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Estate sale finds from the weekend.

I do like a full estate sale and this one was full, full of dolls and beanie babies! Thankfully it was also full of old paper and books!

It was pretty local and my husband had been the day before and picked me up this box of photos and the scrapbook full of film make up research from 1941. When he suggested going again on Saturday, I ditched my yoga class for some bargains.

I found a modern paper cutter for $2 which was a good start but a bit boring. I seemed to wade through dolls, beanies and Garfield paraphernalia for the next few rooms and was beginning to feel deflated. The basement was full of Christmas decorations and some books so I had a browse through the books. I picked up a couple from the 1960’s which I can use images from and maybe use the covers for a sketchbook. I am not sure I have any plans for the 1966 calendar but it has some beautiful paintings in it.

One last look through the old old old books and I spotted this giant ledger at the back for $4.00. It had newspaper clippings stuck in like a scrapbook but the last few pages were original but empty ledger pages, so I decided to buy it. On closer inspection when I got it home, I noticed that under the clippings on the first few pages were ledger entries from the late 1800’s to 1920. The clippings were from around 1930, so I can remove the newspaper and use it in my collages and the ledger papers will be great to use too!

This last photo shows how I use ledger paper in my sketchbook. It adds a lovely background for collages and sketches.

Do you enjoy an estate sale? What do you look for?

Happy Monday x

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I live in St Louis, MO, but I am originally from Lincoln, Great Britain. My family and I have lived in the Mid West for over 15 years now. My blog is www.catseatdogs.com where I blog and chat about all kinds of creative stuff.

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