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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

So, What Have You Been Up To?

This wonderful post card arrived the other day. It is date stamped 1907 on the back. I just loved the red colour and the graphics. So, how is your week going? Antique postcards are still great collecting bargains.

I have spent the last few days going through years of collecting antique and vintage doll clothes and have pulled out what I don't want anymore.

With the cold weather outside, it has been fun pressing and mending these tiny little pieces of childhood. Everything looks so fresh and sweet. I remember making doll clothes from old 1930s and 40s patterns ordered from the newspaper (got those from my grandmother), using scrap fabric from my mom's sewing activities. Later, I went on to sew clothes for myself.
Then, I had three little boys and discovered the local rummage sale. Children's and baby clothes were only twenty-five cents a piece. Most women's clothes were only a dollar. Now that was a bargain. Now I only sew when necessary (like making curtains for the new house, mending, etc.)

With the doll collection greatly reduced, it is time to also reduce the related books. I spent hours reading and researching and learning about my passion so many years ago. They still hold a special place in my heart, but a smaller place in my life now.

Have a great day!

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