Sunday, October 2, 2011

when you go to an estate sale on the second day...you don't expect to find anything good...

underneath the table...
underneath the bags of funky bows...
4 HUGE books of wallpaper samples...



page after page of glorious colors and patterns...


I can see these as journal covers...
gift tags...


gift wrap...so many different things...


I think I squealed when I found them...


the darling man that was watching the second floor? think he thought I was nuts...


he guarded them for me while I looked around some more...


then I could hear someone trying to take them, and he said, no...these are spoken for...


he was a good man!



( I think it was my "squeal"...


needless to say, I unburied more treasures from that sale, too...

but my favorite were these 4 1933 wallpaper books...

ahhh....

by the way...
the adventure is that I am taking 13 credits at Portland State University this term....
already overwhelmed with homework...
and yes...
I am the oldest in all my classes...

but ...
it is an adventure!

7 comments:

Ed said...

Wow, Melanie! Wallpaper books from the 30's! Awesome!! And going to school, also awesome! What kind of classes are you taking? Keep us up to date on how things are going. Good luck!

Char said...

I wish you all the luck in school. I bet you will be both busy and having fun at the same time.
As for the books. You did good for sure and I bet there were many that wished they had seen them first. What a lucky find.
Have a great week and am looking forward to seeing what you do with all the treasured paper, Char

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Good for you to go to school! Awesome wallpaper books!
I love 2nd day sales.
deb

Gail said...

Very cool! I'm sure you'll put them to good use....)

Kathy said...

Over the top score - those old wallpaper books are SO cool and so hard to find - HOOOORay!!!

Andy's Attic said...

What a great treasure of wall paper and a good man to watch them for you. Congratulations on going to school. I am excited for you and know you will do it well!!!
Annette

Sue at Serendipity said...

Aha! I guessed correctly-so proud of you!! What an amazing experience; please share the funny parts with us. And congrats on those fabulous books!!!