Monday, October 24, 2011

Thrift Share - Picture Book

I always find it hard to believe that people can just throw away (or sell) books of family memories. What is it about old photos albums and scrapbooks that seems so special? When I came across this overflowing book of ephemera last weekend at a yard sale I just couldn't resist.  
It includes maps and pictures of a well traveled family dating between the 1920s-1970s.
There are also old UCLA football game tickets and money from overseas.  It seems as if the "Man of the Family" was an executive for JC Penny for many years and attended many events in the LA Metro area.  Check out this old poster from the 1960s of the Bradbury Building in Downtown LA, so cool!
It makes me a little sad to think of all the digital photography now, and how future generations will only leave behind hard drives full of memories instead of old books of black and white pictures.

Paper seemed to be my theme last week as I thrifted.  In addition to the amazing album, I also walked away with a set of 9 cool vintage Christmas cards and some 70s wrapping papers.
Last but not least, in sticking with my paper theme...I came across this set of vintage Paper Cuts.  They seem as if they were sold as a tourist item, and are labeled on the back though I can't make out the wording.  I just adore the simple shapes and sweet animals.  Anyone able to decipher this writing?
Possibly "Produkoia Regzha"?
Once again, I can't wait to see what other great treasures were unearthed this week, so I'll be linking up to the parties over at Selena's & Sophie's!  
Cheers ~ Lara


  1. Those papercuts are great! Great finds all around.

  2. LOVE all your paper finds, especially the 70s wrapping paper!

  3. Your scrapbook find is amazing! I love things like that too! :)

  4. I found a huge box of old sympathy cards last week. I didn't know what to do! They were vintage and beautiful, but they were given for grief. I ended up not taking them. It just felt too weird.

  5. Those paper cuts are beautiful! Well done :)

  6. I really like that poster. And those christmas cards are too cool! Great post!

  7. Thanks everyone! Really appreciate all the kind comments!
    @ Megan, I think I probably would've passed on the sympathy cards too, though they probably brought lots of comfort to someone at the time.
    Cheers ~ Lara

  8. Hi Lara, Thanks for visiting me. Wow, what awesome finds! The scrapbook looks filled with wonderful memories, and I love the 70s paper and papercuts. Wini xo


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