No creative title, but chock full of eclectic bits.
The other day I posted this photo of BIL Joe and asked if you would trust him. Most of you said you would.
Sister Pam said it reminded her of the days of yore when he used to get his hair permed.
Do you remember those days? Early 80's? Lots of curly perms, mock 'Fros" - - - even on GUYS?
Fisherhubby and Joe, ever the cultural icons, were amongst the permed crowd. This is BIL Joe getting permed.
Yours truly, skinny as a rail and twice as spindly, used to administer the chemicals.
Those were the days, my friends - - - we thought they'd never end - - -
Moving right along.
Last summer I drooled over my friend Gwen's crystal spoon/fork servers to use on a buffet table. I had NEVER seen anything like them before.
Fast forward the old clock to our move to Wisconsin and meeting my new friend Eloise (E-Lois). Low and behold she ALSO had several sets of the exact same silver-servers.
My coveting knew no bounds.
I told her I'd never seen them in any antique shop or anywhere else and if she ever saw any again, would she pick them up for me, I'd be glad to reimburse her.
I didn't really have any hopes.
But low and behold, she found me TWO sets!!! At a garage sale!!! And she only had to pay $1 for the lot. ONE DOLLAR!!!
I have been busy googling them this morning. They are "Princess House Crystal Spoon Servers" worth $30 each. EACH!!!
That Eloise, she is really something!
Now, lets head down to the cave - - - the FBC.
No need for further discussion about the concrete walls - - - remember, we RENT, and it is precisely the concrete walls which render this space a CAVE. Besides, concrete is all the rage these days, don't'cha know?!?
When I moved the Village People and the Country Cousins into the new "not really old but looks old" cabinet, I had method to my madness.
I wanted to make a photo gallery where the Village People had formerly resided. This I have done, using a plethora of old framed family photos. There are still several more which I have not found in our post-move days, but will add them as they surface.
I am quite enjoying my spruced up FBC - - - concrete walls and all.
And finally - - - Eloise "struck" again! She knew I had somehow managed to lose my antique potato masher and that I sorely wanted another to take its place. She walked in the other day and handed me one.
I promptly walked over to the new ladder contraption in my kitchen and hung the masher from the top. Ahhhhh - - - - the finishing touch.
Eloise grinned and said, "I brought you a red one 'cause I THOUGHT you might want to add it to the ladder."
Great minds think alike, and Eloise and I??? We are two of the GREATEST!
I'm linking this post with Vintage Thingie Thursday at Coloradolady and Thrifty Thursday at Bloggeritaville. It's been a long time since I joined these parties 'cause I'm not really very thrifty!