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Sunday, June 06, 2010

Ding Dong! Avon Lady Calling!

Avon Case 1

Does anyone remember this?  If you were or knew an Avon lady back in the 70's, you should know that this was the Avon Lady's Sample case!  My mom sold Avon in the 70's and this was her case.  She was thinking of getting rid of it.  I was like, devastated!  How could mom even think about parting with something that had such happy memories attached to it?

Mom had 3 territories for awhile and my sister Kathi and I would help mom unpack her order shipments, package them up and deliver them to her customers.  Honestly, I don't know why those are such happy memories for me but they are.  It was fun to unpack the shipments and see all those wonderful, colorful and good smelling items sitting out on the kitchen table.

Well, since mom was contemplating getting rid of her Avon "suitcase", I asked her if I could have it and she said yes!  So guess what I use it for now:

Avon Case 2

It's my new little Art & Craft supply case!  I have some supplies that I like to have here and at mom's.  I was using a totebag to carry them back and forth but I feel like this is a little neater and definitely more fun since I've always loved mom's Avon suitcase!

I thought you'd enjoy seeing that!

Now, some of you may want to go and grab some paper towels because I know you'll be drooling all over your keyboards!  Scott and I went to a flea market this morning and look what I found:

Vintage Millinery Flowers

2 shoe-boxes filled to the brim with vintage, "made in Japan" millinery flowers!  I was blown away!  I only paid $10.00 for the lot!  They are so beautiful, I almost hate to use them!  Of course, what good is having them if I don't use them!  But I will just enjoy looking at them for a little while before I use them!

That was my deal of the day!  I found a few other cool craft supplies but nothing you've never seen before.  It was the vintage flowers that I thought you would enjoy.

In other news, I had to turn the Comment Moderation option on.  I was getting so much spam and no one needed to read some of that, esp. since I like my blog to be a happy place for all of us.  I hope no one minds and I hope it doesn't discourage anyone from leaving me comments.  I love hearing from my readers.  I just want it all to be pleasant.

I also wanted to ask ya'll a question.  How do you feel about "Guest Bloggers"?  I was reading an article somewhere about bloggers inviting other bloggers to blog on their blog.  Say that a few times in a row!  I thought it might be fun maybe every other week to invite one of my favorite bloggers to write an article for mine.  What do you think of that idea?  Would you find it interesting?  I have so many blogs that I just love and I think it would be nice for me to introduce some of them to my readers.  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Oh, I promised you I'd fill you in on what my new Dr. had to say.  I saw her last week and I really like her!  And she did indeed let me drop my medication to 75 mgs.  It's been a week now and on one hand, I feel a little better and on the other hand, I don't.  I have to say, this has been the most difficult thing to describe to anyone!  Can some please remind me again that the day will eventually come when I wake up and say, "oh my gosh, I think it's gone!"  I really need to hear that again!

Finally for today, I'll leave with you a few new pretties!  Kitty earrings & one of my Crazy Quilt Cat Dolls!

Kathi Cat Earrings 1

Pam Pink Cat Doll 1

Have a good night everyone!

4 comments:

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I was an Avon lady and they didn't have nice bags like this! It definitely is a perfect bag for on the go supplies. And - you definitely scored big on the millinery flowers - I know you'll put them to good use. As for comment moderation, I had to do it too - seems to be a sign of the times.
Guest bloggers can be fun. I read a couple of blogs where they do that sometimes and it can be a great way to discover someone new.

AND - here I am, reminding you that yes it does get better. It may never be gone totally (I know you didn't want to hear that) but it will become manageable. It's a delicate thing to get the meds right because everybody is different.

Gina E. said...

Hey Pam, I just saw on our news 'down under' that there has been a devastating tornado over Illinois. Please post a reply here when you see my comment, so we know you are safe...I hope and pray you are!
I was also an Avon rep in the 1970's, but we didn't have nice cases like that to haul our stuff around in - just cheap plastic bags!
Glad to hear that you like your new doctor. Ken and I have great faith in his doctor, but not so much faith in the other doctors in the same clinic. Horses for courses, I guess.
That idea of visiting bloggers sounds interesting. But what is the difference between a long comment (like this one!) and the same thing published as a post? Well, there is a difference I suppose.

Froggy said...

wow, that Avon bag is just perfect, isn't it? Wonder where I can get one....

The new crazy quilt cat is beautiful too. I do love my little kitty. Looks great sitting on my bed.

And the thongs (sorry, flip flops) look fantastic too! As with the kitty earrings your sister made. Aah, so many pretty things. If you only lived in Australia! haha.

Pegasus Kelly said...

I love that Avon bag, it looks perfect for carting art and craft supplies round and it seems to be in very good condition.

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