Junkin’ Funnies

It's springtime, and you know what that means... YARD SALE SEASON!  Time to go junkin' to pay almost nothing for other people's clutter so you can add to your own clutter!  People nowadays are getting clever about marketing their yard sales, and some of the signs I've seen do a great job of Read more [...]

Pass the Salt, Please

The recent "find" of a mid-century dinette set (see previous post) has led to a whole new facet of collecting.  Salt and pepper shakers with coordinating napkin holders have been calling to me.  It seems that they used to be a lot more common than they are now.  I did see a monkey Read more [...]

Midcentury Pebble Art

vintage pebble gravel art boy praying
A few decades back, pebble art was a trendy make-at-home craft. The young crafters of today, busy with scrapbooking and furniture distressing, might have been gluing thousands of little pebbles to backing boards had they lived in the 1960s and 1970s.   Also known as "gravel art", the photos Read more [...]

New Uses for Old Campers

As a people, we are getting better and better at reducing, reusing, and recycling, and it's a good thing, too, because our poor Earth has been getting pretty polluted.  That's why I often feel sad when I see rows and rows of used coffee cups, just as one example, in thrift stores.  I think Read more [...]