Sunday, March 23, 2008

Dionne Quint Spoons

Dionne Quint Spoons
Originally uploaded by girleddy

My mom bought a box of things at an auction "blind" many years ago for a few dollars. This set of spoons was in the bottom of the box, unknown to all! I was pretty young at the time and of course just had to have them, thankfully I was rather spoiled! I remember going through the box while still at the auction and discovering the spoons. A local antique dealer happened to see them and offered mom $50 for them but she had already said that I could have them so she didn't sell them. This must have been hard for her as we were kinda poor and that was probably 3 or 4 weeks worth of grocery money back then. But she had already said I could have them and would never have taken them back. She asked me if I wanted to sell them (it would have been my money) but of course I didn't, they were too much like dolls to me! My mom was so great.

By the way, in case you didn't know, the spoons are the Dionne Quints. The Dionne quintuplets, born on May 28, 1934, were the first fraternal quintuplets known to survive their infancy. The sisters were born just outside Callander, Ontario, Canada in the village of Corbeil.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Tag, I'm it!

smiley face mugs
Originally uploaded by girleddy

I was tagged yesterday by Christina of She's a happy, friendly sort so I thought the smiley mugs were appropriate! The photo is all I'll have left after today as they were purchased from my Etsy shop and now I have to figure out how to package them so that they will make it to L.A. all in one piece.

As part of being tagged I have to list 5 of my many quirks...that should be so easy! Well, here goes...
1. Should be obvious! I'm a such a pack rat! I will have to live to be 250 to be able to get everything done with all the craft supplies I've stashed away!
2. As soon as I come home, first the shoes come off and then the bra, I believe in being comfortable at home!
3. I've had a cat for almost a year that I don't like, now I'm not mean to her and she eats better than I do...I just don't love her like I have all the other cats I've had over the years. I'll pet her and let her sit by me on the sofa but I just can't help but not like her, not sure why...I'm a Leo and have always had an easy time with cats, even friends cats that "don't like anyone else" always like me. I adopted her when she was about 2 yrs old so maybe that's part of it, she was very spoiled and demanding right from the beginning and she tried to bite me every time I got near her for the first month or so. And it bothers me that I can't bring myself to take her to the animal shelter. Want a cat?
4. I live alone so I very seldom make real meals, I just eat whatever, whenever. I don't buy much junk food, just chips once in awhile, so it's not as unhealthy as it sounds. I think the term is a "grazer" but I don't care for that label much, I'm not a cow!
5. I'm one of those people that appears to be out-going and out-spoken but inside I'm a real shy person that has forced myself into anything public.

I have tagged Sandra, a friend at Etsy Vintage, and I'll find four more today...

Shadow Box

shadow box
Originally uploaded by girleddy
This was a gift I made for my mom when I was in high school! And if you look closely in the upper left corner, the Betsey Clark cut-out will date me! Most of the items in the shadow box had a special meaning between me and Mom, even the flowered fabric was what we used when she helped me make a jeans skirt. I see the skirts made out of a pair of jeans nowadays and have to smile...the only difference is about 30years!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

White Shell Planter

White Shell Planter
Originally uploaded by girleddy
I've added quite a bit of vintage to my Etsy shop in the last couple of weeks. This ceramic shell is an example. My computer desk is right beside my aquarium stand and I have several large shells sitting on the ledge in front of the top tank. Thus, I sat this on my desk and had it filled with pens. It seemed to tie it all together.