Monday, June 04, 2007

Apparently

So, I had been eating a lot of mangos. A lot. Then I started to feel not so terrific, and having a lot of food allergies I thought I should stop eating them. Then my lips started to itch. A lot. They have been bumpy and itching for a week. This morning I woke up to Angelina Jolie lips. Apparently you can get something akin to poison ivy from mangos. Poison ivy on my lips. Great! LOL

Maybe this cute Glasbake casserole will inspire me to eat some other kind of less toxic fruit?
This was one of my yard sale scores from Kansas. There are yards and yards of it. It has a rough texture like barkcloth, but it's not exactly the same. It was in an Adler's of Kansas City box, which apparently was an old millinery salon. Not sure if it actually came from there or not, but the research was interesting. Too bad there were no Adler's millinery flowers at the same sale!
I got this wickedly great witch hat at the same sale. It was actually in the trash, so I asked if I could have it. I wasn't sure if it was old or not (the crepe paper on the bottom makes it tricky), and while cleaning it I found a bar code on it. Apparently bar codes came into use around 1973, so it is at least newer than that. It's a little scary to think that 1973 is actually vintage territory now!

I have loads of other interesting stuff to share this week, but probably very little crafting to speak of. Apparently I don't craft much in the summer. And apparently I can't think of any other ways to use apparently in this post, so with that I am off to remind the "supposed to be napping" toddler that it is naptime!

21 comments:

  1. Oh the witch hat is so cute! I miss celebrating Halloween. We sort of just don't do it anymore. I get home too late to see any trick or treaters and I hate the Halloween Parage in Greenwich Village, it's borderline scary and not in a fun spooky Hallowween way either. :)

    Can't wait to see the rest of your treasures! I didn't thrift at all this weekend and now I'm jonesing for it. :(

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  2. That fabric is lovely- what a score! Sorry about the sore lips! Hope you feel better soon.

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  3. That fabric is awesome, I can't wait to see what it turns into. The hat is great! If 1973 is considered vintage, I must be an antique now! :)

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  4. LOVE the design and color on the Glasbake!
    Oh and the fabric! What a find! What are our plans for it?

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  5. I had a hat that was nearly identical to that one when I was a witch--I was about 3 or 4, so it would have been 1981 or 82. I loved it because of the silver glitter--I was into sparkles even way back then! LOL That is the Halloween when it was cold and rainy, so my cardboard hat got ruined. :( There are photos of me in my costume and my red & blue moon boots. LOL

    Gorgeous fabric!

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  6. Ooh. Poison ivy on your lips??? Owie!!!

    I've gotten sun poison before and my face and lips swelled up. I wish I could have looked like Angelina Jolie, but instead I looked more like the elephant man.

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  7. I wish you didn't have to go through such pain to look like Angelina Jolie!! LOL....I hope the allergic reaction calms down soon for you.

    I love the fabric, too..I can picture some nice cushions or pillows out of it.

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  8. I have never heard of poison ivy from mango...hope you are feeling better.

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  9. jen duncan6:32 PM

    Glad you figured out what it was! At least fruit replacement isn't a difficult task. ;-) Great rummage finds!
    jenduncan.typepad.com

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  10. Alas I finally remembered my blogger information and can post comments again. I just want to say how much I love your fabric. It does look so bark clothish. I can't wait to see what you do with it.

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  11. Akkk I hope you feel better soon. I am in charge of mango margaritas at a party later this week. I will have to be careful !!!
    Clarice

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  12. Oh, that is a real bummer about your allergie/poison ivy symptoms! Although people pay big bucks to have lips like that!
    I love the witch hat, the casserole dish and all of your other goodies.
    Get well soon!

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  13. I didn't know that about mangoes - and they are so tasty : [

    That fabric is gorgeous! Great find!

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  14. That fabric is great, I love the colors! Hope you and your lips are recovering quickly.

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  15. You sure do find some great stuff at yard sales. We used to live in Kansas City, MO and we loved the yard sales and estate sales there.
    Can't wait to see the rest of your treasures!

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  16. Wow that is really cool fabric. But poisening from mangos is just sad. Nothing that tastes that good should make a person swell and get bumpy!!!

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  17. Beata8:29 AM

    Absolutely love the fabric - what do you think you'll make out of it?

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  18. What great finds! I love searching for the perfect addition to my house at garage sales. I dont know how many times someone has commented on this pair of suede boots I picked up once, but they were only $4!

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  19. Love the witch hat. I am, so sorry about your lips I hope you took a photo if it's a good Angelina lip look. Just think instead of some gloss you can swipe some mango on and poof you have those lips that everyone wants! This probably isn't coming out funny the way I intended it so I think I will stop!!

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  20. I use to have a hat just like that. 1973 would be just about the right date. I would have been 6 in 1973.

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  21. I thrifted that same dish (with the fruit) just a few weeks ago...in st. louis!

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