Saturday, October 23, 2010

A Few More Vintage Goodies...

I have no idea what I'll do with 'em, but, by golly, I brought 'em home!  Old player piano scrolls... I think.  The scrolls themselves aren't much to look at, but I love the boxes.
I think the graphics are very cool.  They are rather battered on the ends, but I like 'em!  I saw an antique store display that used old rolls of paper to cover a wall, with the paper all ratty and discolored, drooping and wrinkled.  It was a very neat backdrop for antiques. 

Maybe I could do something like that with my old player piano scrolls, but... I'm not sure I can bring myself to that to them.  At least not quite yet.

I also found some more old bottles.  I'm discovering all kinds of cool crafts I can use these old lovelies in, using old photos, hand-crafted lace, vintage jewelry and natural elements.  I'll reveal some of those at a later date.  I haven't decided which I will use for Christmas gifts yet, and I don't want to spill the beans!
I also acquired this vintage Avon perfume.  Now Avon is not something I've ever gotten excited about, even when it is vintage.  This particular bottle, however, is the same scent as a tin of talc that I have had forever.  It was a gift from a friend that I haven't seen in well over 30 years, and have totally lost track of.  It will look pretty, sitting on a shelf, reminding me of my long ago friendship.  Isn't that what we love about vintage and antique items?  The memories, or historical attachedments that they represent?  


  1. Fun stuff! You could scan some of the rolls and use them for art backgrounds, etc...I'll bet they'd be wonderful!

  2. Okay - I guess 'cause I'm on a Restoration Hardware kick today - they had some old piano rolls standing up in a cloche! It looked so cool! There you go - a non-dusty way of displayin'. LOL But - I'm TOTALLY with you - the boxes ROCK!!!!

    I can't wait to see what you do with the bottles - and memories are the greatest things to own, aren't they?

    ;-D robelyn

  3. Oh dear... Now I MUST go junking and find an old cloch big enough for my piano rolls...