31 October, 2016

Rummaging At The End Of October

 Found at the last church rummage sale. A linen tablecloth bought new at the old Meier & Franks Department Store for $3.98 and then tucked away as too nice to share.

Or, buyer's remorse?
Or, a gift that wasn't quite what the recipient had in mind for their home decor.
Or, it was on sale.
Or, .....????

Still with the tag attached.

 It measures 54" x 70" - just large enough for my dining room table.

 Oh good - you spotted the Piper J-5 ailerons being stored here.

 I just love this grape vine motif with the aqua-grey stripes. Supposedly hand-printed.

 This was found at another church rummage sale. Opening it ----

 Airplane Dominoes! Woot!
Two bits.

 These are the thick - nearly 1/2 inch thick old fashioned dominoes.
28 of them.
I don't need dominoes. I have zero use for them.
But they have airplanes on the back.

  I'm home sick today with the coughing crud. It came on last week and I spent most of the weekend in bed just sleeping, trying not to cough. I think I turned the corner this morning as my energy seems to be coming back. I called in sick because I'm still hacking up sputum samples (as the pharmacist son said).

I had been giving out Smarties last week at work to my very smartest customers. Inspiring Smarty jokes - tailored to the transaction at hand. They lend themselves to humor so well. Laughter is the best. And, most people love these.

Anyway, I was taking a break with two of my carriers who, quite obviously, had a different childhood than mine. Most of us, as children, decided these were pills, to be taken as needed.
These two, however, used to smash them to powder and snort them up their noses.


Moving on.

Vilnius, Lithuania
DD is back from her European vacation. She loved Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Very affordable. Sweden and Helsinki were more expensive.
I love her rooftop photos with all the red roofs.


  1. I'm very jealous of that tablecloth... you know if I'd gotten to it first.... and airplane dominoes! How awesome. Feel better.

    1. Thanks for being my good luck charm last Friday Creative Girl.

  2. I am also jealous of that tablecloth! What a deal and love the colors.. score! And congrats on finding airplane dominoes.. maybe you can learn to play with them.

    *H*A*P*P*Y* *H*A*L*L*O*W*E*E*N*!*

    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. OK the tablecloth is an incredible find and bargain ... but airplane dominoes? You need to buy a lottery ticket because you're on a winning streak!

  4. Airplane dominoes! Wow, what a find.

  5. I hope you are feeling better! Nice garage sale finds!

  6. Great find on the table cloth and the dominos! X

  7. Yuck, imagine what sniffing smarties would produce at nose-blow time. Maybe not.....

    If the table cloth didn't suit you as intended it might make a cool summer top? For picnics?


    1. I immediately threw this on my table - vintage wrinkles and all. (Still has the tag on). I'm going to use this for thanksgiving.


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