Tuesday, April 19, 2011

...the 'PRESTIGE' of 25 copper pennies!

FINALLY! The 'promised' recap of Recharge Journey...
(I'm sure you have all been sitting on the edge of your seats awaiting this )

Almost any trip involving 'S' & 'J' is bound to involve the seaside... That is just a given. Where there is sand and surf, there is generally seaglass. J had some amazing finds ~ as usual!

Since this was a 'Road Trip', with a limited amount of time - tropical & warm were out of the question!

So, we went for cheap, and used some FREE night promos in Atlantic City that J had earned as a result of our visit in November!

It was a 'bit' warmer this time, and we got to stay in one of the oldest hotels (turquoise) on the boardwalk!

We did TONS of w-a-l-k-i-n-g, and way-too-much-eating, and LOTS of people watching!!

One of the items on our itinerary was to 'return' this old JAMES taffy Barrel bank (pic on left) to it's original home.

We found it last summer at a sale and bought it on a 'whim'.

When we were visiting AC last, we stopped into JAMES TAFFY and discovered that they had lots of old AC memorabilia on display - but none of the original taffy barrels. They sell their taffy in new replicas, and have a large poster board telling the story and showing pictures of the original barrels. J and I KNEW that there could only be two outcomes from this... A) I would either start collecting AC stuff in full-force~or~B) I MUST get rid of that Creepy Clown ASAP!!! J was more than in agreement when I asked his opinion of possibly 'donating' it to the JAMES store if they would accept it. While in AC we did leave the barrel with the Lady working in the James store, who said that she would make sure that it got to 'Frank' the Manager who has been collecting for years ~ it is his collection that is on display. Who knows whatever will become of it, but it's home.

Another stop we 'had' to make was TIFFANY. ...just to pick up the SPRING '11 catalog, to drool! Same old scenario, you go in, looking rather 'weathered' from the wind on the boardwalk, the salespeople 'politely' ask if they can help you, when you say that you are 'just looking' you are immediately written off as 'rif-raf' and left to fend for yourself...


As you are just about ready to exit, you push up your sleeve to reveal a HEAVILY tarnished bangle, you ask a salesman standing near the doorway what the best way is to clean it is - with a cloth or a solution - SUDDENLY you have FIVE STAR STATUS in TIFFANY!! 'Doorway Salesman' jumps to attention, takes bangle from you, presents you with a 'complimentary' Tiffany Blue cleaning cloth, takes bangle to back room for thorough cleaning (NO CHARGE!). While you are waiting, A-L-L of the other salespeople are amazingly transformed by your sudden Status, ready to wait on you hand and foot!!

Yes folks. It happened. All J could do was just shake his head in disbelief. As you will recall, that now SHINY and PRESTIGIOUS bracelet cost me a mere 25 copper pennies!! I knew that I was into copper this season.

That was it! That's how 'S got her charge going!'

Now I'm back and ready to go!

I finished a new SPRING 2011 PLARN creation. A new style - smaller, only 12"x12" in my new Fav colorline of Red-Orange-Pink. I think that I may have to come up with some kind of a contest to name this colorway... Peach Melba, Orange Crush, Rainbow Sherbert, Citrus Punch, Tequila Sunrise....
Looking kinda sweet with my Samsonite train case and Vera Bradley accessories - huh?!!

For long-time followers/friends, you've heard stories of my next door neighbor

( 'Jsr' and his girlfriend 'J-20').
I got a call yesterday morning that 'Jsr' had died at age 93
May we all live by his example


Shara said...

I am sorry to hear about your neighbor, Sue. Sounds like he lead a good life if he meant so much to you.

That seaglass is gorgeous. As an eternal digger, looker on the grounder, metal detecting gal - seaglass hunting is high on my Bucket List!

That is so funny about your Tiffany experience. If they only knew it cost so little! After the in-laws passed, we sold their house and made a prety large (for us) deposit in our bank. Everytime I would stop by to make a $20.00 withdrawl for yard saling, they would bend over backwards, "Coffee?", "Soda?" "Whatcan we do for you today, Ms. Stacks?" all gushy and nice. Now that the balance has dropped significantly, they just hand me my money and barely look at me. It was nice while it lasted!

ROBBIN (with 2 b's) said...

L-O-V-E your new plarn creation.
Sorry about your neighbor :)
Your T&co. experience disturbs me. I have never liked it when a person is pre-judged on their buying ability.

Vintage Christine said...

Sorry to hear about your neighbor. I know you will miss him. As for how you get treated in a retail establishment, I have been on both sides of the fence--when I worked at our art gallery on Royal Street in New Orleans I myself for guilty of judging people based on what they looked like. As it turned out, an extremely nicely dressed man turned out to be a shoplifter, and the scruffy lady with no makeup in a baggy velour tracksuit turned out to be Goldie Hawn!