Thursday, August 13, 2009

...what's in your cage?

I have to share a couple of 'Madison Saling' conversations while they are still fresh...

First, a little background: In Madison we stayed with one of the roadtrip crew's brother & his family. Our hosts are minimalist to an extreme... except the youngest son - 'L' (8th grade). When he heard that 'the girls' were going saling Saturday morning... "Is it okay if I go?"

One of my first purchases of the day were the two old glass coffee filter rods pictured at the top. When we got back in the car 'L' asked me what they were, so I tried to explain the best I could. Then he asked me how much they were (he's VERY consciensious with money!!). I replied "Ten cents"... 'L's reply: "EACH?!"


Later that day we found the roadrunner sweaterclip that I showed in my last post. Again 'L' asked what it was, and I explained while demonstrating on my sweatshirt. He had a rather glazed over look to his eyes, as I'm sure any teen enduring a lecture on 1950's fashion accessories would! That evening, the crew and I went for a walk in the 10 acre woods that our hosts own. After we had been gone for a while, 'L' came out on their ATV... 'to make sure we weren't lost'. He had just gotten out of the pool and had a towel around his shoulders. When he stopped to talk with us, he was adjusting his towel as it had loosened during the ride. He looked up at me and said 'I NEED a sweater clip!'. Guess the boy was paying attention!!


The next two photos are the start of a series. I have been reading so many blogs lately, where somebody has shared something that I said 'WOW, you mean I'm not the ONLY one who likes ___ ?!'. I am going to start sharing some of my recent 'WOW's'. So, in keeping with the 'need for sweater clips' and Magpie Ethel's recent post involving a dear bird cage (and all of her commenters regarding their own birdcages), I would like to show you a couple of 'MY' birdcages....
These two cages are host to 'some' of my sweater clips (the rest are hung 'valance style' above our dining room windows. I do have more 'cages-in-waiting' in the attic, just hangin' out until I can find the perfect spots for them on the main floor!!(this photo also shows some of my 'Gold Tweed' Royal Haeger, as well as some other mixed pieces)

6 comments:

Shara said...

Aha! I've been waiting to see those bird cages on here! Kudos!

"L" is the same age as The Bean. I htink "L" and The Bean would get along famously. ;o)

icandy... said...

Those cages!!!! They look sooooo cool!
Happy almost Friday!
Christina :)

twobarkingdogs said...

Sounds like a fun time!

Ever since I saw your collection of sweater clips and how often you find them, I keep my eyes open for them all the time. I have YET to find just one!

Rebecca said...

cool cages! love all the little details!

misselaineous said...

OMG!! How many sweater clis do you have?? Are they all different? I remember Mom wearing one of these when I was a little girl, and it's one thing I kept when she passed away. It's gold with scarebs the whole length and I was always fascinated by the scarebs. Neat memory *elaine*

Joan@anythinsggoeshere said...

That is certainly ALOT of sweater clips...I am old enough to have worn sweater clips...you could not be HIP if you didn"t! I had the cutest little mink ones! You probably have a pair somewhere in your birdcage display!

P.S. No trip to the dime store was complete without a swing-by the sweater clip and/or the Evening in Paris display.