Jersey treasure

Ta-da! The spoils of my recent rummage adventure...

Antique gardening books, plus a Lady Chatterly's Lover. A big, big, big canning jar and cheapo glass dome ($1.50 still markered!) to be made into terrariums.

A liberty print, peter pan collared vintage dress. My three favorite things all rolled together in on super combo. A pair of white, heeled tap shoes from the 50's that fit, my man and I are in the planning stages of a musical review and these babies will take center stage for sure.

I love florals on a black background. They reminds me of my very talented Aunt Trisha, who painted the most beautiful trays and furniture black and flowery. So pretty!
I have a bad habit of picking antique laces up where ever I go. I just can't stop and I don't think I want to either.

A "war mother's" flag from WWI. Mothers hand made them with a blue star in the middle for each family member serving overseas. The star on this one is made from indigo dyed denim, maybe from the soldier's tattered jeans. The blank music composition books are for a achingly talented nearest and dearest of mine.

Now Jersey gets a bad rap, you know, big malls, bad hair, long nails. It ain't all bad over there folks. By the way, did you know it's state slogan for a hot second was “New Jersey. We’ll win you over.”? How funny!


  1. Oh my gosh. I would have never guessed these could be found there! I always feel like a traitor of new york for having so many friends from new jersey, but these are the best excuse I've seen for liking the state thus far.

    hope you're well, darling!

  2. my favourite is the dome. Total bargain!

  3. Hi. Just stumbled upon your blog and I am loving it A LOT. :)

  4. Wow, that's pretty random about the Bodega schoolhouse!

    I'd be interested to see that, it's such a gorgeous building but I've never seen the inside. Looking forward to your post about it :D