Sunday, March 22, 2015

...When it rains



I would like to say "When it rains, it POURS"...
but around here, it's just been Freezing as it comes down! (view from our back porch last Wednesday and VERY similar Sat a.m.)

Despite the weather, we have been on STUFF OVERLOAD this past week!

There was an Aunt's apt. that was being cleaned out, and we were able to take a few NICE pieces:
STARBURST CLOCK - not currently working, but we WILL find a way!!
HAEGER VASE (2015 #2) - You're allowed to bring 'certain banned things' into your home when they are from family -right?!!
and a MidCentury tension pole lamp. (The verdict isn't in yet as to whether this is a keeper?!!)

SAT. am brought NASTY weather, AND the first sign of SPRING-
A CHURCH RUMMAGE SALE!!!!

nothing monumental... just a GOOD.JUNK.FIX!
~and~

some FUN bling!
~and~
a VERA scarf (2015 #1 - REALLY?! this is the FIRST?? )
~and~
a sweet Child's SWEATER CLIP (2015#4 )
~that's all!!~


Oh, and did I mention that 2wks ago J signed us up for a spot at an Antique Co-Op??  

This is our new 10'x7' "home away from home"!!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

...Fingers crossed!




A recent trip to my hometown resulted in this...


With TWO of these...



A quick scan on the internet found these...



So a Good cleaning produced THESE...



Wish us luck!!!!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Thursday, March 5, 2015

..."puke path"?!

During these 'short', cold days of Winter, it takes 'little' to amuse me, but I 'think' you may get a chuckle out of some of my recent finds, too!

The fabulous Miss R (my roadtrippin' buddy) joined me on Wednesday for a leisurely breakfast,  some 'errands' and a little Thriftin'. My Wednesday thrifting finds ran the gamut from the 'Usuals' (Part of a Sweater Clip -2015#3, some shell jewelry parts and enamel pins)

To GAME LAND.
NOT a place I venture often, but sometimes you gotta do, what you gotta do. I had never heard of ANY of these games before...

The first game- 1971 'CAREERS' by Parker Bros.
The cover has Seriously Retro 'flower power' graphics - the box was sealed at the edges by 'someones' diligence with clear packing tape.  Thus, I couldn't check out the playing pieces, or actually know 'For.Sure.' what was within.
I came home and carefully sliced the seal.  As I was preparing to lift the cover, my thoughts roamed...
Did a previous owner do this, and even the Thrift has no idea as to the contents?...
Did the Thrift do this to keep a TON of UNIQUE playing pieces from getting pocketed?...
and here's what I found...

A COMPLETE game with fun cards
and
almost .65¢ ! (one penny is Canadian, so technically we can't count that as a full cent.)

The 2nd game 'MixMax' is missing it's dice, but has FUN GRAPHICS!
1982 by: OTTO MAIER VERLAG RAVENSBURG
 The third game really had me scratching my head ~ TIPSY LAND!
It has the rules of 'Shutes and Ladders', but instead of a 'shute' there is a 'puke path'.  The final destination 'BAR'.  It does have adorable GLASS shot glasses and a wonderfully graphic GLASS playing board...  But, really?  Mixing this many GLASS objects with intoxicated people can't possibly end good!!!

Monday, March 2, 2015

..." it's a Beautiful Day in The Neighborhood, A Beautiful day for..."

...A ROADTRIP!!

Saturday morning had us 'on-the-road' by 5:15AM!
...places to go...
...people to meet...
...things to do!
WHAT? "Minus 11 degrees" you say?!  Didn't even phase us, just put on ANOTHER layer - "Negatives" have become 'The-Norm' these days!!
 
  First Stop: LETCHWORTH STATE PARK (ETA: 7:30am!)

The partially frozen Falls, under the OLD Train Bridge...
It was COLD!!


These photos are all by J, except this ONE Selfie!
It was about all I could muster in the sub-zero temps!!

...but sooo AMAZING!!

The FOUNTAIN.
We stop by here for a Photo-Shoot Every year, but this year it seemed much Grander (ie: COLDER!!)
Below are some photos for Comparison-
First is  'FOUNTAIN 2011' and in the next photo is 6'-0"tall ME standing in front of 'FOUNTAIN 2015' (for size reference!!)



