Friday, June 14, 2013

Johnson's Glo-Coat Can

My aunt and uncle stopped by for a quick visit the other night and surprised me with this!
WOW!  Thanks guys!  I've been wanting one of these for a very long time because Johnson's Wax sponsored my favorite radio show, Fibber McGee and Molly.  I mentioned this to my uncle a couple of years ago and he remembered.  It's in very good shape too with no rustiness or dents and I love that it says "Made in the U.S.A." right on the side.  I also love it's little red plastic cap.  Uncle Stan says it might be Bakelite!  Cool.

I came across this Glo-Coat ad in one of my vintage magazines.  This one is from a 1951 Woman's Day.
And here is one of my all-time favorite Fibber McGee and Molly shows, "Fibber Needs Glasses".  Take a listen if you'd like.

Until Later...Have a Happy, Glo-Coat Shine of a day!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Garage Sale Finds

Here are some lovely weekend finds from the past weekend's sales.
A yellow handled vintage ice cream scooper.  It need a little TLC but the price was right.
As a lover of Old Time Radio, this was my FAVORITE find.   The dog's name is Nipper and he was an advertising icon for the RCA company.  He's listening to his master's voice being played on the Victrola.
The yellow handled scooper inspired me to fine some yellow items to photograph.  After I had taken the picture I realized I'd forgotten my yellow lemon sugar bowl.  Oh well, I'll remember next time.

Until another day,
Have a happy, vintage day!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Embroidered Squirrels

After getting my embroidery floss organized and in it's new case I was ready to start stitching.  This is the latest project, a squirrel dish towel using Aunt Martha Pattern #3750 "Sassy Squirrels".

For the squirrel on the left, I used two strands of DMC 318.  I wanted the squirrel on the right to be a wee bit darker so I used one strand of DMC 318 and one strand of DMC 646.
Picking colors for the leaves was lots of fun...colors include DMC 728, 729, 783, 435 and 3853.  The leaves were very detailed with many little twists and turns, therefore, I used a split stitch.  It seemed to work well. 

Now it's onto another project!  
Until another time,  Happy Stitching!