Sunday, February 21, 2010
A few weeks ago I stopped at a garage sale in Burbank. I found a great vintage table cloth, a classic Fisher Price rolly chime ball, a Jenga game for my class, and this Cool Whip tub of trinkets. I think I spent less than $5 bucks on everything. I didn't *need* any of it, but these vintage things captured my imagination.
Let's take a closer look.
It took a bit of doing to unwind and free all those bits and bobs.
Please click on this to see it larger. It's as if my entire '70's childhood was shrunk into a Cool Whip tub!
So much has changed. I happen to have a faux PB "rotary phone" but I doubt my students would even know what it was.
Actually, I imagine these date back to the late '60's. These look like the toys my cousins played with and my grandmother saved in her toy box.
And, although I have honestly never smoked a cigarette, even to try it, I did play smoke all the time. Be it bubble gum cigarettes or rolls of paper, that was always cool. Do kids today do that? I have never seen a Crayon fake smoke. They make paper cell phones out of any folded paper.
I have no projects planned for these. For now they will stay in the Cool Whip tub. Maybe someday I will make a doll house. I'd love to do that. Or maybe I'll use them in a "Bits 'n Pieces" collage. I will probably just horde them. Then when I die and (hopefully) my grandchildren hold my garage sale, some person with a fondness for junk will buy them.
And they will have this totally cool, teeny tiny, bottle of "Greasy Kid Stuff."
Have a great week!