Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Not Sweating the Small Things

Like the old saying goes, I'm not sweating the small things.  Not when they're this awesome, at least.  Take a look:

That cake carrier has a few dings in it, but that (to me) just adds character.  Sometimes, I think it's nice to be reminded that these items were meant to be used in daily life.  Little dents are a reminder of that history.

 This little lady bug is not what she seems.

She's a vintage stapler!  The ladybug is made from wood.  Cool.

Gingham-lined basket.  Shara scream in 5...4...3...2....1.....   That Kentucky history book is an older edition of the one I used in the 8th grade.  It's written by a dude who taught at my alma mater back in the day.

These dudes were my favorite find of the day.  The lady running the sale where I got them remarked that everything that was selling belonged to her grandson.  Do you see the skeleton in the stocks?  Awesome.

A dude on a horse with a sword and a centaur.   Even without the itty bitty dragon, that's way cool.

And this guy has (count 'em) four arms!  Can't beat that, I say.

That's how I roll:  lady bug staplers to four-armed dudes in one post.  That's what happens when you don't sweat the small stuff.


Shara said...



I have a cake carrier like that. It is probably from about 1955 or so. I say this because I actually use mine. I took a cake to a family gathering at the "step" side and they thought I got it as a WEDDING gift. How the how old do I look????? *sniff*

Love all the toys - I would have bought them too and then had you do all the research to tell me what they are - HA!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

OK. FUN. Steps make great display background.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Shara AND Linda both shrieked at the gingham lined basket!! Tiger would have been with you on the toys and I have to say the cake carrier is very cool. I love things like that even if I don't bake!! Glad you had a good time.


Donna Wilkes said...

Ladybug stapler is tied with the cake carrier as my favorite. Followed closely by the gingham pic-a-nic basket.

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I heard Shara scream.

We are: Clamco said...

What are those character cutouts in the first picture? They're cute! I hear dinosaurs will be worth picking up at yard sales with the new Jurassic Park movie coming out this summer. I'm on the lookout.

Roger Owen Green said...

Seriously, Eddie, I'll buy the stapler from you. My sister would LOVE it.