Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Thrift Store Score - Magna Dominoes

I found these in 2012 during a trip in Orange Beach, Alabama. (The thrift store is actually in the town of Foley, Alabama.) 
I was just starting to grow a love for vintage things. The Dominoes were in the shelf with the games for twenty-five cents. 

Back in 2012, when I looked them up on the internet, there was two people selling them. Making it super easy to find the history. 
While getting ready to write this post, I looked them up again. Now, there are hundreds of them for sale!! On the fourth Google page, I gave up hope finding any sort of history.

What I do know is; they are wooden. The dots are hand painted and on the back of the dominoes there is an eagle raised out of the wood. They were produced by Milton Bradley Company before it was taken over by Hasbro, Inc (in 1986). Most of the sellers were saying between the 1940's and 1950's. Which I wouldn't doubt, because I am drawn to anything from that time-frame.

-'- Jewel

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Hastings Museum {Travel Tidbits}

We went to the Hastings Museum in August. I know two months late...uh...it's a Throwback Thursday Travel Tidbits! ;)

In case you didn't know; Kool-aid was invented in Hastings, Nebraska.

This is the coolest automobile! The back set can be taken out making it more of a truck! Think about cruising with all your friends in that! 

If you are ever in the Hasting, Nebraska area, I encourage you to take a stroll through the museum. It's something else. :)
-'- Jewel

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Thrift Store Score - Beaker

Yes, I brought a beaker. It's a funny story actually:

I'm at Salvation Army in the house goods and here I see, what I thought at the time was, a liquid measuring cup. It's seventy-five cents and I decide to buy it. 
On coming home, I proudly show Dad my purchases. His response was not what I was expecting. 
"You bought a beaker?" He said in half a tone of disbelief and the other half "why in the world would you buy a beaker?".
"A beaker? It's a Pyrex measuring cup. See, Pyrex." I replied in confusion.
"No, it is a beaker, for scientific experiments. Pyrex is a type of glass."
I was shocked. In that moment, I finally realized why it was only in milliliters! It was a beaker! I had bought a beaker, without even realizing it! 
I'm having a hard time processing that I own a beaker and it's still quite embarrassing. 

Off to go and figure out "what in the world" I am going to do with a beaker,
-'- Jewel

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Stop, Shoot & Jog

Tuesday evening, was absolutely beautiful weather and our family went on a walk. I brought my camera along to get some pictures for my photography assignment. The "walk" for me became; stop, shoot the shot, and jog to catch up. :)

(I was not trespassing when I took this ;))

Such a relaxing walk!
-'- Jewel
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