Friday, October 10, 2014

Jewelry pieces for recycling lovely art deco ready for your projects. CRAFTS

Need some jewelry pieces for your craft, creative projects.  I have some listed on eBay.  I got a giant jar of many pieces, this is just a few.  Check out my listing on eBay

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Vignettes Displaying Collectibles and Ephemera

I have several vintage suitcases on a wooden file cabinet and it is great for displaying my collectibles, postcards, sewing projects and ephemera. And I use the suitcases for my vintage and new fabric.  And if I really need it for a trip I just empty the suitcase.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Novelty Postcards, Stick a pin!

Novelty postcards were popular in the early 1900's.  The leg on this postcard is fabric with stuffing in it so you could actually stick a pin it it.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Pinecrest (Once Strawberry Lake) Resort Area Above Sonora California

Pinecrest California is a popular resort area today and also back in the 1940's 1950's and 60's.  It was first called Lake Strawberry as the Real Photo Postcards here refer to the popular lake.  It is now known as Lake Pinecrest, 

 Many Boy Scouts used this lake as a jumping point to a Boy Scout camp.  They either took a boat across the lake and hiked to the camp or hiked around the lake and up the canyons, steep trail to the lake. 

 The whole area is often just referred to as "Pinecrest."

My husband is one who went to to this camp and he wanted to show it to me.  The hike around the lake was easy and you saw many summer cabins.  When you got to the end of the lake you climbed along the Stanislaus River up along a steep edge til we got to the camp.  Not much left of the camp and I certainly did not look forward to the "ledge" going back down.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Valentine Birthday Anniversary Love Card 1800s Stand Up Card E Springfield PA | eBay

Valentine Birthday Anniversary Love Card 1800s Stand Up Card E Springfield PA | eBay

Summers in Yellowstone National Park

I spent many summers as a child in Yellowstone National Park.  Our favorite campground was at Madison Junction so my Dad could go in many directions to fish.  You were only allowed to stay 14 days  in the campground so we would pack up the car and take a break in Helena or go fishing outside of the park.  Then we would return and stay another 14 days.  As a kid I did get kind of bored.  Our favorite place for a break was the town of West Yellowstone.  We would go shopping for the camping supplies.  Used an 3 burner Coleman stove for our meals.  We would visit friends at a trailer park and I would drool over the little trailer they owned.  Now I have my own.  My Dad was a teacher so we could do this most summers. Our car was loaded with tents and all our supplies.

Having a park pass we just drove on the far right, showed our pass through the window and easily came in and out of the park at the west entrance.  We usually took sponge baths in our tent but once we used the showers inside the West Yellowstone Train station pictured below.  The tourist shops were so much fun to visit in this town.

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