Thursday, August 26, 2010

This,That And A Little Creep Thrown In

This may be the most scattered, rambling post I write. But hey, I've got a lot going on
and am ready to share.
First, I want to share the napkin "ring" idea I came up with.
Bit of lace, a key and a fabulous old photo tucked in.
Tablescape... is that even a real word?
Sounds obnoxious. I just decorate my table.

For those of you wanting new out of the way places to go in Door County, there is a great
place on Plateau Rd in Sister Bay where you can get the best honey you've ever tasted.
Also, while you're there, cut your own flowers and leave the money in a jar.
The sunflowers are fabulous, and the monarchs are all over this pastoral road.
Project for tomorrow... you just wait and see!

The blue color in this vintage pin is not correct in this picture. It's a bit softer with that 50's blue color.
If you come in and I'm wearing this, you must curtsie.

Creep Factor:

So, last spring my husband and I were coming home from St Paul, and we always
hop off the road and get into Hudson. (That's another story).
Anyway, there is a fun antique spot there and we spotted this old doll.
I grabbed it quickly thinking it could be something of shabby value.
It was at the counter when I realized the arms were gone, part of the nose was missing and
it had a hole in it's head!
Straw was coming out of the leg joints, and basically it was starting to gross me out.
I decided the little horror would have to go back on the shelf.
Then my husband pointed to something next to the counter.
Old crutches that had been for a child.
I got a case of the giggles.
The owner of this place never remembers me because I don't come that often, but when I
do I buy, buy and buy and I know she's impressed and curious about what I'm taking.
Anyhoo... why I got church giggles I don't know. I couldn't stop.
I really felt as though I were irritating her greatly when she chimed in
" There's no point in buying that poor baby crutches, she doesn't have any arms!".
Then she cracked herself up!
Love to laugh like that... makes the world all better again.
So while I've kept the poor thing in the back room, how perfectly creepy is she in the Halloween
I bet I know exactly what you're thinking at this point,
"She shoulda bought those crutches..."
Love you guys,


Blogger Seeking Shangri Raw said...

I am pretty impressed with the store owners wit!!! And alarmed that you didn't buy the crutches!

August 26, 2010 at 4:00 PM  
Blogger Vintage Retouch√© by Mary said...

I just might have to make another trip to Door County to see that awesome Halloween display. We were up for the day and i purchased a cloche made of chicken wire.
After we return from delivering Hannah to college in Minnesota, I'll have to give you a call. I have some ideas about marketing and publicity for your Vintage Market.

August 26, 2010 at 4:39 PM  
Blogger Gracie's Cottage said...

Love the cut-your-own-flowers concept!

And the story about the doll & the crutches - that would have cracked me up too. (A slightly warped sense of humor makes life fun!)

August 28, 2010 at 7:41 PM  
Blogger " SHABBY JUNK" said...

Love the blue pin and I love the worn & tattered doll.

August 31, 2010 at 7:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I visit I will curtsie and see if you have any idea why.
Of course, I may have trouble rising back up...
That doll is perfect for a photoshoot. Those images for use with altered art projects will be highly sought after. You have a goldmine there.

September 13, 2010 at 1:15 PM  

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