In my preparations for Christmas this year, I vowed to thoroughly use what I had on hand to make cards and wrap gifts. So all the ribbons I bought at the Independence, Missouri, estate sale of Diane Houk, known for her puppetry artistry, certainly met my thrifty needs, especially since the entire box of gorgeous ribbons only set me back about $5.
I was reminded of this estate sale extravaganza that my sister and I visited last summer by Adrianne DeWeese's enlightening column in The Examiner , Independence, Missouri's daily newspaper and how she Houk sold her collection of Nativity scenes that she collected through the years in her world travels. Just knowing more about the person who sold these beauties makes me appreciate them even more!
Always Frugal, Always Fabulous,
The Elegant Thrifter