December 15, 2009Tuesday’s Retro Guest – Sara’s Odds and Ends, and Merry Christmas Too!
Thanks to Sara for this awesome Christmas post!!! The surprise ending is the best!
But, before I get into all the Christmas cheer, I need to get one thing out of the way first! I spotted some Broyhill Brasilia at my local Goodwill 2 weeks ago and I had to take some pics for y’all. This furniture can be SOOO gorgeous, IF it is in good shape. Well, you can all see this lacks the “good shape”!
That is not just dust, those are huge scratches and marks all over this poor piece of furniture. Is that a burn towards the back? EEPS!!!
The bottom rail has also fallen off. What were these people doing with this furniture?
This furniture has such cool detail on it, it is too bad the condition is SO bad.
The price was right, at $29.99 – actually someone bought it for half that because it was sold by the time I got back to the Goodwill on Sale Day Saturday.
There was also another dresser (different style) at this same Goodwill about 2 months ago – in the same pristine condition! 🙂 It also sold (before I could get pics) on Sale Day Saturday. I wonder if the same person bought both of them? I do not envy all the work they will have to put in to these pieces, but the furniture sure is cool!
Since this is my last post before the holiday I had to get all the Christmas goodies in now.
So, on with the Christmas Fun! I had to show everyone this old newspaper ad from 1961. I really think it is a hoot.
This is actually a photo of my Father-In-Law, working in Meijer’s Grocery store in Grand Haven, Michigan in 1961. I just think this ad is the bomb, and I had to post it. He was probably18 or 19 at the time. I told my husband’s parents I would love to “jump” into this photo and rummage through that Christmas display! It would also be so cool to meet Mike’s Dad at that time and see what he was like back then. Anyway, I thought y’all would get a kick out of this retro Christmas Ad.
It is Tree Time! Merry Christmas Everyone!
So, I thought I would post some pics of my Aluminum Tree. I have actually had this tree for a while, we put it up every year. We bought all of the ornaments at Estate Sales or Goodwill. I seriously love the goofiest stuff, so our tree has all those crazy old elves all over it.
Plus, we have mice too! Hide the cheese please!
I found these kooky mouse ornaments at an Estate Sale for like 75 cents – for all of them. I thought they were so crazy we had to get them. The Mother Mouse still had her paper tag on and it’s marked ‘1968, Made In Japan’ . The Dad Mouse has a Smoking Pipe, but we have asked him politely not to smoke in the house please. 🙂
OK, is everyone still with me? Is this post WAY too long?
This last pic is a shout out to my friend Eartha.
She took a break from the web for a bit.
So, Eartha, it is good to have you back girl, we ALL missed you!
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Have an AWESOME Christmas Y’all!!!