Friday, November 15, 2013

I Wonder!

All wonder is the effect of novelty on ignorance.
                                 Samuel Johnson


Wonder is a huge part of my world. I am constantly wondering about those simple things that I come across in this stimulating life of mine, here are a few from this past week. Random5 Friday seemed like an excellent time to post some of those things rattling around in my head.


1-   I wonder how well this product worked after reading that it has been around for 75 years before this advertisement was printed in this 1942 almanac and I wonder who came up with this brilliant ad.


2-   I wonder when I am going to find the time to print out this sock pattern for the many friends that have kindly requested it. I will find the time, so please be patient.


3-   I wonder how I lucked out with such a brilliant friend who on seeing my thrifted find of this orange 1960's Canadian ashtray for $2 suggested that it would make a great yarn holder.


4-   I wonder who this Cissie was and if that is the correct interpretation of the name, I also wonder how many times a night she ran that horsehair brush through her hair, could it be one hundred.


5-   I wonder how many little fingers have searched through this button tin to make buttons on a string while genius mothers tried to entertain their children.


What makes you wonder?


Later

49 comments:

  1. Oh that brush set is wonderful. My grannie used to have a button bucket, gosh, so many years ago. I wonder what happened to it.

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  2. Life is a huge ocean of wonderment to me ... I am also a dreamer. Enjoy the weekend, B. xx

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  3. What treasures, all of them! The person who wrote this, my friend, is a treasure, too!

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  4. I love walking thru antique venues -- full of so much history. :)

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  5. Oh, Buttons, my mind hardly ever stops wondering! Love the old ashtray to hold yarn!!!...:)JP

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  6. my mom has tons of buttons - i love looking through old buttons. they sure don't make them like they use too!! ha. ha!! ( :

    love that saying.

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  7. I love that tin of buttons. How cool! Happy Friday :)

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  8. I love that tin of buttons! I remember as a little girl, going through my Mom's button tin. I used to have one, but they disappeared! I wonder where they got to? :)

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  9. I wonder who is C is, imagine 1900 the year my 2 oldest Uncles were born...these sets were all the rage with my Grandmother and her lady friends the ones I saw had only their initials engraved. Interesting 5 wonders.

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  10. What an exceptional random 5!! I so enjoyed reading your thoughts. And to have so many treasures like this at your finger tips!! The ashtray/yarn holder is ingenious too by the way.

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  11. Is that a coffee can I spy holding buttons, Buttons? If so, that is what my mom also uses! Old Butternut Coffee cans.

    Vic303

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  12. What a find with that brush , once again it reminds me of my Nanny,(gradmother) who kept beautiful brushes such as this, on a mirrored tray on her dresser. I use to look at them a lot as they were so pretty ... sometimes I would sit on her bed and she would brush my hair and we WOULD indeed count 100 strokes :)

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  13. I wonder in nature every day, I wonder when I see a lizard on a warm day this close to winter, where will it go and hide until spring; I wonder about the birds that left, where are they now; where's the mommy bear and her cub? A lovely post, Button.

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  14. I wonder too, Miss B!
    Your first shot is beautiful, it makes me think of my Great Grandma.

    It is fun to go back and look at old old magazines. Most old old magazines I have seen are livestock oriented. Cattle type and kind has changed over the years and the adds are interesting.

    My Great Grandma had a container full of old thread spools, wooden ones. Do you know how long wood spools will entertain Grand kids and Great Grand kids? A long time, lol!

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  15. Happy Friday, Buttons! I wonder how time passes so quickly!

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  16. Love the yarn bowl idea. Jars of buttons are wonderful also. Just like blogger Buttons.

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  17. The tin of buttons reminds me of my grandmother's house. She let me play with her old buttons, many of which I threaded onto string with a needle. Hmmm. I wonder where all those buttons are now!

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  18. I wonder a lot, too. :-) I wonder about the whys, whats, whens, etc. I, too, would wonder about the brush set (which is beautiful!) and the person who used it. I would wonder where all those buttons came from, where they started out.

    Great random 5, B!

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  19. That is a lovely old dresser set. Gran used to keep her buttons in a tobacco tin..several of them actually. I used to love looking through them. They spanned so many generations.

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  20. My grandma's button jar has been passed down 4 generations! My granddaughter still loves to thread them!

