I have written about my love for vintage Counterpoint items before.
Quite a few times, I think, actually.
Here are three more things I found recently.
First up is a mushroom canister - discovered at the Waste Management Store.
I think I paid a dollar for it.
When I wrote this post back in 2010, I was dreaming about finding canisters like this.
Well, I found ONE of them anyway:
Label on the bottom - I love it when the original labels remain intact:
And I found this little "Key" key rack at a thrift store - for fifty cents!
It goes with the others I have! (Click here to see my post about them.)
Oh, I was happy when I spotted it!
And it has the label, as well:
(There's another post, too, if you're interested. I told you I'm a BIG Counterpoint fan!)
And also, one more little Victorian row house wall pocket for my little collection of those.
I think I may have six of them, now:
(Yes, it has the label on the bottom, too!)
Counterpoint made some of my very favorite vintage things.
And it is a great feeling EVERY single time when I find one of them at a thrift store!
Today marks the date of our last Farmer's Market of the season here in downtown Sonora.
I snapped these photos last week.
This beautiful mural is painted on the wall of the parking lot where the market is held. A local artist named Judy Grossman was the Master Artist behind this community project.
Photos of some of our favorite things to buy at the market - starting with big red tomatoes:
And my favorite - cherry tomatoes:
Here's a closer look at the right side of the mural. There is a special tribute within the mural to honor the life of Eleazar Rodriguez, aka "Ed, The Flower Guy", who died in an accident in September 2012, on his way home from the market where he had been a flower vendor for seven years.
Somebody else sells flowers in his old spot now:
Last of all, we have these lovely pomegranates....
....and some pumpkins!
Sadly, our downtown market won't be open again until next May.
But then, that gives us something to look forward to!
I shared this 1957 vintage Disneyland Hotel brochure with you a few years back, but I wanted to include it again today.
It was mailed to my mother-in-law after she had sent a $15.00 check to the hotel to hold a room:
Here's a look inside the brochure:
Oh, how I long to stay there again some day. But, alas, the rates these days are higher than I can afford.
Here are a few other things I have from the hotel - we'll start with
this wooden coat hanger, below.
I am not sure how old it is - not very, I don't believe - and no, I didn't steal it!
I bought it at a thrift store for a quarter, and I was tickled to find it:
I don't think I ever shared these matchbooks before.
I found them in a big basket full of the books at a thrift store. I had to dig, but I was rewarded for my efforts:
And the inside:
Tina gave me this ashtray for my birthday one year.
We don't smoke, but that doesn't mean I don't like (some) ashtrays.
I mean, especially one from the "World's Most Exciting Hotel"!!
"A Wrinkle In Time", written by Madeline L'Engle back in 1962.
"It was a dark and stormy night....."
I love that.
I know that I must have read it years and years ago, but it's been so long that I didn't even remember the story at all.
It's one of Tina's all-time favorite childhood books, if I recall correctly.
I just happened to have a copy of it in my collection, on my bookshelf ( of course I did!).
There is actually a very special reason why I am re-reading this particular novel at this particular time.
But I'm not going to tell you yet what that reason is.
It must remain a mystery...