The Mendelssohn song book is in pretty bad shape; cover falling apart, pages stained, but that is what makes it such a great piece to use in artwork. In the top picture, I got a baggie of assorted buttons, 2 great pieces of costume jewelry, & the cutest little shaker (although it was missing its mate)
My splurge was the box of antique lace trims above. I walked by it one time & went back for it just in the nick of time. I got the whole box for a set price. They truely are pretty. I almost got back into my "hoarding how can I use this mode" but they really are too pretty to not be used.
I had to laugh, when I spoke to my sister & cousin to tell them about my finds, I was pretty excited. I told my cousin I have to contain my excitement so I don't make a fool of myself when I go to these things!