Saturday, March 10, 2012

...let me introduce you to...

FEBRUARY is G.O.N.E., and I can't say that I am at all sorry to see the end of it! It entailed very little 'svelteSTUFFING', and just a LOT of 'big-girl-real world' JUNK! My dad was in for surgery so I went home for a few days to hang with Mom and transport her to/fro the hospital...One afternoon, while Dad was napping, I kidnapped Mom for some much needed fresh air and we went to explore a couple of the 'old downtown shops'. One was an antique co-op. We found a booth in which the owner made these Great rings out of old buttons. Most of them were made of bakelite/plastic buttons, but I found this metal Nouveau button w/ shank that I couldn't resist. I've read about people making these button or earring rings - but never seen it done like this before. The creator used three strands of heavy gauge matching wire (in this case brass) and incorporated the shank, so the button is completely intact and unharmed. It is VERY sturdy, well-made with no sharp or loose ends - and only $5!!
This is what the backside of the ring looks like:
http://newyork.timeout.com/shopping-style/shopping/24779/make-a-wire-ring
I was thinking, This is WAY COOL ~ I'm sure I could do it, but would I? What are the chances I would get around to it? Do I NEED MORE PROJECTS? It would cost more than $5 for supplies! and I really liked it!


Just to add a little more excitement to the day, on the way home that night, I knocked a couple of things off of my Mom's 'Bucket list'...At almost 80, she had Never been in a car accident before...
...and she had never been deer hunting before
(well, for that matter, 'I' had never been deer hunting before either!)
Yes, I can joke about it now. No HUMANS were injured. Subaru is S.T.I.L.L. in the shop get repaired ~SERIOUSLY cramping my stuffing habits... We didn't get any steaks out of the whole ordeal. I'm only half joking on this... I do feel bad, because even though three VERY GOOD hunters spent hours tracking her (~YES, I can testify it was a Doe, despite the 'CITY CHIC' appearance!~), she was never found and put out of her misery...
~Anyways~
Dad is out of the hospital and on the mend.
I DO get to take the new FORD on occassion, and have made a 'few' tiny finds...
Found a HUGE bag of metal buttons!! I generally don't find buttons, and if I do, I don't pay any attention, but it just seemed So Ironic, I couldn't leave them behind 8-). I kept just 4 in case I should ever become inspired to make my own rings (Loving on the Zodiac -front left and flowers -front right). The rest are in the ETSY shop if anybody else wants to try the rings!

AND NOW....
LET
ME
INTRODUCE YOU TO...
...
...
...
MISS PEABODY!

Have you ever seen a hanger like this?
I never have!
It was love at FIRST SIGHT!!!!!
She has moved into the house to stay - and model - and have - and hold - and oh, you WILL be seeing a LOT more of her in the future...
though her head is a bit 'tiny' ('pea') for clothes that she might model, so I think that she might have to be a 'Scarf Model'. That's okay... PLENTY of those around here ;-)
I think she was worth everyone of those twenty-five pennies they charged for her!

I also scored a vintage bowling bag tote (American Tourister $2.99). Don't ask me why, but I've been wanting one of these for personal use - NO, I DON'T bowl, and have no intention of starting. Just a 'bag-lady' at heart. Yes. I had to take the bowling ball too, but I'll find a use... someday... someway...

and

WOULD A POST BE COMPLETE WITHOUT....

VERA DRESS!!!!
Yes,
MY FIRST!
MY ONLY!
LONG SOUGHT AFTER...
FITS LIKE IT WAS MADE FOR ME!!!
READY TO BE WORN TO A WEDDING THIS SUMMER!!
VINTAGE VERA!
2012 #4
(ETSY $30)


2 comments:

Shara said...

That hanger is fantastic. A welcome member of your family!

Photos of you in that dress are a MUST!!!!!!!!!

Mom Wald said...

You have been a busy, busy gal. There was a lovely ring to be had, so it wasn't all just chores.

Yay for Mom's Bucket List. No one was hurt, so it makes a great story. Sorry about the car, repairs are such a headache. It looks like you've been coping well with your new finds though.