Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Italic Cursive Tunafish

I was at a Goodwill store a couple of years ago, trying to score a 3-ring binder that I needed. When I opened one, this paper drifted out.

I didn't end up buying the binder, but I just had to keep the treasure that had been inside!

"Italic Cursive Tunafish"

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Bondex Jean Patches

I love old product packaging ...
I'm not sure why.

Something about the simplicity of it intrigues me ...

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Family Letter - Found at Goodwill

I found this partial letter in a bin at the Goodwill Outlet Store sometime back ...
What a wonderful letter - I only wish the first half of it had been there!

"-ses who pose for some clothes (fashion), jewels, necklaces, lipsticks, makeup, products, fragrances, creams, etc ... also I get some cinema's books, I like period "Great Hollywood" with Marilyn Monroe, my idol, John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Rita Hayworth, Audrey Hepburn, Tippi Bedson (?), Nathalie Wood, Lana Turner, etc ... It was golden age of the cinema, also I like aeronautic and space, history: The First and Second World War.
I'm very happy to have received a letter from you and to hear my gift was pleased you a lot.
I hope you're in good health and work well at school.
Mae (?), I'm well, thank you.
See you soon!
I kiss you
Your cousin John
P.S. I kiss your parents Kai (?) and Casey very strong. I often think of them."

Even though this letter does not have a heart, it is FULL of heart ... and therefore I am going to link it up with "Guest Heart Thursday!"

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Found Old Photo

I was at a church rummage sale last Saturday, when I saw two old photos. They were printed on heavy cardboard, and someone had at one point used glue on the edges to hold them into their frames (now missing). The center parts of the photos were still in relatively good shape.

I fell in love with the photos, but they were way over my budget.

At noon the people running the rummage sale kicked everybody out of the building. Then we all lined up outside, and were handed paper bags. "$3.00 for anything you can fit in this bag".

Since I was first in line I was first in the door ... can you guess where I went first? - straight to the vintage photos that were still on the table of course! Then I filled the rest of my bag.

When I got home I looked more carefully at this particular photo - fascinated by the lady's dress ... and the gentleman's pose with his hand tucked into his coat.

I know nothing more about these pictures - there is no marking on the front or back that would help me identify these people, where they came from, or when the portrait was taken.

So now they will be re-framed and hung in my room, to become part of my extended family!

Any ideas as to what I should name them???

I am also linking this to "Vintage Weekly" - come join us to see wonderful old photos!!!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Who Are These Old People???

I found this Polaroid in one of my old photo albums ...

It was taken when I worked at the Farmers Insurance Group back in the early 1980's ... my friend Annette (little old man) and I (little old lady) dressed up for Halloween.

We got to work and wandered around for half an hour talking to all of our friends and coworkers in "old people" voices. The funny thing is ... nobody knew who we were until we both sat down at our desks and started working!!!

What fun memories those are!

Please join us over at Jane's "Vintage Weekly" to see fun vintage photos!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Bookmarks ...

Being an avid reader, I've always picked up bookmarks when I found them.
I'm not even sure where I got this one - but I love the pastel colors ... and the hearts.

I found this curious message in a book I bought at the Goodwill several years ago.
I was a little stumped until I realized what it really meant ...

"stopped here".

What a wonderful bookmark!

To see hearts from around the world, visit "Random Hearts" - and share YOUR heart on "Guest Heart Thursday!"