This one is white and covered with emergency stickers. The plan is to clean off the stickers, use a little Mr Clean Magic Eraser on the phone and hang it on a wall, unconnected, of course. A girl can have a little fun :)
So, what else was there besides the old papers?
There was a copy of the Newly Revised Sewing Made Easy from 1960. Along with sections on choosing material and altering patterns, I particularly like the chapter on Remodeling Your Clothes. Yes, refashioning is not new ;)
There was an undiscovered box of old Christmas ornaments. I have always regretted not taking the ones my mother was giving away! But I've been able to find a few boxes over the years.
You may have noticed that one of the latest trends on sewing blogs is the return of the old-fashioned sunbathing top. The vintage patterns are running up high prices on ebay. I just happened upon three of the "real deal"....3 original sunbathing tops. The elastic has done what elastic does with age, but these are really neat. I may end up using them to draft patterns.
There was also a dress which I am anxious to show you, but it is at the dry cleaners. I'll tell you about it next week ;)
The pink and white floral number has an interesting tie detail, where it feeds through the loop. It also has that wonderful shirred back, typically vintage. I had a bathing suit of shirred material like that when I was a young child.
It was a very good day. I hope all of yours are, too!