This weekend we visited our daughter and son-in-law in San Antonio so I really never made it to any estate/garage sales, but I do have to share what I found a couple of weeks ago on the last day of an estate sale in an older section of Abilene.
Of course, almost everything was half price that day, so I was searching through all the leftovers (mainly junk to me) when I saw this binder on a bookshelf. It was marked $1.50, so for 75¢ I pulled it down to see what it contained.
I was in shock! Every one of the FORTY pages was filled with neatly arranged garment labels!!!
I can not begin to imagine the amount of time it took to obtain all of the labels and painstakingly add them to this notebook--tape, tape, and more tape!
Some were very, very vintage while others appear to be from the 1980's and early 1990's. They were such a delight to me because, you see, I have my own little collection of vintage garment labels that has grown over the years. I keep my "few" in a little container on one of my shelves with the full intention of someday finding the perfect way to use/display them.
Here are 2 pictures of my collection:
I decided I couldn't let some of those labels just reside in that binder. They needed to be displayed! I carefully removed several from the pages and using a double stick, archival tape, added them to a sheet of leopard print paper and framed them! Now I plan to find the perfect location to make them viewable by many and not tucked away any longer.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing my labels that I plan to treasure. I am linking to Rhoda's Today's Thrifty Treasures and Susan's Met Monday, so skip on over to their blogs and be a part of the events!