Friday, January 22, 2010

A Junkin' Day

My mother and I took a little road trip today to a small town where antiques live :)
I found a horse competition ribbon from my birth year (1962 *gasp*) with the longest ribbons ever! It is the first I've ever run across which is surprising considering I live in Kentucky!
The Bo Peep Ammonia bottle has the cutest label! I have already put it in my flea market booth down the street.
As for what I'm keeping? The old flag with 48 stars, the spoons (can you ever have enough teaspoons? ) and the bluebird tin...
Now tell me what creativeness I can do with the tin! Was it for jello or cake? Soap?


Firefly Hill said...

Love your finds especially that horse ribbon! Did I ever tell you I almost went to Univ. of Kentucky for college? However, they did not have a dorm room for me so I would have had to live off campus. My parents said no way to I did not go.

Now I am going to check out the cinnamon rolls you are showing below. They look really good!



MaidMarion said...

Lucky you....taking a trip with your mother!


Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I think that was used for soap. I know you had a fun day....m..

Lea said...

Great ribbon Phyl! I'm SO excited for you! Love the tin too! Watchya gonna do with the flag? I have no idea what to do with the bluebird... I'd probly hang it up in my kitchen. lol

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Happy Treasure hunting!

Cottage Way of Life said...

The bluebird tin was used for jello. At least it was in my family. My grandma used to make me jello in a mold exactly like that (which I still have). I remember being really little and eating the bluebird jello in her "breakfast room" back in the late 1950s.

jojo-caramel said...

I don't know what “jello” is ? anyway, this is a nice tin. Lovely finds and gorgeous 48 stars flag !!!
We wish you a good weekend :) Très beau week-end et gros bisous :)

The French Bear said...

You found some real treasures, for sure, especially the ribbon!!! Love it all, I am sure the tin would would for either soap or jello, just not together!!!
Margaret B

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Phil, Good to hear from you again. I have missed you. You did great when you went 'antiquing' this time. Since I was born in '42 (BIGGER gasp)---I remember the Little Bo Peep bottle.

That is neat that you found that ribbon. 1962 is a good year, huh????? My oldest son was born in '63.... ha

Hope you all are doing well. I've been keeping up with Mary. Her family has had a rough time.


Manuela@TPOH said...

I didn't know you had a flea market booth! How fun. You must take a picture of it - you always find such great stuff.


She'sSewPretty said...

I think that would make such a pretty bar of soap. I hope you make some and then show us. I love that Bo Peep bottle too. How fun! Did your mom have a good time?

see you there! said...

Wonderful treasures. I think the Bo Peep bottle is adorable.

Bet you had a good time shopping with your Mom.


Lou Cinda said...

You did great! I love the competition ribbons.

I didn't know what Live Writer was either when I first started blogging, but it is a program for doing your posts and downloading pictures and is alot easier!

I see you have kitties that resemble my Bella! She was a stray and we are over the moon crazy about her!

Thank you for visiting me!

Lou Cinda

Monica@The White Bench said...

OMG, Phyllis! Fabulous finds!
I also love the larger format of your pictures!
And I meant to say I made my cinnamon rolls. I ate them all in 2 days :((

Household 6 said...

Hey lady!! How tiny is that bird tin? Cuz if it's small enough, why not make your own sugar cubes? It would be soooo tweet! :)

BoPeep is darling tooooo, goodgrief, you find the bestest stuff!

So what's new in your world?

Merci-Notes said...

I know! Make something out of paper pulp with it as the mold and we can get them at your etsy shop!

xo mary
do you know Viv??? her Siamese kitty just had 7 kittens!!! Have not touched base with her since the morn of their birth.

jojo-caramel said...

Just a quick visit to say hello and to wish you a lovely day, my sweet friend :) xoxo

Kathleen Grace said...

Cute stuff! The Bo-Peep label is so pretty, I just love those old graphics. The bluebird container would be a great soap mold, hard to tell what size it is from the photo.

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

Your ribbon and bottle are wonderful, Phyllis!!! Perhaps that tin was for shortbread?