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???
I was so excited to hear about your own vintage stars and seeing pictures of them too!
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."