Thursday, July 31, 2014

From Ugly to Angels

Quite a mix of finds lately. These are all from thrift shops. Vintage Current "Just A Notes" and what they call an ugly face mug (for good reason, right?).

Also, three "month" angels and a Mexico storage basket.

We have November, June, and July. Unfortunately, June has been repaired. That one my daughter is keeping; she was a June baby. These are worth more than I had realized. Well, let me rephrase that: sellers are asking more for these than I had realized. $165.00 for the July angel on Ebay?! Good luck!

Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wacky Pack Wednesday

A rather scary Wacky today. Everyone will know this product. It goes back to the 1800s. A real staple.

Do I have to say Morton Salt?  Hope not.

Have a nice day out there!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A Swim In 1967

So if you were off to the pool or beach in 1967, you might have worn one of these from the Sears catalog.  I guess I sound like a prude or a dinosaur, but I like the more modest styles. I think they're more flattering.

No thanks.

Men didn't have much choice. Do men really care anyway?

Suits for the little ones.

Pretty cute.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Monday's Muster #29

There must be a difference between collecting and saving. But if you save similar items, you soon have a collection, right? Well, these are Architectural Digest magazines that I have saved since the 1990s. There are a couple in the stack that feature western (Old West) decor, but today I'm showing the Hollywood issues I have. These highlight homes and interiors of film stars. some directors, and other behind the scenes people. If that type of thing interests you, these magazines really are a plethora of info.

Marilyn Monroe's last house.

Jean Harlow's stagey residence.

They even go as far back as the silent era. Here is Rudolph Valentino.

Bogart and Bacall.

John Wayne. Like that asymmetric display of art on the wall?  I do.

An unlikely chef-- Boris Karloff. Notice the vintage stove?

Lovely Doris Day. I'd take this house, thanks!

Natalie Wood in the 1950s. How about that TV??

This is just the tip of the iceberg. There are many, many more celebrities and their digs in these pages. Some current (well, as far as the 90s were concerned) stars too.

Fun reads!


Sunday, July 27, 2014

ICAD: Getting Down To The Wire

Well, folks, this is the last full week of ICAD photos to share. July sure flew by, didn't it? Up first, is mostly clippings from a photo magazine, plus a little scrapbook paper. This was one of those projects that took on a life of its own. Most of this week's were like that; I started with one picture, and "voila."

Watercolors and markers

An old cookbook clipping, watercolors, markers, and scrapbook paper. Oh yeah-- rick rack, or do you spell it "ric rac"?

I started with the pattern image in the center then pulled out a 1970s magazine.

The only prompt I followed this week: trees. Scrapbook paper, marker, and printed text.

An ode to Leos. The lion was cut from wrapping paper.

This one definitely took me where it wanted. I added different scrapbook papers to an existing pattern then the words found their way on and some black and white flowers.

Only five more cards to go! Have a great weekend!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Estate Sale Saturday

Since that last estate sale was very close by, I did go back on Saturday when everything was half price. There was a lot left. Below is my haul. Two large Christmas tins, one of those glass strawberry jars, and a 1979 macrame instruction magazine.

Pretty satin and gold ball ornaments and some more vintage sewing notions.

Mod polyester blouse. I tried it on to get an idea of the size, and it actually looks really nice.

This coffee table book I picked up at a garage sale that was just in the next block from the estate sale.

Lots of nice movie stills.

Glad I went back.  Have a good day!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wacky Pack Wednesday

A non-food Wacky Pack for this week. How about that? Everyone knows what this is spoofing, I'm sure.

Paddle balls have been around a heckuva long time. Are you good at it? I'm average, I'd say.

Have a fun day! And I almost forgot it's Wednesday!!!

Eat Five A Day

No, not cookies; the title is referring to fruits and vegetables, and that is this week's theme at Shopping Our Stash. I had a couple of these peas playing cards in my stash so started there. I also added old Dennison fruit seals and some trading stamps.

Maybe I should point out this is a note card. Might be nice to know, right? On the right is the envelope.

Eat something healthy today! And thanks to SOS.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


A lot of us post flower photos this time of year; I know I have already with more on the horizon too, I hope. However, I thought an ode to the bud was due since some of them are very interesting. The first three are dwarf type sunflowers.

This is a zinnia. Doesn't it look like someone took a black marker and outlined the edges? Pretty darn cool.

Thanks for viewing!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday's Muster #28

Today's collection is one that I actively add to when the opportunity arises. These are actual photos of horses and draft horses, mostly from the 1920s. None of these folks are related to me. I have shown a couple of my family's farm photos before. Most of these orphan photos were purchased on Etsy within the last couple of years.

This is the back of the large photo above. Another photo burned into the paper. Weird.

The photo on the right is part of my blog banner.

As you can tell from my banner. I do like old horse photos. A lot of hard work and history in these images.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Latest Finds

I haven't posted any secondhand finds lately because I had only found one or two things here and there. However, after a rare Thursday estate sale, I now have enough to make a somewhat interesting post. The mod blue fabric is a mod blue mini dress (vintage) that already sold on Etsy. A Melbourne linen towel and a saltines cracker box that also sold.

A 1964 linen towel, two "made in Germany" bottle stoppers, two old pants hangers, a hooked Xmas hot pad, film canister and reel, and floral tape (kind of nice to have that on hand for kids' projects).

A Xmas fruit cake tin which I don't think is too old since it has a UPC code on the side, old seam binding and rick rack (19 cents each originally!), Vermont cookbook, The Fellowship of the Rings, sheet music book, old pastels in a cool wooden box, and can you see in the back-- one of those letter holders with a clothespin "head" so it looks like a horse. My grandmother had one of those years (and years) ago.

Two old crochet booklets. I didn't even notice until I got home that the circus book is a tie-in to the film The Greatest Show On Earth. See Dorothy Lamour below from inside the book.

I went back to the sale on Saturday when everything was half price. Will post those finds another day.

Have a nice Sunday!