Tuesday, May 18, 2010

You would not believe what I have been up too..

I am not sure where this pics is from, but thanks for sharing.


I am so over~whelmed with my dumpster diving...LOL...You would never believe this in a hundred years. I am exhausted. I haven't had time to post between work and diving. I went over on Friday and Jenn's father couldn't remember who I was until he seem me coming up the walk, then I heard him say now I know with a big smile. He wanted to be sure he knew who Jenn was talking about, before he gave the go ahead. hehehe...You can't even imagine that place, it is old and filled to the brim, top to bottom, even the attic. They wanted to make sure of the things that I would be interested in before they started setting things aside. I came home with so many gorgeous things on Friday and got a call at work yesterday to stop by they had more things for me. They had cleared out a room and put everything in there that was dumpster bound and put my name on it. I don't know what to do, it is just crazy. I couldn't get another box or bag in my vehicle and they said see you in a few days.

I won't be able to share any pics until my days off, hoping to get a few then but I have so many beautiful old books, linens...I have garbage bag after garbage bag of really old linens..they are almost all in perfect shape, not stuff you would dream of ripping up...My head is spinning..So many gorgeous clothes from the 50's..oh my...the colors, the wool, the linens...Vintage hats, yikes....So many beautiful petticoats...PAPER DOlls that have been in the attic for years and years. It is so amazing, but I am really in shock I think...There are package after package of clothes wrapped in newspaper, tied with string in the attic..YIKES...

I believe things happen for a reason. I think the ladies of the house are looking down on their beautiful things and pointed Jenn in my direction knowing I would love and care for their beautiful belongings! When I got home on Friday the first thing I done was take all the paper dolls out of their beautiful box and played away. It was almost like I could feel a presence, someone watching me and smiling down. Crazy??? Not sure...Hoping I felt that..I am sure.

Lots more soon,

43 comments:

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Oh Debby, This sounds just wonderful! You must be over the moon to receive those treasures. I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of all the goodies. What a sweet colleague you have to think of you when it came to clean that house.
Have a great Tuesday!
Hugs,
Julia

Nora Johnson said...

Everything's gone to a good home! :D

X LOLA:)

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Oh My Gosh Debby!!!!!
You are killing me!!!!!
I CANNOT WAIT to see all of your goodies...I just know I'm going to DIE!
Those ladies of the house surely are looking down on you...you are their angel of saving grace!
If I go into respiratory failure...you'll be the one to blame! haha
Hurry up girl!!!!
:)

Jan said...

Sounds like a super fun adventure and can't wait to see some pictures. Oh! I'm sure the ladies are thrilled that someone is lovin' all these treasures!

Lori said...

Debby, how wonderful for you...it sounds like you really came home with treasures...lots and lots of treasures...i can't wait to see everything!!!

Karen said...

OH! MY! GOSH!
WHy can't I get a friend like that?
You are going to have such fun! PAPER DOLLS? Sigh.
And yes, they were probably looking down and saying "Thank you for treasuring our things."
What a great post!
HAGD! Karen

Terri Kahrs said...

Ohhh, Debby! When you mentioned paper dolls, my heart beat just a little bit faster! I seriously think that's why I love my collage work so much!!!

I, too, believe that you were chosen to take care of these beautiful things. Just take your time and enjoy every little treasure!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

jonny said...

I am so happy for you, just with that beautiful photograph I can imagine what unreal treasures you have. You have made my morning. Im am smiling for you. Have fun!Sincerely Jonny

Jan said...

WOW....no wonder you've been on the quiet side. You've been finding treasures! What fun and how I wish I were there with you! I can only imagine what those paperdolls looked like....and those clothes wrapped in paper! Oh, Debby, I can hardly wait to see what delights you now own.
Hugs,
Jan

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

Hi Debby!
That is so nice...you get a load of treasures to care for, enjoy and then hand down again! It's like we carry on the work and love of yesteryear when we keep precious handmade things safe for future generations!

have fun playing, can't wait to see what you got! show some pictures soon!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

TinyBear said...

This sounds so amazing Debby. Can´t wait to see all the goodies.
~ Tina

Sue said...

Wow.Wow.Wow.

I am green with envy!! I collect (and occasionally sell) vintage clothing and antique linens and this is the type of dumpster diving that
is sheer utopia. Sheer bliss!

Can't wait to see your pics!

Hugs,

Sue

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You are truly blessed. I'm sure these ladies are thrilled that these things are going to you and NOT to the dumpster. How fortunate for BOTH.

Claudia said...

I can't wait to see what you got, Debby! It sounds like you hit the mother lode of fabulous finds.

xo
Claudia

I love paper dolls!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

color me pea-green

friedaquilter said...

