Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Things I Learned from Mommie Dearest

I seem to have this thing for old wooden coat hangers, especially from hotels. Dry cleaners and furriers not so much. But I do seem to have a fair number.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Geometric Sphere Model

We bought this from a family who had been math, physics and geometry teachers in a small town for three generations. A beautiful wooden segmented sphere, secured by leather, that opens to demonstrate the segments. We also bought cone and trapezoid models, alas, both sold. But the sphere remains.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009


Cast iron polychromed and oxidised. Great look.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Presto Timer

Made by the Presto Pressure Cooker people in Eau Claire Wisconsin and probably from the 1940s. Lots of other vintage kitchen items available.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Bringing Up Father

Nothing says Friday the 13th & Valentine's Day like the abuse suffered by Jiggs at the hands of Maggie and her rolling pin. From the long running comic strip and radio series Bringing Up Father, a pair of salt and pepper shakers.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Photo Album

Nothing says family like the old photo album.