Tuesday, October 27, 2009

GOING GREEN

What's the only thing greener that recycled goods? Green recycled goods!



This cool Etsy treasury is bought to you by Vintage Station. Help make green "Front Page" news by stopping in and giving it a few clicks!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Vintage Shadows


1960's plant stand throwing shadows on a 1950's flashlight.
Get your weekly shadow fix from Hey Harriet.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

HECTOR THE COLLECTOR


Hector the Collector
Collected bits of string,
Collected dolls with broken heads
And rusty bells that would not ring.
Pieces out of picture puzzles,
Bent-up nails and ice-cream sticks,
Twists of wire, worn-out tires,
Paper bags and broken bricks.
Old chipped vase, half shoelace,
Gatlin' guns that wouldn't shoot,
Leaky boats that wouldn't float
And stopped-up horns that wouldn't toot.
Butter knives that had no handles,
Copper keys that fit no locks,
Rings that were too small for fingers,
Dried-up leaves and patched-up socks.
Worn-out belts that had no buckles,
'Lectric trains that had no tracks,
Airplane models, broken bottles,
Three-legged chairs and cups with cracks.
Hector the Collector
Loved these things with all his soul --
Loved them more than shining diamonds,
Loved them more that glistenin' gold.
Hector called to all the people,
"Come and share my treasure trunk!"
And all the silly sightless people
Came and looked...and called it junk.

-Shel Silverstein

Poor, poor "silly sightless people".

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Roadside Kitsch

I love roadside kitsch. I'm always wanting to stop and take photos, but usually never do. Well, I finally got in the slow lane and stopped for some kitschy photo-ops. These were all found in Michigan, mostly along US 23. Enjoy...


Ossineke





Pinconning





Onaway




Omer




Oscoda

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Ain't She Sweet

This old Victor Victrola is just so sweet I wanted to share it. It belongs to my neighbor who acquired it recently from an estate sale. He's offering it for sale thru Lisa's RetroStyle.

Check it out...I just love the crackly old sound it makes...

video

You'll want to mute my player on the sidebar before clicking play on the video.

Cool huh?! Now that would make one SWEET Christmas gift for a music lover!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY



For more shadowy goodness visit Hey Harriet.

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