Tuesday, April 16, 2013

That time of year again.....

I am so glad that spring is here and yard sale and flea markets are all abuzz.  Yep, picking, thrifting, it is a sickness......but what a way to go.......pyrex in one hand and a vintage camera in the other. My husband will never understand the attraction of the good ole american yard sale and that my suv just automatically knows to pull over when it sees one.  Last week was not a huge pick but I did find some things that I like.  I have collected lots of silhouettes over the years and I came across these at the flea market. These are old thermometer advertising silhouettes. I love the one with the red, white and blue colors.
                 When was the last time you saw a 4-digit telephone number on an advertising????????
 I also found this little guy, it is a 1966 Bosson's Poodle head, he is a little worse for wear but he was cheap and I brought him home......can't resist those puppy dog eyes....lol...good thing is you don't have to feed him or clean up after him.
 I also came across this old gem a few weeks back..............whew it made my back hurt just thinking about ironing my husband and childrens clothes with it, but one thing is for sure, you wouldn't have messed with a woman who could iron with that baby every day. Makes me thankful for the dewrinkle cycle on my dryer. 

No matter how much I love my antiques, I am thankful for all the new time saving inventions that the years since have given us.  I don't think I would have survived as the essential pioneer wife. But that is why they say necessity is the mother of invention and you do what you have to do.
So I will still go "picking" for my old treasures with an even more thankful heart for my new treasures.

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