The Crazy Suburban Mom: Why it's Retro Toesday

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Why it's Retro Toesday

Posting for Retro Tuesday was delayed onacounta it being Retro Toesday...

I have this left middle-finger toe thing/pain going on for like, over a month now although oddly, it looks normal.  My doctor also thinks it looks normal and is going with the assumption that I smacked the toe on Ginger's wooden dog stairs.  Entirely possible.  I walk into everything.  I also fell off my own deck and have fallen up stairs.

 And that I have ongoing residual inflammation.  She asked about pain on walking but really, between the bunion on that one foot and that Achilles tendon on the other - Walking's pretty much a cruel mistress these days.

I don't even get as far as noticing the toe.

She told me to give Aleve a shot for a week and come back if it's not better although she'll be damned if she's knows what's she's gonna do with me and she was throwing around words like FOOT DOCTOR and thems some sceeery sceeery words to me - I had a foot doctor take a Planter's Wart off the bottom of my foot once.  

He swore he was only working on my foot.  He swore that after I accused him of trying to remove my spleen through my heel and using shoddy local anesthesia.

Hey Buddy, that Novocaine come from The Dollar Store or something?

So the going to the foot doctor thing didn't sit well with me.  Oh no it didn't.

I just got home and took my Aleve and send NO FOOT DOCTOR VIBES my way.  

And so let's close out Retro Toesday in favor of Retro Tuesday finally.    No more feet.

A few months ago I found these canisters:


Those great aluminum ones.

I found them in a little church thrift shop.  I don't recall them being especially cheap - this store knew what it had.  It printed out eBay listings for similar items and taped it to what they were selling. I mean, please.  Right?

Anyway - I saw a listing come through Freecycle for 1950's aqua canisters (that is how she listed them) and I answered it right away and wow, I got them!


The largest (flour) one isn't there

retro canisters

It was just the three

aqua retro canisters

But I don't care and I can't even believe how much I love them.

They are just perfect!  I don't know what I will do with them yet; I mean what I will keep in them but I want to have them out for sure.  Not like storage in the pantry or anything.  I just find them totally droolicious!

And as a Retro Tuesday side note.  I've decided to use some things I've bought like this wallet I got at a sale for four dollars about a year ago.  


I love it and kept it and was always afraid to use it but you know that's just silly and I've just started using it.  I did take the mirror / comb out but now every time I look at it, I'm happy.

My Retro Tuesday Pals
 Lynette sent me something fabulously retro for next Retro Tuesday, so I'm ready for next week too.


Vonlipi 12/7/10, 2:34 PM  

OMG those turquoise canisters are to die for! And FREE too! That is so cool!
I wish we had freecycle here.
I love that wallet very chic!

The Crazy Suburban Mom 12/7/10, 2:38 PM  

I. KNOW. I can't believe I was so lucky to get them. And I do feel lucky! Maybe you can't start a chapter of freecycle?

And the wallet is so nice. Its a fancy evening wallet. Very chic.


Lynette 12/7/10, 5:57 PM  

love the canisters too! I found a lil corning ware tea pot at the local clothes closet this last week. Got it for .25 cents. I feel so lucky.....of course found your goodies there too! Wink!

Babes Mami 12/7/10, 6:41 PM  

I am SO IN LOVE with those cannisters!!

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife 12/8/10, 1:43 AM  

I am seething in jealousy over here - those are wonderful!

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