• Are You Desperately Seeking These Boots, Susan?

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    Are You Desperately Seeking These Boots, Susan?

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    Five years ago I wrote about the fashions in 1985’s Desperately Seeking Susan — and ever since, the popularity of that post seems to have grown. Nearly as fast as the cult classic itself, I daresay. Halloween costume time especially drives interest, I suppose. However, my main interest in posting this today is because — hold onto your hats! — I’ve a pair of the very rare black sequined Desperatel…

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  • learntobabble:

My mom gave me this Flower Power button that she got when she was living in England back in ‘67!

    learntobabble:

    My mom gave me this Flower Power button that she got when she was living in England back in ‘67!

  • Film Cameras On Sale

    Film #Cameras On Sale

    Hubby has been listing a number of classic film cameras for auction on eBay. (For some of us, it is easier to call film cameras “classics” that to face the hard fact that film cameras are “vintage” or even “relics” — but in this digital age, they are! In fact, even imperfect cameras and lenses have value as parts because there’s no one making them anymore!)

    vintage Minolta Maxxum camera lens case

    Olympus OM-System 50mm prime lens with hood

    There’s more still to be listed,…

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  • theantiquegeek:

The Peep Show, c. 1890 Bound Childrens’ Magazine (door Photo_History - Here but not Happy)

    theantiquegeek:

    The Peep Show, c. 1890 Bound Childrens’ Magazine (door Photo_History - Here but not Happy)

  • I suppose people could blame me for ending Audrey Hepburn’s career. She knew her potential. If she had kept working, the parts were there for her, and her success professionally would have continued at a high level for years. But she wanted to be with her family. She wanted a private life. And she couldn’t bear the thought that she might fail as a mother. It was too important to her.

    I remember her long hair, her bare feet, which as a little boy I often caressed while she put her makeup on. Whenever she had to go to a dinner or a cocktail party, she would always say, “Oh, if only I could only stay home and eat in the kitchen with you.” 

    I remember school days, cramming for exams for which she probably fretted more than I did. She would test me before bed and again in the morning, waking up with a sort of sleepy head  only adults enjoy. I remember her elation at good grades, her support and positiveness for the “not so good ones”. I remember sleepovers on weekends, when we would chat with the lights out, during those precious few moments before one falls asleep. We would talk about feelings and plans and people and things, but in that way that is specific to that darkness, like two souls suspended. 

    I am often asked what it was like to have a famous mother. I always answer that I don’t know. I knew her first as my mother and then as my best friend. She wanted to be a mother very much so when she had the opportunity, she did it to the fullest extent of the law. Audrey Hepburn’s son, Sean Hepburn Ferrer +

    (Source: hepburny, via giuliavintage)

  • This past July, a fire broke-out in the historic St. John’s Lutheran Church on the grounds of Bonanzaville in West Fargo, North Dakota. Bonanzaville, a pioneer village with 12 acres, 43 historic buildings, 400,000 artifacts, “and millions of memories” is operated by the Cass County Historical Society. The church was not only a preserved historical building, but it still served as a place for many weddings. After the fire, pieces were salvaged from the church and they, along with hundreds of other items deaccessioned from the collections, were auctioned off to raise funds for the organization — including bringing in a new-but-old church to Bonanzaville.

    Hubby and I attended the auction yesterday and stood among all the others in the cold morning air. (It was so cold, objects had frost on them!) We did purchase a number of things (Stay tuned here — and here — for more details!), but we didn’t purchase anything from the church. We did, however, take lots of photos. You can view them below. (Photos of other items from this auction can be seen here, here, here, here, and here.)

    Salvaged #Antique #Church Fixtures and Furnishings This past July, a fire broke-out in the historic St. John’s Lutheran Church on the grounds of Bonanzaville in West Fargo, North Dakota.
  • Do you call them baby buggies, strollers, prams, or what?

    Whatever you call them, there were more of these antique pieces at that auction Saturday than I’ve ever seen in one place! There was even a child’s sleigh! Plus cribs, rockers, etc. Very cool stuff indeed.

    More photos of antique furniture from that auction on our Facebook page.

  • Antique circus toy we spotted at an auction yesterday. More photos here.

    Antique circus toy we spotted at an auction yesterday. More photos here.

  • sovietpostcards:

koko-y-miguel:

Soviet New Year’s postcard commemorating Belka and Strelka, the first dogs to fly in space and return to Earth, 1960

The Dogs Who Lived

    sovietpostcards:

    koko-y-miguel:

    Soviet New Year’s postcard commemorating Belka and Strelka, the first dogs to fly in space and return to Earth, 1960

    The Dogs Who Lived

    (Source: theguardian.com)

  • Making Spirit Bottles

    There are many stories and legends about trapping spirits or imps in bottles, and they are especially fun to make and display at holiday time.

    wax sealed spirit bottle fair oaks antiques

    When you see these, you may be tempted to not even clean out your fresh-from-the-dirt bottles — but remember, there may be dead mice and far worse hiding in them. So clean and disinfect them first! (For heaven’s sake, at least disinfect the outsides!)

    vintage antique glass bottles dug from dirt making spirit bottles

    Ma…

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