Tuesday, April 27, 2010


...only 15 days til the New England Motel field opens for the May Brimfield show!

In celebration of my first Brimfield experience, I'm planning my first giveaway for RetroStyle Facebook fans. If you want to get in on the action...click here to join and watch your news feed for details.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday - Cleaning Windows

While out cleaning up some windows for Brimfield, I couldn't help but notice all the lovely shadows.

Visit Hey Harriet to see more shadow shots from around the globe.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy 40th Anniversary Earth Day!

(You'll want to pause the player on the left sidebar before starting the video)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Let the Countdown Begin...

Not that I needed a reminder...but I got one today when I opened the May Country Living magazine. A lovely reminder the Brimfield Antique Show opens in only 21, all too short, days.

As usual I've no idea how I'll finish everything I've got in the works. Most likely I won't...and that's ok. I'll no doubt get enough finished.

One project just about wrapped up are my new price tags. Still in need of their strings...but just about done. What do ya think?

Saturday, April 17, 2010

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY - Happy 100th!!

Wow...what a milestone! Congratulations to Hey Harriet on hosting her 100th Shadow Shot Sunday!! WooHoo!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Urban Decay - Saginaw Depot

I've another fascination to add to my list. In addition to roadside kitsch and vintage signage, I'm quite fascinated by the vestiges of urban decay. Perhaps someday I'll explore the reasons with a therapist, but for now I'll just make the confession to those of you reading and share a recent photographic example.

While visiting Saginaw, Michigan a couple of weeks ago I caught a glimpse of this building out of the corner of my eye and made a quick U turn.

It's their old Train Depot. Gorgeous. It's amazing to me that such a huge and beautiful building could be abandoned like that.

It must have once been the centerpiece of a thriving neighborhood. It is now surrounded by mostly empty lots and a few boarded businesses.

I of course couldn't help but notice the cool old sign.

Saturday, April 3, 2010


I found these fellows and several of their friends hopping around the lawn of the Saginaw County Governmental Center last week. I thought them rather appropriate subjects for this weeks shadow shot Sunday. The giant hares are part of a fund-raising project sponsored by the Saginaw Hareitage Society.

To see more shadows from around the world, hop on over to Hey Harriet's.

Happy Sunday. Happy Easter.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Enjoying the Passing of Time...

I've said it before and I'll say it again...what I don't know could fill a dumpster, an ocean, sheesh how 'bout the cosmos!

The latest thing I've found that I don't know squat about are these balls.

They're neat little balls. Which are by the way a bit squat....nearly 5 inches, not quite round.

I was actually first attracted to the bag they were in.

Given my fondness for stuff...I'm always on the look out for items in which to put my stuff...and of course the stuff of my stuff loving customers. This one is for my customers.

Thinking it was a really cool bag, I bent down to have a closer look and inside I found the balls. I'd never seen balls like that before, so I knew I had to have them.

I took my new bag and balls home, cleaned up the old bag and got it listed (the bag and balls clearly did not belong together...it was just a good bag for carrying balls, or anything for that matter). I then set about trying to figure out what these balls were and what I should do with them.

The gentleman at the shop from which I bought them called them lawn balls. A google of "lawn balls" resulted in a number of links to sites about gazing balls and lawn ornaments. There were also some links to sites about lawn bowling. Turns out I should have been calling the balls bowls. I'd never heard of lawn bowling. I have now. If you'd like to learn more about lawn bowling you can start here.

That brings me to what I really wanted to share with you. Yet another thing I love about the hunt for old things, you never quite know where it will lead you. This time it lead me to this video.

A reminder of what it is to pass time rather than spend time. Which is a nice thing to be reminded of, especially with spring upon us and summer looming on the horizon.

Happy Friday!


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