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Friday, August 20, 2010

Our Town

There's a 3 day festival that takes place in our town every year at this time. It's much like a tiny county fair.  It involves a parade, Bingo games in the park, pork chop sandwiches and homemade pies served at the church tent.  There's a carnival with colorful, brightly lit  rides for the kids.  It's a pleasant little weekend in a pleasant little town.  BUT - the best part is the sales.  Garage sales up and down the street.  Church sales, and sidewalk sales.  Here's what I found today!

Stir sticks for my daughter's bar.  I love old stir sticks.

Cool old earrings.
Tiny pink lantern charms. 
Pretty pink rose.
A Betsy McCall bag with surprises inside.
It was full of old, very old baby clothes.
A tiny beautiful baby bonnet.
And beautiful, handkerchief soft tiny baby dresses.
I'm not sure what I'll do with these.
But then,
I never am!
I also bought this game.
A game that is fun for the entire family.
I don't know about the title.
Somehow Probing the family seems wrong.
So very wrong.
On SO many levels.
I bought it because it's basically a box full of letter cards.
It also has these cards:

I haven't read the rules yet.
I'm not sure what this means.
I'm pretty sure that it's illegal
in 49 of our 50 states.
I also like


I haven't quintupled the value 
of anything
in years.
Let alone a guess.
And my first guess no less.
How lucky can you be
on a first guess?

I love this card.
I may enlarge it 
and have it framed.
"Take Your Normal Turn"
Some days 
when life is dealing you anything BUT normalcy
wouldn't it be nice
to have a card 
that says,
"Take your normal turn"

So go ahead and take your normal turn.
But, seriously, I wouldn't expose anything.
Just to be on the safe side.


Terri Kahrs said...

Kathy, those swizzle sticks bring back memories! My Mom had a tall glass in her kitchen cupboard that was chock full of them. They used to fascinate me when I was a kid. And that baby bonnet is stunning! *8igh* They just don't make things the way they used to!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Wendy said...

I cant stop laughing. How funny are those cards, and yes I think sometime in the next couple of weeks, I would like to borrow your "Take your Normal Turn" card.

I think the small town fair is so much fun. I cannot wait until our next one as well. All the Fall festivals will be coming up soon. Yeaahhhh!

I hope I can find as many goodies as you did.
Thanks for sharing,
Wendy from Wonderland

Susan said...

Very good finds in our little town. Frame that card and put it in your office!

svelteSTUFF said...

OH - I just found your blog... (was sucked in by the swizzles - which I have a slight addiction to...) and I am hooked!!

Now I see that you know your way around with the soldering gun!! HIP HIP HURRAY!! I'm a Very Frustrated Newbie... TRYING to learn soldering. I don't have anyone local to show me & I keep getting 'STUCK!!' . This is about as far as I have progressed...

I have gotten better from my original 3-23-09 attempt!!! I still have a L-O-N-G way to go though... Would you be willing to tackle some beginner questions? I would REALLY appreciate it!

Into Vintage said...

This post makes me SO happy to know it's not just me who snickers at things like this. Still waiting for my normal turn to come around.

Cher' Shots said...

OMG Garage sales and thrift shops are the absolute best! I call it 'treasure hunting.' And now my grandaughters are begging 'mom' to stop whenever they see a sign. What a curious game you found ... I"ll be keeping my eyes open for that one for sure. lol

Anonymous said...

Hey Kathy

Your nephew Tony here, the copper charms are quite amusing, especially the flying monkeys,
are these meant to be used as charms for a necklace if the edges are smoothed out, also, any good ideas for guitar picks?