...and delightful vintage pincushions like this little chair. I already have a collection of vintage rocking chair pincushions and don't usually like to spend more than $5 on them since they are so plentiful. This one was tempting but beyond that budget!
Many a time have I picked up old photographs like these for a song. As someone once called them, these "instant relatives" fit right into my Victorian home!
In a corner of the shop, I spotted a shelving unit filled with vintage buttons, including these lovely pink pearls.
The dealer was obviously a button aficionado as she had a complete set of The National Button Bulletin—a great resource for button lovers. I bought a few copies as they were only a $1 each.
I have a soft spot for vintage doll and children's paper-covered trunks. I probably have too many already, so these did not come home with me.
Two of my weakness are lamps and old frames. I'd never seen a frame like this metal one before. The label said it was a folk art crown of thorns frame. At $1850, it was way out of my budget!
So what did come home with me? Well, this collection of antique Victorian children's periodicals dating from 1897 to 1904 was one find.
The lady who worked in the shop was very nice and asked me what kinds of things I liked. After I named off a list of about 10 things, she returned with this bag of treasures for just $12. There were 58 issues in the bag, so how could I pass it up?!
I also found a fun vintage Singer sewing book from the 1940s to add to my collection of vintage sewing books.
I guess it was meant to be because the illustrations were all in my favorite shade of pink!
I also found some other treasures on my trip and will share those in a future post. The antique marble background in the next to last photo is a hint.