Category: vintage

Cute? Creepy? You Decide

Posted March 24, 2016 by Elizabeth in holidays, vintage / 0 Comments
Cute? Creepy? You Decide

In browsing various collections of vintage images for my Easter crafts, I’ve come across many that creep me out. Times have changed and jokes are different, so maybe at one time these were considered cute or festive, but the only reason I saved them was to share with you. They give me the heebie-jeebies! This is the least creepy, although rabbits standing upright and dancing is very bizarro.An army of rabbits riding chickens? Why? This […]

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Slice Up that Book

Posted June 7, 2015 by Elizabeth in challenges, discussion, Features, vintage / 3 Comments
Slice Up that Book

A few weeks ago, Shannon from It Starts @ Midnight wrote Bookish Things That Confuse Me, one of which was Deckle Edges. Here’s what she had to say. When I got a copy of The Winner’s Curse from BookOutlet, I figured “huh, these weird ass edges must be why it was only $3.99!” and moved on. Then, The Winner’s Crime came to my house. Two copies- one I’d ordered for a giveaway, and one I won from Macmillan… […]

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Vintage Thingies Thursday: Dai..

Posted August 18, 2010 by Elizabeth in vintage / 12 Comments
Vintage Thingies Thursday: Dainty Jewels

Whew! I missed Vintage Thingies Thursday last week due to a wacky virus, but I’m back and ready to share some beautiful items from my vintage jewelry collection. I think I picked some things that are light and summery. They are definitely dainty jewels, a little too refined for my personal taste. This cute bracelet with roses and pearls is VERY small. It barely fits my niece’s 12-year-old wrist! Shows how tiny my mom’s wrist […]

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Vintage Day on Vacation

Posted August 5, 2010 by Elizabeth in family, vintage / 16 Comments
Vintage Day on Vacation

Every summer my family visits the beautiful village of Ogunquit, ME. One of the fun things to do in Ogunquit, especially on a rainy day, is to hit the antique and vintage shops. They have everything from very high-end places with Chippendale furniture to the great “junk” malls where you can buy a box of metal thingies for $2.00. Because I’ve been sick, we haven’t hit the stores in the past few years, but this […]

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Vintage Thingies Thursday: Sum..

Posted July 29, 2010 by Elizabeth in reading, vintage / 17 Comments
Vintage Thingies Thursday: Summer Camp

As a child I always wanted to attend sleep-away camp, but never got to. However, as an adult I’ve been 12 times, since we take our sixth graders to environmental camp each year, at an actual camp on the shore of a lake. Donna Parker: Mystery at Arawak was one of the books that inspired this desire in me. The seven-book series of Donna Parker books were written by Marcia Martin. Mystery at Arawak was […]

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Vintage Thingies Thursday: Red..

Posted July 22, 2010 by Elizabeth in family, vintage / 14 Comments
Vintage Thingies Thursday: Red Tractor

My father’s Depression-era tin airplane was such a hit last week, I thought I’d share you another one of his childhood toys. This red tractor was very well-loved; it still has dirt embedded in the tires! The large rear tires are labeled AP Grade Balloon, 1800×24. At some point in the tractor’s history someone painted the inside of the front tires blue, but it has chipped off. One of the tires falls off, but since […]

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Vintage Thingies Thursday: Tin..

Posted July 15, 2010 by Elizabeth in family, vintage / 15 Comments
Vintage Thingies Thursday: Tin Airplane

I love going to restaurants where they have all sorts of old toys on display, don’t you? If anyone is starting one of those type places, call me, because I’ve got lots to offer! One is this wonderful Depression-era tin airplane. It’s wheels still move, and all the glass is still in the windows. Some of the writing has been rubbed off from play and rubbing against other things in one of my dad’s many […]

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Vintage Summer Thingies

Posted July 7, 2010 by Elizabeth in family, vintage / 22 Comments
Vintage Summer Thingies

Most of the items I share for Vintage Thingies Thursday come from my father and his bottomless basement, as you know. But a few things have been my mother’s, specifically the jewelry and fashion items. This week I am sharing some of her more summery contributions to my vintage treasure box. Mom has many hats from the 1960s, but this is the most summery, with the daisies all over it. I love the texture of […]

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Vintage Thingies Thursday: Ind..

Posted July 1, 2010 by Elizabeth in vintage / 19 Comments
Vintage Thingies Thursday: Independence Day

I love dressing up for holidays, and July 4th is no exception. After 9/11 when patriotic furvor was so high, we were having dress-up days at the school where I teach quite frequently. Around Thanksgiving of that year I stumbled upon this pretty pin in a second hand store. It isn’t missing any jewels, and I paid $2.00 for it! From the little research I did, I believe it is from the 1960s. It seems […]

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Vintage Thingies Thursday: Wat..

Posted June 2, 2010 by Elizabeth in family, vintage / 24 Comments
Vintage Thingies Thursday: Watches

WOO! HOO! It’s Vintage Thingies Thursday over at ColoradoLady! Be sure to stop in and see the treasures everyone is sharing this week. I have two vintage pocket watches from my dad. One was his father’s, but he’s not sure where the other came from. They don’t work anymore, and they’re made of nickel instead of silver with engravings or anything, but of course they’re valuable to me because they’re family heirlooms. The style is […]

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