In an earlier post I related that she gave me 39 pieces of Irish linen material and a whole box of other linens, silk scarves, doilies and such from the family room area. What a treasure this box is. Everything in this box was hand crocheted, embroidered or tatted. And they are very old. Here are a few pieces of the linen material and some items from "the treasure box" I colored. Just the beginning of another project or two.
Another find was a set (29 volumes) of the Enclopedia Britannica, 1911, Eleventh Edition with soft leather covers. Originally I was going to use it for artwork but I don't think I am going to do that now after doing some research on it. It has a little wear on it but in pretty good condition. They measure 11 x 8 1/2.
Don't have pictures but I visited the tool room and found two of the old folding rulers that are great to use in mixed media work, a jar of old washers, a ton of brown round resistors in various sizes and a whole board of keys (I am mad at myself for not taking a picture of this before I destroyed the board). There were over 500 keys hanging on it.
In the music room was some really old old sheet music.......and I was thrilled about this because I did not have any at all. There was more than what is pictured here. I have already used some of this and I absolutely love it.
In the office room, I found this wonderful old photo album. It is a hard case and just beautiful.....never seen anything like this before and had some wonderful pictures in it. I don't know if I can bring myself to doing anything with it or not. I was thinking about altering the inside.......will have to see about that.
Another item I found in the office room was this "Album" although it looks more like an autographed book and is dated 1881. The size is about 3 x 5. It reminded me of some autograph books we found from my father when he was in the service where he had his shipmates write in it.
I am sure I am forgetting some things but this gives you an idea of the fun I had.