For as long as I can recall, I've been fascinated by codes ... ridiculously pleased if I managed to find the key before it became passe!
Looking this way and that, I was invariably disappointed that no-one else seemed to hear The Voice ... or cared.
Do these code - talkers still exist, do you suppose?
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Reflecting on a recent haircut:
'K' picks up the electric razor to trim my nape ..... and I'm instantly transported back to Comb's Beauty Shop, ca. 1959 -- replete with pink and black tile and rectangular vials of turquoise-colored liquid.
When old Mrs. Combs' razor touched the back of my neck, I'd practically jump out of that chair; my body becoming one big goosebump.
I'm sort of disappointed, that doesn't happen anymore.
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Were I a believer in reincarnation, surely there'd be a canine somewhere along the line.
Like a bloodhound, now n' then I'll get a niggling in my head to rediscover something inconsequential.... and it won't go away 'til the answer's found. For instance?
Every now and then when I reach for a Q-tip, I get a fuzzy '50's flashback:
My mother stands before the bathroom sink, holding a little bottle of olive oil under the hot water faucet. Then, carefully dipping a Q-tip into the warmed oil, she proceeds to clean the inside of my ears. A curious sensation, but a nice one, too.
I loved that pretty little bottle! Tho' it sat atop a little shelf in our bathroom every day of my childhood, I wouldn't be able to give an accurate description if you held a gun to my head.
On a whim, I googled 'vintage Olive Oil containers' the other day, not really expecting to see a match.
I'm not usually given to impulse. Yet, this little trio is on its way to Phoenix from Meme's Sideboard (Etsy shoppe). Woo-hoo ... I'm doing a happy dance over here!
I'm thinking the Pompeian bottle will be a sweet addition to my 'ish' room.
But! I'd no clue about the pepper and chili pepper shakers.
That's where YOU come in, friends!
I've not hosted a give-away before. Don't you agree it's high-time?
The little pepper bottle and chili-pepper shaker would make a great display in your fun vintage kitchen! You might even want give them as a gift to someone who enjoys collecting those old memories from the past.
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The winner's name will be picked at random .... let's say on July 1.
Thank you for playing along, and have yourselves a great week!