I adore antiques. Even if I don't know its complete history, just appreciating that something is super old and was made by people whose world was so completely different than it is now is thrilling to me.
These beads are 3000 years old from Egypt! Imagine who made them, who wore them.
The next item is something I was so excited to get because it has to do with my favorite thing on the planet: Disneyland. I can't count the number of times I've been to Disneyland. My grandparents lived in South Pasadena near Anaheim and whenever we visited them, we went to the happiest place on earth. I have incredible memories from the 70s, and 80s of old school Disneyland, during the era of ticket books. I'd love to get my hands on a completed book, or even an elusive E ticket, but they are surprisingly pricey. I did get ahold of some fun C tickets from the 60s though.
|Anyone up for a ride on the Mike Fink Keel Boats? Maybe after some Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln.|
Moving on, we have a lot of very random postage stamps. I know, I know. This buy is really silly. It actually looked a lot cooler on ebay than when I opened up the tiny envelope they came in. I doubt they're worth anything, but I didn't pay much and I like having more stamps for my collection.
I really love this next one. I'm not sure what year this is from but it's a vintage packet of black and white photos from Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland. When I was twenty I went on a two month backpacking trip around Europe and found this place to be one of my favorites. This coastal area is filled with over 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns. The effect is amazing and beautiful.
I still have more birthday bucks to spend and more fun stuff coming in the mail. Can't wait to share!