I forgot today was Wednesday... so you know what that means? No Wacky Fashion Wednesday today.
I'm a wee bit ashamed to admit that I haven't really done anything productive today.
Well I dropped off a package at the post office and listed some stuff on Etsy... that's about it. Oh yeah, me and the hubs met up with our pastor today to discuss River's upcoming baptism. If it wasn't for that, I'd probably still be in my favorite ratty basketball shorts and oversized El Chico's Mexican Restaurant tee shirt.... bra-less of course.
The office overhaul is going er, ok I guess. Eh, let's face it. I really didn't get much done. I tried though, I really did.
While I was moving things onto this new shelf here I spilled a ton of sequins on the floor and that was actually pretty awesome.
I know it doesn't look like much here in the photo but it was everywhere.
I really wanted to leave it there and spread it around the carpet and leave it there until time for the next vacuuming. Who doesn't want sparkly carpet?!?!
Here's someone you guys haven't seen in a while. My littler River! He'll be 5 months old tomorrow. Nice. He's almost old enough to get a job and help out with the bills.
And lastly for this weird post that's going nowhere: here's a new find.
I got this 1930s farmers ledger online last week for my own personal collection of vintage ephemera and it was in worse shape than I thought it was going to be.
The seller didn't explain that it wasn't all in tact. Poo.
In good condition, a farmers ledger like this can go for around $8-$9 but this ain't in good condition.
Hee hee! I said "ain't".
I think I'll resell it in my Etsy store for super cheap. I'm just not crazy about it anymore. But what I am crazy about are the 12 vintage postcards the buyer sent along with the ledger for free. Some of the postcards are from the early 1900s featuring a boarding house called Floral Home in Moores Mill, NY.
I did quite a bit of research about Floral Home and not much came up. All I found out is that it was a popular boarding house/vacation spot that was turned into a spa named Parkway Health Resort in the 50s(?). I doubt that it's still open but the postcards from this place are rare and are selling for a pretty decent price... so Etsy, here we come!
I haven't researched the other postcards just yet, but I'll be sure to share with you all the boring facts and figures when I do.
Do you research the history behind your antiques before you sell them or give them away... (or heaven forbid) throw them away?