An odd title, I know, but it'll make sense in a minute ;)
See the red phone below?
My mom bought me that phone for Christmas about a year or two ago.
It was one of those new phones that were made to look old.
It was cute and it worked fine for awhile, but one day, like all newly made things, it gave out and wouldn't work. So being who I am, I decided to buy an actual old phone and I went on a search for one that was still in working condition.
I knew I wanted a real rotary dial and I would have loved a much older one, but I decided on a 1970s phone, because the older ones are either so expensive I couldn't justify it, or they didn't work, or they had to be retrofitted. And I needed a phone yesterday, so 1970s it was!
They pretty much looked the same from the 1950s up, so it didn't bother me too much and besides, it reminded me of my childhood :)
The only problem was that the phone jack that was there wasn't compatible, so my sweetheart John had to move the jack and hard wire it in.
And here she is in all her glory!
I'm in love :)
By the way...
Notice anything different in the window display?
I have more glass bottles!
I have a thing for them and years ago had been collecting them, but sadly all of my collection went up in smoke at a Christmas party I gave. I don't want to get into it, but let's just say that candles, dried pine needles and bottles on a fireplace mantle don't mix.
Anyway, I told John this story and he's been adding to my collection to get it where it was if not more so.
We've also gone out digging for them, which has been so much fun :)
The one on the left next to my tiny stash below is one we found together at a gem show and the horseshoe was found while we were actually looking for bottles.
I think it's a good luck sign :)
He gave me all of these for Christmas this year...
and he gave me a few from his own collection...
The white shard with writing below is from an old crock from the 1800s and the closest I've gotten to finding anything besides a horseshoe while we're out, but it's still so much fun :)
And here's a better look at that picture of us from one of our adventures...
So, now you understand the title and you also know that I'm even more of a dork than you thought.