Friday, January 18, 2013

Built-in fun

How bout we just continue with a little more house showin?
Yes, let's just do a little more......
 This little section with the built-ins represents more space than I've ever had to display or set things out. Can't help feelin a lil smug as the man of the house has to concede to the fact that "No, I don't have too much stuff. We've just always had too little space!" ;)
 I like to think of those pugs as part of a broken family. Dad left mom and of course, the boy wanted be with his daddy so he took sides and headed out to Nashville. Mom and sis and are doin alright. Better days ahead....

 Absolute favorite vintage find that TRUMPS all other finds is an old puppet.
Handmade, factory made, fallen apart or mint condition. I will buy any old puppet that I have the money and the means to.  Puppetry is one of my callings in life. Glad it's somethin  fun :)



 I been callin this old lady, Helen. I would have loved to have been able to know and spend time with the person who made these. The estate sale runners had no background info (?)  but I could tell it was an amazing couple. Anyone who crafts puppets is amazing in my book :)
 Granny gave me this tramp. I love how "tramp" used to mean vagabond or hobo but totally means loose lady, nowadays. Wait, do folks still say "loose" anymore? 


 There's still perfume in this old Avon bottle. Good lord, it stinks! I love that bottle forever, though. 

The whale is a cigar tray that boasts "Whale of a Guy" on the front. And the owl was sittin on Herb Henekee's porch for 25 years before he sold it to me for beans. Talked to Herb last week, we'll definitely be keepin in touch. Well, his last words  were "You keep in touch, Laura" so that's just what I'll do :)












11 comments:

  1. i love your built ins! we are getting some built this year and i'm really wanting to do the cabinet/open shelving combo. also, i have a whale ashtry that is very similar to that, with the same "inscription". I use it for my sponge in the kitchen!

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    1. Can't wait to see your built-ins and EVERYTHING you put in em :)

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  2. I still say "loose" but only about myself. Ha! Okay, not really. I do say "loose" though.

    I love your built-ins and admit to a little bit of jealousy. I TOTALLY want built-ins. I want to be able to just put things on shelves without cats knocking them down and breaking them or chewing their faces off (in the realm of puppets). Every shelf in my house is covered in glass doors. My things can't even breathe! I love your collections. Some really great stuff there.

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    1. Thanks, Eartha. I will never do cats because I just hear so many stories of them tearin up lovely things ;) I hate glass doors, too! Take the glass off, maybe?

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  3. 2nd post with the whale... Love it;)

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  4. You're just so darn cool...I could stalk your blog for always. So well written, you're just special, Laura. You have gifts that I am SO glad you are sharing.

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    1. That's a lot of ego juice, Pam. I'll just take a tiny sip and say thanks, friend :)

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  5. Love your built-ins. Wish my house had such character! So freakin' cool that you have a puppet collection!

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    1. Thanks, Suzy :) Go get you some puppets, just go do it! You'll be glad you did.

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  6. Good gravy I love all of this!

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