A peek behind?
Don't worry, not that behind.
We don't peek there, you big silly.
Behind in years.
I recently came across a Rubbermaid bin
that had been hiding in the attic for too long.
Since we moved, in fact.
Inside its plastic depths were some vintage Halloween things.
At least, vintage according to Etsy's "older than 20 years" edict.
For instance, this cheap plastic Halloween trick-or-treat bucket.
|There is a black handle, but it's bent inside the bucket.|
This one belonged to Alida; her name was written on the bottom
by her careful Mommy, and it's dated: 1990.
Alida was 4-1/2 years old when she got this;
Annie had a matching one bought that same year.
Hers will surface also, I'm sure, as I continue the attic excavations.
In the bin was a calico pumpkin my Mom
made for me long before I had kids:
And some things my girls made as children.
In this collage, 2-dimensional wood cutout pumpkins; The Rag Shop used to sell them for 99-cents,
and I'd buy them every year, beginning when Annie was 2 years old. There are also pictures of cotton pumpkins
she and Alida did as Brownies; I used to love coming up with fun projects for my Troop, and this was a favorite.
I like beautiful, stylish Halloween decorations as much as the next guy,
but really -- does anything top the stuff our kids made 'way back when?
Well, maybe a crystal pumpkin, but that's another league entirely.
Did you see the plastic Halloween pumpkin coach that sold for almost $600 on eBay last week?
Meanwhile, last Friday I showed you some furniture listed
on Craigslist that we were going to check out over the weekend.
We didn't get this big French-style triple dresser,
much to my disappointment -- it was nice -- beautiful lines, excellent quality.
But the sellers' Doberman Pinscher was determined that Howard and I were not to be in their house.
She had very large teeth and raised hackles, was snapping and snarling, and her owners were not controlling her.
So, we left. And I see that the dresser is listed again on Craigslist for this weekend.
Here's a hint to the sellers: Put Doggy in the yard! She's terrifying.
Now don't get me wrong. I love dogs. But this is more our speed:
|And if any visitor is nervous around our Dion, he goes in the crate. Dion, I mean, not the visitor!|
we did come home with the butler's tray table,
from a different seller, for $15.
Don't you love how you can put down (or up!) any one of the leaves. The hinges just stick in place, like magic!
Love those brasses. They are going to be polished up, all ship-shape and Bristol fashion.
This is my peek ahead -- to when our beach house living room is a blue and white delight,
similar in colors and woodwork to this room:
Sherwin-Williams has a 40% off paint sale going on,
so I'm thinking I'll hit up the local S-W for some marine blue, once this rain stops.
|Yes, la deluge, right behind the house. Notice the waterfall over the granite step,|
and even over the edge of the border, upper left corner.
those sellers never returned my email.
I haven't found anything I must have for this weekend . . .yet.
I did see a listing that carried with it a threat:
if their old armoire didn't sell by Sunday, the sellers said they'd be thrashing it. Ouch.
Don't you love Craigslist typos?
If it's raining in your world, stay dry! -- Cass
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