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Barbie Magic Change Hair – Throwback Thursday!

Mattel Barbie Magic Change Hair, photo by Caryn

Mattel Barbie Magic Change Hair, photo by Caryn

1 – So Easy To Do!

2. Pull Her Hair Through!

3. Style And Go!

Hello 90’s! I’m sure we all occasionally long for the big hair days of yore. Now Barbie can have bigger a̶n̶d̶ ̶b̶e̶t̶t̶e̶r̶ hair!

I wonder if it includes a giant can of hair spray?

 

 

Mattel Barbie Magic Change Hair, photo by Caryn

Mattel Barbie Magic Change Hair, photo by Caryn

Throwback Thursday – Sears Coldspot Refrigerator

Vintage 70s Sears Coldspot Refrigerator, photo by Caryn

Vintage 70s Sears Coldspot Refrigerator, photo by Caryn

Who remembers the fantastic color selections for kitchen appliances a few decades back? We are sadly down to the monochromatic white, black and stainless these days, but there used to be ‘Avocado Green’, ‘Orange’, ‘Brown’, and ‘Harvest Gold’. A lovely example of a Sears Coldspot in Harvest Gold is presently at our warehouse. After both crews were done for the day we surrounded it like a campfire and spoke of appliances past. Good times. We have a couple non-profits looking for working fridges of a smaller stature and this fits both bills. Hopefully one will want to go back in time.

Throwback Thursday – Vintage BagBoy Golf Cart

Browning Bag Boy Play Day Golf Cart, photo by Caryn

Browning Bag Boy Play Day Golf Cart, photo by Caryn

Over 35 years ago my parents started to teach me how to play golf. Before they set me free on a ‘real’ course we would use the range, practice putting green, and 18-hole Par 3 course at Bob-O-Link in our hometown of Orchard Park, NY. There were no motorized carts but they did have these aluminum pull carts to use if you didn’t want to heft your clubs on your shoulder. Light as a feather and maneuverable, they had the bare necessities: straps to restrain the bag. Nowadays though many golf bags come with pop out stands to take the place of these beauties, Bag Boy still makes pull carts, but they have bells, whistles, and likely internet and a small fridge.

Wacky Wednesday – Swiss Ninja Skis

Swiss Army Skis, photo by Keaghlan Sheridan

Swiss Army Skis, photo by Keaghlan Sheridan

Of all the usable sporting goods items clients have had us haul away Junk King of Nashville rarely sees skis. Baseball, softball, football, basketball, golf, even hockey equipment shows up for me to either recycle or donate, but I can count on one hand the times ski equipment has entered the warehouse. It took me a while to figure out what these actually were due to the lack of markings. I told my husband that these had to be different, maybe Swiss government skis due to the Swiss cross and lack of other markings. (Ski manufacturers love to put their names all over EVERYTHING.) He joked and said they were Swiss Ninja Skis. Why ninja skis? Ninjas need to blend into their surroundings and unmarked white skis would do the trick in the Alps. If the bad guys had Swiss Ninja Skis they might have had a better chance at catching James Bond in ‘For Your Eyes Only‘.

Wacky Wednesday - Swiss Army Skis, photo by Caryn

Wacky Wednesday – Swiss Army Skis, photo by Caryn

Well, I think we were both right. There are only the binding maker name and the iconic Swiss cross with serial number on the front of the white skis.  The old school poles have the Swiss cross with the word ‘ARMEE’ on the handles. They are Swiss Army skis. Days like this I feel like a real detective.

Throwback Thursday – WWII Willys JEEP Air Pump

Willys Jeep Air Pump from World War 2

Willys Jeep Air Pump from World War 2

One person’s broken air pump is another person’s piece of history. Husband tried the pump and it didn’t work and put it in the recycling bin. I saw the color and the ‘US ORD’ on the base and may have done a little dumpster diving. A quick Google told me we had a non-working 1942 Willys Jeep air pump from World War II. Willys were produced as a light utility military vehicle between 1941 and 1945. The word ‘Jeep’ appears to be a slurring of ‘GP’ standing for ‘Government Purpose’ or ‘General Purpose’.

Wacky Wednesday – Limoges Pin Edition

Limoges Portrait Pin Note, photo by Caryn

Limoges Portrait Pin Note, photo by Caryn

While this vintage 1940 Limoges pin itself is not all that wacky, the situation around it landing in my lap is. After the junk truck hauls away items from a job we then sort them. I was processing several large boxes into trash/recycle/donation piles and found a small gift box. Inside the box were the pin and a small note.

Limoges Portrait Pin, photo by Caryn

Limoges Portrait Pin, photo by Caryn

Reading the note I found it had been an heirloom piece passed down as generations were married, starting in 1940. I called my husband and asked which job these specific boxes had come from. He told me, I found the client’s phone number, and I called to let make sure she did not toss out this box by mistake. After hearing me out, she laughed and thanked me for the call. She then told me to wear the pin in good health as the pin was her ex-husband’s she never wanted to see it again.

Limoges Portrait Pin, photo by Caryn

Limoges Portrait Pin, photo by Caryn

Throwback Thursday – Led Zeppelin II on 8-Track

Led Zeppelin II 8-Track, photo by Caryn

Led Zeppelin II 8-Track, photo by Caryn

Classic Album? ✓ Stereo 8-Track? ✓ Greatest Rock and Roll Band Ever? ✓ (Arguably, but that is for another blog post.) May I present today’s Throwback Thursday with Led Zeppelin’s album ‘Led Zeppelin II’ on 8-track? EVERY song is a classic, including one of my favorites: ‘Ramble On’. Enjoy!

 

Wacky Wednesday – LBJ Coin

Lyndon Baines Johnson, a.k.a LBJ, was a character. He was known for his dog handling skills and his eagerness to display his gall bladder surgery scar as much as his temper. Election campaigning in the 1960’s happened on television, radio, print, and face to face. There were more doodads and handouts than we have now in the Internet Age. This brass coin (No Gold, No Silver, Just Pure Brass!) could have been handed out by the LBJ camp or by his opposition. Hard to tell.

LBJ Brass Coin, photo by Caryn

LBJ Brass Coin, photo by Caryn

Throwback Thursday – The 1982 Chevrolet Citation!

1982 Chevrolet Citation Brochure, photo by Caryn

1982 Chevrolet Citation Brochure, photo by Caryn

Finding 30 year old car brochures takes me back to the time when cars were made of metal, had cheesy names, and had a color palate ranging from beige to navy. May I present the 1982 Chevrolet Citation? Its classic lines provide the look of a sedan with the handiness of the Pinto. Who needs a minivan when you can fit three comfortably in the back seat of a hatchback? Wait, minivans were not invented until 1983 with Chrysler’s last ditch effort to stay afloat.

1982 Chevrolet Citation Brochure, photo by Caryn

1982 Chevrolet Citation Brochure, photo by Caryn

Throwback Thursday! Physician License Plate Topper

MD License Plate Topper, photo by Caryn

MD License Plate Topper, photo by Caryn

Remember when a physician’s car would have a fancy metal license plate topper proclaiming his or her profession? This harkens to an era of when house calls were the norm and this little gem helped doctors avoid tickets and get decent parking to get to their patients. Nowadays it would more than likely be a Bat Signal to burglars to come take a look inside once the car was parked.


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