Sunday, July 13, 2008

Heritage Show & Sale

My youngest daughter and I headed out to a small town Heritage Show and Sale this weekend. I have never seen so many tractors in one place in my whole life! Finally... after wading through all of them I got to the flea market area.... (which is what I was really after) and I am so glad I went.... Found this 1904 Edition of Alice in Wonderland...... With the most wonderful illustrations by John Tenniel....
And an old scrapbook with tons and tons of wonderful old images from a 1937 Canadian newspaper..... love this one.....


Lots of fashion ads.....


And sweet art work.... I will have to share a bunch of these with you in the future.... really neat stuff....



So looking at all those tractors was definately worth it! I decided to try my hand at embroidery this weekend.... here is what I came up with. I am happy with it, considering I just kind of flew by the seat of my pants.... not sure what I will do with it now.... maybe attach it to some cardboard and make a door hanger or something like that.... let me know what you think! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!








7 comments:

Simply Me Art said...

Oh Jenn, Im Jealous.. Fantastic Finds. I love your Favorites too. Hava a Wonderful Week, Jamie

sandy said...

Beautiful embroidery!! I knew you had it in you...

Alisa said...

Oh my goodness!!! That Alice in Wonderland book is to die for!!!! And Jenn, your embroidery is so wonderful too!!! That's it... you've inspired me to get mine out again and give it another whirl.

Sherry said...

Found you through Alisa...
I'm loving that Alice in Wonderland book -- the illustrations are gorgeous.

And the Star Weekly -- I was in Aberfoyle on the weekend and saw a crate full of those -- it doesn't seem so long ago that they came regularly with the newspaper on a Saturday!! I'm starting to feel old!!!

Karen said...

Oh you lucky gal, Jenn! That book is a real find. Wow! You must have been gitty buying it. I find its hard to keep a "poker face" and a steady hand when I find a treasure like that :)

Great job on the embroidery!

Karen at Ciderantiques

Andria said...

Wow! I'm jealous of all of your fabulous finds! I love the illustration with the child looking out the window too!

Sarah said...

Love the Alice in Wonderland book. What a great find!
Sarah
Vintage Lily