We had a Sunday to kill in Worcester MA. We spent the night in Worcester after a Garth Brooks concert that made me understand why he has such a loyal fan base. My husband found an ad online for a mill space that had been used by companies that did estate sales and house clean outs. They had to liquidate everything and be out in 3 weeks due to urban renewal.
There was 40,000 sq. feet of treasures. I typically would jump at the chance to dive in but I felt overwhelmed. It was too daunting even for an avid picker like me. Rather than leave empty handed I figured I’d go through a few boxes that looked promising.
In that 40,000 sq. feet of boxes filled with remnants of people’s lives I found a package filled with 3 nativity sets. Each stand no more than 1″ tall.
Keeping each tiny creche company while they waited to be rescued by some industrious picker were these pinup girls by Ted Withers from the 1950’s. My, what an interesting life someone who saved these so long ago was leading!
The pinup girls and nativities are looking for a new home and can be found on my Etsy site – LizzieTishVintage. They prefer to travel together as the pinup girls found religion while they were stored away with no less than 3 baby Jesuses all those years 😉