Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

Fishies!

The other day, my hubby decided to finally give up his old (antique? vintage?) rusty fishing tackle box, from oh so many years ago. We opened it and he educated me on the names and functions of the goodies inside. Some were junk and others were quite fun. The fun ones I have decided to sell in my Etsy shop.

Creek Chubsucker

While perusing the Internet in search of suitable public domain background material in order to take a memorable photo of the sinkers and swivels, I came across these fish pictures that I found entrancing. 

Brook Trout 

The subtle colors, fine detail, and simplicity of them appealed to me. They are educational, yet entertaining. The names can be quite whimsical as well.

Blueback Herring

Brown Bullhead

According to the images website, BestPhotos, from where these pictures were found, these were commissioned by the Fish and Wildlife Service in the 1970s (which makes them vintage; hence the tie-in to this blog). The originals are kept at the D.C.Booth Fish Hatchery in Spearfish, South Dakota (appropriate name, don't you think?).

Alewife

Now I have never been fishing , nor do I ever intend to. My take on it is that it would be boring, stinky and messy.  But I do love to eat fish and so I can appreciate these wonderful creatures in that sense.
Alligator Gar
Most of the fishing accoutrements that were the catalyst for this posting aren't quite ready for prime-time yet, as I still need to edit the photos and write the copy.  So if you are into fishing equipment, or if you like to repurpose fishing bits and pieces into another entity, like jewelry, check out my Etsy store in a few days. The hooks, lines, and sinkers will be bobbing to the surface soon.

Pumpkinseed

Here are the  SINKERS, waiting for a good home...

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Pre-Holiday Extravaganza


 Pre-Holiday Extravaganza
Sunday October 16th – Sunday October 23rd
Buy & Sell
Vintage Jewelry ~ Vintage Clothing
Vintage Home D├ęcor
Antiques ~ Collectibles
and Much Much More
All from the comfort of Your Home
The Vintage Village

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Here is a stunning Etsy treasury one of my shop items was recently featured in. 

It is, just as its title states... Stark. Stylish. Vintage. Ecochic.


Saturday, October 1, 2011

A Hidden Gem

I had the good fortunate of traveling to France this summer and thought I'd share a cute spot I found, quite by accident. In a town named Blois, hidden away on a shortcut path en route to a larger road, I came across this little outdoor tearoom. I was quite taken by the mismatched tablecloths, chairs, and tables. 


I was only able to snap a few pictures, as I was with a group and could not linger, for fear of getting lost!  Blois is a medieval town, with wonderful stone buildings. The entrance to this restaurant was in such a building, directly behind the chairs in the first photo.


The name of the restaurant is Cak't,  a word of which I have been unable to find a translation. 

 
Upon returning home, I searched the name on the Internet (what else?) and found that it is a franchise, of all things.

Here is the link to the website (translated courtesy of Google translate):