Did you know up until a couple of years and a few nervous breakdowns ago, I had an antique booth at an antique mall. I scrounged and scoured garage sales for stuff to sell. I don’t think I ever paid more than $5 or $10 for anything I sold in that booth. I had Moorcroft pottery, and kitchy stuff, and fine antiques among other things. And bowls. There was a Bennington bowl I still wish I’d never sold. There are several things sitting in my basement, I wish I had sold.
Not the massive Oscarettes of course.
The thing about owning an antique booth is you never EVER know what is going to sell. Ever. I could bring something up there and think WOW, this is gonna be here for the next decade or so … and it’d be gone by the next week. Other times I’d put something in I could barely stand to part with and it’d sit there for months. With a price tag of, like, $1 on it.
The one thing I could always count on selling were my record bowls. Just kitchy, bowls made out of old albums. Oftentimes, ’78’s, or albums from the 50’s with great labels on them. All they were were old scratched albums that I melted in the oven and formed into bowls. Perfect for serving Oscar night chips in! I’m sure you’ve seen the same sort of bowls around at craft sales over the years. If you remind me, I’ll show you how to do them in an upcoming post.
I was pretty proud of my record bowls until I saw my next advertiser’s wares. Um … her techniques seem slightly more sophisticated than my method of melting vinyl in the oven and bending them until they were sort of bowl shaped.
And as is often the case on the weekends, I leave you this week with a look at one of my advertisers! One of the fine folks who give me money for no reason other than the fact that they love me. And they have products to sell. Lucky for us, they’re nice products. And incredibly diverse I might add!
Without further adieu … the wares of Vindicated Vinyl.
Aside from the fact that this is made from an old Cars album, (which is cool) the way the album art looks when it’s forced into the shape of this Valet tray is GREAT. I love the look of it.
I’m pretty much a sucker for anything Cha Cha related.
The iPad cases are my absolute favourite. I couldn’t show everything about them here, but if you click on the picture, you’ll see more detailed pictures about how these things open up and stay propped open while you’re working on your iPad and such. Do you know what I’d like more than this brightly striped Go-Go’s iPad case? An iPad to put in it. And Belinda Carlisle’s 1985 smile.
LOVED the Go-Go’s!
Again with the ’50’s vintage stuff I love, PLUS it’s green and pink!
And finally … a little something for my friend Karen.
All this 80’s stuff is bringing back memories of all the bands I went to see. Sigh.
My first concert ever? The English Beat. You?
Have a good weekend!