Photo a Day Challenge

Antiques

Inside Out

Inside Out

 

An umbrella’s worst fear?  A windy day.


The Marvelous Toy

The Marvelous Toy

 

No electronics, no batteries.


Mellow Yellow

Mellow Yellow

 

An old baseball glove mellows with age.


Handbags and Gladrags

Handbags and Gladrags

 

Tres chic!  Available at our local antique mall.

 


A Fool Such As I

A Fool Such As I

 

We found this stuffed medieval court jester riding a wind indicator for sale in a local antique mall.  Alas, we fear the royal court was not amused.

 


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Malted Milk

Malted Milk


Twelve Thirty

Twelve Thirty

 

 


Every Breath You Take

Every Breath You Take

 

Sen-Sen:  It Took Your Breath Away

Sen-Sen late 1800s-early 1900s advertising featured photos of ladies dressed in Japanese kimonos holding packs and boxes of their chewing gum.  We photographed an old box with one of Lois’ figurines.

http://books.google.com/books?id=z8sfRFPeeyUC&pg=PA171&lpg=PA171&dq=about+sen+sen+gum&source=bl&ots=GFkYxUeZTJ&sig=eD2xlQkak7oS-8tLkTVu1mOKZ_g&hl=en&sa=X&ei=01P7UqWbBa_8yAHyuICQDQ&ved=0CDsQ6AEwAzgK#v=onepage&q=about%20sen%20sen%20gum&f=false

 


You Send Me

You Send Me

 

A letter sent to John’s grandmother from her sister in 1901.


Morningtown Ride

Morningtown Ride

 

Chase and Sanborn coffee good for a morning town ride.  1939 New York World’s Fair postcard.


Silver

Silver

We received this antique silver kerosene lamp from Lois’ mom.  We bought some paraffin lamp oil and planned to photograph it while lit, but the wick kept burning down.   It is a central draft lamp that takes a tubular wick which has deteriorated and will have to be replaced.  It hasn’t been lit for at least fifty years.


Interior

Interior

The clock’s interior . . . no batteries required.


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Reflections

Reflection


Thirteen

Thirteen

Twelve and one are . . .


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Eight

Eight


Side Lit

Side Lit

Our camera was placed 90 degrees to a window which provided the lighting for our old clock.


Bottle

Bottle

Dr. Charles Stiehl opened his winery in Algoma, WI in 1967 where he produced his wines for 14 years from Door County cherries and apples.  His “wine wrap” bottles appear to be based on the casts used to immobilize broken arms;  the bottles were wrapped with gauze, painted with plaster of paris and labeled.

 


Handmade

Handmade

This handmade crochet bedspread is a treasured reminder of John’s Grandmother. Her hands were always busy creating doilies, rugs and blankets . . . as well as baking the most luscious pull-apart buns.


Present

Present

The well loved teddy bear and rag doll are both childhood presents that spend their retirement years in our guest room.


Collection

Collection

The tractor was part of a roadside display fronting a shop housing a collection of antique tractors.  The shop was closed during the weekend and we made a note to return sometime during weekday hours.


Tractor

Tractor

An iconic tractor showed off its patina by a village roadside near the eastern shore of Lake Winnebago.


Coin

Coin

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.

— Carl Sandburg


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Objects

Objects