Sunday, April 19, 2015

Do You See It?

My daughter spied this one sunny afternoon. The shadows on this rock seem to spell out "LIFE." Rather cryptic...


Friday, April 17, 2015

Lost and Found Paper

The current theme at Shopping Our Stash is "Lost and Found." The idea is to use materials that you misplaced or forgot about over time. The scrapbook paper below was lost to me for several months. I bought two sheets, mainly because it was on sale, and gave one to my daughter. I sort of forgot about mine, and when I did remember it, I couldn't find it which is pretty unusual for me. I looked through all my paper but still didn't come across it. I gave up until now and decided this was a good excuse to hunt it down. Anyway, without too much searching, I found it in with my daughter's paper stash; she had both sheets. 

So here is what I made with a couple images from the paper-- a blank book for myself. This is the front cover.

Back cover

Inside front cover

Inside back cover

In addition to white, I used a few decorative papers too. 

Thanks to Shopping Our Stash for helping me unearth that missing paper and make something with it!

Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Estate Sale Finds

The first estate sale of the year for me-- a pretty packed house and basement, but I didn't walk away with too much. A set of cups, four mice, a small frame, two flower frogs, a folding yardstick, and two books. The zebra covered book is a 1974 Brookfield Zoo guide and the red cover is a Rudyard Kipling poetry book.

The mice on the left are rubber. My grandmother had a couple critters very similar to these on her kitchen window sill for years; unfortunately they sort of fell apart, but these mice sure took me back when I saw them. The two on the left were made in Sweden and are wood. Food/cheese picks, I'd say.

Some vintage Christmas cards with neat designs. Also two small stockings still on the original card.

Let's look at those 1974 zoo admission prices-- parking, one dollar; adults, one dollar; children under 15, free with an adult.  Okay-- what about today's prices??? Parking, ten dollars; adults, 16.95; children 3-11 years old, 11.95. Gulp.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wacky Pack Wednesday

I guess I bought a lot of Wackys in 1973 because this one was made then too. Gulden's mustard has been around since 1862! Wow. Is it me or does the man look like a caricature of Ray Walston? If you're thinking, "Ray who?" Think: My Favorite Martian.


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

More Smashed Songs

My Smash book for songs got some attention recently. Here's the latest:

Yes, more Zeppelin; maybe I should have just made a Zeppelin Smash book. The big raindrops were preprinted in the book. I didn't remember that when I thought to do this song; what luck!

If you don't know that is Jimmy Page playing the guitar, you have my utmost sympathy.

 Hey, a "non-Zeppelin" song! Yes, I do listen to other bands on occasion.
Have a smashing good day!

Monday, April 13, 2015

A Few More Finds for April

April is definitely being more generous than March when it comes to second-hand finds. Here's the latest: a small frame that I needed, a cedar box, a cute Wonder book, and two pottery wall pockets.

The wall pockets are signed and look rather 1970s to me-- that ecology movement thing that no one talks about anymore.

The Wonder book is very cute. Different too-- on the right page below are pictures to cut out and place in the book. Never saw that before. And I don't think mothers dress like this today to pick up kids from school.

The back of the book is unusual too-- there is space to draw or write with a crayon which could be wiped off.

Have a nice day!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Springy Sunday Photos

I don't have a lot of flowers blooming yet, but here are a few photos just to prove Spring has arrived-- whether it feels like it or not.

Have a nice Sunday!