Saturday, November 29, 2008


Here is an amusing retro game we found several years ago. It was purchased at Toyland in Santa Claus Lane before they closed.

The object of the game is to flip all of the nuts into the basket in five tries. The best score I got was four out of five so that makes me a real Chipmunk!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Walf First Day Cover

Here is a First Day Cover that was made by Keith O'Brien. Keith got me interested in FDCs and has generously sent me others that he made. He also designed a number of postal cancels that were used for special events in Arizona.

This was the second appearance of Walf on a First Day Cover.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Acorn Salt & Pepper Set

This is a salt and pepper set we found in an antique store in Baywood Park (near San Luis Obispo.) The acorn shakers are about 2" tall and the leaf is 6.5" long. I don't know how old it is but I couldn't resist it because of the acorns.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Wonderful Acorn Shirt

Here is the wonderful shirt with the acorn logo I recently received from friends. Note the cool logo in the second picture. It is from the Oakhurst Dairy in Maine. They also sent this nifty hamster keychain.

Thanks again Keith and Carrie for the cool gifts!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Flea Market Find

Dan and I were in Carpenteria last weekend, walking along the main street looking at window displays in the antique stores. Some of them had elaborate seasonal displays. We didn't plan on buying anything but one of the stores was hosting a small flea market. We spotted this cute cookie jar just as the vendors were packing up. I couldn't resist since I collect squirrels and acorns, and the vendor offered us a price reduction! The cookie jar is about 10.5" tall (including the squirrel.)