures to share with you ...and the gentleman that added it up was rather generous in what he thought amounted to a $1- Lets just say ..My "Lucky Penny" was really Lucky yesterday !!!
I did take some picts of our lace this morning as Abbs and I went through it all again ..when we were a bit more focused and not so overcome with excitement.
It doesn't look like alot here ..but there are over 80 card of antique lace trim alone ..not to count all the loose pieces ..those in packages and all the yards upon yards of satin and gros grain ribbons. P.S. Nope the cost wasn't over the 80 cards ..I'm telling you he was very generous !!!
O.k. are these just not gorgeous ...
This stack has a few early doll petticoats in it along with some wonderful wide pieces of early eyelet.
The few pieces in this one with the blue flowers, and yellow flowers ..are all inserts for the front of blouses ..I haven't ever had any of these before and think they may be for a project for myself.