Some New Faces
I hope you had a fantastic Independence Day (USA!) weekend! The stormy Iowa weather took a break and we were able to enjoy a day antiquing in Mount Vernon and Solon, Iowa with my brother, Kasjen (Buck), and sister-in-law, Jen.
My husband is a very serious WWII collector. He carefully looks over e v e r y item in a booth, researches on his cell phone, calls his cousin, and so on. Love him though I do, it was fun to go with Buck and Jen who enjoy the quirky side of antiquing.
Although even they think my baby picture collection is pretty creepy. I just love pre-color photos of babies. Kids were rambunctious far before 1-hour photo and the “delete” button, but it is rarely captured on film. That makes this little gem all the more precious:
Despite big sister’s attempt at keeping baby still, the squirming and shaking makes for a blurry picture.
My sock monkey collection got some new friends as well. One is the typically adorable monkey that makes up the bulk of my collection. Sweet eyelashes and a red pom pom on his hat. The other is not a sock monkey at all, which makes him all the more awesome. It is a cat made from a single sock instead of two like most monkeys. I also have never seen a sock cat before.
A little demented looking, perhaps, but fits my collection criteria of “The Uglier The Better.” I actually skipped over the booth where this guy lived. It was- you guessed it- my inspector husband who found him for me.
Not everyone enjoyed this weekend…
Mr. Tony is a widdle bit gun shy, so fireworks (all. freakin. weekend) were no fun.