Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Collection #3

Greetings! My collection that I am featuring this week fits in one little basket.
I started this collection back when I was in high school.
Every once in a while, when my dad had a day off from work, he and I would sneak off for a bit of antiquing.

I spied this stereoscope in good condition. It was $25, but on my high school allowance, this was too much, so I asked if the shop owner would take $20. He said no, so I started walking out the door. The shop owner called me back in and said he would take $20. When we got back to the car, my dad just kept shaking his head at my negotiating skills :) He couldn't believe that I would leave over $5 either :)  

I love that the red velvet trim is all still intact. I was hoping to show you the wonderful 3D effect, but it is hard to see with a camera. Once I bought the stereoscope, I started collecting the cards.

I love to purchase cards of places that I have visited ~ from sweet home Chicago, National Parks, the U.S. and abroad.

I find animals hard to resist as well.

Other unusual cards include a miniature wedding, a little girl sleeping under a wonderful crazy quilt with her guardian angel watching over, and an advertisement for either a potter or a general store. 

This card was a special birthday gift from my parents - they always said my bedroom looked like Oscar's from "The Odd Couple". Luckily I have somewhat grown out of my messy stage ;)

This was my first series - from "The Proposal" to "The Wedding Day ~ Alone at Last"
Received around the time of my own engagement to my dear husband. 

I once won a drawing for a gift certificate to a local antique shop. With the certificate, I purchased this wonderful boxed tour of Sears Roebuck. So neat to see the old offices and inner workings of the old Sears catalogue. 
My most recent purchase was this set of 25 views of the life of Jesus from birth to resurrection.
Thanks for taking a tour of Collection #3.
Now what should I photograph next???
Thank you so much for the many comments and emails regarding my Moravian Star.
I was so excited to hear about your own vintage stars and seeing pictures of them too!
I was absolutely thrilled to hear from Colleen MacKinnon and to discover her wonderful blog, Penny Rugs and More. She has a great tutorial for making your very own Moravian Star! And even better, she has templates and kits for them in her Etsy shop.
I purchased one of her kits and just can't wait to give it a try! :) I will keep you posted once I get started...

And it was time for another concert at Ravinia.
This time it was Steely Dan. (I couldn't get the entire band in the picture.) I just love that horn section! Wonderful summer music for a lovely summer evening outdoors.
"One thing I ask from the Lord,
    this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
    all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
    and to seek him in his temple."
~Psalm 27:4
Blessings, Patti


Mugwump Woolies said...

Great collection...so many different subjects. It must be great fun to discover new photos when poking around antique shops.

linda said...

What a great collection Patti! Isn't it surprising you can find these in such good condition so many years later.
How fun to use.

Heather said...

Patti! This is awesome! I agree with Robyn... Each discovery in a shop is like another trip somewhere! It's the antique that keeps on giving! Love it!!!!!!

Hugs and love!

PS- Love the verse too... :)

Three Sheep Studio said...

I love the hunt of finding a well worn treasure.
This is a lovely collection.

Kathy L. said...

I love this collection. I have an old view master (loved those as a kid) with one slide of the Wisconsin dells. I am now inspired o find more.


Kellie from Indiana said...

Wonderful collections! Would love to see your Moravian star when finished!