7.27.2008

Finding Neverland


This week I came across another small treasure. I love this vintage souvenir bracelet from the Mohawk Trail. I love the Mohawk Trail. We took a small detour so we could chance upon it once a few years ago. We haven't been on the entire route and I wish we would have had that opportunity. It was so beautiful. At the time, the last Howard Johnson's Restaurant was at a point on the Trail. I found this treasure a few years later, in the $1 BOX at a booth in Brimfield. The ladies who own this booth were always so sweet to Scout and would insist on her choosing something for free from that box. So, while she was rooting through for her treasure, I passed the time looking, too, and spied this. It's one of my favorite things. And for $1. There you have it.



I would love to know more about this little bracelet. How old is it? Who made it and how? How much did it sell for when it was new? Who has owned it?



I used another favorite find of mine as a backdrop for this piece. Well, not counting the Scrabble Board, which is, of course, indispensable. The part you can see here is a house roof and tree top. It's a peg board with a happy papa gnome toting his little scuppernut gnome in a wagon to his gingerbreadish house. It has red pegs. The teeny gold paper label is still on the back and reads Made in Romania. That's not something I see everyday. In fact, I think that may be the only time I've ever seen that. I was about to give it up but then I thought of a wonderful use for it ~ as part of my display when I start Holiday Arts & Craft Fairing in the Fall. Whew! That was a close one!

Next Sunday I show & tell the answer to last Sunday's guessing game. Guess if you haven't, and stay tuned. If you have ever been on the Mohawk Trail or know anything about the bracelet please leave your comment. Be sure to stop by my joonbeam shop to see what other treasures I've come upon this week. Thanks, friends. From below my towering stacks of Rubbermaid Tubs, I bid you adieu for now... I'll be back with more treasures soon.

10 comments:

missknits said...

very cool bracelet!

Sixsisters said...

That bracelet is so neat.Looks like a girl or boy scout
could have made it. Thanks for another interesting blog Joonie.

Chauncey said...

cute, Joonie. I love your treasures.

maryeb said...

Oh what a wonderful find. Thanks for sharing it. It looks like something that could inspire an interesting story.

maryeb said...

Oh what a wonderful find. Thanks for sharing it. It looks like something that could inspire an interesting story.

Van Fleet Street Design said...

The bracelet reminds me of the trip I took with my mother and grandparents to Idaho to visit my grandmother's sister,when I was 3. I still remember meeting my first Native American boy. He gave me his tom-tom drum. That bracelet has the 50's sentimentality to it!
Thanks for sharing Joon!
Brett

Alysa Merle said...

You have great descriptions, and fun pictures!

ZudaGay said...

Very cool bracelet!! How fun to look and remember and wonder where things came from and what they did in their other life.

Diane ~Ever so Dear jewelry artisan said...

wow. I read your entry with a sense of wonderment & child like joy! what a cool find! & thank you Joon for sharing these wonderful snipets of your twinkling life! :)

Debbie~ said...

OMGoodness, what a find!!! (At first glance I thought they were rubberstamps)...
You always have such interesting things going on, thanks for sharing them with us in your blog, it's always fun to visit! Debbie~ from EcoLogicallyWorn