When you think"Personal Shopper," what comes to mind?
Well, if you asked me a year ago, I would have said someone that went to all the places I didn't want to go (like shoe shopping or clothes shopping or appliance shopping) and make choices for me -- based on my budget -- that she (probably a she) would bring home. I'd try on, reject, she'd take back, and I'd pay her an exorbitant percentage.
Which is why I never had a personal shopper.
Then one day, my friend Jerry, whom I visited in France (for those posts, check the side bar under Paris and France), made an interesting suggestion.
Jerry is a four-star shopper. He is the best flea market person I know and can bargain a bargain price down to sub-bargain! He has terrific taste, a great apartment and frequents flea markets and the local tag sales like a trouper.
He suggested that if I told him what I'd be interested in and gave him a dollar amount, he'd shop my brains out for me.
Of course I said yes!
This week Jerry came by with my spoils (and Christmas presents, equally wonderful.) And what's extra nice was that everything was a surprise!
"You bought this. You bought this. You bought this. This is Christmas..." No, it was heaven!
What you are seeing in this post are some of the "spoils of shopping" -- done by Jerry on my behalf.
And a few Christmas presents thrown in for good measure. This advertising piece and the one a bit above both have "pockets" that come out. The one above has a 1909 calendar!
These advertising cards are for the department store Bon Marche and others (like biscuit cards).
Love the gold and the whimsical illustrations.
This is part of a military series -- again, lots of gold.
These pages were from a scrap book. The florals and Victorian pieces are called Chroma.
Here are a few others.
On the back of the pages were wonderful vintage postcards.
Now this was a Christmas gift -- a postcard book from my favorite spot in Paris -- Ste. Chappelle.
I loved the Parisian postcard book, with images at the top of this post and another from the Napoleon museum.
And these hat pins! Aren't they amazing?
Loved these sweet lace applique cuffs, too. They go with the collars Jerry sent me this summer.
Menus? You can bet these will be scanned for a someday-party!
Even the '50s were represented with this "kitchen" page...
...and an "airplane page.
These are animation cells --
When you hold them to the light, you get even a better look!
And this postcard -- it will be a baby card someday!
Jerry also brought a Tour de France pin for Rick and this music for us to share!
It's a song printed by a wine company, Suze, to promote drinking their wine, and as you can see above, the Tour 1933 is specifically mentioned.
The good thing? I have wonderful new bits --
AND, soon I am going to scan them and post some so you can use them, too! What good is it to have such fun stuff if you can't share!
I may not be posting for a few days and visiting might be limited -- it's one of those weeks! But soon I'll get these scanned.
And look for a post coming up on a meting with some blog friends I've "known" forever (it seems!)
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