Here is my hubby doing one of the things he enjoys most in the world (besides going thrifting with me...LOL) He loves to play his guitars! I have to do some "bragging" on my hubs, because he is extremely talented. He also has a vast knowledge of music and musicians in general, and can discuss for hours practically any musician in the world. His taste in music is also extremely varied, and includes rock, classical, oldies, and "cocktail music" too. Right now he is into vintage country music.
Friday, September 07, 2007
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Here is a closeup of the metal part, too darn cute for words! Oh, and it was only $1.00!!
Now this was the find of the whole weekend! I have been looking for another rocking chair for quite some time - I am pretty fussy about them because I want it to be extremely comfortable, and most of the ones I try out were not. This one was love at first sight, found at a yard sale for $10 - it is solid oak and one of a kind. It was handmade by a father for his daughter, and has been passed down in the family for three generations. It is super comfy, and has a handmade leather cushion on it too. My hubby cleaned it up as soon as we got home, and gave it a good oiling. It is beautiful, and I will cherish it for a long, long time. (Don't you wonder how someone could ever part with a beautiful item like this, that has been in a family for a long time?) Guess I am just too sentimental...LOL
Another favorite find of the weekend was this pair of swan planters - they are rather large, about 12" tall. Hubby spotted these and knew I would want them. I love the colors of them, although it does not show that well in the photo. They were $2.00 for the pair!
Monday, September 03, 2007
Luckily I had my camera with me, and I thought to myself - hmmmmm, I wonder if I ask them, if they would let me take some pix of their Coke collection? Hubby told me that that was kind of pushy *giggle* but I figured all they could say is yes or no - so off we went. The woman of the house was extremely gracious and let us go in and take some photos of the Coke room. And then, she directed us towards the kitchen, which was done in all Campbell's soup decor!!!! I almost fell over, because I love those Campbell soup kids! :) Then, she motioned for us to step into another room, and lo and behold, it housed an entire room of Pillsbury memorabilia, of course including the Doughboy!!! My hubby thought for sure I was going to keel over from my excitement - and I swear, I almost did! And believe me, when I say every single inch of the walls and surfaces were covered in collectibles, I mean it!
Let me tell you, in all the places I have visited, and magazines I have read - I have NEVER seen anything to compare to this woman's collections! There were tons of vintage and newer collectibles, taking up literally every inch of the walls in the rooms. But they were so tastefully done - every single piece you could tell was meticulously placed in a perfect arrangement. It was beyond amazing, I tell you! So I quickly started taking pix of the Coke room, and some in the Campbell Soup kitchen. I did not get any taken in the Pillsbury Room, wish I did, but I did not want to take up too much of her time. And if that was not enough, they also had a Pepsi Cola room, a Teddy Bear room, and a Santa Claus room! I do indeed think I died and went to heaven, it was a shame that I could not spend an entire day in each room inspecting and enjoying every single piece of her collections that she had so lovingly put together.
I asked her if her home had ever been featured in a magazine, and she replied that she did not want her collections in the public eye, and I guess I can understand why. So with all due respect I will not mention her name or location.
I must first apologize for some of the pix I took, not being very good. I did not realize that I had left the camera on a close up setting, and did not find out until I got home and looked at them on the 'puter. Ohhhhhhh, I could have kicked myself!!! LOL But I am posting them anyway, so you can get a small idea of the extent of her massive collections. Hope you will enjoy them!
The first 8 pix are of the Coca Cola Room, and the last 4 are of the Campbell's Soup Kitchen - you can click on the pix to enlarge them:
Sunday, September 02, 2007
This car below, was another favorite of mine, and the hubby's too - a 1956 T-Bird, an exquisite car!
Now I would like to be traveling around town in style in this 1937 Packard, (below) such a classy car it was! I expected someone wielding a tommy gun to come barrelling out of the back of the car!...LOL
This car below was not at the Auto Show, but we spied it in a parking lot. I have never seen one like this before - it is an old El Camino - kind of part car/part pickup truck. I have seen newer ones but this was a first for me!
This orange one would be fun to tool around town in for Halloween!
Saturday, September 01, 2007
This house just screams "DIRTY" to me - and no, it is not my house...LOL I found this house in a secluded area of the town, and from the looks of it, it may explode from being overloaded in junk. Look at what is supposed to be the front porch - there is so much junk heaped up all over you could not even move. And if you click on the photo to enlarge it, you can see the upstairs window is obscured by more junk. Tons of weeds and garbage all over. Ickkkkkkyyyy! I shudder to think what the inside of the place looks like, if you could even make it in the front door! So sad to see what could be fixed up as such a cute little cottage, in such disrepair. I have hidden the address of the house to protect the owner's identity. :)
Sunday, August 26, 2007
These little rascals were found at a resale shop for 25 cents each....my heart went pitter patter as I quickly raced over to get them. One of them needs some repair stitching but that can be easily taken care of :)
Here are the rules: Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the questions. They must be real places, names, things . . . nothing made up! If you can't think of anything, skip it. You CAN'T use your name for the boy/girl name question. If your name happens to start with the same letter as mine, sorry, but you can't use my answers!
I am not going to tag anyone in particular, but anyone who would like, please feel free to play along - post a note in my comments so we can read yours!
Since my nickname is Sandy, I will go with "S" for mine - here are my answers:
Famous Singer Sammy Davis Jr.
Four letter word soul
Street Seventh Avenue
Color sky blue
Things in a Souvenir Shop souvenirs :)
Boy's Name Sidney
Girl's Name Susan
Movie Title Shawshank Redemption
Drink Sunny Delight
Celebrity Steven Segal
U.S. City Sarasota, FL
Pro Sports Saint Louis Cardinals
Reason for Being Late for Work Slept too late
Something You Throw Away scraps
Things You Shout Sh**!
Cartoon Character Snoopy The Dog
Friday, August 24, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
This gorgeous vintage queen-size chenille bedspread was found at a resale shop that was having a "bag sale" - all you could stuff in a paper bag for $1.00 (and believe me, I know how to pack it in! :) It is in mint condition, and has blue and green flowers on it, along with beautiful fringe all around. It took up the whole bag, so it was all of $1.00 - yeahhhh!
At another sale I found these adorable miniature vintage Japanese ceramic shoes, they are too cute! The smallest ones are barely one inch, and the other ones are no bigger than an inch and a half. The lady said she may have more of them, so she will look and put them aside for me if she does. They were 10 cents each pair!!!
Now I almost tripped over my own feet when I went into one of my usual resale shops and found this darling vintage set of dishes with a barnyard theme - cows and chickens, what more could you ask for? :) This whole set was only $1.25 - I ran with them so fast to the counter!!