Well, my rush-to-the-bedroom strategy worked this past weekend. I managed to be one of the first to spot this lovely flapper hat and had to have it!
My other favorite finds in the bedroom are old paper items. Did I tell you how much I love old paper in any form? Catalogs, brochures, booklets, magazines, books, napkins, post and greeting cards, paper dolls, matchbook covers, etc. It all fascinates me.
Actually, one of the best places to find old paper is in the basement. If a paper item hasn't been brought up from the basement to the main floor by the estate sale team - it's usually undervalued, sometimes unmarked, and almost always a great deal.
I found some wonderful old paper at a great price last weekend, and I didn't even have to venture beyond the bedroom for it. I bought four wonderful scrapbooks filled with lovely magazine clippings from the 1920's (or possibly the 1930's). I've been paging through them these past few nights - falling asleep with heavenly vintage images in my head. (Much better than counting sheep!)
I'd like to share some photos from one of the scrapbooks with you today, and will continue to share more from the others in future weeks.
I'm still amazed by these gorgeous and quaint illustrations each time I look at them, and I wish I knew what magazines they were clipped from. Perhaps some are from magazines that were published for children? I've owned several different "adult" magazines from the 1920's and 1930's and I don't recall so much color and variety. Do I dare try and carefully remove some of the clippings from the pages and peek on the other side for clues to its origin? I might have to do that...
For another example of a 1920's scrapbook visit An Apple A Day (fascinating blog, take a peek - you'll love it!)
And finally, I wanted to introduce you to a lovely book on scrapbooks and their history....Scrapbooks: An American History, by Jessica Helfand.
Here the author gives us a fascinating glimpse into her own vintage scrapbook collecting experience and how she came to write the book. YouTube video is courtesy of WinterhouseStudio.
Stop by again next Tuesday night for another peek at the Roaring Twenties. Good luck with your treasure hunting this coming weekend!