Saturday, October 3, 2015

UCC





Thoughts and prayers for those afflicted by the tragedy that unfolded at Umpqua Community College this past week.  Words cannot describe the feeling.  I can only hope that those who've lost love ones, may find some form of solace through family and friends.  My heart goes out to you all.


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Kiss My....




I recently received an inquiry as to the possibility of shipping an item overseas.  I typically will not sell internationally as it always tends to come back to bite me in the butt.  However, I decided to go ahead and visit the USPS website to determine the cost to ship to said country.  I was amazed that I could ship the item only having to incur a few bucks more, so I was elated to correspond with the potential buyer to share in my delight....

"Hello, 
For your consideration, here is the reserved listing at $35.00 total shipped to you in Australia. I'll maintain the listing for two days. If you elect not to purchase, no worries, just let me know, and thank you for your interest."



After about a week or so I'd not heard back from the person, so I wrote...


"Hello Again,
This is precisely why I don't sell internationally. International buyers don't have the common courtesy to just say "No thank you"."


To which I immediately received this reply....


"That was incredibly rude. I realise you are trying to make money but not all of us live connected to the Internet. 
I admit I forgot to get back to you in a timely manner. But that is no excuse for you being insulting. And quite frankly you are the reason so many people hate Americans. You're bloody arrogant."




Wait just a doggone minute!  It took you over a week not to respond, but in one message, within ten minutes you respond with such a message?


I know some things are better left alone, but I just couldn't leave it alone.  I do find it funny that until one sends a message that is not palatable by another, one second to wait and think things over is not enough time!


 Now I wish I'da just told 'em to.... "Kiss my....

Aussie!"

Oops!  Did I say that outloud?




Sunday, August 16, 2015

A State Of Mind



With Fall approaching, I thought I'd feature some of my latest vintage finds.  Browse my vintage shop.... 



to see these and more vintage and damn near new finds.











Fresh from a living estate sale is this beautiful blue


Patent Leather purse that comes to you in like new condition.







Similar, but unsigned is this gorgeous


suitable for Fall fashion and in remarkably beautiful conditon!


How about a pair of vintage Nordstrom's 
to add to the vintage wardrobe collection?







Searching for that 40's look?  Check out these 


straight out of yesteryear.

















Here's a pair of vintage 


to kick around town or the house in.







Like these Bronze Plated "Cat Eye" Glasses for your prescription or sun shades.

With Rhinestone and Faux Fur accents.






and more, like these
Ruby and Diamond


Earrings.



" A State Of Mind"



Sunday, June 7, 2015

Gift's For Pop's




With Father's Day approaching fast I thought I'd share a few newly listed items from my Etsy store "NeverTooOld" and "Vintagicity".  Here are a few recent finds as well as a few old favorites that I hope will inspire you to find that perfect gift for Dad or as I called my Dad "Pops"!


Here's an awesome gift that'll last for years and one that keeps giving!
Giving in the sense that you'll be able to fill with Dad's favorite snacks again and again.

This is a vintage counter top Coin Operated vending machine by
The body is chrome plated steel as are all the internal parts.  The lens is plastic.  Two locks adorn this beauty, one for the fill cap and the other for the coin tray.

A great piece for the collector and makes a great gift for Dad!









Here are a pair of vintage 
that are sure to please.  Great for the Western gear collector and they display nicely!









How about some vintage WWII military attire?  You'll find a couple variations to this wonderful Olive Drab Dress shirt from the U.S. Army dated May 27, 1941
in my shop


WWII Military Field gear like this vintage
U.S. Army Service Mask pack (no mask included) can also be found at








For the Dad who's creative talents include painting, this vintage 
would definately do the trick!






Let Dad's next wake up call be to the sound of this awesomevintage 
Travel Alarm Clock
found at


Send Dad into Sailing Dreamland with this gorgeous vintage
ceramic Schooner TV Lamp from the 1960's.


Find these and more great gift ideas at 


and


I hope you'll stop by for a browse and thanks for visiting here!!


Monday, May 25, 2015

Forever Remembered




For those who've served


and especially for those
who never returned.


IN YOUR MEMORY

Sunday, April 26, 2015

40th




April 30, 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam war.  Having had family members who served the U.S. during that era continually reminds me of how fortunate we are to live as we do and how Thankful I am to those who've helped serve and protect our great nation past, present, and future.  I've always been fascinated with Militaria, from apparel to equipment used and everything inbetween.

Following are some of my faved picking finds of vintage drawings from the Vietnam era.  I've held on to these for some time now and hope to frame and display soon.  I've "blanked" out some of the wording as they are very inappropriate in nature, but you have to remember, these were difficult times, a different era.



