My Facebook friends have been great encouragers for helping me work TOWARD an organized life. It's going to take a while. Like years.
I'm going through four generations of stuff, with extra stuff from childless great aunts. So, taking this task in bite sizes, Gordon and I have delved into the attic several times so far this year. Then I share pictures of my "found treasures" before putting them in their proper place.
First I must try to get the stains out of this old pillowcase remnant. The embroidery work is just beautiful. I don't know who stitched it or who cut off the rest of the pillowcase but saved the embroidery. I think a 30's reproduction print....a small blue calico, would work well for the body of the new pillowcase with a solid color supporting the scalloped edge and crochet work. What would you suggest?
A picnic basket holds my stash of trims. A rolling multi-drawer cart for spools of thread. A big glass cannister for wooden spools of thread. Another big glass canister for buttons, etc.
Mysteries about what I have found on these Attic Safari's are just as much fun as finding the little "treasures".
This cheap imported porcelain doll made to look like an antique has a deformed arm. Both arms will only bend in the same direction. I'll make this into a tree topper for a Christmas Tree and no one will ever know she has a wonky arm. Who bought this, why, and did they know the arm was installed incorrectly...?
I think this catches you up on the Attic Safari's so far...at least all I have photographed and shared on Facebook. What is the best "hidden treasure" you have found in your storage area?