Recently I took a little shopping trip to one of my favorite local shops, Lambs' Gate Antiques in Lansing's Old Town. Owned by my friend Carol Lamb, there is also a second Lambs' Gate in Grand Ledge, Michigan. If you are in the area, put both places on your list of places to visit!
Once inside the shop, I was immediately attracted to an open scrapbook lying atop a table. Made from an old taylor's catalog, it was the most well-composed, colorful, and fascinating scrapbook I'd ever seen!
It doesn't look like much from the outside....
I knew pretty quickly I was going to buy it. It was my lucky day, because the consignee of the scrapbook, my friend Stan Baxter, came into the shop right on cue and offered me a friendly discount that sealed the deal!
Here is a sample page from the scrapbook:
I want to mention something about Stan. He sells many items on consignment at Lambs' Gate and gives the profits to the local Hospice organization in memory of his late mother. I can't think of a nicer gentleman than Stan. I always feel good about buying something from him, wouldn't you?
Once home, Mr. Cheswick had to approve of my purchase:
I love leafing through the pages, imagining how much fun the scrapbooker had with all of these colorful images....
Included are familiar advertising images, like Rastus, the Cream of Wheat chef:
A scared little boy gets chased by a turkey, below left:
I'll have more to show you tomorrow!