Monday, March 30, 2009

Country Living Collectibles - Part III

Good morning! I guess it is almost afternoon. Today I am going to finish up the collectibles list. You can also read Part I and Part II if you haven't yet.

#7 Playing Cards
I'm more of a vintage flashcard kind of gal. And I have old BINGO cards. I have a few miscellaneous playing cards in my craft stash, but nothing too exciting.

#8 Swizzle Sticks
Okay, I don't have any of these either. Not my thing.

#9 Dish Towels
I love this set of embroidered dish towels I purchased on ebay several years ago. There are five of them. I need to find a better way to display them because they are really cute. I think "Country Living" may be refering more to printed dish towels - "souvenir motifs, stripes, and large-scale fruit and florals." I did pick up a fun rooster towel the other day, but I didn't take a picture.

#10 Pictures
I'm not sure what it is about pictures of strange places and people, but they intrigue me. I actually find it a little sad when I come across old photographs. Why didn't the family keep them? Didn't anyone care about that person smiling back at them? Will the same thing happen someday to all of my photos? Nevertheless, when I come across them (and they are super-cheap) I pick them up. They are fun to use on cards and other projects.
This one just makes me laugh! You may need to click on it to enlarge it. Okay, let's have a little impromptu contest here. I think this photo needs a good caption. Any ideas? Leave a caption in the comments and I will choose my favorite. I will send the winner something (no idea what yet).
More of my stash.
A couple more.
This old flower globe (with a flower frog) makes a fun place to display pictures.
I don't know who these girls are, but they are probably relatives of mine. They were found in a bunch of family photographs, but no one could identify them. Now they are peaking out of an old suitcase pocket in my living room.
This photo intrigued me because my daughter is in a wheelchair. Sometimes it is hard to get Sweet Girl around, but I cannot imagine what it must have been like with a chair like that! Those wheels are huge!

That's it! I hope I didn't bore you with my little collectibles "series." I have enjoyed the comments about what you collect. I'm obviously not the only one who collects. Keep the comments coming and don't forget to give me a caption for my photo. Can't wait to read them!

{Investigate my life, O God, find out everything about me; Cross-examine and test me, get a clear picture of what I'm about; See for yourself whether I've done anything wrong— then guide me on the road to eternal life. Psalm 139:23}


kristy mae said...

I've enjoyed your little series :)
The only thing I really collect is milk glass. I like to use them to hold my office/crafting supplies. They look so pretty when they are filled with colorful pens, paper clips, etc.

phil said...

Caption: Darlin', I was at market and saw these flowers that reminded me of you. I was outta money, but they agreed to take the shirt off my back in exchange.

Sonja said...

I enjoyed your collections, thanks for sharing. I love the idea of the photo in the globe. It makes the picture stand out more.

"OK I'm ready, where do you want this planted?"

Jill said...

I've enjoyed the collection series.

As for the photo:

My daughter & I came up with these lyrics from a song we heard for the caption:
Farmer Tan, on my neck and arms,
Farmer Tan, the secret of my charms,
Every girl wants a man with a farmer's tan!

Jill said...

BTW, my husband's a farmer!