In the drawing above the artist shares a little of what one may have experienced in the jungles of Vietnam.  Quite graphic in nature, it truly lends to this soldiers inner most feelings.



The Vietnam War began in the decade before, but the conflict, and especially U.S. involvement, escalated in the 1960s. For the first time, Americans witnessed the horrors of war, played out on television screens in their living rooms.















In the drawing to the right, the artist shares with us a little intimacy.  An intimacy with what would become the Vietnam soldiers "Best Friend" a fully automatic rifle known as the M16.


Above is the artists rendition of a grenade similar to the Mk2 "Pineapple".









Here the artist must have been thinking of Home Sweet Home having incorporated the Pineapple grenade as the tires to his 3-wheeled ATV.


Terrifying in just the thought, the artist lends to us how the detonation of a major bomb could potentially pose the depicted horrific effect on a being.  Leaving only the skeletal figure and the caption "?".


  I only wish I knew who the artist was so that I could express my gratitude for these awesome drawings, but moreso, for his great service and sacrifice.



F-111 Aardvark by
G. Ingram 1989

North American P-51 Mustang by
Doug Kinsley 1991


"Phantom"


"19 years, 5 months, 4 weeks, and 1 day"

April 30, 1975






Monday, March 9, 2015

Vintastic Finds!



With all the nice weather we've been having here in the Pacific Northwest, I'm temped to have a yard sale, need to have a yard sale, lol!  Unfortunately, my schedule doesn't allow for me to plan accordingly and I just know this gorgeous weather is about to end and will as usual, take pictures and start some listings.  Here are a few on my finds from hunts past that I hope will soon make it to my NeverTooOld shop on Etsy...


It's just amazing how much stuff I'd pack in a box, but more so, how much stuff I accumulate!





Here's a cute little battery operated lantern from the 50's that until now, I couldn't let go of.  The old man who was having a sale told me it was a prize from an old carnival.  I love to hear the stories of where these treasures came.  A decent chrome base, cap, and handle with a clear globe.  The lantern stands about 4 inches tall.




How bout' some spurs?  Here's a vintage pair with their original leather's.  They aren't that old, but I'd bet to say they are from the 60's or 70's.  I keep all my finds in a climate controlled storage.




Tea for two?  Here are a couple tea bag holders from the 50's.  One's from Japan, the other is not marked.  Both are about 2 inches with the other slightly larger.  Pretty little things!








Direct from Switzerland, this lovely little music box plays 4 different tunes, one of which is one of my favorites "Ave Maria"  The music box needs a little cleaning.  I have it on my desk, winding and rewinding so the tune is coming up to speed.



Clocks, there's no telling how many clocks I've purchased and sold over the years.  These two cames from an estate sale.   Most I'll keep for a month or two, some I've not yet been able to let go of.  This is a lovely wood encased "Teletron" from the 1940's.  It still works great and is just a simple beautiful piece.



Did I mention clocks? lol.  Here's another, this is a General Electric fitted into a lovely piece of alabaster.  It measures about 6 inches wide by 4" tall by 2 inches thick.  I date it to the 50's as the style of clock is indicative to that period.  It works great and soon to appear in NTO.




These cast iron Frog and Turtle bells come from Japan.  Pre pre-occupied.  1950's or so.  They are tiny.  Both measuring about 1.5 inches in diameter and 2 inches tall.  They both offer a truly lovely chime.








Picture frames.  I try to stay away from large ornate frames anymore due to the cost of packaging and shipping, which is a shame.  This little jewel measures about 4 inches tall by 3 inches wide, but, but, it has a bubbled glazing.  Great for that special vintage photograph.




Does anyone remember these?  These cute little "Mini" forks where available as souvenirs from Disneyland from the 50's to 70's.  I believe these are from the 70's.  A great set in original box.  The gal that had these at her sale said... "Take 'em for a dollar"  Who was I to argue? 






 I remember finding this Hershey's cookbook at a yard sale around the corner from my house.  I bought it not only for it being a Hershey's book, but because of it's condition.  Yeah, there are a couple "Chocolate" stains in it, but that lends character to the book and in that it was loved and used.

The Mrs. wants to keep these.  A set of six vintage Peeredge Steak Knifes in the original box and include the original card.  I just wonder if these were like a wedding gift that was just put away and never used.  They look new.  Nice serrated stainless blades and beautiful yellow and cream colored  Bakelite handles.

Below is a bottle I found rolling around in an empty box.  I suppose I should have it's contents checked out by a Geologist or Gemologist as I've no idea what type of stones they are.  Any guesses?


Coming soon!.....






Just wanted to share a few of some finds and it's gonna take me a year to photograph the rest, so I better get started as Christmas is just around the corner!!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to visit the shops featured in my "SideShow" featurette and tell 'em NTO sent ya!