Monday, December 31, 2012

ORPHAN PHOTO #125 Vintage Real Postcard John Arvid Someli Indo was married to Hulda Jussila in 1922

This orphan vintage real post card is of a young man posed in a simple chair. Dressed in a business type suit.

Back of post card has a paper taped on it that has the name John Arvid Someli Indo
born 03 -25 -1885 died 09 -19 -1924. Married Hulda Jussila on 09 - 29 - 1922, buried at Park Hill on 09 - 25 -1924 Div G Row 24 Grave 23. There is a Park Hill Cemetery in Duluth Minnesota.
Post card is from the 1901 to 1907 era so young man was in his 20 and I think it was taken here in the United States.

I find John living as a boarder in the 1920 census in Duluth. He was listed as a laborer working in the woods, is widowed and immigrated from Finland in 1913.
I find a Hulda living in Duluth and listing John as her husband and that he is deceased.  She was living in what is now the down town area of  Duluth on South 1st ave West.
Sadly from this picture I can see that he was married to Hulda just two years before he died at the age of 39 years old.
I could not find him in any family trees on ancestry at this time. Searched for his wife Hulda, I found that she immigrated from Finland landing in Canada and then coming to the United States in February of 1910. She was born about 1885. No family trees found at this time.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

More Vintage GAME BOARDS To Sell On eBay

Here are the last 4 of the vintage game boards that I bought last summer and now am listing on eBay for auction.
See my earlier posting for the other game boards.

Deputy Dawg
Casper The Friendly Ghost
Raggedy Ann
and finally Uncle Wiggly Game
Great decorating items, a peek into the past of vintage games. Thanks for stopping by Grace

ORPHAN PHOTO # 124 Vintage Real Postcard 1900s Dressed in Best Coat and Hat

This orphan photo is a vintage real post card from the early 1900s. Sadly there is no name to help identify this young woman. She is all dressed up to go out to visit friends in her coat and hat with flower on the side. I wish I could see the dress it appears simple and light weight and may have a design to match the hat. You can see a bit of design on the left side.

Back of post card is not divided and has AZO in stamp area. This post card is from the era of 1901 to 1907.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Selling and Collecting Vintage Game Boards On eBay

Last summer I bought 8 vintage game boards at a garage sale. They have been sitting on my to list pile and this weekend I have been busy getting them ready to sale. These will be added to my eBay auction listings this Sunday night.
I only have the game boards but they are neat in them self. Fun to collect and decorate with.
One of the best ways to display game boards that don't have pieces is to hang them on the wall.
The beautiful colors, pictures, and designs will add something special to your room.

 WW1 Battle Game

The Rebel based on a TV show
Ropes and Ladders Game
Vintage Crossword Game
Here are 4 of my vintage game boards that I will be selling.  I have lots of items around here in my to list pile on eBay or etsy or Amazon . Watch for more of my game boards that I will be selling.
My plan is to list them for auction, if they do not sell after 2 times out I will put in my eBay and etsy stores.

ORPHAN PHOTO # 123 Little Sailors Vintage Real Photo Post Card

Orphan photo #123 is a darling vintage real photo post card from the early 1900s. Two darling little boys in their sailor suits.
Showing a little wear on edges and previous owner has some some math on the back. No names or place of location to help us identify.
Thanks for stopping by to view my orphan picture. It will be listed eventually in my etsy shop.

Friday, December 28, 2012

ORPHAN PHOTO 122 Vintage Cabinet Photo Mike S of Minneapolis Minnesota

Orphan photo 122 is this vintage cabinet photo from the early 1900 of a young man dressed in a 3 piece suit,
Photo was taken at Lee Booz of Minneapolis Minnesota. Only identification is Mike S written on the back.
Photo is in fair condition. Some one trimmed the right hand side of photo.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas To All Of You

Merry Christmas to all of my friends. What a wonderful blessed day we are having today. I am thankful for all I have and pray for those who have troubles or pain in their lives at this time. I am thinking and praying for those who lost their children to tragedy and illness. My heart aches for them.
Be safe this holiday. Grace

Thursday, December 20, 2012

SEPIA SATURDAY 157 CHRISTMAS 2012 Vintage Holiday Greeting with an Angel

Holiday time is busy but still need to take a moment to share a Sepia Saturday post. This is a vintage Christmas picture that came in a group of vintage greeting cards. I am guessing it is from the early 1900s. Pictured is a darling blond angel among the clouds with a greeting telling us " A Bright and Happy Christmas"
There are no names written on back so I have no idea who owned it before but glad it is mine for the time being. I will be offering it for sale on etsy soon.

Thank you for stopping by and please take a moment to share other Sepia Saturday postings. Grace

Orphan Photo #121 Merry Christmas Happy New Year From Paul, DeLois and Cheryl

Hunting through photos for Christmas photos to share tonight. This is one that came in a group of photos.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from this smiling young family. No last name or where they lived.
Not exactly sure of her name but his is Paul and their daughter is Cheryl, looks like mama's name may be DeLois.
I am guessing this photo  is from the 1970s or 1980s and our little Cheryl is about 1 years old.
What do you think?

