Sunday, November 22, 2009

blog #358 >> Wish List

All day I've been fighting the temptation to drag the Christmas decorations out of the basement. For some reason, the Christmas spirit came to me early this year. Perhaps it was the tree top angel I found that was the exact replica of my grandma's. Or maybe it's all the Christmas shopping I've been up to. Whatever it is, even I realize it's taboo to get into "Christmas Mode" before Thanksgiving. But I just can't help it! Today I compromised by digging out my Firestone Christmas albums, and starting my Christmas cards. And like a little kid looking through the Sear's Toy Catalog, I even made a Christmas wish list.

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Light-Up Knitting Needles #8 – $12.99
Fabric Depot, Jo-Ann's or Michael's
Let's say you're knitting a sweater at night, and the power goes out. What do you do? Now with light-up knitting needles, you can keep on knitting! There's no need for bulky overhead lights. You've got the power of the sun at your very finger tips! Plus, they'd make a really great wand for a Halloween costume. Also, I realized that I own three pair of #9 knitting needles, and I only have one #8. If I had two on the other hand, I'd be set, since they work best in pairs.

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Aluminum Water Bottle – $13.93

Target
There are not a lot of times I need a water bottle. But I'm tired of having to make a special trip up to the store to buy plastic water bottles for those few times I need one. And I'm also tired of tying up glass mason jars in tea towels and taking them with me on my bike. I really need something I can fill up and take with me on day hikes in summer or on short bike rides. Plus, I think once I had one, I'd find even more uses for it.

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Rubber Mud Boots – $29.00
Walmart
I've needed a pair of these for a very long time. They would be especially handy for tromping around down by the river.







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Ed Emberley's Make a World Calendar – $24.00
Felt Cafe Japan
Ed Emberley! My hero of illustration. I spent so many hours looking though this book as a kid. And now it's a calendar too! What will they think of next?


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Pie Bird – $2.99
Chef Central
I've read that cooking these pretty little birds into your pies are suppose to vent the steam out, so your pies don't overflow. This is appealing since the bottom of my oven is coated with burnt sticky pie juice, that stinks up the house whenever I use my oven. And even if it doesn't work, it's still cute. Just like "Sing a Song of Sixpence."









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Silicon Bake Sheet – $10

Target
Another kitchen item that my oven will thank you for. I use a LOT of parchment while cooking, and parchment is expensive. Not only would one of these save me money, but it would also be very beneficial for all kinds of cookies.







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Tea Time Earrings – $8.00
Etsy – Dirt Road South
I have to confess, I'm very envious of Trina's teacup earrings, but I think I like these even better! And they'd be perfect for tea parties in general.



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Vintage Dress with Cream Jacket – $35.00
Etsy – Woolly Mammoth Designs
Alright, I admit that this dress needs to be ironed, but besides that it's perfect! And it's just my size.


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50s Atomic Print Dress – $14.00
Etsy – Sunday In Savannah
Another lovely little dress, I kinda went crazy on vintage Etsy last night... and I broke down and bought this one this morning. It was such a good deal, it can be my Christmas dress.



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Vintage Almond Tea Bow Tie Dress – $36.00

Etsy – Carton Company
I discovered a new favorite Etsy store tonight Carton Company. I found several different things all from this same store without even realizing it until later. I love most everything else they have up too.


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Vintage Foggy Grey Secretary Dress – $28.00
Etsy – Carton Company
This will be for my future career as a librarian.



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Vintage Charcoal Crocheted Cloche – $18.00

Etsy – Carton Company
Amy! If you make me this hat for Christmas, I will embroider all future doll faces for FREE!



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Vintage 1950's Woven Dressing Gown – $12.00
Etsy – Fuzzy Lizzie
It's way better than a Snuggie, it's a dressing gown. Now I can be warm at night AND stylish! Samantha Stevens would be proud.



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Vintage Swim Cap – $25.00
Etsy – Beach By Gones
Now that I've finished altering my grandma's bathing suit, what I really need is a swim cap. It is true that I do my level best to avoid swimming at all costs, since I pretty much sink like a rock. But for those few times it's unavoidable, I can keep my hair from getting all chlorine-y. And I'm sure the guy who has the clean out the pool filter would thank me for it. I could also be certain of whether or not I looked ridiculous in it. Plus, it would divert everyone's attention away from me in my bathing suit, to my head.



