Saturday, December 20, 2014

Nonfiction Thrifting

I went to two thrift stores this week and walked out with only books. Strange. I also forgot to take group photos when I was shooting them to list for sale so you get the "for sale" shots today.

My parents had a set of these books when they were new-- when I was a kid. I think they're still at my dad's today.

This is a fun, 1960s, craft book for kids. Lots of funky illustrations inside.

Another Teddy Bear book. That makes three I've found in the last couple of years, and they all have been different.

When I read "The Frontier States" on the spine of this book, I thought: Kansas, Arizona, California?? No, it's about Alaska and Hawaii.

This book goes back to the 50s. I didn't read any of it, but I bet it's full of amusingly outdated information.

This book, unfortunately, is very beat up. It is a former library book which would explain its rough life. I bought for the nice illustrations. See the last photo.

Have an informative day out there!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Dec Daily 12-16

Showing the latest in my December Daily album today. I usually make the same holiday cookies and bread every year but I went through my recipe box anyway. You never know what might sound good.

I usually don't keep candy in the house (with the exception of Halloween), but my husband bought a bag of Hershey's Miniatures recently, and I decided it was time to set them out.  Aren't the labels cute? Those are the actual labels too, not scanned. Yes, I had to eat the chocolate so I could use the labels. What a sacrifice!

The man of the house set up our tree on the 14th, and it took my daughter and I three more days to get all the ornaments on (that will be another page)!

Finished the couple sewing projects I had going. See-- I did get those ornaments finished. The only tree skirt I have is crocheted in maroon, dark green, and tan, which is nice, but it was made for a green tree, and looks kinda "meh" under a white tree. I made this blue one out of an old flannel sheet.

Lucky me, I have to come up with Christmas and birthday presents for my husband all at the same time.
Thanks for viewing!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wacky Pack Wednesday

You might remember the Oreo Wacky back from a couple weeks back.  Well, here is the the precursor: Sunshine's Hydrox cookies that debuted in 1908. They are supposed to be available once again soon, but I wasn't able to find them anywhere.

Thanks for viewing!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Coonhound's Rules

After making Arthur's "Rules for Life" layout, I decided to make one for the other canine in my house. You'll notice her rules are not quite as saintly as Arthur's. Hounds are the evil group of the dog world. 

Have a non-evil day out there!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Monday's Muster #47

Some of you might remember from last December I showed a lot of vintage Christmas cards I have. This is sort of a collection within a collection as I do specifically look for old cards designed like books. As you can see, I don't have many yet, but it is over that magic "three" number.

I'm not sure what it is about these that appeal to me.  I guess, I just think it's clever. I do like the details too.

We're getting close!!  Enjoy!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

December Daily 7-11

Here we are at lucky pages 7 through 11. Almost halfway through this album already. So far, I haven't scrambled to find a subject for each day-- let's hope that continues.

I used this paper to wrap a couple of gifts and really liked the design so why not document that? You know how cool old wrapping paper is-- well, some decade this will be old too!

Got all the window and outdoor decor done.  Hurray!

I arranged my Putz houses, little wooden villages, and bottle brush trees.

Yes, we've been watching some holiday favorites.

Suddenly dawned on me I better get those out-of-state presents off in the mail.

How are your holiday plans coming along??  Thanks for reading.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

A Mix of Finds

Seems like "just a few thrifts" is all I've been finding lately which is still better than zip, right? Two books and a made in Hong Kong plastic nativity ornament.

Although this one is shaped differently, I had a plastic nativity ornament when I was a kid. I wonder what ever happened to that?

The "Ho, Ho, Ho!" book is full of Andy Warhol's Christmas artwork. Kind of interesting.

Here is a page from the above cookbook-- whatever happened to this world?

I also found a Christmas tablecloth is nice condition. I must apologize for not ironing it, but I wanted to hurry and get it listed so I let that slide. Shame on me! What my grandmothers would think!!

Have a great day-- hope you live up to your grandmother's standards!