The other day I got a box in the mail from my Mom. The box was about the right size to hold some of her wonderful oatmeal raisin cookies, I thought, licking my lips.
But instead of cookies, it was full of old pictures and papers. Old family pictures (and my high school graduation program) like the picture on top...
Have you seen the red and blue tokens in the upper left corner before? Almost every time I buy an old jar of buttons, I find some inside. I did a little research (i.e. I went to Wikipedia) and found out that they were the "change" given out from World War II ration stamps.
If a person took their $2 ration stamp for sugar to the store and only bought $1.80 worth of sugar, they got the tokens back as "ration change". Red tokens were for perishable goods and blue tokens were for non-perishable.
There, doesn't it feel good to get a little education on a Saturday morning?
My favorite goodie is the tiny embroidered coin purse. Like so many of you, I've loved coin purses for a long time.
This is one of my all time favorite pictures of a collection of coin purses.
It's on my collections board on Pinterest. I wanted to give you a link back to original website, Organon9worlds, but sadly, the website is gone. The website belonged to Rebecca Purcell, who was the display guru for ABC Carpet and Home, and it was full of inspiration.
In searching for Rebecca's website, I did come across this blog post that shows some of her design work.
And here is MY collection of old, beat up, and well loved little coin purses.