I too think this was meant to be, Debby. These treasures needed looking after, stroking and being used and admired again. And you're just the person to do so. I can't wait to see pictures!

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Wow, sounds soooo exciting and soooo many treasures! Have fun! Can't wait to see some pics!

Healing Woman said...

I love the story of the paper dolls. I'm sure the owners were looking down on you and happily at that. I also envy you (and am happy for you) for that wonderful find. To think, a whole house full of throw-aways...I can't wait to see what you have salvaged and what you make from it...

Lucy said...

OMG! You lucky girl!! That is so super exciting! Can't wait to see pictures!
OH! Your heart must be racing at a zillion beats per minute!
Mine is stepping up just reading your post!

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

That is acool apron! I do hope you found some grand treasures in that attic...Julian

Diane said...

Not crazy at all, these ladies wanted you to have all of these treasures--can't wait for the pics!

Dina said...

Wish we were closer, I would love to help. Sounds like a big job with wonderful rewards. Can't wait to see what you found!

Studio Panorama said...

How awesome! Lucky you! Can't wait to see some pics.
Bev

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Oh, my, I can't wait to see the photos! You are the second one I've read this week that has come into such wonderful treasures!!!

xxoo

Holly Loves Art said...

Wow this is just amazing! Something we all dream of coming true. Well you deserve it!! I am so excited to see pictures. I can tell you're so excited!
Have a great week.
Holly

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Hi Debby!

Paper dolls, how FUN! Can't wait to see the pics!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Anne

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hello Debby, Thank's for dropping by yesterday. Have a good finding more goodies....Julian

Pam @ Frippery said...

My goodness, you were definitely the right person in the right place to care for all the ladies beloved treasures. I am sure it was meant to be. Sounds absolutely divine to be able to sift through all that vintage "junk".

Crafty Gal Linda said...

That is awesome! Sounds like you hit the mother load. I understand why you are overwhelmed! It's just too much to take in when you see so many goodies. I'm looking forward to pics.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Wonderful, Debby! Can't wait to see photos of all your new treasures. And if I can across paper dolls, I'd be playing with them, too. I loved them SO much when I was little. :) Theresa

Shabbyfufu said...

Oh Debby, Debby....calling Ms. Debby! You won my giveway!!! Come over and see new post......

Sares said...

I am so excited for you, i almost feel like crying! I can just imagine your joy and I can't wait to see pictures!

Miss Gracie's House said...

That sounds like so much fun...I love it when the treasures *come to you*!
And that apron in the post below...now that is just gorgeous!
Have a great day!
Rene

Lynn said...

Ohhhhhh Debby, this is so exciting and I am so happy for you, what a wonderful adventure. I too believe things happen for a reason and yes, for someone such as yourself that really takes these things and cherishes them :)
Maybe you need a nice big vintage cupboard to display all the beautiful linens that are too nice to tear apart for art work.
Can't wait to see some photos....

Laura Haviland said...

Debby everything has gone to a excellent home, so thrill for you. I live buy that rule "everything happens for a reason" too.
Oh my gosh paper dolls and old ones !!!!!!! What a treasure, please share pictures soon as you can. I would love a peek and drool. hahaha
Enjoy the treasures and have the best day.
Hugs, Laura. xoxx

Lovey said...

Wow Debby! Good for you...can't wait to see pics!

Melinda Cornish said...

oh my gosh, I would be in heaven....I mean that, really!!!!!!! lucky, lucky you.......

June said...

Debby this is so great for you and I can tell by your tone that you are overwhelmed with joy. I am so sure that the ladies wanted someone to cherish their treasures and that someone is you...lucky you!!! I cannot wait to see all you have dug up.
hugs

joanne May said...

Hi Debby,
You lucky, lucky, thing!:)
How wonderful to find all those vintage treasures. I will look forward to seeing some of your finds in your next post.
I am now following you too. It is lovely to find your blog!:)

Lori R. said...

I, just like you, count my treasures not in money but in old vintage "stuff". You fell upon a treasure chest my friend...
My husband would have a fit though if I brought that kind of treasure home!
Have fun this weekend sorting through your treasures.
Thanks for your visit to my posts lately. I hope to stay back on the blog track! i missed all my friends! hugs ♥

JBeaudetStudios said...

That sounds like so much fun! Oh I would love to see the paper dolls and petticoats! Thank you for your comments on my post! Jennifer:)

joanne May said...

Oh wow,
All the vintage treasures are amazing!
I especially like the gloves and jumper!:)

NancyJane said...

How exciting to get such beautiful treasures! I know that was fun to go through all of that!