Friday, December 7, 2012

Friendship Friday ~ Vintage Christmas Wishes # 1

Friendship Friday is a great time to start to share some of my vintage Christmas cards. I love the beauty of these old treasures. And if they are written on I love to read the message and wonder about who they were.
Thank you for stopping by for Friendship Friday  Grace

Monday, November 26, 2012

Monday Matrimony Vintage Photo of Bride and Groom Orphan Photo #120

Mondays are a perfect time to share a vintage photo of a bride and groom. This vintage CDV is from the early 1900s. We have no names to identify the bride and groom but back of photo tells us that it was taken at the Chas Tebo Photographers at N Side Broadway in Eau Claire Wisconsin.
I find the posing of the female standing next to the gentleman with her hand on his shoulder. They appear to be a well dressed couple.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

SUNDAY SMILES ~ Snapshot Smiling Children 11/25/12 ~ Orphan Children Photos #119

Lots of smiles can be found within this group of  vintage snap shots. Whether or not they are dressed for church no one knows but I do know that at least some are smiling . Snap shots are probably from the 1940 based on the clothing they are wearing
Within the photo is the shadow of the picture taker.
Sadly we have no name or place where picture was taken. Sad little orphan photos.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

SEPIA SATURDAY 153 November 24 2012 Children on Roller Skates and a Bike

Time for Sepia Saturday and the theme is children. One of my favorite photos to look for are children or women in hats. This is one of my favorite vintage photos. Two adorable children one on a bicycle and the other wearing rollerskates. These adorable kids are wearing matching coats and hats. They are so adorable. No names to let us know who they are or a date to let us know when taken.  Guessing some where in the 1930s or 1940s. Would love to hear your ideas of dating this photo.

Take a moment to look at other offerings at Sepia Saturdays. I will be posting my picture there.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

SEPIA SATURDAY 152 ~ Young Lady Reading Her Bible

For todays Sepia Saturday the theme is reading. I love to read mysteries. I admit I love use bookstores and love the smell of an old book store. Hubby and I owned a used bookstore and for two years had 2 stores.

I searched among my collection of old pictures and found this wonderful cabinet photo of a young lady sitting with her bible in her lap. She is pointing to a certain verse but of course we have no idea what verse.
Bibles are important today but in the 1900s they really an important part of the family life. I have a collection of old family bibles. One of my favorites belonged to one of my great grandmothers.
I hope you enjoy looking at this wonderful old photo. Sadly I have no idea who she is or even where it was taken.
Her dress is full and has puffed sleeves and around her neck is a heart pendant. I would guess she was in her early 20s when taken.

Thanks for stopping by to see my Sepia Saturday posting. I will be sharing this over at Sepia Saturday of UK . Take a moment to peek at what others are sharing. You never know what you will find. Grace

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Sepia Saturday 150: 3 November 2012 ~ President John F Kennedy in Duluth Minnesota

Time for  Sepia Saturday 150: 3 November 2012 , click on link to see what others are posting.
Posting is political, Irish or sports.
I am sharing a personal snap shot from family collection.  I believe it is of  President John F Kennedy here in Duluth Minnesota campaigning to become president. He was here in 1960 and 1963. You can read about it here.

I am guessing a uncle of mine took this picture or maybe even an aunt of mine. Sadly I do not know who the gentle men are with John Kennedy.

Small snap shot black and white and a family treasure for sure. I share this over at Sepia Saturday. Thanks for stopping by. Grace

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Hubby spotted a moving sale on Craigs list yesterday. I am glad we took the time to drive to sale.
Found 2 Halloween mold figures that light up a ghost and a pumpkin. Perfect for Halloween and very desireable as decorations. I used them last night in our window. The figures cost me a total of $7.00. Very sellable on the eBay or Craigs list for alot more than that.

We love to collect metal bells and found a nice one for $5.50 to add to our collection and on a shelf found this nice Fire King Batter Bowl for $3.50. The bell we will keep but the batter bowl will be put up for sale either on eBay or in the antique store.

Add to this 5 nice hard covers on Lake Superior, Logging camps and one on Alaska. They will be sold either in the store or on line at Amazon. Each were marked $4.00 but got them for $2.00 each.

Great buys and worth the drive and time. May have to go back today and see what I  want to add to the pile of goodies.

thanks for stopping by for Found At Grace

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

CASH FOR TRASH WEDNESDAY 10/31/12 plus eBay End Of Month Sales

Cash for trash is a posting on some items I have sold this last week on the Internet. These items are not really trash but used items I have found,bought and sold.
Recently I bought a large group of vintage bras and girdles at an estate auction. Within the last few days I sold a beautiful vintage bra from the 1950s on eBay and it is on its way over seas. Another one is staying within the US. This is a Cotton Bra sold on eBay. And I was able to sell a second vintage men's suit. This one sold for $29.99. The first one sold for a buy it now price of $60.00.

Another great item these last week have been vintage cookbooks.  Here is a vintage White House Cookbook that sold for only $5.00 but came in a group of cookbooks so I know I did make some money.
Total sold on eBay in October is $744.59 gross. Are you selling on the Internet to supplement your family income and if so how is it going?

