Visiting friends from out of state + the debut of my husband's rock/metal band (a la Kyuss or Black Sabbath) + the first warm night in Maine in ages = a bit of a rocky start to this Saturday.
But relief was found via coffee and success at yard sales.
Vintage Dansk enamel casseroles, to be added to the collection:
Vintage Viewmaster Reels (including Little Black Sambo) and cool bakelite Deco Box:
Featuring cutout heads - my favorite graphic technique:
Vintage State of Maine shaped barb wire display (who knew?!)
It is stamped on the back "Amos Crouch, Chandler, Oklahoma." A little googling turns up the fact that Mr. Crouch died in 1989 at the age of 67. He was an insurance salesman. Somehow, knowing all that made me cry a little bit.
Danish Modern dollhouse:
Sadly, in the 80's, someone decided to redecorate. But isn't that always true in real life as well?
And last, but definitely not least, this week's mystery piece. A box with a face mask, featuring uber-creepy slashed rubber eyes. The holes in the back of the box make me thing that someone had this hanging in their house. ***shudder***
After this purchase my associate instituted a "No more creepy faces" buying/decorating rule, which I doubt I'll be able to obey. Sorry honey!