Friday, March 7, 2008

hookie

liam and i played hookie today. we headed to chico this morning for the 42nd bidwell bottle and insulator show. we went the first day as to not miss out on the good stuff. liam was a bit bummed at first as he said the was "overpriced or crap." he had been counting the days for this show-so it was a bit of a let down for him. so we took a break ate our sandwiches and kumquats that we packed early this morning and had a new outlook on life.this little break perked liam up immensely and we went back in and had a ball. he's learning that things that are more collectible-cost more.(that's tough when you are 10) he took his time thinking about his purchases. here's some examples of the choice dilemmas.he was probably just overwhelmed as i was at "stitches west." you want it all but you can't have it. i found myself loving all the beautiful colors-and trying to sway liam's choices due to my selfish color preferences.(i.e. chartreuse or citron) he wasn't going for it. that's when i got the grand idea to start my own collection-not to compete mind you-but to be able buy the colors i like to put in my window and enjoy the colors. so i bought my first insulator-a pony insulator that was marked 15$ but i talked the guy down to 10$ because of chips. i may be hooked-shit! see the diamond? that means it's canadian.

i was on the look out for swanky swigs-i collect these small drinking glasses from the 30-50's. they used to come with processed cheese in them. they are a cheap thing for me to collect-i like them. liam gave me one for solstice that has a spinning wheel on it!!! here's my new one with the spinning wheel. 3$.

i love the drive to chico-lower elevation allows us to drive back country roads thru olive groves-yes!!!!! lots of green rolling hills and funky things to see. i love this fence:they have more to hang.as we ventured back home -i needed an unsweetened lipton ice tea in a glass bottle. we have to stop at what liam calls the steven king grocery- no one ever comes out!!!! this photo makes this place look good!
we made it out alive-but no luck on the tea(sold out)-guess steven king likes the unsweetened stuff too.

liam wanted everyone to see his prize insulator-he's pretty excited about this one-it's a deeper purple in real life.

4 comments:

soxchik said...

Damn, now I want an insulator collection. The colors are gorgeous sitting on light boxes and window sills. I also had no idea you guys lived near the epicenter of Insulator Land. Liam is one lucky guy, I love the violet too!

Sharon said...

What a great day you had, making another memory and adding to the collection (and starting one)~

Lisa said...

Those pictures are great. They really represent a day filled with great finds. Liam has a great eye for color he sure did pick the nicest insulator.

Karen said...

i know that fence! how nice to drive down the hill and then back up, with all the changes in vegetation and season! what a great time it sounds like...