Monday, February 9, 2015

Aunt Peaches Valentine Swap of 2015 - second one

Boy howdy, I will need to step up my game in 2016. Beautiful Valentine from Kelly in Kentucky...

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Aunt Peaches Valentine Swap of 2015

This is my third year participating. I was so impressed with the Valentines I made this year.
It is a scanned copy of a vintage owl potholder, a Lilly Pulitzer notecard, and very old rick-rack.

But then I got this and realized how modest my effort was:

I'm sure that Candy from Ohio wins all of the Valentine making awards. Hands down the best Aunt Peaches Valentine ever. Also the best Valentine I've ever received. Much gratitude to you Candy!! Probably keeping this on my tie advertising guy forever.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Four views of Pikes Peak

I got this sleeve of views of Pikes Peak yesterday.

Detroit Photographic Co. 1900
The only one that isn't a penny postcard. The newest one with a glossy finish.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

1940 Philadelphia Athletics

Thrifting after a long self-imposed timeout. What a classic picture.

Here is more information on the team.

If I had the wall space I'd frame this with the Pueblo baseball team ones.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A library dog Christmas ornament

How great is this handmade ornament from the library in Colorado Springs? 
I've sent it to the Special Collections department at Pikes Peak Library District.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

A Beery Christmas tree

I was at an estate sale a couple of months ago and spotted this. It looked great across the room. It was not in good shape but would be easy to reproduce. It was medium weight cardboard rolled into a tree shape, beer caps posed inside up, small ornaments, and lights. The cardboard, beer caps, pot, and stick were spray painted gold. It was really sparkly and fun. I have heard from a reliable source that it was a Girl Scout craft.