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Monday, February 23, 2015
Some Creepy Junk and Some Pretty Buttons
My name is Kathy and I am powerless against the siren song of The Bins. I knew resistance was futile when they built it so darn handy to the big girl job, but I tried, I really did. In my defense, I did set a goal to leave my desk more at lunchtime this year. This is my lunch stop on Friday.
I read once what these crockery cloches are used for but it escapes me now. It looks like a mouse hole, doesn't it!
Love, love this very vintage key hole. One of the things that makes digging The Bins so much fun is that it really is true that one man's junk is another man's treasure.
A couple of Putz houses that need some fixing to join my décor for next Christmas. The spun head angel is in the Ethel box so Laurie can lavish some Magpie love on her.
The lovely lady on the postcard is Bessie. Why are there no more Bessies? Surely that name will come back in fashion one of these days.
If you follow me on Instagram then you have already seen creepy wind-up baby. Trust me, it gets even worse when you turn the crank and it's arms and legs flail.
Vintage white birdies, seam binding rolls and an unusual cupcake pan. I am guessing it is WWII when metal was going to the war effort so they eliminated what they could from the pan and just hooked the cups together down the center.
Does anyone know what these tiny little animals are? The stand about 1/2" high. I already had a donkey and then found these two in a bin. I thought they might be Cracker Jack toys but that didn't seem to pan out when I Googled. My donkey has a tassel like the camel does and they are made of plastic.
Dismembered china dolls and some very vintage leather baby shoes. To clean or not to clean??
I have no idea why this picture decided to turn sideways. Maybe you can tilt your head. Yes, I bought a box of air, but those old graphics are just so darn cute!
A few more of the buttons from the VOA haul. The ones on the left are vegetable ivory and the center are MOP. The ones on the right are among my very favorites I have found. They are wood on one half and a transparent plastic on the other. This is the first time I have found ones like this.
Plastic rhinestones. I prefer the ones set in glass or metal but it's hard to not love sparkly stuff!