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!