It's THAT time again!!!! Vintage Thingies Thursday over at Coloradolady and Thrifty Thursday at Bloggeritaville.
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If you are "oldies" at this blog, you know I'm traveling. If you are just visiting today, let me tell you, I'm traveling in Wisconsin with my dad.
Today we stopped at my cousin Doug's house. He is going to guest host this blog post, and he doesn't even know he's doing it!!!! Well, he knows I took a gazillion pictures today, and he knows I was planning to post them on my blog - - - but he doesn't know I'm making this entire Thrifty Vintage Thingie Thursday post about him and his lovely things.
Later Addendum: Cousin Doug is married to a sweetheart named Bonnie. She was at work so did not appear in this post. SO - - - all you girls who thought he was a "catch," Well - - - HE IS, but he's a very caught catch!!! wink wink
Doug's THRIFTY THURSDAY post:
Look at this clock. I'm calling it the "Just Perfect Two-faced Clock Which Can Be Easily Read on Both Sides." (See how clever I am with those titles???)
Doug wanted a clock that could be easily read from both the kitchen and living room at the same time. He began pricing two-faced clocks and found that they were very pricey.
So, he went to Wally World, found two regular clocks, connected them back to back, and hung them. VOILA - - - the perfect time piece for mere pennies.
Doug's VINTAGE THINGIES post:
Our Great Grandma Tillie's commode. Now if that isn't cool enough, there's a STORY that goes with it.
Several years ago now, our Aunt and uncle had to go into a nursing home. Their farm and many of their worldly possessions were being sold at auction. Doug lived in their same community, so he was able to go to the auction.
Before it started, he was wondering around the yard looking at all the items for sale, hoping to find a little keepsake to purchase as his own memory.
Suddenly he saw this little commode. (If you know keep reading - - - if you're wondering a commode was a cabinet which housed the thunder bucket) On the back of it was a shipping label with our Great Grandma Tillie's name on it!!! He turned to his son and pointed out what he had found.
Another auction goer - - - a lady - - - was nearby and overheard the conversation. She asked if they knew the history of the commode. Doug showed her the shipping label and told her that was his great grandmother. She said, "You should have that commode"
He told her he would love to have it, but was afraid the bidding would go too high since there were antique dealers there.
She said, "We'll see about that."
When the bidding began, she loudly announced "This commode belonged to this man's great grandmother, he should get it."
He was not outbid, and the commode is now his.
Now this AMAZING vintage thingie:
Doug's paternal great grandparents (not mine - other side of his family) immigrated to America from Germany and brought ALL their worldly goods here in this very box.
THE REST OF THIS POST IS PURELY A BONUS!!!!!
There are a lot of weekly memes in which I never participate (at least not seriously) because I am incapable. But Doug, who can DO IT ALL, has them mastered, so I'm entering them FOR HIM here.
Doug's OUTDOOR WEDNESDAY post:
Just look at his yard!!!! I have grass and three hostas. He has all this:
I have NEVER made a cloche in my life. In fact, I didn't even know what one WAS until I saw them on your blogs. But Doug, whether he knows what they are or not, has some!!!!
Doug's CLOCHE PARTY post:
These cloches are his mom's old cookie jars. The one on the right contains cookie cutters and the one on the left snack bars.
Doug's TABLESCAPE post:
Just look at the tablescape Doug had prepared for our lunch today!!! Yes - - - he did it ALL BY HIMSELF.
Not only that, but here's the lunch he made for us with his own little hands:
I opened my sandwich so you could see the very yummy filling. Chicken salad on a croissant and potato salad.