The print is a very old "A Thought Of Mother" poem - so sweet with great old graphics along the borders. The book is Mark Twain - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The metal box has these great old dividers with metal Alphabet tabs. The pile of dice aren't that old, but they will fit into my crafty supplies and some will make their way into my "Junkreator Packs". The Bingo Cards were 25¢ at one sale, but everything else in the photo (plus the letters in a photo to follow) only cost a total of $1.00 at another sale.
The dividers pretty much fill up the box, so there's not much room for filing much of anything. I think there must be a craft use for those tabs and not just a utilitarian use. I love that there is a separate "Mc" tab for McDonald, McPhearson, etc.
Tom Sawyer has great old color plates strewn about inside. I just love old books. I would rather The Bean read an old copy like this that the new ones at the Library. It makes you appreciate how old the story is and how many people have enjoyed it in those years.
These letters were in an old cigar box and were quite dirty. I washed them up and they are as good as old. (!) Each letter is about 2" tall, so they are a good size. I can see all sorts of fun - Holiday words, collage art, swappy fun and more with these.
I had recently purchased two very small Pear Gourds that I intended to crack open next Spring and attempt to grow. But, I like my little pear gourds so much that I didn't really want to crack them open. Lucky me today when I found all these Pear Gourds at a sale for FREE. Hopefully I will get them dried out and ready for next Spring with no problem. For now, they are part of my Happy Fall Ya'll decor.
Okay, let's talk Jell-O. More specifically Jell-O molds. I have a fish shaped mold and a heart shaped Jell-O mold in my kitchen that hung in my Mom's kitchen my whole life, so it means something to me. But, I never really gave copper Jell-O molds another thought. That is, until today when I spied a bunch of them at a sale. (A sale, in fact, that was at the house directly behind my house. And there was a sale directly across the street from my house too. I had to go saling today! It was a sign! A Yard Sale Sign!) Oh yes, back to the Jell-O molds.....There was a box chock full of old Jell-O molds. Four wreaths including one with roses.
Four typical Jell-O molds - I think the one with the acorn in the center is kind of neat.
Three different watermelon molds, a fish and what appears to be a bale of hay, but certainly isn't. Is it? Maybe it's cheese?
Jell-O for every occasion!