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Thursday, January 10, 2013

More Goodies from Jerome!

Along with the shops that carried gorgeous Southwest style jewelry made by local native Americans, wonderful pottery, baskets and other things you’d expect to find in Arizona….there was a little Surprise!

A small Antique shop provided quite a bit of browsing opportunity!

No, there were no BIG sewing machines, but there was this cute little red one in the window!

Cute as it was – I already have several toy machines, and I’m out of room for them --- so this little sweetie stayed right where it was in the window display.

I did get quite the chuckle out of the vintage “True Romance” magazines in the window as well ---

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Can you read the small print at the top?

This Magazine is circa 1950 – and the top line reads: “Shocking Revelations of a Love Cult Girl:  I Married A Polygamist”  LOL!  Well hey, this was the 1950s, They didn’t use the S word on the cover of anything!  But love cult? I found it a bit funny.

I think this magazine was supposed to be part of the “Valentine” display ----and no, he is not giving her a box with a ribbon AND  a giant plug-in…..that cord was just in the way in the window display ---but then, I suppose there could be a blender in that box? :c)

Or maybe he knows that giving an appliance un-asked-for as a valentine’s gift is one of the 8 threats to a happy marriage? ;c)

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Just another street view as the sun went behind the mountains!

Of course I couldn’t resist THIS sign:

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I’m saving this one for NEXT year’s mystery! HA!

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Buttons and baubles and a whole basket of…..do you know what these are?

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Bobbin lace Bobbins!

These look well worn….someone was busy with these.  I remember watching someone demo bobbin lace once --- and it takes a whole slough of bobbins wound with thread/yarn, each being passed over or under the other to create the design as the lace is made.  Who made lace with these old beauties?

And then there is the lovely pink sewing box itself….pink velvet.  Oh, if these items could talk!

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Just a happy me!

Thanks again go to the Quail Country Quilters for showing this gal such a great time!

19 comments:

quiltma said...

OH MY! The romance magazines what a blast from the past.
Loving your travels.

Jackie said...

Thanks tor the share! Needed a pic me up! Another school shooting:/

diana569 said...

You do look like a happy Bonnie! I remember when I was in grade school (more than 50 years ago) our neighbor was a much older German lady and she used to sit making lace with bobbins like those. Mom said I used to sit and watch for hours. Then she would sew the lace on childrens and baby doll dresses. Thanks for the oppurtunity to remember such a happy time. I didn't learn how to make lace but she did teach me to knit!

57cfb65c-1a0e-11e2-85b6-000bcdcb471e said...

Those wooden things are for darning. I remember my grandmother putting socks on them and stitching holes! I have a couple, for memory sake.

Terry van der Est said...

My Grandmother use to buy those true romance magazines in the 60's. I remember reading them as a child and being shocked by the stories. I now realize just how tame they were lol. - Terry in B.C. Canada

Elaine M said...

The big shock... 25 cents for the magazine!

Staci said...

My mother lived in Jerome when she was a little girl. The 1930 census shows her family there.

ClaudiaB said...

When I was a teen in the 60's, my favorite home to babysit at had a closet full of True Romance magazines. I loved getting the kids to bed and picking which magazine I was going to read. I hadn't thought about that in years - thanks for the memories!

Diane said...

My grandmother had both the lace bobbins and the darning gadget (never learned the word for that). The darning gadget was much bigger. But I suppose the bobbins could be used for darning purposes.

What a nice trip down memory lane, Bonnie! Thanks for the photos.

Allison in Plano said...

YES!! The "no whining" sign will be great for the next mystery!! Any way to put the paypal button next to it? LOL!!

Queenie Believe said...

What fun... a velvet box of lace bobbins, how cool is that!
Jerome totally rocks :o)
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Carolyn said...

OMG, that is the little sewing machine I had when I was little, but mine was green and I still have it. It really worked. Glad you're having so much fun. Carolyn

LesQuilts said...

I love the little mushroom pincushion in the window....
Thanks for pictures of your wonderful trip!
Take care, Leslie

mazie jane said...

I suppose I must owe at least $100 bucks in fines by now and that is just for the 2011/2012 Texas Tumbleweed mystery.

Digital Copiers  said...

Thanks for sharing nice pictures. I like the Window Displays very much.
Thanks.

Jilly said...

Love the little red sewing machine and the bobbins. What a cool place.

Remembrances said...

It is so cool to see you travel through my home state! Yes, I was born in Arizona, and I still live here! I wish you were doing a seminar or something here in the Valley of the Sun! Have fun, Bonnie! Karin

The Calico Quilter said...

How did you walk away from that sewing box? I would have tried to bargain the price down and absconded with it. It's adorable!

The Calico Quilter said...

The implement for darning was called a darning egg by my mother. The one mom had was like a meat pounding mallet with a domed top on a handle, made of something like Bakelite. It was about 3" across. The funny thing is, she never darned socks, and I don't either. If I try to be frugal and darn a hole I always get a blister where I walked on the mended spot. I guess I'm terrible at darning!