Thanks for stopping by for Cash for Trash Wednesday and Happy Halloween every one. Be safe.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

ORPHAN PHOTO # 118 Men and Their Fish Vintage Snapshot

Here is a funny old snap shot, no date but probably around the 1940s or 1950s based on clothing they are wearing.

We have a total of 18 men standing on this dock holding their caught fish. One man is in the back of the boat. Some of these men are wearing ties how strange is that?
Sadly no names to location on the photo so can not get any help to who they are or why they are all standing on a dock.

I am sharing this on Sepia Saturday of UK take a peek at what others are sharing tonight.
Thanks for stopping by. Grace

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

ORPHAN PHOTO #117 Snapshot Family On The Rock

Todays Orphan photo is #117 and what a cute family they were. Posing on top of a rock is mom, dad and three girls. I love the vintage clothing they are wearing. Sadly we have no names or location on this vintage photo.

Thanks for stopping by to view one of my photos. Love vintage photos take a look at my eBay offerings to see what is for sale.

Monday, October 22, 2012

THRIFT SHARE MONDAY ~ For The Love Of Vintage Cook Books

I am still going through the boxes of vintage cookbooks I bought at last Mondays auction. Five more  cook books were listed Saturday night and I have 5 on my desk to work on tonight or tomorrow. There is probably 65 to 85 cook books total in this grouping to sell some where.

Here is one of the ones I have for auction right now on eBay.  1890s New Perfection Recipe CookBook and Directions Operating Perfection Oven. Over 100 years old, fun to see what and how the females cook at that time.

Thanks for stopping by for Thrift Share Monday Grace

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Sepia Saturday 10/20/12 VINTAGE ORPHAN PHOTO # 116 WW1 SOLDIER RPPC

Todays Orphan photo is of young man in his uniform. This is a real photo post card from WWW1. He so young and cute and hair cut really short. From Camp Dodge Iowa photographer looks like Mpls Tribune Studio.

Sadly their is no name or writing on the back of photo. Today I am sharing this over at Sepia Saturday. Take a peek at what others are sharing by going here.
Thanks for stopping by. Grace

Orphan Photo # 115 Brothers In A Tin Type Picture

Here is my newest orphan photo. It is of two brothers in a tin type photo. Both are carrying small suit cases and the oldest has a pipe in his mouth.
Wonderful vintage picture. Sadly no idea who these two young men were.

Thanks for stopping by.. Grace

Friday, October 19, 2012


Friday Finds this week is 5 boxes of vintage antique cook books bought at an estate auction last Monday. In these boxes were piles of old cook books that I will be putting up for sale on eBay for auction. 
Today I will offer for auction the following
1930s Northwest House Wives Prize Winning Recipes
1890s Majestic Cookbook
1916 Jello American Most Famous Dessert Recipe

1925 Jello Ice Cream Powder Recipe book
1890s Universal Food Chopper Recipe Book
1913 Ball Preserving Cook book
1923 New Home Cook Book
1928 Library Ann's Cook Book
Take a look at my eBay auctions  this week and watch if they sell. Grab one of them if you find something interesting.,
I will continue listing these over the week end and until they are all up for sale. They will be offered in auctions and buy it now.

Have you found anything interesting to sell on the Internet recently ?  Grace

Thursday, October 11, 2012


Hubby and I love to hunt garage sales, thrift stores and auctions for treasures to resell on eBay, Etsy and the Antique Stores.

Some of our highlights this last week on eBay have been vintage foreign postcards. I bought these a few months ago and finally got to them. Boy am I happy I took the time to work on them for eBay.

The postcards were in vintage black scrap books that former owner displayed them in.

290 + VINTAGE early 1900s Postcards w/ album England, Switzerland Germany France sold last night for opening bid of $49.95 plus shipping.

360 + VINTAGE early 1900s Postcards with album France, Spain Black White Color sold for $122.00 a little over a week ago.

I bought these a few months ago at an estate auction and do not know exactly what I paid but I do know there is a great profit between these 2 post card albums. Plus I have 3 more  albums with post cards to list for sale in the near future.

Well thats it for now. Another day and another dollar to make. Thanks for stopping by. Grace

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


I know several people who turn their nose up at buying something at a garage sale or even a thrift store.  I love to shop all of the above plus flea markets.  What I do not like is malls and big stores even more.
I can spend hours at a flea market and at the mall I am in and out as soon as a possible.
Just a few weeks ago we were visiting the twin cities to see family and friends. Of course part of the time is spent at garage sales.  We are always on the hunt to find items to sell on the Internet or Craig's List. I have to admit I do not use Craigs List enough.

Back to my hunting, we were towards the end of the day when I spotted a garage sale down an alley. One of the first item I spotted was a bread maker that looked almost new. Just the day before my girlfriend Al had made us home made pizza using the bread maker to make her dough. It was the best I had ever had and I could imagine making my own pizza at home.
We have made about 8 loaves of bread, no more store bought bread in this house but have not made the home made pizza as of yet.
Here is a picture of my bread maker and one of my loaves of bread. Well worth the $20.00 spent.
Do you have to buy new or do you buy used if possible?  Grace