I'm not much of a vintage collector, but I have been for several months been cleaning out my BIL's house. He has been in a nursing home (NH) since Feb. He is developmentally delayed, and has dementia also. After a fractured hip and wrist, he was placed in a NH. A couple of other illnesses, surgery, and returned to NH, we attempted to get him back home, and it just didn't work. So we have sold his house, where he and DH, lived all of there lives. 70+ yrs of stuff... papers, dust... old dressers etc...
I found a few things to take, old buttons, a Montgomery Ward sewing machine that needs to be rewired, LOTS of buttons, needles 2 thimbles... and this:
Amazingly the kids most all came and helped empty the house out. taking some of the stuff home to their houses. Still there were things that we didn't need. The neighbors took some of that too.
we are done, glad to be done too. the house is sold and now I just have to get all that stuff put away. A large amount of it is BIL's clothing that needs his name put in it, inventoried, and taken to the NH.
Ive been using my computerized sewing machine on some of them to permanently put his name on things. the rest are getting sharpied.