Monday, October 21, 2013

No Time For Junk

 Well, here I am with another week behind me and what a sad title that is!  I had little to NO time for junking last weekend and seriously didn't even realize I had lost a whole week since my last post.  I did make my Sunday pilgrimage to the VOA and came out with this little pile. A darning egg to add to my collection, two cool slide-along magnifying glasses and some metal odds and ends.  I have no clue what I will ever do with the Cowboy Donald Duck but he was in the poke sack.
 I love this perfectly patinaed buffalo emblem!
 The camera didn't want to co-operate but this is how it looks through one of the magnifying glasses.  I bought those thinking they would be cool for steampunkery but they are so handy I might just keep them!
 This is what I have been playing with in my precious spare time - another shadow box.
 Remember those tiny golden shoes?
My younger son is a geologist.  He works for a company that does a lot of government environmental work.  He is trained (and trains others) to run in front of the first responders to determine if it safe to go in.  His company was decommissioning these 1980s haz-mat masks so he texted me to see if I wanted them.  HECK YES!
I am heading out very early tomorrow morning on a business trip so I will check in as time allows.  Dang it Z, I will be in Vegas and would totally have meeting up with you in person at the top of my list if I thought I could get a moment of un-choreographed time!

10 comments:

oldgreymare said...

oh damn...my heart jumped for a sec when I saw vegas...
The weather is lovely this week..low 80's Bring a jacket for evening, though it will probably seem balmy to you. We can always tell the tourists from locals. The locals are wearing coats.."the touri" are in bermuda shorts and flip flops...
Have a safe trip. <3

CATHY said...

LAUGHING at those masks - you do need help : )

Andy's Attic said...

I can tell you are enjoying making your boxes come alive!! But the haz mat masks are just incredible!!! What an unusual thing to have. Hope you can enjoy a moment of Vegas and come home safe!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Fun finds. I adore your shadow box with all the little treasures. What happens in Vegas.....

vintage grey said...

A beautiful shadow box!! Hope you are having a lovely week so far! xo Heather

Laurie said...

Whatcha doin' in Vegas? Is it for work? I am glad you're doing more shadow boxes! I really love the buffalo, too!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The buffalo is amazing! What a fabulous find!!! And I love your shadow box. You are so good at adding every detail in just the right way. Have a good trip! Hugs!

Annette said...

The reflection in the close up of the magnifying glass is so cool. And so are the masks! How steampunk they are!

I LOVE the shadow box. You are so creative with the little finds.

Hope you were able to actually enjoy Vegas!

Karen Frost said...

Fun finds this week! Love that shadow box with all the tiny treasures. Those masks are scary to me, hopefully you can do something to make them less so! Have fun in Vegas! xo

Maureen said...

LOVE the buffalo! Will he be making it to your shop? (hint, hint)