Monday, March 19, 2012

Taking a Break...

Display of Vintage Toys in a fun Toy Museum in Mexico City

With Denise not feeling so great lately we've been on a bit of a break. I took a mini trip to Mexico City a couple of weeks ago and discovered this fun little museum with vintage toys dating back over 100 years, one collector had collected all of these pieces and they really did a fabulous job arranging and displaying the collection. Unfortunately, I didn't take my camera out and start taking photos until the last exhibit room, but here's a sample of some of the unique displays....

A large scale Mexico Taxi Bus with a Trolley Train running through it

Spaceship with mid 19th century robots
These beautiful horse heads were placed all along a wheel - maybe as part of an old carnival game?

Even though we've been taking it easy this month creating works, we still love finding unique vintage items for our Rustic Sparrow & Vignette's spaces. I'll be taking a few pieces to Temecula this Saturday for the Granny's Attic Outdoor Flea Market- March 24th from 8am-3pm.
 Several vendors from the Rustic Sparrow will be there with their fun & fabulous pieces too!

Our Rustic Sparrow space this week - Aye-Aye Captain!

I love the artist's use of light in this vintage painting -
it still has it's original label on the back - all written in Italian

I don't know what this old homemade box would have originally been used for, but the age and images are really wonderful

There are so many pieces of furniture and what-knots waiting patiently in Denise's garage hoping to one day soon turn into a fabulous find for one of our customers! We wish to not keep the furniture or the customers waiting too much longer and hope to be back in the swing of things soon!