Evergreen State Fair goes Steampunk

So I took a bunch of pictures of the The Shannahan Cabin at the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe, WA. I thought it would be a good way to compare super old vintage tools to the tools that I buy at estate sales and auctions and the like. The pictures were, well, they were boring and I get distracted. A LOT. Here is one picture. I’m only going to post one because like I said it’s boring, though I do like letterpress forms for steampunk jewelry customers. Here is a sampling 🙂

Vintage letterpress for steampunk fun.

Vintage letterpress for steampunk fun.

Original vintage letterpress. Pretty cool if you like this sort of thing.

Original vintage letterpress. Pretty cool if you like this sort of thing.

So naturally I moved on to the barnyard animals. Duh, animals are always interesting and they have people-like antics which makes them even more amusing. Take these goats for instance. BTW I had to name the goats because my photo program kept asking me for a name.

It’s highly likely that I’m the only person in the world (besides my sister who has the same quirky sense of humor) who thinks that goats on furniture is funny but there you have it. It’s the best they (the goats) can do under the circumstances with no mountains to climb. Very thoughtful of the human caretakers to provide furniture for them. 🙂

Goat attempting slide trick. It would def be a feat to stay upright on all four hooves before hitting the straw. Just saying.

Goat attempting slide trick. It would def be a feat to stay upright on all four hooves before hitting the straw. Just saying.

Here we have the King of the Table goat. His or her? little sibling is underneath the table.

Here we have the King of the Table goat. His or her? little sibling is underneath the table.

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America’s Best Fleas

Wow! Battleground, WA with a population of about 2 rates for America’s best fleas in the America’s Best Flea Markets magazine! And here’s why—two guys. Yeah I said it, guys in a chick-centered flea toting world have created a following for what appears to be the coolest show on the planet. I say ‘appears’ because yours truly missed the one day event which happened yesterday. Big sad face here.

It’s called The Barn House Flea Market

Barn House Flea Market

and it happened yesterday, a simply gorgeous day in Seattle and I assume even gorgeouser (is that a word) south of us in Battleground. This image is courtesy of “The Fancy Farm Girl”. I’d say she is a very fancy photographer 🙂

However the weekend was not all for naught. I did score some incredible vintage finds at a Foss estate sale and an auction. Look here 🙂

Best Vintage Blogs

Nice job Sally Jane Vintage! Worth repeating.

When we researched the launch issue of MOTIF Magazine, we came across more than one cool vintage fashion blog.
So this post today is dedicated to popping them all into one handy location.

In no particular order, we think all of these blogs are just fabuloso!

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This is Bono’s gate to his home in Ireland. Cool Vintage. All that wrought iron and check out the fan signatures 🙂

Vintage Clean Up Time! WD-40 to the Rescue!

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中文: 噴罐包裝的台灣版WD-40 WD-40是一款知名度非常高的多用途化學藥劑噴罐產品,擁有抗鏽、除膠、潤滑等等的功能,因此常常被用在工業或家庭用途上。 圖中的產品包裝設計與商標皆為原生產廠商所有。 照片由上傳者User:SElephant本人於2005年3月拍攝。 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Some of my vintage finds are really really well-loved, so much so that I’ve been compelled to spiff up the enamelware pot. A friend sent me this article about WD-40 and guess what? It appears this handy can with the macho name cleans just about everything but teeth!

Though WD-40 would prob work on these cool bathtub claws . . . I kind of prefer them rusted :)

Though WD-40 would prob work on these cool bathtub claws . . . I kind of prefer them rusted 🙂

WD-40 Uses:
1. Protects silver from tarnishing.
2. Removes road tar and grime from cars.
3. Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.
4. Gives floor that ‘just-waxed’ sheen without making them slippery.
5. Keeps the flies off of Cows, Horses, and other Farm Critters, as well. (Ya gotta love this one!!!)
6. Restores and cleans chalkboards.
7. Removes lipstick stains.
8. Loosens stubborn zippers.
9. Untangles jewelry chains.
10. Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.
11. Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.
12. Keeps ceramic / terracotta garden pots from oxidizing.
13. Removes tomato stains from clothing.
14. Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots.
15. Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.
16. Keeps scissors working smoothly.
17. Lubricates noisy door hinges on both home and vehicles doors.
18. It removes that nasty tar and scuff marks from the kitchen flooring.
It doesn’t seem to harm the finish and you won’t have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off.
Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks.
19. Remove those nasty Bug guts that will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly!
20. Gives a children’s playground gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.
21. Lubricates gear shift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers…
22. Rids kids rocking chair and swings of squeaky noises.
23. Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open.
24. Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.
25. Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers.
26. Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.
27. Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.
28. Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling.
29. Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly.
30. Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.
31. Removes grease splatters from stovetops or your favorite estate sale item.
32. Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.
33. Lubricates prosthetic limbs.
34. Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).
35. Removes all traces of duct tape.
36. Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain.
37. Florida’s favorite use is: ‘cleans and removes love bugs from grills and bumpers.’
38. The favorite use in the state of New York, it protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements.
39. WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a little on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no time. Also, it’s a lot cheaper than the chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose.
Keep in mind though, using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing are not allowed in some states.
40. Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and stops the itch.
41. It is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray it on the marks and wipe with a clean rag.
42. Also, if you’ve discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and rewash. Presto! The lipstick is gone!
43. If you spray it inside a wet distributor cap, it will displace the moisture, allowing the engine to start.

P.S.
As for that Basic, Main Ingredient…….
Well…. it’s FISH OIL….