Why do we like what we like? Why do we collect certain treasures, but not others? There are a lot of theories, aren't there?
I found some cute plastic cake decorations at an antique store
a few weeks ago. Some were baseball
players and the others were these teenagers.
I enjoy watching baseball, but can part with the baseball players fairly
easily. As a matter of fact, I
transferred them to my booth in hopes of a sale. The teenagers, however, I can't seem to part
with right now. Why?
I purchased this Barbie case at a recent estate sale for
$3.50. It is dated 1962 and in pretty nice
condition. I love the bright red color
and cute graphics. I found a Tammy doll inside, rather than Barbie, along with a few pieces of Tammy's wardrobe, a
jewelry-size box full of shoes, a plastic white stand and a few other
The owner had written "Tammy" on a piece of masking tape to cover the Barbie name on the front of the case! I removed the tape, but I think she must have been a very resourceful and detailed young lady!
This is the first Tammy doll I have seen in person, so I will probably hang-on to her even though I'm not a doll collector.
Something to look forward to: An exhibit entitled, "Toys of the '50s, '60s and '70s," will be featured at our History Center at the end of May. I can't wait!!
happen to catch, "The Making of a Lady," on PBS last night? It received mixed reviews, however, I really enjoyed it. It had the perfect
amount of "creepiness" for me! I think I will try to track down a copy of
strangest thing happened to me yesterday...totally unrelated to the topic of
vintage treasures, but please keep reading anyway.
driving along the highway when my cell phone decided to fall out of my coat
pocket and slide down between the driver's seat and the middle console. Bummer! When I got home I spent a few minutes fishing
the phone out from beneath the seat, made myself a sandwich and settled-in to
watch a recorded episode of "Shark Tank." You
will never guess what item was featured on the show!!
The Drop Stop (photos from Amazon)
A device designed to help prevent items from falling between the seat and console!