Friday, December 16, 2011

Mt. St. Helens Brochure

I am still fascinated with Mt. St. Helens - even after all these years since the great eruption (May 18, 1981). I drove with my family to the top of the hill behind my house and watched in fascination as the volcanic cloud grew and enveloped the landscape.

Whenever I find something related to this event, I grab it - like this brochure I found in the recycle bin at my old storage unit.

Join us over at Al's "Sunday Scans" - to see all things scanned!!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sheet Music - Found at Goodwill

Why would someone get rid of this treasure?
It was at the Goodwill Outlet Store, which means if it hadn't been sold ... it would have been shredded, or bundled and shipped to a foreign country.

I just HAD to rescue Dale Evans and Roy Rogers!!

Join us over at Al's "Sunday Scans" - and show us your treasures!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Little Leather Library - Redcroft Edition

The Tempest - Shakespeare
Memories of President Lincoln - Walt Whitman

Poems - Robert Browning
Greatest Thing in the World - Drummond

Snowbound and Other Poems - Whittier
Friendship and Other Essays - Henry Thoreau

Sonnets From the Portugese - Elizabeth Browning
Fifty Best Poems of America - Various

Man Without a Country - Rudyard Kipling
A Comedy of Errors - Shakespeare

The Man Who Was ... - Rudyard Kipling
"Little Leather Library - Redcroft Edition"

(click on picture to enlarge for details)

The Little Leather Library Corporation of New York was the first company to mass-market inexpensive books in the United States. The corporation, founded in 1916 by Albert Boni, Harry Scherman and Maxwell Sackheim, made available a wide variety of classics by many popular authors in miniature editions. The 101 books in this collection are 3" x 4" in size, bound in imitation leather, and characteristic of the Redcroft edition published between 1920-1924.

I rescued these delightful miniature books out of a bin at the Goodwill Outlet Store this past summer. The next stop for these books would have been the shredder.

Linking up with Al's "Sunday Scans"!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Glass Doodads - Found at Goodwill

Last month when I went to the Goodwill Surplus store, I found these little treasures.

Shot glass - "Denali National Park"
Perfume Bottle (with some perfume still in it)
Salt & Pepper shakers, yellow ceramic
Frog - Avon
Tiny vase (3 vintage silhouette scenes) - "Made in Western Germany"
White glass shaker - "Made in Taiwan"
Covered dish - George Washington on top, "Mt. Vernon, Virginia"
Plastic toy - "Epcot Center"
Tall blue bottle stopper

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Rag Doll Sheet Music - Found at Goodwill

Sheet Music -
Rag Doll
by Nacio Herb Brown

Featured by
Constance Mering and Muriel Pollock
Recording Artists

Copyright mcmxxviii (1928)

The Chateaux of the Loire - Found at Goodwill

 I almost passed by this small hardback book,
wrapped as it was in a handmade jacket ...

Until I picked it up out of the bin, and looked at the cover underneath.

Copyright 1924!

The book is filled with black and white photos, as well as text describing the various chateaus found along the Loire river in France.

And maps!
This is the only page of the book that is in color.

I am enjoying this book so much.
Maybe someday I will follow this map!

Your Trash - My Treasure

Welcome to my new Blog ... it's all about the trash, er, treasures I find along my way - mostly from thrift stores - and especially from the Goodwill Outlet Stores!

I can't wait to share  the amazing stuff I find that other people have discarded!!!

Join me, won't you?