Thursday, September 18, 2014

Add A Frame

"Add A Frame" is this week's challenge at Sunday Postcard Art. I have had this photo copy floating around my work space for months so finally put it to good use. It is a family photo, unfortunately there is no one left who can identify these women. My aunt thinks the girl on the left might be my grandfather's sister, but she wasn't sure. At any rate, she was a snappy dresser, eh?

Hope you can laugh today! Thanks for viewing.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wacky Pack Wednesday

This is a newer Wacky Pack sticker, but the product has been around for many decades.

Do you like Chiclets gum? I had it as a kid but was never too wild about it.

Have a good day!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Calling All Crafters and Artists

I was tagged by Pat at Corn In My Coffee Pot to join in the Creative Blog Hop. Read her post about it here. I'm supposed to post on Monday, the 22nd, and at that time tag three bloggers to post the following week. Well, I've only had one taker so far. Anyone interested?? Leave a comment or click on my profile to email me directly.

Thank you!

1967 Baby

Here's what babies born in 1967 were wearing and using from the Sears Spring/Summer catalog.

Any mothers from that era must remember "plastic pants."

Strollers have changed quite a bit, haven't they?

I'd say the high chairs look close to today's models. My neighbor who had children in the late 50s said she bought a wooden high chair used and sold it for what she paid for it when she no longer needed it. The new plastic type one I used for my daughter went in the garbage when we were through with it. What does that say about our disposable society?

New mothers today never heard of "bathinettes," I'd bet. My folks had one. And spell check does not recognize the word "bathinette."

You could even buy feeding supplies from Sears. Everything but the baby! And do you realize those 1967 babies are 47 years old (or soon will be)?  That means they could even be grandparents now. Eeekkk!!

Have a sweet day!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Monday's Muster #35

An older collection today; I've bought books about classic Hollywood since the early 80s. Here are some of them on a bookcase shelf.

Some are about specific stars.

I have quite a few about westerns.

Most are compilations of photos. The old black and white photography is gorgeous.

I don't buy these much anymore, but I did splurge on this one earlier this year. It's wonderful!

Have a great day!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Poem ATCs

Order of the Opus Gluei has a challenge running that I had to jump on: ATC. As long as the work fits the 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" criteria of ATCs, any subject and medium are welcome. I decided to go an entirely different route than my usual collagey stuff. With watercolor backgrounds, I dusted off the pen and ink and wrote pieces of four different poems.

If you're curious enough to look up these poems, they all are excellent.

Thanks for viewing!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Last Minute Finds

I made it to an estate sale with only about a half hour to spare on the last day but still found some fun things. First up is a tub of old cake/cupcake decorations. Some where stamped "Hong Kong" on the bottom so they go back quite a ways. 

The card game on the left came from a garage sale the same day.  It's not old, but I thought the cards might have crafting potential. Here are some of the cake decorations. The deer is an old ornament; I wonder how he got into the cake bin? Not shown were three tiny baby rattles that actually rattle.

There were quite a few of these little wooden kids; they're pretty cute. Uh-- those bathing beauties better pull up the tops of their suits.

The record player, records, and phone will go in one of the dollhouses.

Fun, old necktie boxes that I'll add to my "empty Xmas box" collection.

Bright, 70s era crewel picture. This was pretty dusty when I bought it, but it cleaned up well.

These LPs came from a garage sale. The Batman fan in me liked the cover on the left.

I actually was thinking about retiring these sort of posts since I hadn't found anything interesting lately, but who knows what I'll come across?

Thanks for reading!