Wednesday, April 29, 2009

New Name Tag

A new one for the collection

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Before 5-O

Jack Lord getting all Westerned out. I wonder if they later had Evel Knievel guest star?

Monday, April 27, 2009

On Sunday

I thought today I would show you what I found at the Auto Swap in Pomona on Sunday. Started the day out at 4:00 am and took about 40 minutes to get there and then wait till 5:00 am for the gates to open. The show is huge I would guess over 2 football fields long and 1 wide. The other side is all vintage cars for show and sale. I was shopping at 5:15 and when I was done with walking all the rows from the back to the front it was 8:00am. I bought stuff along the way and left it to come pick up on my second trip this time with a basket/cart I left at a friends booth when I got there. So back to the end to make 1 more shop thru and pick up all the stuff I left. I should have brought a bigger cart as you can see what I had to maneuver back to my car after I had it all loaded on.

I had to give up shopping half way back since I almost was unable to get what I had packed on the cart so I could roll it.

Here it is all unloaded and displayed

Yes it was a wooden box buying day but there were the 3 very heavy industrial trays( right after I bought them I said to myself "Why did you buy these they weight about 30 pounds and how are you going to fit them in the cart?") I did figure it out and the oil cans too.

I also dropped by the pomona antique row but found nothing. I did get a picture of the great fish market sign they have nearby.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

The R. P. S.

My friend Scott and I are always doing little trades and sales with each other. This is one I thing I got in trade.

Missing the top rubber grip, anyone know what it looks like or has an extra one laying around the space station?

Saturday, April 25, 2009


Out at the Gas and Oil show on Friday I missed a cool can but did get a picture of it to share.

Friday, April 24, 2009


Must have been a handout when you entered the park.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

TV Trouble

When your tubes go bad the Pep Boys were there to help

Friday, April 17, 2009


On my way to work I pass the Catalina View Motel in Long Beach. They have a amazing sign and I always say to myself I want it! Well as I pass it today the Entrance arrow and vacancy signs are gone. I whip a U turn and park at the place. I talk to the owner and they are stashed in the back behind one of the rooms. So a deal is struck and they are mine.

I tried to ask why he took it down but his english was bad so I didn't understand his answer, I did notice they put the beacon light back on top of the pole where the 2 signs were. Check out the way they changes the vacancy sign, a little metal hinged cover over the "NO" on both sides. I am now in line for the big one when the day comes. I hope my neighbors like neon.

Gee Bill

I found this ad and had to post it.
look at the frog clock...... too crazy!
and what's Bill doing to that Owl cleaning his ears?

Ad from a 1946 Boys Magazine
FYI: I do not agree with killing animals for fun, profit or trophies

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Yippie ki-yay

Major Pepperidge is the winner and his letter was Y. I had to stretch it to find something worth using the letter Y as inspiration. Send me your address so I can mail off your prize package.

And thanks to all 5 that commented with their Letters.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

X Stamp

I dropped a whole $2.00 for this most excellent stamp pad ( I talked her down from $3.00, every little bit helps)

Just for fun I decided to let you readers help with tomorrows post.

So leave me a comment with your favorite letter of the alphabet. I will pick a card from my spellbound deck using all the letters posted to decide. The winner or winners will also receive a little something in the mail for having the winning letter.

So nows the time to speak up and have your voices heard.

deadline for entries will be 9:00 pm pacific time

PS you can chose the same Letter as someone else if you like that way there may be more than 1 winner and you can still chose your favorite letter

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


L.A. Nuthouse Potato Chip box I got at the Rose bowl on Sunday. This guy got into a huge collection of press proofs for all kinds of products from the 40's and 50's. It was a feeding frensy as they were all scattered on one big table. I got a few pieces but missed a few since I wasn't there when they came out. I did get a whole box of promo sheets for all these different bath powders some generic but some great disney ones and space and cowboy ones too. It is days like that that keeps me going out at the crack of dawn every weekend.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Bunny Sunday

Thanks for dropping by everyone!

Saturday, April 11, 2009


His destiny was already decided when he was made.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Easter Bucket

The display held a lot of eggs!

Thursday, April 09, 2009


Scary Bunny Girl
(vintage vinyl toy)

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

The Grass

Hello everyone and welcome to a few days of vintage Easter. I have a few easter pieces but not like my friend Scott who always has a loads of vintage holiday goodies displayed around his place. So to start off the posts I took some pics of his great Easter Grass collection on display at his house.

Thanks Scott !!

Monday, April 06, 2009

Bunny Time

Vintage Easter posts start tomorrow so hop on by!

Saturday, April 04, 2009

1 corner

One place in the office where it all ends up.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Tiki Feature

I figure I better post a tiki piece every once in a while.