Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Small-but-Interesting Acquisitions

First, hairpins! They appear to be made of a sort of plastic, but they vary a good deal in color and pattern, which I am not used to plastic tortiseshell pieces doing.

The box, labeled "Imperial", isn't much help either. I have no idea how old they are but thought them fascinating.

Photo: six tortiseshell-patterned hairpins from a box of eight.

Second, a length of black bauble trim! It's fun to hold, as the cord is silky and the baubles, which are shaped like tiny short cylinders, bang around in a satisfying way. Again, no idea how old this is.

Photo: length of black silky bauble trim.


Rebecca said...

I love the hairpins. We have found many of them around the house... I actually found a group of them behind the wall in the kitchen when we were rennovating...Remind me to share a good ghost story with you sometime that goes along with that discovery...

I love the bauble trim as well...Wonderful find...

ZipZipInkspot said...

Dear Rebecca,

Really, have you? How neat, and how, well, creepy. Anything having to do with hair always sends chills down my spine; I don't know why.

Any chance that you'd write up the ghost story on your blog?