Monday, September 22, 2008

Simple pleasures

When I go to flea markets or antique shows, I usually don't carry a shopping list ~ I just go with an open mind and see what I unearth ~ consequently, I end up with a weird assortment of finds. I do kind of keep certain things in the back of my mind ~ buttons, threads, sewing notions, etc. ~ since I use some of these in my work, and the graphics and packaging are usually interesting, it is always a welcome surprise when these are found on a trip. An added bonus is that this sort of thing is usually pretty inexpensive, so guilt-free purchasing ~ might as well stock up! I am such a shameless hoarder!

Below are a few purchases from the show at John Knox Village several weekends ago ~ I think they must have come from an old shop or factory as there was quite a selection ~ I especially like the graphics on the labels and box.

{spools of gimp ~ anyone know if this is still made and where to get more?}

{great label designs!}

1 comment:

porter hovey said...

Wow! What a find! I just love the lables too!