I bet you didn't know I was a rock star, did ya!?! Well here I am in all my glory! Ah, to be young again! And yes, there is a story behind the picture. Isn't there always?
Once upon a time when I was young and thought the sky was the limit, I had the opportunity of a lifetime to visit Hollywood in the 60's. Of course, it was my Grandma S who wanted me to travel west with her and Grandpa. We were going to Disneyland and Hollywood for an extraordinary trip. I remember it as if it was yesterday. Being from small town Ohio and not having much, this was beyond what I could ever imagine.
I remember going to The Hollywood Museum and seeing all the stars in wax. I remember riding on a roller coaster within a mountain at Disneyland. I remember being in awe when visiting Petrified Forest. I remember dancing with Native American Indians. And I remember so much more.
Among the many memories, I still laugh at what had to be my start of collecting and being thrifty at the same time. You see, I thought it would be a good idea to collect a rock from every state we traveled in. And so I did. That made me a rock star.
Now about that picture? Well, I was caught up in the Hollywood moment. I told Grandma I wanted to be a movie star and I wanted her to take my picture. She had no idea what was about to follow. I put on my cool sunglasses, got a blanket, and posed. I remember her losing her composure and stifling a giggle. I was very serious at the moment and let her know that this was no laughing matter. I suppose it was one of those moments that Grandmothers treasure forever.
So this was the start of my rock star status and my beginning as a collector all rolled into one. Thanks Grandma S! So let me share my finds this week with you and everyone participating in Vintage Thingies Thursday and Thrifty Thursday.
My thrifty find of the white bird planter cost me $1.00 at a flea market. I snatched it up, brought it home, and combined it with indoor and outdoor treasures I had on hand. I like the end result, don't you?
My vintage find is another (I have others) beloved typewriter that I won at an auction. It came with the case and just needs a good cleaning. Not sure yet if I'll keep it or sell it. My online shop will have its grand opening this month.
So there you have it! Oh, and a big announcement will soon be made here at Lakewood. Please become a follower so you won't miss out. I will do the same and follow you. What fun! With this new announcement...we could all become rock stars!