Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Reddy Kilowatt  in a Spanish Motif
circa 11/27/62

Monday, June 24, 2013

Bug be Gone

The time had finally come to say goodbye to my 2002 VW Beetle. After almost 160,000 mile I got tired of it nickle and dime-ing me ( more like hundreds and thousand-ing me). I guess the last straw was when the Battery light decided to add itself to the already burning airbag light and check engine lights on my dash. Those, I was told, were just a sensor out somewhere and the fact that come next February I was going to need a new catalytic converter if I was planning on have it pass smog. So anyone out there looking at VW's run the other way, ours just seemed to start falling apart as the years progressed. So I jumped the vw ship after owning 2 and got  a  shiny new Scion XB.

I knew it was going to be the right car and now I am driving around with that new car smell.

Thanks Scion and goodbye VW.

Friday, June 21, 2013

This Size

box nails

(Not "Box of Nails")


Gotta love the way they indicate what size the nails are on the packaging.

This Size  ( Dummy )
just in case you brought a sample from home you were looking to match, like we all do....Right?

and yes you get over 145 nails in each box.

Thank you Sears !

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Sun is my Competition

Logo Detail off the side of a Edison Mazda Light bulb Store Display

Monday, June 17, 2013

New Sign

Found a new sign for the booth at the swaps

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Happy Dishes

Detail off the back of a Vintage Tide Detergent Box

Friday, June 07, 2013

Re Post

I thought since Today is

National Doughnut Day

I would repost this one I did back in April 2010



Once in a while while out hunting the swaps something happens that trips you out. In the past I have found some great thing by taking at turn down one row instead of another. You think about it later and it almost seems like it was meant to be for some odd reason or another. Coincidence or chance favoring your route that day at the show paying off with a new find for your collection that you otherwise would have passed by. Well yesterday was a doozie, I was in a booth and bought a small photo album ( Some great pics to share later this week) and some old keys. The booth was split between 2 dealers so the other side was a vintage paper dealers with just boxes and bins full of all sorts of old paper. After I paid for the album and keys I was poking around the paper and thinking "Randy you have enough paper stuff move along " so heading out of the booth I see a box full of vintage business cards and there is this one with a doughnut on it. I kinda like the early doughnut shop stuff so I pick it up and take a look.

Looking at it closer I cannot believe what I am holding..........

My Grandfathers business card from his supply business. Wow what a weird feeling came over me sort of a shock. We have been living in their home for about 3 years now so maybe it was his way of saying hello remember me?
I always will.