"Flea markets are full of hidden treasures like these. Just keep an open mind, and you never know what you'll find!".
This morning my colleague at work surprised me with a true finding. She did not find it at a fleemarket but way below fleemarket-level: next to the container with used clothes in the street:
An old slide-storage. From the 1960's. Agfa was kind of Europe's KODAK. It is worth zooming in, just look at the beautiful typo!
The people who gave it away knew, it would have been a pity, to throw it in the garbage. And: They had style! At least when it comes to choosing destinations:
A few days ago, before havibg read Eddie's posting, I probably would have been overwhelmed by gift. What to do with this neglected souvenir? But having Eddie's bench on my mind I can literally see the hidden treasure in the box. I will keep the typo on top but renew the front lid and remove the plastic-compartments at the inside and line it with some fabric paper. And of course the ribbon will be renewed, too!
The mindset would not be complete without Pipilonia's creativity. She shows you how to make an album DIY. That's where I got to know fabric paper.
1st Eddie, 2nd Pipilonia + my colleague showing up with the surprise - it makes perfectly sense! I only feel a bit sorry not being able to show you any photos of the transformation yet, since I am in the middle of "the other project":
Sticking 300 photos into an album.
Tonight is Blogger-Night. This last pictures goes out to cotton socks: cotton, this an Austria dish, Kaiserschmarrn. You rather not accompany it with a cocktail. More likely with cold milk. :))