Wednesday, July 1, 2009

If you don't ask, you'll never know

So I went back to the sale where I got this stuff to see if they brought out any more goodies. Uh, yeah. As I was checking out, I asked my new best friend Diana if she had any old wrapping paper. "Yeeesss..." she responds, not really understanding what particular form of insanity would prompt such a question. Down she takes me, into the basement, to the gift wrapping room. I'm like, who the hell are you, Candy Spelling?
Anywho, here's what I got:

Large stack of fab paper...mostly baby and kid genre.

Vintage stickers. Stacks of them.

Old velvet ribbon (black!) and a little plastic prison....

incarcerating these:

I love Diana. So then I ask: "Do you have any old greeting cards from the same era, I don't even care if they are signed..." She says: "Oh, I threw all those away." I hate Diana.

13 comments:

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Woo Hoo. I got my very favorite vintage flower frogby asking that "Do you have" question. Sometimes treasures wait on the other side of that simple question.

Anonymous said...

hey....
is this our 'secret sale' out past 102nd? They are still unloading stuff? Let me know when Diana will be open again. Thanks, Will

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Drat that Diana!!

laurie magpie ethel said...

Loving the old Christmas stickers of course! Am very glad you didn't haul off and sock it to her when you learned she threw out the vintage cards....you got great stuff Dot!

trash talk said...

Good grief, but do I love those stickers...all of 'em!
It never hurts to ask...what's the worse that can happen? There is just something about the vintage gift wrapping that gets me all excited!
Debbie

Anonymous said...

Wow!....all I can say is wow!

Vintage Sue said...

If this was an estate sale, you need to set that Diana straight. NEVER through out ephemera, just in case. My dream, of course, is that at an end of an estate sale, they'll just ask me to cart it away. Dare I say PAY ME to take it off their hands?

CHER said...

Wow, amazing finds!!! Have a blessed day, cher

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

what great finds!!..i love vintage wrapping paper..those stickers are too cute :)

Sandy and Joe said...

Wow -- I love your recent stories!! The Berlin Wall (in your Hanes lol!!), the Latin garden comment, the vintage paper..., too much fun. Thanks so much for visiting me, too, and leaving a comment so I knew! Come by again anytime. xo -- Sandy/rhubarb reign

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

hehehehe.. this is fun post!

Bea said...

LOL! Loved your post today. Great finds for sure.

Sonya-Dime Store Thrift said...

Oh.My.Goodness. You have hit the mother lode.