6.07.2013

Stationery supplies...

I have a thing about stationery supplies...and I know I'm not alone...something about feeling organized...
and ready to tackle any project at hand...and when the supplies are of a vintage nature...all the better!

A couple of weeks ago...while I was supposed to be "working"...I snuck away to an estate sale...just a couple of blocks away...picked up a few things in the garage...but it was on Sunday when I returned for the "we are ready to make a deal to get rid of everything" sale...that I found the real treasures...





























These are the things that make my collage artwork sing...old raffle tickets with their faded color...






































the red bordered gummed labels...
a series of numbered tags...#1 to #24 (but #2 is missing...mmm...)

This old paintbrush is priceless...



















and the well-loved typewriter eraser that is ever so gently worn in just one spot...
over the years, correcting misspelled words...




















Kim Klassen is hosting a new link-up called Friday Finds...sharing whatever special finds you discover during the week...not anything grand or glorious...but rather those simple pleasures...that can bring such delight...I think its going to be my new Friday addiction...that is, after I check out the estate sale ads in the local paper...

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  1. Oh, I love that kind of find too! Especially the numbered tags!

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    1. I know Barb...anything with a great vintage number on it, I love!

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  2. Great finds - I would have snapped them up too.

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  3. Stationery oh how I love stationery a lovely collection ...visiting from friday finds...

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  4. You can tell the tickets are original vintage...great finds!

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  5. Great finds! I haven't seen a typewriter eraser in a long, long time!

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  6. You are certainly not alone! My mother was addicted to gathering office supplies at yard and estate sales. I inherited that inclination as well as all her finds when she passed away.

    I adore those little number tags. Wonder what they were used for?

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  7. Oh my word.... I have some of these items that I guess should stay around since they seem to have a wonderful use for.... I've been working on some collages and now I will keep stationary in mind...

    Enjoyed your finds,
    Karla

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    1. yes Karla...I use a lot of stationery supplies in my artwork...give it a try!

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  8. What cool old office supplies!! Love the typewriter eraser with the brush even.

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    1. thanks Beverly - I don't think I've seen a typewriter eraser in a long time!

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  9. Oh yes a bonus find! Have fun creating with them.

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  10. I'd love to see what you do with these!

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    1. I just flipped around and see you are quite creative!

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  11. Another good excuse to go to more sales. Love all the vintage finds you got.

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  12. I just love finding goodies like these...wonderful!

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