Reading about the great buys that all you bloggers have been finding inspired me to return to one of my favorite pastimes of years ago - Scouting out Estate Sales. I had forgotten what a thrill it is to come across that one of a kind bargain. And tell me, why is it that I think I can't live without an item after someone else picks it up and buys it!!! :) Does that ever happen to you? I love estate sales! I catch myself looking around at all the stuff left behind and picturing the lady that lived in the "estate". You can learn so much about a person by viewing the things surrounding her, the things she loved. What were her hobbies? Did she sew, knit, read, garden? When I'm gone and people rummage through my stuff, I hope my stuff goes to someone who appreciates what I had and why I had it.
At Saturday's estate sale, I found this well preserved 1968 Bride's Magazine. Notice, the original price tag - 75 cents! I paid twice that much for it. I don't know why I bought it. I guess I thought if the lady of this house kept it all those years there must be a good reason and someone else should keep it for at least another 41 years! Someone hand wrote on the cover "Patricia's bride book". I choose to believe that was her daughter and so she couldn't part with it. Maybe Patricia's wedding dress was displayed in that very magazine. I got a kick out of browsing through it, since (I hate to admit) this was the time when I was a bride.
Looking back, some of the styles were wild, but some like this next dress I still LOVE! Love the feminine lacy bodice and 3/4 length sleeves that bell out at the elbow.
How about this pillbox hat below! Are you "mature" enough to remember the "shift" style of these dresses?
And take a look at these poofy veils.
hmm...the fancy headdress was really popular.
Oh, take a look at this percolator ad. This would have certainly been listed on every bride's registry wanting a well-stocked kitchen.
I was tickled to see this ad for Betty Crocker's New Dinner for Two cookbook since I still have it on my cookbook shelf. As a new bride who had never cooked before, this book was my bible! I must have tried every meal in this book. Betty Crocker had a menu for every day of the week. What a blessing for me and my new husband!! :)
You know, I think my $1.50 purchase was well worth a sentimental journey of yesterday. Does it bring back any memories for you? Check out http://diane1876.blogspot.com/ for Second time around Tuesday for other great finds!