I did find this pretty, vintage nut jar for $1.99. It has a comforting feeling about it. I'm sure if I psychoanalyzed the situation, it's probably the seventies colours of my childhood.
It was Made in Japan. Was Japan still mass manufacturing things in the seventies?
This nut canister goes really well with my seventies tin, purchased at a thrift store in Thorold before Christmas.
And now, a Royksopp interlude. I love this song and the film clip someone set the music to. I can't stop watching this. The woman is such a happy dancer.
I also bought this charming souvenir tea towel featuring whimsical images from Wales and several Welsh words. I now know that bryn means hill. Who needs a university degree in linguistics? The tea towel cost .99.
I also bought some deluxe kids books, including this Eric Carle book about clouds which I've never seen before.
It comes with chalk and a mini Eric Carle chalk eraser.
Children's books generally cost .99. I loved the pictures some enterprising child left behind for us to enjoy.
My mother is a retired teacher. She used these Mr. Mugs books when she taught Grade 1 back in the seventies. She used to bring them home for me to read. I still love the stories and illustrations.
This book was from a little later and featured non-Caucasians.
Oh no - Peanuts the cat is sticking his paws in the brownies again. Meanwhile, Mr. Mugs' fur has had the Donna Mills hair poof.
I LOVE this book. Duncan already has a copy on his bookshelf. It's a sweet book showing all the different types of houses in the world.
Duncan and I like the Swiss boy the best. Our favourite line in the book is: "I sleep in a bed with a big puffy puff. Come over some night, We have puff puffs enough." What I'd give to sleep with a puff puff.
Oh - I finally saw Crazy Heart last night. Wow, what an amazing film. Jeff Bridges totally deserved all the recognition he received this time last year. He showed a complete lack of vanity, making the character of Bad Blake so believable that I kept thinking of him all day at work, like he was a real person. I loved the music, the story - everything about it. Go rent it if you haven't seen it already.