Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Note to self...

Oh, how I love technology.  Some of the finest are vintage.  I'll even throw in a few reproduction pieces if I must.  After an entirely to long, cold, windy weekend of softball and baseball,  I am recovering.  Not completely...there have been a few speed bumps in the road.    I will spare you till the end of the post.  Anyway, I really wanted an old pink or aqua tube radio.  With my studio being in the basement, reception was an issue.  The gorgeous Cath Kidston radio was out of the question because it was European.  They have different radio waves than FM and AM.  Trust me they are stunning.  After months and months of looking I ended up at square one.  

This is my reproduction Crosely tweed portable radio.  Not too shabby.  Being the talk radio junky that I am this works perfectly.  Hmm.  Nothing digital on it.

This one is a fan favorite...ha!  With its sweet flower cage and wonderful paint patina it is perfection.  It gets stuffy in my studio and I needed a fan badly.  Not just a plastic one either.  This one has been greased and refurbished.  

Baby Ben keeps me in line with his gentle clicks.  I love that he is wind up operated.  With the same jadeite color on his hands and numbers. 

Speaking of technology...this morning my girlfriend called and said I was in Scotland?  Funny I don't even have a passport!  Someone royally hijacked my email for the second time and was sending out to all my contacts that I was in dire straights and needed money.  Seven hours of recovery later...I am finally back to pseudo normal.  Seems my sons new phone applications that were attached to my email account were all spammed!  Sorry for the confusion.  If it doesn't sound like me, it probably isn't.  Most likely you will see ... in something I wrote!

Note to self:  Be careful of technology!


Musings from Kim K. said...

My craft room is filled with a reproduction turn table & aqua radio. I hate it when technology invades in an ugly way. Scotland would have been fun though...HUGS!

GardenOfDaisies said...

I love your vintage pieces!! So much more fun than the new stuff they have today. (Do you suppose that a few years from now our kids treasure hunting for plastic? )
Yes, Scotland would have been fun. Too bad you didn't get a trip out of the mess. I think there must be a special hell for spammers.

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I knew you weren't in Scotland when I got that email...follow your blog to closely and surely you would have mentioned a trip like that. I am too wise for those spammers!
Great fan - I have a vintage one that I use in my studio each summer...super cute!

Nan said...

Great vintage finds love them.
Those dumb e-mails who can believe that it's such an old trick!

very merry vintage style said...

Love all your vintage goodies--especially that little clock! I am always on the lookout for these. Stop by and link up to this week's Share the Love Link party!

papertrails leaver said...

Your vintage goodies are fabulous! Love looking at your pix of great finds! You weren't in Scotland! I was hoping I could get you to grab the Duff kilt for me. Hee hee;-). I so don't like it when my accounts have been hacked. It's completely personal and just yucky! Boo hiss to the person responsible. So happy to meet you through the initial swap! :-) Amy

Cindy said...

Renee are you telling us you won't be bringing us back souveniers? Darn I hate when that happens...lol
Glad everything is okay!

Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham