Friday, January 15, 2010

Pink Poodle Saturday

Today I have a short post…it’s all about a thrift store find from before Christmas. I bought a big bag of sewing notions mainly for the buttons. Well, would you just look at the treasure I found inside…

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Yep! It’s a pink plush and felt poodle!…Made  by a firm named Land o’ Lace here in the U.S.A. …it was a sold in a store where they hand printed the price…no bar codes here. Probably from a fabric store where they sold patterns and yard goods and sewing supplies and not much else. If you also needed milk and anti-freeze you had to make two more stops on your way home. I love convenience, but, boy howdy, do I miss the specialty  shops and the old five and dime stores.

chinese new year can 4 011  At a dollar forty-nine it must have been a luxury item…there is a zip code in the firm’s address so it dates no earlier than 1963 or so…and it had adhesive so it could be pressed on…I have no idea when that convenience became available…

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We’ll have to ask someone who sews more than me or someone with functioning memory banks…someone like Sue at http://collectintexasgal.blogspot.com/ You must stop in to see her today…she’s got a birthday bash planned and she’s having a giveaway to celebrate. Say Hi from me, and then be sure to check in with Beverly to see who’s sharing Pink today. http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/

It’s cold and rainy here in central Texas today so we all need a healthy dose of PINK…thanks to Beverly for giving us just what we need…

10 comments:

♥Mimi♥ said...

♫Happy Pink Saturday♫

Gloomy and gray over in my neck of the woods today so all of the pinks shared this Saturday are so special and cheerful. They remind me that there are more colors than just white, gray and black.Your pinks are wonderful! My goodness - so special☺ Is that ever and oldie but goodie!

I hope your weekend is filled with sunshine surrounded by the laugher of those you love.

Please pray for the people of Haiti. May God bless each and every soul.

Mollye said...

Hey Laverne, Been missing chatting with you. The little poodle is something else isn't it. Truly looks what we would found all around the dime stores in the '50's. Thanks for sharing, Mollye

caren said...

Laverne ~ Your pink poodle is priceless! You can't find those anymore. You should put it on a skirt. Have a wonderful Pink Saturday.

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Gosh, Laverne what a fun find! I found one that was crocheted and was a bar of soap cover. I'd forgotten about it until I saw yours today. I gotta go find that cute thingy. One of my favorite places to shop is the Five and Dime store in Fredricksburg. It's just like the good ole days. Thanks for the 'ShoutOut' today and the the 'MemoryBank'Plug! Somedays I wonder!!!

Mermaids of the Lake said...

Love those unexpected treasures you sometime find...and this darling pink poodle really is a treat! Happy Pink Saturday.

~Mermaid Shelley

My Crafty Little Page said...

Haha...my new girlfriend - you crack me up!!! Well your little poodle is just too cute. Hope you're having a good weekend...I hate January she whined! Looking forward to February when we get some cute holidays! :) Nancy

Nancy said...

I love vintage sewing finds! The best.

Happy Pink Saturday. Please stop by. I'm having a giveaway for a mini blog makeover by Susie at 1st Floor Flat!

thestonerabbit said...

Happy Pink Saturday, LaVerne!

I do believe you found a Pink Treasure in that sweet poodle! I agree with you, I miss the days of the specialty shops and five and dimes. Sadly, along with their demise are also so many wonderful little boutiques and antique stores. In this economy, they find it hard to compete against the big guys. Heck, the big guys are having a hard time, too!

I hope you are having a great Pink Sat.. Tell you pal Nancy I said Howdy! :) Dana

someplace in thyme said...

Wow Laverne you hit pay dirt. What a find and you just never know what treasures come in small packages, Happy Pink Saturday and love the poodle, Char

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

Isn't she adorable! :-) Must be an unexpected surprise. How cute is the name of the store too - Land o Lace :-)

Mizpah,
Li

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