NEXT STOP:  CARTWRIGHTS MAPLE TREE INN! (ETA: 8:45am to meet up with College Buddy 'L')




 I have written about this Breakfast Journey in the past, so anyone 'REALLY' Interested can read about it HERE.)


Enroute HOME, we made a Detour through Corning.
No.  We didn't stop by the Museum/Factory, but that is on our 'Summer-time' Bucket list. 
 Our Destination was:

We did NOT purchase any Lovely STEUBEN Glass, or even any PYREX (both native to this area!!)!  We did find a few 'SOUVENIRS' to take home with us though!!
2015 Sweater Clips #1 & #2, and a Hatpin - $1 EACH!!


~AND~

J broke our 'NO MORE HAEGER" mantra, with this Beautiful, burgundy piece!




I have to confess, he was a STEAL @ $5, and he does fit in Wonderfully with the rest of our School!! (HAEGER 2015#1)

**In one of the Antique Store, an employee walked by me and said "For some reason I have had that Mr. Rogers' song in my head all morning" and then we both proceeded to say "It's a Beautiful day in the Neighborhood"!!








Monday, February 23, 2015

...LOST.

I don't generally 'pass things around', but this one kind of tugged at a heart string ~

"...asked me to let you all know about a woman who lost a sea glass pendant that was made up of three pieces of sea glass that are very special to her and her husband. This woman lost her husband to cancer two years ago. She lost the pendant almost a year ago. Perhaps by spreading the word we can help her find it. Her is an article with all the details:

http://www.farmingtonindependent.com/life/family/3683541-farmington-woman-search-lost-treasure

Thanks,"


Thursday, February 19, 2015

...the learning curve of OLD DOGS.


I F.I.N.A.L.L.Y. broke out of our house on Tuesday, and hit some Thrifts!  The Bright thing was out in the sky (I think they call it 'The Sun'?)!  The thermometer had TWO numbers on it - it was a Glorious day!!
Didn't purchase much, but Oh how GOOD it felt to be back...
The Thrifts were kinda sparse - I think that they are trying to clear out some Winter things, in preparation for New Spring things.  I hate to tell them, but they have PLENTY of time until SPRING!!

One Thrift was doing a special Clothing Bag Sale - $3.00 .
While I was checking out the Clothing, to see if I should even bother getting a bag, I noticed these velvet(?) covered- thin hangers.  I have LONG been 'anti-DryCleanerMetal hangers', and have gradually phased them out of our closets and replaced with cool vintage advertising WOODEN hangers.  A friend gave me a package of the 'velvet' hangers for Christmas.  NOT Liking them at first, I gave in and gave them a try.  They are kinda growing on me.  In our ongoing 'Battle of The Closet', I am starting to incorporate these 'velvet' hangers (replacing cheap plastic hangers).  They are 'anti-slip' and take up Way-Less space!! 
(...maybe you CAN teach old Dogs NEW tricks?!)



While soaking in all the therapy of Thrifting...  a rack of Men's neckties caught my attention.  J & I have been brainstorming of ways to make On-line sales more profitable (since I'm still unemployed, something needs to 'Step-up'!!)...  Better pricing? Different pictures?  Niche' market?  Throw in the towel?
Hey, why not try some retro/vintage 'novelty neckties' ?
You GOTTA Love a subtle Disney POOH!

...or maybe there is a Dog Lover
in search of ?Pomeranians?
(Not sure of Breed, so if anybody
can offer any help...)

...and "HEY!  Let's go BOWLING!"


I did find a few smalls...  metal cookie cutters and a FUN LeSportsac...


and this MADE in JAPAN, Large scrapbook ~ New-Never-been-used condition with a lacquered/inlaid cover.



I've never seen any thing quite like it.  I like the inlaid ?abalone? on the roof!


This 'Old Dog' is probably 'Late coming to the Party', but I am intrigued by this accidental discovery... 
Did YOU know, that two identical shaped vintage metal cookie cutters (of different styles), will FIT-TOGETHER perfectly?  Kind of like a 'box' with a 'lid'...  hmmmm, there must be something USEFUL that can come of this!!  Any ideas??