For me, the best part of antiquing is that I never know what I'm going to find. Thanksgiving weekend I drove up the coast to the tiny beach side town of Carpinteria, California. It was a beautiful, warm sunny day as I wandered in and out of the gift shops and antique stores that line the town's Linden Avenue. I had prepared a mental list of things I was looking for, old tart tins, textiles, maybe some old postcards or paper doilies. What I was unprepared for was this...
German Paper Scrap or Dresden Scrap. The only other time I'd found such an awesome selection was in a Paris flea market years ago. I just couldn't believe my eyes!
Evidently the vendor deals in scrap a lot and I was told she always tries to keep her booth well stocked.
Some of it is new and some is from the 30's and 40's. My favorites are the old colored papers.
I'll probably never cut it up or use it (I've never had the nerve to use what I bought in Paris), but just looking at it makes me happy so that alone was justification enough for my purchase.
Encourage one another,