Thursday, May 27, 2010

Yard sale treasures and a 100th Birthday

 Below are several  treasures I found at garage sales
 This lovely box and it is lined.  $3.00

Pink flowred bowl.--79 cents
  Painted metal tray...50 cents
This is a German candle ..I think...50 Cents

A large cookie jar

Large hand painted red and yellow platter
for $1.00

                                                             A few more things. 

                         Below.. some cute pink outfits for the new great-granddaughter on the way in August

                                             I also picked up some new books for reading.

                                             A bit of history

Today is the 100th aniversary of the bra..what would we women do without it?

Mary Phelps-Jacobs's Patented Bra 1914----a bit of history lesson

Bra fashion history truly began with the first bra to be patented. The first bra was patented in 1914 by Mary Phelps-Jacobs an American. It is not thought to be the first bra ever, but it is the first patented record and that gives her the credit.
      Mary Phelps-Jacobs patented her bra design under the patent name of Caresse Crosby. Some suggest it was her French maid who provided the idea or the stitching help. Two silk handkerchiefs were tied together, baby ribbon sewn on to make straps and a seam set in the centre front.
    Phelps Jacobs couldn't get much interest for her idea and sales were minimal, so for $1500 she sold the rights to Warners...and a few years later just change that fifteen hundred patent valuation for fifteen million dollars... Warners have been involved in bra production ever since. Within a year, breasts were measured in inches rather than being categorized small, medium or large.

 Hope all is having a good day .. I am looking forward to viewing all the pinks for this Saturday.


  1. You find the best stuff at garage sales. We have only 2 listed in the paper, what's up with that?!?! Yup, what would we do without that great invention?

  2. Great finds! I found a cookie jar similar to this a couple of weeks ago for 50 cents. Don't you just love yard sales?

  3. Oh my that cookie jar would go so well in my house. Great finds and good luck at garage sales, they are my summer pastime Hey!!

  4. Wow! You found some great things. That first box is gorgeous. And I love the brightness of the Biscotti container. The book "In Everything Give Thanks" sounds like it might be good.

    Hope you are having a great day! I would love to know what's up with the dragon. :) Love ya, Tammy