I feel as though I have come out of hibernation. The month of June was packed with travel, mostly for work. I think I was home for about 3 days all told. But now it is July and I do not need to leave home all month. We return to our regularly scheduled program...
I have a few to share, but since today was the Pasadena City College one, I'll start with that and move backwards. I seem to do that anyway lately, so why not?
It was a lovely, not too hot, not too crowded, relaxed morning. I had a chance to visit with a few of my favorite vendors, had a great time...and didn't spend much money. A few of these items cost me 50 cents! And some of them were....free!
I do believe I have begun a new collection :-). I've been finding these neat little pocket pencils lately. They were mostly advertising pieces and always have a bullet shaped head that holds the pencil and an eraser at the other end. Some of them are quite colorful and the sayings on them rather silly. These two are a little plain, actually, but I'll show you the ones I got in Brooklyn later and they are pretty funny.
But this....now this was a real find. I have no idea what it is or was, but I had to have it. The tube is glass and the two metal ends are just slightly different. There's a washer on one end, with a flange and the whole thing spins. Any guesses? It's about 3 inches long, nose to nose and 3/4ths of an inch in diameter. If I can fabricate a washer for the other end, I could have a spinning tube for a book cover or necklace, filled with who knows what.
At one booth, I acquired a few linen tablecloths, a large photograph of a bible camp....and two large, heavy rolls of....something. I'll share the story later and my progress on working with the rolled up materials. You see, it's canvas on one side and some sort of acrylic, vinyl type coating on the other. They've been sitting in a hot attic since, oh....1938 or so. The layers have fused together and I have to figure out how to separate them. Once I do....they will be really something. And the key to that is actually in the bible camp photo. Intriguing story for another time.
Are you fleaing?