This was the view directly inside the front door - luscious yarns in ice cream containers meticulously sorted by color:
Speaking of Carmen, check out these banana beads...can anyone really get enough of them? And don't you love the metal clicker toy which is cool and vaguely disturbing at the same time?
I love the combination of ice-blue plastic, glass and ceramic:
Isn't this the craziest collection of bits...a buffalo nickel, a giraffe, a game piece and an on/off switch THAT ACTUALLY SWITCHES, to name just a few. I can't wait to make earrings out of the swiss cheese blocks on the top left:
Aladdin's lamp, TEENY dice and even TEENIER bird, a cameo and buttons I'm saying are bakelite (work with me people, work with me). I have no clue what that vaguely fish-like metal thing is:
I also had not a single clue what this verdigried concoction was, but I had to have it nevertheless:
Cool (if clunky) charm bracelet. I think that's the Golden Gate Bridge and state of California on the right; I'm making up that's the capitol building on the left. Anyone know for sure?
Isn't this the coolest chain; it will be fun to de- and re-construct:
Here's what it came on:
There were little projects in process as well:
I like the thought of excited artgirls going through my stash some day when I no longer can use it. I'd be honored to know that my oddball little bits and bobs caught someone's eye and they sparked a little creative inspiration. It's a fulfilling way of passing on a legacy. Thank you Gloria, for sharing your treasures with us.