It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet.... As Ichabod jogged slowly on his way, his eye... ranged with delight over the treasures of jolly autumn. ~Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Last Saturday the Prospector and I went to town and on the way back we stopped at a farm/yard sale that a neighbor has about 4 times a year. We found this Vintage Cosco 3 shelf metal kitchen table/cart in almost mint condition. Didn't every family have one of these back in the 50's or 60's? I love the wheels. They are plastic with "sparkles". Very "mid century modern". It's now in our laundry , by the back door, for misc. dog stuff., shoes and temporary storage. The price was $10.00 but we got it for $6.00
This is what my sister and I needed, at the Art & Soul Workshop, to carry all of our supplies back and forth. It's a folding cart with wheels and it's BIG. Like the Cosco table, it's in excellent condition. Even the plastic handle covers are intact. This was $10.00 too. But we bought a couple of small items with it and got all of it for 9 bucks. I think it will be handy for carrying big bags of potting soil and conditioner into the backyard or down to the veggie garden...,or keeping the Pupster in control on long walks. A couple of pillows and some water, a few biscuits and an umbrella attached...., What do you think?
Carl had his second puppy training session yesterday. He's learning to heal, sit and stay. He is so cute to watch as he goes through his practice session with the trainer. His short little legs just moving along right next to the trainers. (She calls him "vertically challenged") Then we get to do it too and the trainer critiques us. He does all of it so well for her, but for me , not as good. It will take time to get the Prospector and I trained.
So, in a month or two, he will be trotting along beside me without a leash and coming when I call him. Right? This IS how it's going to be ISN'T IT?
Please check out all the wonderful Vintage things on Colorado Lady's Blog. She hosts this Vintage Thingies Thurdays post and there are some great old photos, stories and vintage items on the listed blogs.