Friday, April 23, 2010

April Angel figurine, 1950's, Napco Ceramic, Japan

She's almost as sweet as my favorite April Angel, my daughter.
Yes Rachel, if you're reading this, I really do mean it. Happy Birthday!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Better Than Par

My ex-boyfriend caught me by surprise yesterday by inviting me to go golfing with him.

I made a few lucky shots, but on the whole I played a pretty lousy game.
I didn't care, though.
Some things in life are better than par.
And I'm not talking about a candy bar.


"Wise is the golfer who carries a Baby Ruth in his pocket.
What a feast it is at the hungry ninth.
Stimulating, pure chocolate, plumply bulging with meaty nuts
whose toasted crispness gives rare flavor to the creamy fudge center in which they await your pleasure.
Here is enjoyment better than par - a generous goodness which satisfies your hunger deliciously;
a nourishing bracer which creates eager energy
for a lustier game on the last long nine...."
Vintage 1929 ad for Curtiss Baby Ruth candy bar, featured in June 1929 Photoplay magazine
Hmm...what exactly are they selling here?
They sure don't write advertising copy like they used to! :-)

Friday, April 16, 2010

"It was fascination..."

Screen Sirens plus A Beautiful Song = A Fascinating Sojourn.  Enjoy!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Hidden Treasures

It seems that I've always had a fascination with old things. 

Perhaps it started back when I was a little girl and happened to discover some 1930's toys and old magazines stashed away in a dark cubbyhole in the basement of the home my parents had just purchased from my grandparents.  Those old toys and books captured my imagination like nothing else had before. 

For years afterwards, I often had dreams of wandering through a Victorian mansion searching for hidden treasures.

In this blog, I'll be taking you with me on that treasure hunt.  We'll be looking through stacks of old magazines, books and paper ephemera, piles of vintage clothing and accessories, boxes of intriguing estate sale finds. 

I've collected a lot of history over the years and am excited to share my discoveries with you.  I hope you'll join me again soon!
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