Monday, September 27, 2010

Friday's Junque

Friday was a good day. A very good day. It took three trips for me to get my assorted purchases from the Historical Society to my car. Worth the work out!!!

Vintage Christmas. Fa la la la la!!!!!!!!!!!

Battery operated snowman robot. Made in Japan.

Old atlases starting from 1912. Vintage dictionary volumes. Groovy metal lamp. Vintage cowhide briefcase (very Dr. Jones). That bit of wood peeking out? A super chair which I am trying to convince young Indiana Jones should be his new desk chair.
Most astonishingly, this isn't all. There is a picnic basket full of treasures. Oh and the fabulous, awesome, slap myself on the back vintage Hamilton 10K gold filled watch in original case that I got for my Mr. Wonderful.
I am a lucky, lucky girl.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

The End of an Era (or Collection)

For many years I collected aluminum. For years before it became popular (and way too pricey). I particularly loved Rodney Kent pieces and have at one point or another owned most of the styles available. I'm moving on and have sold most of them. This is my last and probably most treasured one. Found it at an antique show with its original tag. Paid $5 (see, I told you I was buying before it was popular!) It's headed on to Ebay as I continue to try and make room for my ever changing interests in collecting. So long Rodney.
Of course I did keep some of my aluminum collection. You didn't imagine I really got rid of everything? Wendall August Forge pieces still find a place!
What are you collecting?!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Be Nice to Your Bus Driver!

I am a BIG believer in being nice to the bus driver who is brave enough to get my kids to and from school each day. I can't control what happens on the bus but I can make a good start. We put together this small thank you a couple of weeks ago for my daughter's bus driver (who is FABULOUS).

A simple paper covered chipboard flower and an Opera tag print which I got from the Graphics Fairy Such a simple thing to do to really brighten a day.