One of the only toys to survive from my childhood is a pedal car. I am most certain that it lit the fuse of my interest in automobiles and still ignites my passion for vintage rides.
The arrival of Spring is a reminder that the Earth is alive. It is amazing that a simple seed or dried flower bulb can be interred and within a short time, it germinates and grows.
I found this garden tool while antique shopping. I used to collect Mid-Century period furniture and Murano glass but now I am drawn to older items that have acquired the patina of use. The well-worn handle of this rusted implement reminded me of an elegant bird’s head with a long beak.
My daughter will be performing in an upcoming High School production of “Phantom of the Opera”, and I have been spending considerable time after work building and painting some of the props. I’m not the only parent working ‘over-time’ on the play…but like all parents, we know that our efforts will be justly rewarded when that curtain goes up and our children take center stage.
I found an old pack of cigarettes this weekend while looking through a box of assorted items that once belonged to my in-laws. I do not know how my father-in-law acquired the pack but it is emblazoned with the US Presidential Seal. Aside from the Executive Office emblem, there is only one other label -the Surgeon General’s Warning. Clearly, no one is immune from the dangers of smoking.