You never know what the day will bring. We hit the road on Tuesday to look at a record collection that was part of an estate in Massachusetts. The record collection was vast but in poor condition. However, as is often the case, we found other treasures! Stepping into this house was like a visit to the 1600s. A run-down but fascinating two story home circa 1680. The ceilings were so low, Don could barely stand up. Amongst the animal poop and the stacks of debris, we found a beautiful trencher, 2 antique leather hassocks, and a cobbler’s bench. Then, thanks to our iphone flashlights, I crawled into the eaves and found period clothing including a man’s wool suit & vest wrapped in paper and a wedding dress wrapped in a sheet (circa 1810). It’s always amazing to me to find textiles that have survived in attics and eaves for centuries but it really does happen! Unfortunately, the wedding dress had been a home to some mice but there were lots of other beautiful articles of early ladies clothing in excellent condition. The executor of the estate gifted the wedding dress to me because he couldn’t bare to toss it in the dumpster. So I’ll see what I can do with it!