The girlfriend returned home to England last Saturday and our little foster puppy, Henry, went to his new family. He's a great dog (potty and crate trained at 6 weeks old!) and I'm sure that they'll get along famously. He even gets to live with one of his litter-mates, which is a big plus! Puppies always do better with a companion.
Despite the positive news, it's always hard to see them go. You get really attached, even after just a few weeks or days.
So, here I am, all alone in this old house. I do have a lot of new retro goodies to keep me company though.
We'll get to those in a bit. First, lets tie up a few loose ends.
When I posted about the estate sale where I found the West German Pottery and the brass candelabra, I totally forgot two of the coolest things that I found at the sale.
This fiberglass lampshade really spruced up that lamp (a retro Quartite lamp found at the local Goodwill) in the living room. As you might remember, I'd paired it with a tacky, ribbed 1980's shade that certainly wasn't doing it any favors. Now it's retro-stylin' thanks to Mr. Modtomic's ladyfriend, who set it aside for me after the estate sale employees decided to make me move my car as they opened the doors (Thanks again!).
I also picked up this Paymaster check protector. Check protector? Office equipment? Sounds pretty boring.
Actually, these things are a hot ticket right now. Collectors have been hoarding them all, so they're somewhat hard to come by. We still use them at the office, so I make sure to keep an eye out for them at the thrifts.
I really like that red "fish scale" pattern. Very Mid-Century Modern.
I find it odd that they engraved the price on this one. Isn't that a little permanent? Wouldn't it have been easier for them just to put a price sticker on the box or to let the retailer price it? And, my-oh-my, look at that price. That's equivalent to over $1100 dollars today!
It needs a little ink, but still works like new. Thank goodness we aren't still paying retail for them.
That's all for now, folks. See you in a few.