Apr 27, 2014
WHAT are Freddy and Willy sniffing so intently?
Here are some hints:
If you guessed a vintage original 1967 "Campus Queen" lunchbox -- you are CORRECT!
I am betting at least a few of you owned this lunchbox once upon a time or secretly longed for one. On the back was a board game you played with magnetic pieces (of which one was still in the box).
This was a total impulse purchase at the flea market this morning, but for $5 I couldn't resist (no thermos, of course). I can always store notions in it -- or something.
Sad news about the flea market: the entire garage (the two-level indoor flea market space spanning 24th and 25th Streets) has been purchased by Marriott -- presumably to become another "budget" hotel -- and is scheduled to close at the end of May. Where will I find my treasures?
In other news, I wasn't able to finish my mother's robe yesterday, but I had enough completed for her to try on today at lunch. The fit is good and she seems to like it. It still needs closures, facings, and a collar. It's a heavy cotton pique.
Here she is looking eerily like Aimee Semple McPherson.
I hope to finish the robe this week and there are lots of other projects in the pipeline. I know I owe you a review of my last menswear sewing class but I might combine it with a review of next Tuesday's class, since we're mainly going over things we've already learned.
Have a great day, everybody!
Any vintage lunchbox collectors out there?