I have a minor case of blogger burn-out. All I know to do is tell you about stuff in my life, which may or may not be of any interest to you.
Did I tell you what I found when I went to Chicago last weekend?
So mom and I were allowed 1 hour at the Kane County Antique & Flea Market (remember the task at hand for the weekend was to furnish dad's apartment, but we sort of justified it as: we might find something for the apartment at the flea market). Anyway (given the flea market size) one hour was like sprint shopping.
In my sprint I scored this. A scrapbook.
Hmmm... I wondered. It looks old. Cover isn't even attached. Wonder what's in it?
I opened it to discover that it was a Boyscout project by Robert J. Burns, pack 374, den 2, dated November 1939. A scrapbook SLAM-FULL of match book covers.
There are about 20+ pages just like these above. Coke, Pepsi, you name it... it's in there.
Dad of course (he wasn't with us) tried to buy it off me the second I walked in the door with it. Sorry dad... it's mine. I plan to take it apart and frame every page in it's own shadow-box frame. I'll be saving my pennies for years to afford it... but it'll be worth it!
Guess what I paid for it? Guess. Seriously. Leave a comment.
I also bought another mannequin bust (couldn't resist the lucite base, she does need a breast augmentation on her left side, but I think I can handle that), a globe (collect), a pair of white/gold urn lamps, and a pair of vintage lucite bookends.
Two lamps (a pair is always fun to find). Bought a pair of gold rectangular box shades for them (similar to these)... but now am thinking of returning those and getting parchment shades... black or kraft paper? I really think I'd like a Kraft Paper Hardback shade... rectangular or cut-corner... can't find anything online though. What I wouldn't give to still be in NY where I could hit up Oriental Lamp Shade.
I flew to Chicago, which posed a problem... I had to leave all my goodies behind. I hope that the parental-express-train comes this way soon and delivers. Meanwhile, I'll just look at these photos.
ps: I did a public records search for the man that owned the match book scrapbook, I guess he might have been around 8-10 years old when he made it, meaning he's between 77-80 now. I found a few Robert J Burns' in Illinois... but selfishly, I fear if I look too hard to find him, the man may want his match book covers back.