Thursday, March 4, 2010

Field Trip! Everyone in the Van!

Well, I don't know about you, but I've had enough of this place. It has been a challenging week and it's only Thursday.  I need a field trip. Everyone grab a cuppa and hop in the van -- let's get out for a while.

How do you like our ride?  These two will take us wherever we want to go in style . . .


How 'bout here:
 Let's go!

Look at all these milk cartons!  Remember when milk came in brightly color cartons?  They looked a lot more cheerful than the gloomy jugs we have now.  

 See any you remember?

How 'bout these little school milks, remember these?

White or chocolate?  
What's with the iced tea one?

Okay, milk's not your thing . . . 

How about this booth:

See anything you like?  

How 'bout that bike?  I had one much like it when I was a kid.  I should have gotten a special shot of the daisies on the seat.  Mine was powder blue, though.  I really, really wanted the orchid one with the gears, but my parents insisted a 6 year old did not really need gears and hand-brakes.  Whatever.

I could take those pink and black bar stools in the back.  Think of the room you could make around those.  Anything catch your eye?

For the energy-conscious lamp user.

Perhaps you need a new man?

G.I. Joe, anyone?

Of course, there's always the obligatory PEZ booth:

Personally, I just don't get this, but to each their own . . . it keeps them away from my kind of stuff.

Like these lovely ladies:

PEZ dispenser collectors NEVER arm wrestle me over these.

This is my kind of booth.  I love kitcheny antiques.

Are you in the market for a piece of your childhood?

See anything you had?  I might have had something like that big red plastic horn.


Okay, maybe we should split up for a while.  You know, in case you want to buy me a surprise or something.  I'll meet you at the end of the aisle . . .

All done?

Well, did that do it?  Feel better now?  

Me, neither . . .

Next stop -- Florida!

What?  It is TOO real!

Thanks for hanging around with me today,


bad penny said...

I'd love to go round there with you!
Collecting Pez ? who'd have thought. I have my own GI Joe but he's grown out of that phase now - more has his eye on the GI Janes !

I'm kicking myself that I wasn't more " I'll have that ! I'll have that when mum downsized ! Vintage vintage vintage not just old tat.

Four Seasons in a Life said...

Dear Renee,

I love this outing of yours. Remembering that which was not so very long ago, but yet feels like an eternity, makes me appreciate some of the things i have kept.

Let me also congratulate you on having reached the 100 mark and then surpassed it.

Wishing you all the very best,

Knitty said...

Makes you wonder what items that are just part of our every day life now will become future valued (sentimental or monetary) antiques in a few decades.

Thanks for the fun excursion! :)

Widge said...

ooooh I'll hang out and visit this place with you ANYTIME! Love vintage kitchen ware too! and that flamingo eeeeeee! haha

farmlady said...

I can't tell you how much I needed that blog-visit to the antique store. Haven't done that in a while.
Thank you for driving...

Anonymous said...

Letting all of my followers know I am having a giveaway that ends tomrrow.


Mary said...

Hello Renee -

I've just enjoyed visiting the antiques mall with you and no, I promise not to fight you for the Pez people!! As I grew up in England I'm not familiar with many of the pre-1960's American kids' toys, but of course I had a bike and spent many a warm day pedalling about the countryside.

Agree about the milk cartons - they were much nicer - the big while plastic blobs we haul home now are so ugly!

Marydon Ford said...

G'morn, Renee ~ What a leisurely & enjoyable trip with you all. Next time can we stop for an ice cream cone?

Stepping back in time brings warm moments to recall of simple days, treasures & appreciation of yore!

Puerto Rico sounds pretty good to me!

Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Marydon

diney said...

Amazed at the Pez collection!! I enjoyed my trip out with you - let's have a glass of wine next time x

Chickens in the Basement said...

Yep! We can definitely shop together! Love the kitschy flamingo and shells! I'm feeling about like you...tomorrow, I'm out of here! But tonight, I need to catch up on some much needed sleep!

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