Saturday, January 17, 2009

Weekly Winners - 01-18-09



I've been a photo-shootin' fool this week. Here are some of my favorites. Click on photos to enlarge for better details.

Really Good Stuff - a resale... no a vintage...no, a second-hand... really - a junk store - in my neighborhood lends itself to some fun photos.


The resident cat - probably grew so large from eating rodents.


Need an ancestor or two?


$500 or 25 cents?


OK, raise your arthritic hands if you remember these roller skates!
The top ones have plastic wheels, but the ones on the bottom -
steel, for real skaters (OK, so that's all there was when I was a kid).
To adjust the size of the skates, you needed a skate key.
It was quite fashionable in my grade school
to wear your skate key on a chain.
It could also double as your hopscotch marker.
(Skate key image stolen courtesy of Google Images.)




Someday your Mac will be tinted sepia.


Just two doors down from Really Good Stuff is a retro shop - like night and day. Also like a time warp.


Who didn't have a clock like this in their living room in the sixties??!!








My other favorite pastimes, after a long afternoon of photo hunting.




Taken through the viewfinder of a kaleidoscope.


Visit other Weekly Winners at Sarcastic Mom's site.
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14 comments:

Julie said...

Very cool photos! I love the idea of instant ancestors. And the "someday your Mac will be tinted sepia" is very funny.

Devoted Mama said...

♥ the diversity & antique-ness of these pics! My boys would ♥ the pony ride machine :)

tiggy said...

I had roller skates like those. Am feeling VERY VERY old now :)

Tara R. said...

I think I would love that store. Now that Melanie song will be running through my head all day "I got a pair of brand new roller skates, you got a brand new key." Ha!

Lisa said...

Those are some killer shots. I love "vintage" stores lol That pony ride is insane....$500? Holy smokes.

And I don't even want to think about seeing Mac in sepia...oh, heavens!

Mishelle Lane said...

You have some definite winners here. I love all things vintage and you've certainly captured some. And in such a way that simply draws one in. Kudos!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

You found some great stuff to photograph. My favorite is the pony ride.

maggie said...

Such great shots! What a fun place to poke around and look. I remember those roller skates, and I love the humor of the ancestor pictures. :)

Smoochiefrog said...

Instant relatives. HA! Those are great!

Jientje said...

Oops!
Can't believe I haven't commented yet! I loved them Terri, I told you yesterday, I'm way too shy to take pictures in a shop but you're not!! And I love them all, the instant relatives made me chuckle! And I love the sepia, that's a great touch!

Kathy said...

It does look like a fun place to take photo's. I love "junk" stores. Great photo's.

Terri said...

Jientje, I thought of you when I did the sepia on the typewriter. That's my favorite one of the bunch!

I have more of the junk store, will post more next week. Thanks everyone for visiting and commenting.

kompostela said...

Cool set of photos this week

Amy Jo said...

Oooh Terri,

I LOVE the shots from the antique shops (which happens to be one of my very guilty pleasures). After seeing all the goodies in your photos, I'm thinking I need to do an antique "road trip" to Oregon! LOL!

Amy

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