Saturday, July 3, 2010

Welcome, welcome, welcome!

Hi there! If you're reading this - thanks for stopping in! I'm so excited - my very first blog post. Eeeeee! Guess you just jump right in, eh?

We'll get to know each other as we go along, so I'm not really gonna do any kind of life story intro thing. My life is pretty low key. Not much goes on. But I do have some pretty cool (well, I think they are) hobbies and interests and I'll be sharing them with you quite a bit here. What? You can't wait already? Settle down, settle down, all in good time. ;)

So right now, I'm sitting at Jon's house (he's my other half), drinking raspberry lemonade, trying to get my latest project to come together. (I'll share pics and details on that soon!) But for now I have to tell you about the most awesome couple weeks I've had in a while! My sister was just in from Connecticut with my lil nephew! I haven't seen her in about three years and haven't seen my nephew since he was a teeny tiny little baby. So, pretty heavy stuff. Anyway, when she was here we did all kinds of fun stuff (and I cried like a baby when she left, by the way). But one day we went into town and spent FOR-EV-ER in this awesome three story antique shop I just had to show her.

My absolute favorite stuff is the old kitchen gadgets and gizmos (of which there were aplenty). Oh, and sorry if some of the pictures look blurry - getting used to a new camera.

Don't you just love old "products" and advertising?? When we were in there, Liz (my sister) and I couldn't believe some of the stuff that's actually survived all these years. I mean, there were cereal boxes in there! And do you see the sugar box below? Really!? I find old junk fascinating.

Oooo, and I don't know what it is about old books, but I adore them. It's like our history. In the written word. And you can hold it in your hand and look at it and feel the pages and smell it. (Yes! smell it! Don't you love the smell of a library, or book store, or just a favorite old book when you take it off the shelf to visit with again..?) The pictures and the style and how we used to think and speak and just the daily life....too cool. Below was a neat little collection of childrens' books and the like.

And some more whoosits and whatsits galore.

A daaaaahling little girl's play stroller.

What did I get from this awesome little time travel trip we took, you want to know? Just this adorable vintage juicer! My sister bought it for me. Isn't she sweet?

She also made out like a bandit with presents for everyone back in CT - some wartime cufflinks and a medal for her BF's dad, a really pretty ring for herself and a really neat Marylin Monroe record for my dad (he lives out there too) in great condition. He was stoked. Oh! And I also got some great vintage buttons. I can't wait to see what they say. I'm sure they'll be perfect for some little project someday.

Well, I guess that's all for now folks. Here's to many more adventure-sharings to come. Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

1 comment:

Liz said...

Woot! Antique shop was amazing!! :D I can't wait to visit again soon! We definitely had too much fun. 'Cept next time we'll havta do less crying. :( It made me miss you five million times worse, lol! Love you San! Love the new blog.. I hope you do these regularly!