I just love these fat chicks...
and these adorable children...
This card made me think of how much our language has changed over the years...Nature's "raiment"? I guess it just wouldn't sound the same to say
"Nature's cool threads"...
and today I doubt we'd see a Hallmark card with the word "happy" hyphenated as it is here.
I liked the back of this old card because it was postmarked from Troy, New York, where I went to college (No...not in 1911!)
My other find was an amazing scrapbook from 1861...exactly 150 years ago! Some young woman must have wanted to make a scrapbook and, not having one, re-used a ledger from a store, pasting her photos and poems over its pages. Goes to show that, "Mother is the necessity of invention"
Each of these watches was cut out separately and pasted to a page in the ledger.
Here is a page from the ledger that she had not completely covered...it shows the date and some of the original entries.
On this page, she has pasted fairy stories and colored in the photos.
Here is more of my stash. The scrapbook is on the left in this photo but I also picked up a Scrabble game (for the letter tiles, of course) and another old Mason jar for craft room storage. When I opened the Scrabble game, there was another word game tucked inside...the word cards will be fun to use for collage projects.