Saturday, December 11, 2010

VINTAGE TECHNOLOGY?

I ran across these two interesting items
 on my morning stroll through Etsy.
(what would we do without Etsy?)

Is this what we would be looking for
if we didn't have our
 our iphones,
ipads,
blackberries,
thumb drives,
 flash drives,
and digital picture frames?



FIND THESE ITEMS AT KIAMICHI7 at ETSY

Romantic little vintage gold tone metal photo album case. With a dreamy image of a woman in a swing, surrounded by forest and angels, this compact-like photograph album measures 4 inches long, 3 inches wide and 1/4 of an inch deep.

When open, the left side of the case has a note reading "These precious photos are my valued treasures. If lost please return to:". Following this message are three printed lines where an address/phone number may be written, in case the album is lost.  When open, the right side of the case has another note for listing favorite friends and family names, addresses and phone numbers.  


AND THEN . . . 





This mini gold tone vintage address book has thirty pages for names, addresses and phone numbers. The textured metal cover is embellished with 3-D leaves enhanced with blue, pink, green, red and yellow rhinestones. Mini address book measures 2 and 3/4 inches long, 3/4 of an inch wide and is 1/2 of an inch thick. A little chain is looped through the corner of the book for attaching to a purse, etc.


IF I WEREN'T SO DARNED PRACTICAL
 THESE WOULD NOW BE IN MY STASH!


2 comments:

kiamichi7.etsy.com said...

Ellen,

What a treat! Thank you for featuring these two wonderful vintage treats from my shop.

When looking at these pieces, can't help but wonder how such great little treasures were dreamed of and came into being.

Who was the person who invented them? Was it a he or she? What was that person like and what were they thinking when they invented them? And, what types of individuals were drawn to them. How did they use them? How much did they treasure them?

For me, mystery is a part of what makes vintage finds so special and fun. They allow us to do a little dreaming ourselves, sending us into our imaginations to conjure the life these objects had before they came to us.

Your blog is wonderful, as is your Etsy shop!

Best,
kiamichi7.etsy.com

Janet said...

Pear how are you? You have been missed! I havent been on alot but I have missed you. Janet xo