I went to a garage sale for the first time in FOREVER yesterday. There was a large sale benefiting a local organization going on so I stopped by. I must admit I have never had that "swooning" feeling at seeing anything before. Well that all changed! Covering two tables and the floor was boxes of lace and trim. It was vintage, still on spool, and.......in gorgeous pastel colors. Some was still in the package! My heart pounded, I felt faint, and I was frozen. It looked like a shark feeding frenzy with all the ladies grabbing and shoving. I finally came to my wits and started grabbing whole boxes and taking them to the holding table. Some ladies REALLY got upset at me for this! I stopped when I felt I had gotten most of the good stuff. It took all the people working there to stop and add up my stuff. People were in line grumbling and griping about me. I was very unwillingly the center of attention. As I (and several people working there) carried my boxes out a lady asked me "Do you sew?" I loudly told her the truth. "Nope. Not even a button." I could clearly read the faces around me. " Whats up with that?" Whats up with that is I got VERY lucky and hit the jackpot! I have been working nonstop all day packaging all the pretties to put in my shop. Its been a bit overwhelming. Most of the trim is from New York Import companies. So who knows where its from. A lot of it had notes attached that said things like "wedding Veil", "slip bottom", and " to be dyed blush pink". There was also bags of pretty flower appliques. My hubby laughed at me when he saw me dividing it all into two piles.' My keep for me' pile was much larger that my sale pile. I'm such a hoarder. I couldn't tell you about all this with out giving some away so stay tuned for a give away! And I will update my shop soon.