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  21. ooohhhh those "buttons" i have a small obsession!!

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  22. That engraving from 1900 does get my curiosity going! Other than that, anything out in nature pretty much gets me wondering...like where do the birds go at night and are they cold? Stuff like that. :) Have a great weekend!!

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  23. Your wonders are wonderful! Your antique treasures make us reminisce.

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  24. Mom had button box...my daughter took mine, which included my mom's and also hubby's grandmother's. I sure played in them when I was kid, and even not so many years ago I used to like to sit and look through them. They made me wonder about the clothes they came from...big black buttons that I know came from coats...but whose coat...and was it red or black? Or some other color....

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  25. Lovely post and photos ! I like antiques , old buildings and old farm equipment and always wonder what stories all these have and who used them and where or how they became to where they are now . I wonder about a lot of things really . Thanks for sharing . Have a good weekend !

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  26. I like to pick a location and wonder about the people and animals who have passed by over the ages and what they did.

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  27. Wonderful treasures Buttons!

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  28. i have my grandma's tin of buttons..i wonder about cissie too...have a great weekend miss b!! :)

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  29. Ohhhh that tin of buttons is wonderful. Love your new yarn holder too, fun!

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  30. I love your sense of wonderment, Buttons! I once found a silver engraved box with my sister's name and gave it to her as a gift. I wondered who the original person was. My grandmother had a button bowl and we played 'Hide the button' when we visited. That ashtray conversion is genius! Love that idea! Happy weekend, hope it is filled with wonder! Hugs xoxo Karen

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  31. I love those old brushes! When I was young, my grandma had some like that and I always played with them when I went to her house.

    I like the buttons as well!

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  32. I LOVE your yarn holder, what a great idea that was! Love that old brush too! Me, I'm wondering what we are going to have for supper tonight! LOL!! ;)

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  33. Oh Buttons... you did it again :)



    Love your random 5's!

    xoxox

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  34. The dresser set is beautiful, and in really good shape.
    That ashtray/yarn holder--now I will keep my eyes wider, I could use that!
    But the buttons; I remember playing with buttons as a child, and I have my own button accumulation which gets larger each time I decide that some buttoned garment is now a rag. I hope a child will get to play with it sometime!

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  35. Great to see an old pattern for knitted socks. Used to knit socks once.
    I don't wonder much, I am more into 'how' :) Hugs M xox

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  36. When I first looked at that orange ashtray, it didn't even occur to me it was an ashtray! I adore that vanity set. What a piece of history.

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  37. Oh I love tins of buttons. I used to have a huge collection of them. Had to get rid most of them before I moved to the island. Sold them in a garage sale. I love the brush set.

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  38. I remember knitting for soldiers during WW2 when I was at school. Scarves, balaclavas and socks too (if you were clever enough at turning the heel). Hard to believe people still knit socks.
    That brush is beautiful and yes, we used to brush our hair 100 times when we were young and our hair was long.
    I've always had a jar of buttons but have given lots to my eldest granddaughter for use by her little girl in various activities. Can't sew much now so perhaps the rest may go to the op shop.
    Thanks for sharing so many great things.

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  39. I wonder about some of the garments that all vintage buttons come from. I love buttons. Aloha

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  40. I'm trying to find a local yarn shop with some knitting classes I can afford... I SO want to make those fingerless gloves! Love the creative yarn holder...

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  41. That brush set is simply lovely!!!
    I knit every now and then, too and occasionally dabble in crochet. So relaxing!
    Loving all of those buttons! I have a weakness for buttons!

    diane @ aug's blog

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  42. That tin of buttons must have any thing any one needs asap to fix their shirt. ( or pants).
    I always wonder who came up with the idea of a zipper.

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  43. I love it. The brushes are wonderful!

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  44. I wonder how the future of the internet and technical development will be. How does the world of our children look like?
    :-)

    All the best from the Netherlands,
    dzjiedzjee.blogspot.com

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  45. Grace, all good wonderings, wonder if the answers will ever show up?

    Jen

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  46. You have come up with some real treasures!!! I wonder how old that vanity set is?

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  47. Oh man - great idea for the yarn holder!! Does it work I wonder?! I absolutely love the brush set too. I should so love one myself
    !

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