Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Thrift score

This last weekend I got out of the house and went thrifting and fleatique-ing (that's my word for those antique flea market malls). Here are some great patterns that I got for $5 total. I want to make my son that cute little suit with the shorts (it also has built in suspenders!) and a western shirt. I got myself the Mumu pattern on the top right. I am going to start wearing this kind of stuff around the house, then when company drops in unexpectedly you just tie the belt around your middle, cover up your rat's nest head with the coordinating headkerchief and you look pulled together! The apron pattern on the bottom right would work well for this month's Tie One on. Oddly enough, it features an apron made from vinyl!
I got this canister from a thrift. It cost 1.50 which I thought was high, but I loved the colors and was mesmerized by the illustration. Everything below I got for my son:
some neat 45's. One is a set of 12 records with interesting song titles such as "Goober Peas" and "Patsy Ory Ory Aye". I have decide that 'goober peas' are boogers. In the song they sing about eating goober peas all day long... I feel that fits. I want to find him his own little record player also. He is way too young for this kind of stuff right now, but I figure~~ get it while it's available.

I thought this book was soo cute! The illustrations are adorable and I noticed they are by someone named Dagmar Wilson, which interesting enough wee wonderfuls has recently posted a doll she made named Dagmar!

Illustrations in the front and back covers

this little boy reminded me of my son. It looks like him and he is a calm quiet child (well...some of the time!)

See what I mean! By the way, I got that cute child's sized pillow with 70's animal critters on it this weekend for $.35 !


Anonymous said...

Wow, that is such a precious, cute little boy and he does look like the little boy in the picture. How cute is that!!!

I LOVE your blog. It gets funnier and funnier with each new entry. I love looking to see what you have come up with next!!!!

Looks like you have enough buttons to do everything we have planned. You also did good at the thrift stores.

Love the craphole cake!!!! Soooo cute!!! Can't wait for your next addition to your blog.

Love, Mom

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Anonymous said...

I like your site :-)

And my name is Dagmar ;-)

Anonymous said...

Great Blog! I had those reader records! "At the sound of the tone please turn the page" We played them on this 60's green portable 45" record player, where the speakers clicked onto the side of the player and then you could pick the whole thing up! Thanks for letting me relive that memory! (and I'm only 33)i wonder what happened to that record player?

Emily said...

I just found your site and I'm enthralled. Just FYI, if you didn't know already, goober peas are peanuts.

Anonymous said...

Your book, which I hope you still own, and illustrated by Dagmar Wilson is a goldmine. She was an artist, and activist, that lived in a community in Loudoun County, Virginia. I have been to her house (now owned by another family), and it's absolutely charming, nestled away on a gravel road. Her bio is impressive:
In 1961, she and her husband Christopher Wilson, and their three daughters, were living in Washington, D.C. Like many other young mothers of that time, Dagmar worried about potential radioactive fallout from atmospheric nuclear testing and how it might affect the lives of her children and millions of other children throughout the world. Unlike most people, however, she decided to do something about it. She started a telephone tree – calling friends, neighbors, and parents of her children’s school acquaintances, asking them in turn to call other women, sharing their concern about nuclear weapons and asking if they would be willing to join her in a protest. Her goal was to demonstrate that American wives and mothers would not sit by while men of powerful nations allowed the possible destruction of the planet via nuclear weaponry.

Dagmar and 1,500 women stood at the foot of the Washington monument in Washington D.C. chanting, “End the arms race, not the human race.” President John F. Kennedy supposedly watched their gathering from a window at the White House, while First Lady Jackie Kennedy penned a note supporting their endeavors.

Women Strike for Peace, or WSP as they became known, did not stop there. They launched peace protests against the War in Vietnam, against the House on Un-American Activities Committee, and against the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. They marched in force supporting the Civil Rights Movement. In short, the WSP sought to make this world a better place, thanks to the vision of Dagmar Wilson and others like her who earnestly believed by linking together, women can make a difference.

Dagmar Wilson passed away in 2011 at the age of 94, after a highly successful career as peace activist, artist, and illustrator of children’s books. One of her daughters, artist Jessica Wilson, has reprinted some of Dagmar’s holiday art onto cards with winsome letters forming “PEACE”, so that Dagmar’s message will never be forgotten. These cards are available from Around the Block Books 540-751-9161, Natural Mercantile 540-338-7080, or from

Dagmar's daughter's site: