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03 March 2007

Priceless

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Number 7 is a bunch of Little Things.  Last Friday, about the time that I'd planned to be breezing through Wausau on the way to my sister's and then, of course, onward to planned merriment and mayhem (oh, no, not mayhem, except, perhaps, as in relation to chaos...) in The Cities, more than likely making a potty stop (as my bladder isn't what it used to be), I was actually killing time in my local antique mall, half a block from where my car was getting its electrical system checked out.  The owner and I were in the same high school class, though we didn't really know each other then, and we've lived down the street from each other for the past 20 years.  (Honestly, it just hit me like a ton of bricks this morning that it's 20 years this year -- twenty years in August that we moved into this house.  It completely blows my mind that I've lived here for TWENTY YEARS!)  She has this incredible Sears house -- a bungalow that was her husband's grandfather's -- which has this neat porch across the back, overlooking the South Side of our fair city.  She was telling me that she calls the back porch her "Chippy Room" -- where she puts all the chipped-paint, chipped-china stuff that her husband can't stand --  a girlie place for her and her daughter, their only child, a 10-year-old with cerebral palsy, among other special needs.  They finally had a windy ramp built over part of the front steps last summer, making it easier to bring the wheelchair in and out of the house.

Anyway, there's always something to talk about and I hadn't been down there in a while, so there was plenty to catch up on while I awaited the car diagnosis damages, but I'm always on the hunt, too.  There doesn't seem to be as much pansy stuff lately, and the cabinet photos have to really be somethin' special, and I have enough green depression glass, and I don't need any furniture, really, so I look for little "treasures" like these.  A small plastic bag with all this stuff inside and an irresistible price of $2.00.  The two stitch holders at uppermost left have the word BOYE embossed on them, and those wee ones aren't even two inches long!

I noticed, as I signed on, that this is my 901st post.  Crazy.  I celebrate my third year of blogging later this month, in most esteemed company, on the first day of spring!

Comments

I hear ya on the twenty years....18 years in my present home. Where does the time go?? Must be all that knitting and spinning we've been doing. I see you made a killing on finding knitting accouterments.

Wonderful treasures! We've been here for 26 years...it's amazing, but then if you looked around....
901 posts!? Thats more posts than I've made in 3 years!

That's an excellent bag of stuff.

I love those little things! I especially like the photo of the crochet hooks showing the number gauge and/or letter gauge for the hook.

What great treasures! When my husband and I were in Door County last fall we visited a few antique malls and I loved it. He tolerated it -- ha. Anyway, happy pre-blogiversary wishes!

What a great find - both for your community and for your knitting. Three years? Wow - time flies when you're having fun.

What a great bag of goodies! Your dress form reminds me of the "mini me" that wendy at knit n tonic made. Have you seen it? She gives instructions to make it for yourself.

Hi Miss Vicki! Just delurking long enough to let you know I'm still here and appreciating your steadfastness in blogging...not only so many blogs, but writing of substance as well! You're appreciated in the bloggiverse, for sure.

~Hugs~

That is a terrific find!

What a great bag of little treasures.
Wow,3 Years, doesn't time fly when you are having fun.

I especially like the stitch holders in the bottom left picture! great find

All of that knitting goodness for an absolute steal! I have only been in my house for 3 years and it seems like the time has flown by...

What fun little treasures! I noticed a tatting shuttle too. Do you tat? I used to, but haven't in a long time. I collected shuttles too, but they seemed to really jump in price after a while.

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