Saturday, May 28, 2016

ICAD Warm-Ups

I guess I'm committing to ICAD again this year. Making something, anything on a humble index card does have its appeal. There are 10 warm-up exercises. I tried my hand at three.

Write your name in "doodly" letters

Make a collage using junk mail

Imperfect circles (I like that adjective)

Thanks for viewing. I hope you have a nice holiday weekend!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Some Blooms

I'm just popping in with a few pretty flowers and a "hello." Can we believe May is winding down already? Time really does fly! June brings the annual ICAD challenge (here is the official info). I'm not certain if I will participate this year, but if I do, I will post my cards here as usual.



Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Good Estate Sale

I hit a good estate sale last week. The house was small but jammed packed. This is the most I have bought at one sale in a long time. From the far left, around clockwise: two small, made in Brazil, spice canisters. A cute and mod cat ornament made in Hong Kong. A 1949 dress pattern; this is the oldest pattern I've ever found. A very cute children's book. A complete U.S. map puzzle with a copyright of 1915. Two Xmas aprons and a cute, musical themed hanky.

A very hard to find Nuway spice rack from the 30s (I think). A Little Golden Book dictionary. 1970s laundry hooks-- those are really handy. Four, believe it or not, boxes of flash cards, and an old, unused ledger book.

A few school workbooks, unused from the 60s, and two very old magazines. The Woman's Day is from 1940 and the BH & G is from 1952. Can you see the price on the Woman's Day? Two cents!!

Let's look inside those magazines...






Times sure have changed, haven't they? Thanks for reading... See ya!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Kiddie LPs

I picked up a few children's LPs at a thrift store recently. I usually don't buy records, but these sleeves are cute, or at least, I thought so...




This is the inside of the above record.


And FYI-- I will probably be away from blogging for awhile. No reason other than I haven't had much to post about lately. Thanks, as always, for viewing!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Aesop's Fables

My daughter had a school project recently that involved Aesop's Fables. I had to pull out my old book, published in 1965. 

 It contains quite a lot of stories, but here are some familiar ones:




You can tell by the back cover how much I read this book as a child (or my mother read it to me). I think the colorful artwork had me captivated.

Enjoy your day!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Friday Estate Sale

I went to an estate sale Friday which a lot of you may know means everything is full price. With that in mind, I didn't expect to walk away with much, and I was right. The house was pretty full, but most items were old, dusty, rusty-- and expensive! However, I came away with a sewing pattern, a farm license plate from 1985, a very mod desk or vanity storage box, and a box full of empty film reels.

Let's take a closer look at that pattern. 1969 dresses and jumpers for girls. Yes, it does look rather "Brady Bunchsque." Kinda fun.

Thanks for stopping in today!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Frame of Reference

I received a fun comment from Pat, of Corn In My Coffee Pot fame, on yesterday's inchies. She mentioned there was no frame of reference to give an idea of size. Well, she was right so just for fun, I reshot all of them next to an item I think everyone will know. Up first-- a domino.

A penny, of course

A small sized ponytail holder

A standard playing card

A die

A Junior Mint

A toothpick

Postage stamps

A pencil

A Ritz cracker
 A drinking straw

A teaspoon

A cassette tape

A crayon

A can of tuna

And just in case you are still not convinced-- how about next to a folding yardstick?

Thanks, Pat! Have a nice weekend, everyone!