Monday, March 25, 2013

Calling All Space Cadets!

Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books are close to the top of my treasure-hunt list. I’ve been fortunate to find enough of them to keep one in the booth most of the time.

Grosset & Dunlap, the publisher of Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys, had another popular line of youth books that is a bit harder to find…..Tom Swift. Tom’s adventures were played out in outer space or in the depths of the sea.

I can remember finding only one Tom Swift Adventure in the last few years, but the luck of the Irish must have been with me a couple of weeks ago when I found three Tom Swift books!

The young boys of the 1950s and 1960s must have been thrilled to read about Tom’s adventures in space. I’ll bet the girls found them interesting, too!

Oh, and if Tom Swift’s adventures weren't enough, there was Tom Corbett Space Cadet! 

It's funny that Tom Corbett was also published by Grosset & Dunlap....

I guess “Tom” was a popular name for space travelers!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Thinking INSIDE the Box!

My booth is filled with "smalls." I specialize in kitchen glassware, utensils, linens and cookbooks. I add vintage cameras, luggage and wire baskets when I can find them; but they are all considered smalls. The few pieces of furniture I have just help to hold all those vintage smalls.

Butterfly Wings Necklace

But sometimes I find smalls that are tiny or at least too delicate to be handled too much. I’ve never had a place to display these “tinys” until now. This week I added a glass top display box to my booth that can hold these tiny delicate treasures.

If you’re in the area, I hope you’ll drop by to view these tiny treasures and all the other vintage smalls in the booth.

Plymouth Cricket "clicker"

Happy Spring Treasure Hunting!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Spring It On!

Is it just me, or do you think that maybe ole Punxsutawney Phil got his "early spring" prediction wrong this year? Even here in South Mississippi, it seems cooler than average. But whether Phil is right or wrong….. I’m ready for a bit of Spring so I added some seasonal colors to my booth this week.

Since I haven’t shown pictures of my booth since Christmas, I thought you might enjoy a little “window shopping” especially if you’re seeing winter weather outside your own window today.

I'm ready for Spring.....are you?