Yesterday was Kane County Flea Market Day in this neck of the woods. Happens the first Sunday of every month, rain or shine, minus January and February which are obviously “no go’s” in the frozen tundra of the northern midwest for most outdoor venues. We still sled. We always sled.
Paul and I tromped out to St. Charles, IL and arrived at the gates of the Kane Country Fair Grounds just a bit after 7 am.
The outdoor vendors were a bit sparse. The threat of Isaac arriving kept many away. But still a very good time was had and treasures where found.
We added to our “Miles Metal Art Collection” with piece number 3 from this Husband and Wife duo.
Meet Jasper. He is very special.
His body is an old Kenmore (yes Bonnie you were right!) Sewing Machine.
We have decided to keep Jasper in the house.
Molly is not sure what to make of him.
Other small treasures were found. It wasn’t an over the top day of finds. UNTIL….
I spied this on a table.
Now I love biographies. And thus love scrapbooks as they give an insight into a person.
This blew me away.
It started life as a School Officers Record Book in 1904.
By dates I find inside it started it’s second life as a scrapbook in the early 1930s.
1920-1940s Those are the decades that really sing to me on all levels.
One source is the Rural Progress Magazine.
It seems this was a very small magazine by a quick internet search.
I will have to investigate further.
But for now I will spend sometime just leafing thru.
Of course this image really caught my eye!
An ad for Raisin Maid. Love it!
looks like a Rockwell to me.
This is my style.
This is extra special. And I have plans for this.
Yes I have big plans for this scrapbook.
Now I just need another 16 hours in each day.