Saturday, March 22, 2008

Day 83 Green Glass and Phone

I walked around my house today looking for some "green", and this is what I found:

This is an actual, old, working phone. Anyone else out there remember dial phones? When my kids were little, when we traveled, it was by mini-van. And much to the kids' chagrin, every once in a while, we'd see the dreaded "Antiques" sign. My husband loved Art Deco, so in we'd go, S.L.O.W.L.Y. browsing, searching for Art Deco stuff.


It was hard to keep little kids entertained for. . . HOURS! . . . so I'd give them a "finder's fee", a nickel every time they spotted a piece of Art Deco. (I also hoped it would speed up my husband if we pre-located everything!) The kids were fast, and they were good at this, but still very, very bored!


One really bad thing about a dial phone is how much hateful voice options tell you to "push 1 to choose. . . . "

And these are green shot glasses. When my son was little, we were going to have a "prehistoric birthday party." (I guess that fits with this antique theme, here!) I had this idea of making

volcano drinks by putting dry ice in the middle of these tall shot glasses, and then some kid-type drink on the outside. I saw it in a restaurant once and wanted to duplicate it. Unfortunately, I couldn't seem to locate any dry ice in our town, so we ended up with all these pointless shot glasses!

But then, at one point, I was feeling a little paranoid about toothbrush viruses, spreading from one sick kid to another, and decided these would make great, individual, toothbrush holders, and they do! (My now 20-some-year-old sons would probably suggest another use!)

And this last shot (if you're still reading this mucky-muck, is me in my Easter bonnet!

20 comments:

Nicole said...

Too funny about the finders fee. Love all your green.

Sharon said...

Those are great glasses.

And I love your "bonnet."

Just what exactly was IN those glasses? ;)

Jason said...

That phone is so cool, I love the angles.

cari said...

Those are great...love the last one with you in the reflection..oh and the finders fee cracks me up!
Cari

pat said...

That phone is so cool! Did one of your kids find that? You have a glass theme going on, between today and yesterday. Love the bonnet!

Bobbi said...

That phone is awesome! I would love to have that at my house, great story :)

Margaret said...

That was such a fun post to read! I absolutely love that phone, and the story about your husband looking for art deco is hilarious! Cool green glasses, and LOVE your Easter bonnet!:)

Joanne said...

Funny stories! The phone is cool and love the perspectives of the glasses!

Jess said...

I LOVE that phone! My grandma still has a rotary phone in her house. I remember when you could just dial the last 4 numbers of a person's phone # and get them. I'm not very old, but we did live in the backwoods when I was little, lol!

Those shot glasses are COOL- my dh would agree with your sons that they should have "another" use. :p

Becky said...

I remember dial phones but can't say I've ever seen one that cool. My stepmom had a princess phone that I thought was awesome though. Love your Easter bonnet too. Great idea using them as toothbrush holders. Wish my kids would do something besides leaving them on the bathroom counter--I mean, the toothbrush holder is RIGHT THERE!

Michelle said...

love the finders fee! wish my dad had bribed us as kids to get my mom out of the dreaded "junker" sales. your bonnet is too cute too. and that phone is really cool.

Trisha (Froze-N-Time Photography) said...

What a great phone! I want one LoL!

mom2three said...

I remember dial phones! Cool shots!

Stacey said...

Wow great color in these. I LOVE that phone.

Val said...

That phone is so cool!

Mandy said...

Hahahaha...I love your green...and that phone is so funky and fun...I want one. My dad actually still uses a rotary phone. Isn't that a riot!

Jeanne said...

Wow, that phone is COOL looking! And it still works?? Even better!

I do remember rotary dials, we used them in our home when I was growing up. I remember how positively technilogical I felt when we finally got a 'push button' phone.

Love your pictures as usual, and the stories you share with them.

Can't wait to see what you photograph next!

mel said...

what a fun phone! love the shot of the glasses from the top. and cute Easter bonnet too!

Chell said...

That phone is really cool. good take on the theme

Linda said...

Oh oh oh, I loooooooove those phones. I always did. I would love to have one.