Monday, June 30, 2014

Monday's Muster #25

This week I'm starting my bookmark collection. I'm going to break it up over several Mondays. Much too much for one post. These all live in a photo storage box. I don't know how many are in there. A lot. I've collected these since I was a kid.

All pictured today were bought at book or card stores many years ago. I'm sure I didn't pay more than a dollar for any of them-- some were gifts too.

Who among you remembers Euell Gibbons?  That green bookmark is mocking him.

I didn't realize I had so many Garfields.

Kinda makes you wanna get out a good book, doesn't it?  Have a pleasant day!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Last Full Week Of June For ICAD

Here are the last week's worth of cards I made for the ICAD challenge. First up is a simple ode to summer. Made mostly from scrapbook paper.

Catalog clippings, scrapbook paper, and marker in the background.

Yes, a seed catalog was delivered to my house.

This was a chapter title in an old gardening book. Thought I'd have a little fun with it.

Cut from an old (obviously) knitting book. Think I'm glad these went out of style.

My first attempt at zentangle-- a trendy form of art that is popular right now. It was kind of fun and kind of relaxing to do, but it took a lot longer than a doodley index card should take. I'm not in a big hurry to try it again.

A mini collage, using a photo of my Mastiff, Arthur.

Thanks for viewing.  Have a good day!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Christmas in June and Other Finds

The past week netted some thrift finds from various local sales. I should have more to show for all the driving around I did, but that's usually the way it goes.  A bamboo Las Vegas tray, recipe card box, a terra cotta pot which I needed, Xmas decoration, Milles Borne game, a Xmas cookie tin, and a Xmas tree pin (in front of the recipe box).

Here is a better look at that decoration. It has a number stamped on the bottom but no maker name. Looks Swedish, don't you think?

And surprise-- there were three sets of index cards inside the recipe box.  I didn't know that when I bought it. Here is a better look at the pin too.

Those Milles Borne cards are cool for paper crafting. They're in my Etsy shop, but if they don't sell, I'll do something with them.

It seems like the yard sales are not too abundant this season. Wonder why? Hope you are having more luck in your area!

Thanks for reading.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Missus Styles of 1967

Another post from the 1967 Sears catalog today. These missus styles are pretty tame, practical looking for 1967. I'll save the mod look for another day. Although the fabric shown on the left is rather mod.

This is the price for the above dresses!!  $5.50 for a dress?!

Is this a gentle way of saying "middle-age" or "matron?"

Have a good day!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wacky Pack Wednesday

This has to be a newer Wacky Pack, right? I mean, they didn't have these back in the 70s (boy, us kids missed out!). Actually they did come out in 1979. Happy meals!

Did you read the small print? Click on the image to bring it up larger. "Make lunch, not war." Pretty funny!

Have a hip day!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Monday's Muster #24

I've always referred to this collection as "ugly vases" which isn't very nice.  They're not really ugly, just unique.  Or maybe you think "ugly" is the right word!  They came from a garage sale, a church rummage sale, and a thrift store.

The one on the left is oh so 70s.  The other is rather heavy. Look at this picture compared to the top; it has different designs going around.

The floral on on the left is actually a candle holder.  There is a short holder on the inside.  The hunky one on the right has very pretty glaze colors and an etched fish design.

A small collection today which is probably a nice break after all the Barbie posts. I'll be starting another large one next week.  Strap yourself in!

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

ICAD Week 3

Another week is behind us-- they sure are flying by for me. Here are the cards I submitted for ICAD (index card a day).

This was the only prompt I followed this week. The theme was "stickers." The cat and flower images are stickers. The swirl designs are colored pencil.

This is a watercolor background with markers on top. 

Two magazine clippings from a 1970s publication and "Run" in markers.

I had no real plan for this. I cut one inch squares out of scrapbook paper and used markers around the squares. "Craft" was also done with a marker. I would have liked for the word to stand out more, but so it goes.

Have you ever seen these sort of paint samples at DIY stores? That's what the middle image is. The reverse shows what colors where used. The bigger houses on the bottom are scrapbook paper, and the "Home" letters are from a magazine.

The images and text on this one are from an old cookbook. The blue and orange colors are markers.

This one... I dunno. I had the "days" paper in with my scrapbook papers and just sort of went from there.

If you're looking for some inspiration, pop over to the Flickr ICAD group. Tons of styles and ideas!

Happy Saturday, folks!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Saturday Morning Sales

I hit a few garage sales and one estate sale Saturday morning between chores, and here's the haul. The Howdy Doody glass is from 1953!

A baggie full of vintage sewing notions.

Very cool divided bowl. Nice color too.

A 1950 Santa Claus tray puzzle, a children's record-- also from 1950, and a few books.

Here is the back of the record sleeve. Cute, eh? The girl in the iris is keeping out of the rain.

A former owner wrote this inside the Nancy Drew book. Do you see the irony?

Pictured in the top photo, the typing book has this nifty illustration. By the way, the book was published in 1942.

Also in the typing book: finger gymnastics. I didn't realize typing was considered a sport.

A very cute and practical plastic storage box. Also a pretty turquoise, it looks a little washed out here.

And how about this? It was in with the sewing notions. An old card of snaps in pieces. I wonder what in the world happened to it? Too bad too as the image was very nice. I might glue it to a board to make some sort of collage.

Amazing the little treasures out there! Thanks for reading!