Sunday, July 31, 2011

Happy 70th Birthday Wizard of Oz Dorothy's House Liberal Kansas

A farmhouse built in 1907 was donated to the Seward County Historical Society  It has been fully restored and replicates Dorothy's House as shown in the Movie Wizard of Oz.  I was there this summer in Liberal Kansas, and enjoyed walking around the grounds.  I did not have time to take the tour of inside but the outside grounds were fun to explore (yes there is a yellow brick road).  I could not find the postcard I bought, or maybe I mailed it, but being that it is the 70th birthday of the Wizard of Oz I found this ad in a tourist magazine I picked up free.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Deschutes River Oregon Memories of a Camping Trip

This postcard brought back memories. My Dad would fish the Deschutes River for trout.  We did not go too often as like the postcard says this river is unnavigable because of its Falls and Rapids.  We always camped and the campgrounds were not that accessible. We arrived one night after dark, found a campground with an empty spot.  As we backed the car into the spot, the bumper got caught on a stump and we could not move.  We set up camp not too happily and hoped we could correct the situation in the morning.  I do remember the river was very noisy.  I think we jacked up the car the next day to get out but I am not sure.  

In the distance is Bachelor Butte a symmetrical cone, which looms in the Cascades at 9000 feet.  

Artist Catharina Klein Her artwork on postcards link

Interesting link about postcard artist Catharina Klein

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Vintage Needle Case with 50 gold eye needles

I love collecting Needle Cases
In and out this hot July but trying to stay in touch.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Lazy Lazy days, reading thrillers on my kindle reading old issues of magazines

I have not been writing much on my blog so better get with it.  Today in Central California it is suppose to be about 92 which is not bad for the summer.  I love walking out in the morning on the deck, barefooted and in shorts with a cup of coffee.  And to be even lazier I can walk outside with my iPhone and check my emails and auctions online.  We have been busy with house projects.  Just finished painting the dining room.  Earlier we took out the sliding glass door and put in a regular door with a partial wall.  Now I have a place to hang up a nice photograph.  I will have to share it later here.  And we got rid of the blinds which I hated and put up curtains.

The next project is staining the deck and railings.  It is rather a messy and smelly job.  And lots of watering of the plants outside.  Casper the cat was scared by something outside the other day. He would not go outside.  He finally is out there now but is looking up the hillside and not going there.  It gets active about bobcats on the deck,  the mother (well maybe the mother) a month earlier also on the deck.  That was scary.  The mountain lion seems to have stayed away.

Here is a picture of our latest RV trip.  A very nice RV park outside of Liberal Kansas.
The Rio Grande Gorge near Taos New Mexico

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Rovenna Dry Cleaners Ohio Interesting Blotter

This blotter advertises fur storage and fur cleaning.
On auction at eBay

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Gunne Sax Dresses do you remember when they were fashionable?

I cannot quite remember when these dresses were popular but the were the rage in the 70's or 80's.  The patterns are vintage and you can find quite a few for sale online.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Antique Advertising Game Board for Fairchilds Flour 1911

Now on  eBay, Bid or Buy It Now....great for the collector of games or advertising
Ebay Auction

Thursday, July 7, 2011

House of Representatives Washington DC Vintage postcard of chambers

I wonder who these politicians are?  I did count 48 stars on the flag on this vintage postcard
No information is given on the back.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Vintage Cars Canal Street New Smyrna Beach Florida RPPC

This postcard was mailed in the 1940's.  I cannot read the last number of the year.  It is a real photograph postcard of Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach Florida.  It is in good condition. Wonderful old photo.  A piece of recorded history

"SHELLREP" artillery report from 1944, surprise attention getting photo

Advertisement Shellrep Artillary 1944 w/ pinup photo

Soldiers - Ad for "shellrep" If you see enemy artillary shells falling, call your headquarters and turn in a "SHELLREP" (SHELLING REPORT) giving them as much of the following as possible....more information listed on this military advertisement for soldiers during WW2.

This information will help your own artillery knock-out the enemy artillery.

What I like about this ad or piece of information to be given to the soldiers is the pinup on the backside that will surely attract the soldiers attention.

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