Friday, April 18, 2014

The Rest of the Finds

I had no intentions of going back to the estate sale the second day.  The mister and I were on our way to the post office, but the lot was packed so instead of just driving around for a bit, we decided to go to the sale.  Everything was half off which is always welcomed, right?

I have the movie soundtrack to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang but had never seen this recording before. Pretty nifty cover art. An old box of Dennison star seals, and a long letter rack.


I had noticed this print the first day, but there was no price on it so I passed. Since it was still there, I decided to ask about it. Good deal. I know some people will think it looks dated, but it is a nice painting. Personally, I like it. It's fairly big too-- 12" x 24".

Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Another Thrifting Wrap-Up

Okay, you guessed it, I found more wrapping paper last week at a thrift store, plus a Milne book and a vintage Thermos.

Scrabble for juniors anyone?

Here is a very timely poem in the A.A. Milne book.

I also went to a local estate sale and walked out with 3 vintage finds. My mother had the same blue jar. As a matter-of-fact, my dad might still have it. I'll have to do a bit of snooping. Cute flour sifter with a goose pattern.

The orange "thing" is a stacking trinket dish. Very mod design, don't you think?


And in case you didn't notice-- I actually shot these pictures OUTSIDE (last Friday)! A first for the year!

Note: If you can stand the suspense, I bought a few more things on the second day. Will post those tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wacky Pack Wednesday

Well, this week's Wacky is a little creepy but pretty funny. You can't avoid these this time of year at the store, can you?


Peeps were introduced in the 1950s. The candy manufacturer was Sam Born; that is were they get the company name "Just Born." The things you don't know!

It seems people either love them or hate them. I don't know if I'd go as far as to say I love them, but I like them well enough to have a box around for Easter. You have to admit they look like Easter and Spring.

Hope you have a spring in your step today!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April Snow Showers

Somehow I knew we'd have snow this April. After Sunday's post, this comes as a great disappointment around here!




And I just put my boots away until next winter...

Hope your weather is vastly better!!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday's Muster #15

With Easter coming up and Spring finally here, I decided to share a very colorful and flowery collection this week. Vintage enamel (for the most part) flower pins. I used to pick these up at garage sales or thrift shops for maybe fifty cents ten or more years ago.  Today they are very scarce except for Etsy and Ebay where they command a pretty penny. Two of these actually belonged to my grandmother-- two of the more docile styles.












These stick pins were my mother's and are later, from the late 70s-- I do have the end-stopper things around somewhere.

So now that you've seen them. here is a question: what should I do with them?  At the moment, they are sadly in a shoebox in my basement. I have had them displayed. Once I stuck some into a styrofoam wreath; that looked nice. Another time I had them "swagged" over a doorway on a crocheted chain. Any other clever ideas?  Keep in mind, they do get heavy when grouped together. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Ahh... Finally!

Friday was beautiful! I even have a few flowers blooming.



Lilac buds

The Easter Bunny perhaps checking out my neighbor's yard.

We haven't seen a temp like this since last year.

Even though tomorrow and Tuesday are supposed to be back in the 40s, this taste of nice weather was so welcomed after one of the worst winters on record in Chicago.

I hope your weather is improving too!