Vintage paper dolls, lace, and a rusty truck are just some of the treasures I discovered on my road trip to the deep East Texas Piney Woods.
Frustrating doesn’t even come close to describing how I felt trying to photograph the birds while I was in East Texas. I put my camera and new telescopic lenses back in the case and went for a walk in the woods.
My friend, Gener, Mila’s hubby used to cut and haul pulpwood back in the day. That is big business in East Texas. His old logging truck provided me with some wonderful rust images. I can’t even begin to tell you why I am captivated by chippy, peeling paint exposing the rusted metal.
That logging truck didn’t move around or fly from branch to branch. It stayed perfectly still in all its rusty beauty. But, I had failed to bring my Canon so I just used my cell phone.
Don’t you love that golden brown rust against turquoise blue peeling paint? The lug nuts on those big old wheels reminded me of Rust Dying Silk Scarves.
After lunch, we (Mila, Gener and I) decided to take a little break from doing nothing. In reality, we weren’t really doing “nothing”. We were busy drinking coffee and filling in the gaps that come with a long distance friendship. Social media has closed the gap but nothing replaces face to face fellowship. We headed into town, to Nettie’s Nook to do a little bit of junk huntin’.
If you are a junker at heart, then you know that it is mostly about the hunt itself!
There was little sack of sewing ephemera and do-dads caught my eye. There might just be a junk journal looming on the horizon.
Isn’t it a lot more fun when junk huntin’ is about the hunt? There are usually 3 or 4 things on my list: white enamel coffee pots, vintage lace, old papers, and calendar towels. Score!!!
And do you see what I see? Right at the top of the photo. It’s a “just-the-right-size” and “just-the-right-price” white enamel or porcelain coffee pot.
I think the vintage 1967 calendar towel will be great to use in the “Scrappy Snappy Bags“.
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There was one coffee pot on My Rustic Coffee Cup Rack pot that was a bit out of place. It was too big and it had no lid. But it was better than an empty hook.
My new treasure was perfect for that spot.
After our afternoon shopping trip, we headed back to their house. Mila made us a fresh pot of coffee and then she decided she had some treasures she wanted me to see.
She brought her very vintage (1920’s-1930’s) red hosiery box out. Very carefully, she opened the box and just as carefully she pulled back the tissue paper to reveal the surprise inside the box.
Even with just a peek, I literally squealed with delight when I saw the hand cut flapper girl vintage paper dolls.
It was her Aunt Grace’s collection. Talk about fussy cutting. They were not “official” paper dolls because they didn’t have a changeable wardrobe. But for the 1920’s these were very classy paper dolls. Aunt Grace had cut these paper dolls from catalogs and magazines.
After looking through the fragile cutouts, I just had to grab my camera again. Mila told me stories about Grace while I photographed the vintage beauties.
I have been cropping and editing the images to get them ready for you to be able to download and cut out. These would be so sweet in a junk journal. I am almost finished. In the meantime, here is one page of these elegant vintage flapper paper dolls. Just click on the image to be able to download and print it.
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’til next time,