Thursday, February 27, 2014

Some Fun Stuff

Gentle Friends, you know I love fun mail deliveries....  and I do love me some Christmas, (I'm really a 10 year old kid trapped in a 50 year old body)... and I do love Converse sneakers!!  
Well, yesterday it all came together.....

...... and in the box......  not a fox with sox, nor a fish on a dish....  but these super shoes....

...  the book I took down from the "Christmas Collection" bookcase, but the shoes, the shoes are super de duper!!!  Along with "A Christmas Carol," "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" is a favorite book of mine from childhood!  I saw these shoes a couple of years ago and when I found them on the Converse site, on sale for a great price, I placed my order.  I usually do not like high top sneakers, but these only come in high top so that's what I got.  Although in the book it says..... Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store.” ... for me it came through the mail!!

Since this is also Thrifty Thursday I have a snap of the stuff I picked up over the weekend.....

.....  Smokie was all involved in my taking pictures and you can see his little hoof - top left....  now the stuff from left to right... a nice, old hat pin holder, when I took it up to pay for it I asked the clerk what he thought it was.....  his answer "a salt shaker"  but he asked how do you get the salt inside??  I explained what it was and he was amazed that one would have to use a hat pin to hold down a hat.....  after a few minutes I think it sunk in that fashion dictated large hats and one had to anchor them down or lose then to the wind....  I am just amazed sometimes!!  

I also found a great super copy of "A Christmas Memory" by Truman Capote, this version still retained it's original red slipcase, I also found a Lucky Charms bowl/mug, and a book of English silver marks.  I picked up a 2 disc DVD of Anchorman, an older Bunnykins bowl and a copy of "The Ledger Book of Thomas Blue Eagle" - another Blogger wrote about this book HERE, click over for more details.

That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,


  1. Great finds, Edgar. Especially the hat pin holder!

  2. A very good mail day.....we will have to see a pic with the shoes on.

    Another good thrifty Thursday as well. I'm always amazed at what you find.

    I wanted to let you know that the little one and I made the Flutternutter Squares you posted about. They were great! Thanks for posting the link to the recipe.


  3. Great finds & fabulous sneakers!

  4. What a of my favorite stories and Tv special...who doesn't love Boris Karloff as the grinch.

  5. Hi Edgar! Cute shoes!!!

    Hey I have two of those Bunnykins sets of baby china from my sons when they were babies. Still in the box! Guess I should hang on to them!

  6. Those shoes are 'da bomb! :) My Jacob just got some custom Vans...he's a patriot, so they were stars and stripes. He's a hoot :)
    I'm going to have to show him your converse. Totes cool!

  7. You always find the coolest things. The shoes rock! :)

    Ok, I have to say this...if you really want to be left in awe at how the mind works in certain people...come to KY! It's very, very different here...Ok, so there is a taxidermy next to a bbq restaurant...just saying!
    OMG! I know right! :)

    Wishing you a lovely day.

  8. I can just image you dancing down the street in those, with happy feet!

  9. Edgar, I love those sneakers! Fantastic! I'm glad you got to add to your collection!

    I also love your thrift haul, but especially the Ledgerbook! I love art journals so I will have to check that out!

    Happy Thursday!

  10. DEarest Edgar: Great finds but the hightops are my fav wow so cool.
    I do hope you take a picture wearing them and post it.



  11. OH my gosh, those sneakers are the best! What fun! I went over to read about the Thomas Blue Eagle book. I need to get that asap. Fantastic.

  12. Those are some pretty awesome chucks. My stepdaughter was impressed.

  13. Great finds Those shoes are just amazing!!!!

  14. Edgar;
    Love your blog... always admire your needlework. You have cost me a great deal of $ in stashing!

    Your Ledgerbook is wonderful. Have you seen George Flett's Ledger Art? He blogs at I'm totally enthralled by his was of telling visual stories.
    -Maggie J.

  15. Great finds, Edgar! Awesome sneaks! Love the Grinch!

  16. Oh my Edgar, those Converse are amazing!

  17. Fun thrifty finds, and your shoes are very cool!

  18. Awesome shoes!

  19. Love, love, love the shoes!! Two of my favorite things in one product!


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