October 9, 2009

Don't Talk To Me Before Coffee

Friday already??!! ... time is flying by ... happy V.B.F. !! ... here's something that will make you smile, my friend Beth {aka "Gypsy Fish"} calls me just about every morning on her way to work to say hello, talk a little shop, and complain about our husbands ... this morning we have our usual convo and she says to me "Happy VBF!!" ... mind you I woke up late today,hadn't had my coffee yet, so I'm thinking to myself VBF?, what the "F" is she talking about? ... she continues to chat away ~she usually does most of the talking anyway ; ) ... the whole time I'm trying to figure out in my pea sized brain what she said to me, I don't text or "talk" computer shorthand much and most the time I'm too embarrassed to ask "what does that mean?" .... then ... OH! a very dim light bulb appears ... Wow! she's saying good morning to her "Very Best Friend" ... she's never referred to me as her "BFF" ... how sweet ... so I want to make sure she thinks I'm her "Very Best Friend" ... and ask her "what did you say?" ... of course she's already 3 subjects ahead of me and I have to explain myself .... she starts laughing and says "DUH ... Jill it's Vintage Black Friday" ... lessons learned, one, make sure I have my coffee before chatting with Beth in the am and two, if I don't get the lingo DON'T ASK ... I could have just kept believing I was her VBF!



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Here's what I have to share today ... from top to bottom: Vintage yard measures~ I have a whole jar of these, again love the black graphics. A collection of black chippy really old door knobs ~ I saw these at the flea this past weekend I thought they were very cool. They could have been mine for $5.00, but again I have to start asking myself "do I really NEED them?" ... no ... Graphics on vintage Bingo cards, reminds me of my Grandmother, she LOVED to play bingo and I loved to play with all those little ink bottles she had! A small portion of my black and white antique cabinet cards. One of my vintage dress forms found at auction a few years back. A black shiny but chippy painted bank deposit box, hmmm I wonder what the contents used to be?

I'm off to visit all my VBF's joining me today for VBF!!



20 comments:

  1. Absolutely fabulous items today!! I especially like the mannequin! How kewl is that!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Hugs,
    Marsha

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  3. okay - let's try this again, jill! not kathleen! black really is simple and elegant, isn't it? your things are beautiful. and the VBF thing? that's hilarious:)

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  4. you are so funny!! I love all the black goodness, but I adore your deposit box!

    Smiles!
    michelle

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  5. Oh, I love everything, but really covet that mannequin! Happy Vintage Black Friday!

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  6. Toooo funny!!! Gorgeous vintage blacks! So happy to find your blog.
    Happy day.
    xojanis

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  7. Oh Jill.... I love your VBF convo with your friend. I love your technique to show your vintage treasures. But more than that I love all things in them. Just smashing...julie

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  8. Jill, your graphics are amazing. I love how you did the collage...AND of course all your cool goods. The dress form is awesome! I'm really loving this, as you can tell I'm a big fan of black! Have a wonderful VBF!

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  9. Thanks for the laugh...this seriously cracked me up!!! Happy Friday to you...

    :) T

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  10. Jill,
    What wonderful and cleaver collage of photos! I love all your treasures, but especially your dress form!! Thanks for hosting and having me on Vintage Black Friday!
    My Best
    Gale

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  11. Hilarious! Of course I had know idea you were 3 subjects behind...I was on my 2nd cup of coffee by then and speeding my way to work...do I ramble? Who me? Happy VBF...my VBF!
    Beth

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  12. Well, I'm so into dress forms lately - don't have any, but I love to see them - yours is perfect! Bingo cards are so cool - my Mother and aunt so loved playing Bingo weekly. The vintage ones are wonderful.

    Visit my new blog when you have a moment.
    I'm going to sign up as a follower when I finish this comment.

    Cynthia K.

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  13. Great stuff! My camera is getting repaired.....so I am waiting for it to get back so I can start posting my vintage black stuff!!!

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  14. Hi Jill, I love the VBF images today. Those doorknobs are so cool...how did you ever leave them behind? I LOVED your story. I can't bring myself to ask either. I feel like such a dork when it comes to computer and text talk.
    Hugs,
    June

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  15. Hi Jill,
    I posted very late last night, actually, very early this morning! I started to write a comment to you and was falling asleep at my computer!
    Anyway, I LOVE your vintage Bingo cards! As kids we would play bingo for gift wrapped prizes after holiday dinners. My aunt loved bingo.
    Thanks for inspiring the memories.
    Please take a peak at my latest post. I'm hosting a "pumpkin inspiration party" and you all your VBF friends are invited! Hope you'll come!
    Blessings!

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  16. luv the story!!! Glad you had a great VBF!!!

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  17. Your vintage blacks are amazing! I adore that pic of you in the cowboy hat, now *that's* a stylish woman!
    All the best,
    Anne

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  18. Hi Jill,

    I have an award for you on my blog, it's This Blog Is A Dream Award. If you've already received the award and/or are an award free blog, no need to pass it on again unless you want to :) Please accept it as an acknowledgment of how much I enjoy your blog.

    Hugs,
    Marsha

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  19. Hi Jill,

    Nice to meet you. I love vintage, and usually prefer pink and white things. But, there is this side of me that likes this vintage black too! Love the cameras. I found your blog through the Fanciful Twist. I also live in NJ. I'm from Edison, about 40 min from Trenton. Where are you located? Stop by my blog and say hello sometime.

    Debbie

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  20. Hi Jill...I had to come by again and give you a big, huge THANK YOU for the fabulous package you sent me! I just got it this afternoon and it is just soooooooo wonderful!!! You are so very generous and I just want you to know I really appreciat the kindness :) Your packaging is beautiful too!

    :) T

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