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Sheer Black Vintage Dress – $25.00

Etsy – Woolly Mammoth Designs
Lovely little black dress, which is in definite need of a slip. Luckily, I've got lots.



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Earthy Vintage Button Down Dress – $23.00
Etsy – Vintage Candy Land
This dress would go beautifully with this hat...



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Fuzzy Vintage Hat – $22.00
Etsy – Behind the Picket Fence
I'm still not sure about it being fuzzy. Is that a good thing? I like fuzzy hats, but I'm not so sure about wearing them. My hair is so fuzzy as is. Do I really need something fuzzy on top of that? I'm also unsure about buying hats online. What if it doesn't fit or looks ridiculous when I wear it? Well, nothing ventured nothing gained I suppose.


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Vintage Button Style Flower Earrings – $7.00
Etsy – Mrs. P's Brain
These would be perfect, if only they weren't clip-on's. Whenever I try to wear clip-on earrings, I last about an hour. My ears hurt so bad I think the earrings are going to clip them off. I suppose I just need to think about how much my shoes are pinching my feet instead. I wonder if I could convert these into regular earrings somehow...



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Blue Wool Hat – $10.00
Etsy – Carolina Roses
Last hat. I LOVE this hat. If could be sure of it's fitting, I'd order it in a heartbeat.




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And of course, what would Christmas be without Jell-O!

Large Sunburst Jello Mold – $11.00

Etsy – Copper Clad Treasures
This is actually an outrageous price for a Jell-O mold. It's my rule never to pay more than $2 for one. But it is a cool design, and I bet you can find one like it at Goodwill for a lot less any day of the week.



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Vintage Retro 5 piece Jello Mold Set with Hangers – $8.00

Etsy – Our Attic
A very cool set of fruit shaped Jell-O molds. I would love to see a whole fruit basket filled with these... mmmm... Jell-O!


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1931 Greater Jell-O Recipe Booklet – $3.00

Etsy – Seasons of Me
Since I can never have too many Jell-O recipes, I think this dainty little cookbook would be the perfect source for some new recipes to experiment with.

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Truth be told. I can never have enough socks. I have a whole drawer full of just socks. And if my socks get worn out with holes. I can't throw them away, I just keep on darning them, until they fall apart at the seams. And finally, they get turned into sock puppets. I love socks. Especially these socks.

Sockdreams

Liza Polka Dot Knee Socks – $16.00





Doris Crochet Trouser Sock – $9.00



Sock It To Me Birds on a Wire – $7.00



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Firestone Christmas Volume 1 – $1.99
Goodwill
I just realized that I'm missing Firestone Vol. 1! I have all the rest, with Vol. 1 my collection will be complete!













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Decemberists – Hazards of Love – $14.70

Oh yeah, and I'd like this one too.



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My Book House Vol. 1 - In the Nursery – $?



It's the only one I don't have now, and it's been truly impossible to find. Once I found one at Attic Journals that they had gutted and turned into a journal. I about cried. I just whispered to myself, "They really need to check the prices of these online BEFORE they rip them up!" I suppose I feel the same way about "book art pieces" as a vegetarian would about taxidermy. What's the point of it if it has no life? They just sort of become a hallow shell.
Books deserve a better ending.





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And if you are a millionaire and you don't know what to get me, I would suggest this:
The Encyclopaedia Britannica Eleventh Edition ...and I'm not even going to type how much that one costs online. It's considered the finest edition of the Encyclopaedia, and it was the first American edition. Its articles were written by some of the best-known scholars of its time. And even though you can find nearly everything on Wikipedia now, I think there's something comforting in knowing where your information is coming from. Real encyclopedias just seem more reliable, solid and stable. But until I can discover a secret copy for really cheap, I can always read it online with Google books.



Alright, I apparently came up with more things than I thought I would. And now I'm feeling a bit selfish. Time to go Christmas shopping again! What does everyone else want for Christmas?
Cheers!
T

1 comment:

Trina said...

thanks for this! :) it's always helpful to know what someone wants. :)