I stopped by the thrift store for some 25c skeins of yarn for this project and ended up spending $19.75. Oops. In addition to the typewriter and a few textiles splurges (hand stitched apron and vintage pillow cases) I had a really cool find!
I picked up this photo album because the size is so perfect for recipes and I am on a constant quest to organize my haphazard recipe pile. $1 was fine for the album...but check out what I found inside when I got home!
Five old (but undated) postcards written in German! It appears that family member Wilhelm Rehm is from Stuttgart but traveled (moved?) to, of all places, Madison, California (which is a very small town about an hour from where I work).
These have obviously been through an antique stall (all are priced in pencil) and, unfortunately, the stamps are removed (so I can't date them) but the penmanship on this card alone was totally worth it! (sorry for the shadowy photo)
If someone can translate I'd be happy to get you a better image. Sonja?
I was thinking one of these card images might look cool enlarged to poster size and used as wall art but our overly windowed home doesn't leave a ton of wall space. Then I saw this image over at Doe-c-Doe (scroll down 4 images) from a magazine that is, ironically, sitting beside my bed right now. Now I'm thinking maybe put the images onto fabric and make pillows? Let me know if this is full of German swear words before I do either one!
I did get the yarn. All 75c worth ;)