We've collected so many things over the years that have remained packed in boxes since our move to Maine 7 years ago. Like these. They are old Listerine bottles. Why? Well, several years ago, we had heard that the manufacturer of Listerine was offering up a grand prize to someone who found the oldest bottle ever produced. We spent a good part of our vacation here that year, excitedly driving up and down the coast looking for any Listerine bottle we could get our hands on. We had such a great time, convinced that we were the only ones that even knew about this contest, until we noticed a car with Mass plates was hot on our trail to find them too! Needless to say, we didn't win, but we did learn a little about how to tell the age of a bottle along the way.
We have sort of adopted a new rule in our home, that if you wish to bring something new into the house, you need to find a way to release something else that you already have. And I have been wanting to add an easel to our studio, so that meant I had to think of a way to clear some space for it. So, after looking around, I decided to just add a new category to my Etsy shop where I will offer up a few vintage items for sale.
So this afternoon, we headed out in search of an easel. But I got distracted and took some pictures of things that were calling to me. Like this sign.
And this sign too. I think I was just hungry though. Did you know that in Maine, it's common to make a meal out of just baked beans? Henri still finds that odd.
Oh good golly, I fell right in love with this handpainted tray.
But with a price tag of $350. it quickly brought me back to reality.
Then I spotted this vintage French beauty.
And I decided I had to have her, to add some class to my
new Etsy vintage items. She's for sale over there right now.
Oh, and here's my easel, I just knew I would find it today. And I already brought her home to live with us. She's got a nice brass patina. Nice brass. heehee
Now I just need to find the right canvas for her. Looks like I had better find more things to add to my vintage Etsy store.