Monday, March 30, 2009

Rapture.

The green glass juicer I've wanted all my life, waiting for me to come get it.

Some very special buttons.
Delicate silk embroidered flowers on some little girl's fancy collar.
Spidery fountain pen script, and faded scenes of Binghamton's past.
Wondering about the other hands and lives these things have known, driving with my husband through a peaceful, rainy Sunday.

I hope your weekends were full of happy little surprises.



19 comments:

dottyspots said...

Hi - thanks for stopping by my blog :)

That is a lovely juicer and I am also fascinated by old postcards - they hark back to a time when communication was slower and I think a lot of love was often put into the script.

Kristina said...

Dottyspots-- that's the perfect way to put it. There was a lot more time and energy put into communcation back then.

Melissa said...

Did you find those thrifting?! Wow. I covet that red button with the raised flower design. And your juicer. I'm a sucker for colored glass.

Kristina said...

Melissa-- I actually all my treasures at a couple of antique stores. I wish I'd been able to score them at Salvation Army, but alas, those windfalls only happen to other people. I love colored glass too, especially green.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Kristina: Not sure where you live but if you love "Uncle Earl" and have a friend in Greensboro, you must know a lot about North Carolina.

Glad you discovered Greensboro Daily Photo and hope you'll give us a virtual visit again. Love your blog as we're crafta-holics too! Right now, we're making crazy aprons! Will bookmark your blog!!!!

Elaine said...

Thanks for the comment before ;] can't wait to see you again oh and :o those buttons are mega awesome i'm going to learn sewing next year and man would those look good on a shirt <3 plus urgh i want some cool postcards like those i wouldn't even use them just put them up to stare at them because they are that awesome.

thereddeer said...

Love that juicer and one can never have enough buttons :)

Toni Brockliss said...

I love your blog and I want to eat all your food! Fantastic photos.

You came by my blog (thank you!) and the banner is something I made from the RVA Pretty class I am doing online at the moment.
http://www.redvelvetgirls.typepad.com/

Have a lovely day.

Kristina said...

Thereddeer-- here here! I'm about at the point where I have to give my vintage button collection its own drawer. Nothing like dumping out a jar and rummaging for the special ones.

Toni-- thanks for the kudos! I'll have to check out RVA, thanks.

Alissa said...

What a darling blog and cute name! I love the green glass juicer... oh and those buttons! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I've recently started blogging... 2 months now and I'm beginning to love the world of online acquaintances it has brought me.

Melissa said...

Just an FYI-- Google reader is stuck on the onion soup post.

Kristina said...

Alissa-- thanks for your kind words. Nice to meet you!

Melissa-- thanks so much for the FYI. I appreciate it.

Christy in OH said...

Lovely pics!

ChristyACB said...

Oh, don't let me near that juicer. I have a very large purse!

Kristina said...

Christy in OH-- Thanks! I'm learning more about my new camera every day.

ChristyACB-- Ha, don't worry. Our house now has a check-large-bags-at-the-door rule. ;)

Stephanie said...

Love that juicer. So cool.

karenjane said...

great finds, the juice squeezer reminds me of the little old ladies at my church when i was little, i think they had the same ones or something similar

madsilence said...

I should post a photo of the cool bromide geisha postcard I found in Kyoto while antique hunting one day - from 1916! Everyone seems to be postcard crazy right now ^^ I love ephemera - portable history!

Kristina said...

Postcards are great-- they carry so much meaning and history, considering their size. And, you can have tons and tons of old postcards, and they'll only take up a shoebox. Which is good for people like us, yes?

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