When I was home in October I once again hit up our local antique stores and of course didn’t leave empty handed. At the first store I came home with these gorgeous linens and some postcards.
I found more milk glass at a second-hand store. This place was the messiest store I’ve ever been in – they have so much stuff and I had to climb over things to look around but at $2 each I was able to snag a couple of new pieces that I hadn’t seen before.
The picture above is my parents house as it looked in 1919 – complete with a huge porch and a railroad track where the road is now. Mom scanned and printed the original picture for me. The frame is a $5 find at Target (they have all sorts of cool frames out now for the holidays).
Finally at another antique store I found these amazing original pen and ink drawings that were used for advertising in the 1930s. A couple had the date stamped on them, others had the prices of the furniture listed ($4.75 for a table! $7.89 for a chair!), and they had scribbles indicating which newspaper to send the drawings to and how large the drawing should be in the advertisement. I found these last time I was home and was lucky that they were still there. I paid around $2 for each.