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Our Exotic Day Out: Part II: More Vintage Stuff

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Yesterday I shared all the neat sewing stuff I got this weekend.  In addition to those, there were also many other strange and ancient objects there.  Like this Niagara Cyclo-Massage thingie in a suitcase.

I like the way the radiating wavy lines on the dial seem to indicate the massage waves..

And this traction device:

The appliances were vintage, too:

I love seeing old writing and bits of history.  One thing which we did not take, but was neat to see and imagine the circumstances of, was a mink hat, in its original box, with its original bill of sale from the early 1960s.

Paul was delighted with this pitchfork (why was this needed in the fairly urban town we were in?) which we will use for manure.

And while I passed on this sewing book, I had to take a picture of this page, which provides the essential instructions on how to make…dickies.

A cool white radio:

a typewriter!! Which, yes, we did have to tell the kids what it is (“it’s what we used before computers”).  We used to have one that I actually used for reports and it didn’t seem novel or special, but now I think “ooh! Look how stylish! how mod!”

Check out this dish below.  I have a pink one that was Paul’s mother’s that is quite similar. I love to use it and feel all 1950s casserole housewifey. Now I can feel that way in the winter with this specifically seasonal one:

Stay tuned for the next part of our day, in which we visit the Polish market and bakery!


About Sarah

I'm a librarian living with my lovely family in a gorgeous spot of New Jersey, where we raise chickens and love the outdoors. I try to find enough time to indulge all my hobbies-cooking, photography, gardening, sewing, and I write about it all on my book blog & personal blog.

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