The City Chicks

The life and times of a couple of urban farmgirls!

So I am a little late February 22, 2010

Filed under: Holiday Cheer — Flour Girls & City Chicks @ 8:10 pm
I really did have the best intentions of sharing a few Valentine’s Day greetings with all of you. After all Valentine’s Day is truly one of my favorite holidays. It always has been. I remember one year getting a heart shaped jewelry dish from my Mom. It had the cutest little cherub lying on its belly on the corner and love written in bright red. It was one of my favorite items I had ever received. I had it up until a few years ago. Unfortunately the little cherub broke off into a million little bits thanks to my own little child and it was unable to be repaired. None the less I still can picture it as vivid as ever. I always look at the thrift stores for one to replace it but I haven’t had any luck so far.

This year though I was given some new heart shaped items. Ok they were not actually given to me. I did what I do every year. I went and picked out my own gift. I know it may sound strange to some but for my dear hubby and me it is nearly as traditional as eggs at Easter. It is his way of saying I love you. That way I am never disappointed. It works the same way for every holiday and while surprise might be nice I know too many people who have been surprised with ice cube trays and new vacuums over the years. So this year I purchased a couple of vintage items from one of my favorite junkin’ spots.

Always remember that every day is a good day to be in love with the idea of love and never forget to tell those you love that you love them. Your heart and time is the greatest give you can ever give and theirs is the best gift to receive.
Hugs~ The City Chicks

I just love a new toy… February 3, 2010

Filed under: Oh the treasures we find — Flour Girls & City Chicks @ 3:31 pm

Yes, it is true. I am sort of falling in love with our new toy. I really owe it all to my dear hubby who has been wishing and hoping for a record player. I am not sure why. We only own one record and it is KISS. Yuck!! However, a week or so ago he told me he had seen a ad on Craigslist for a vintage record player. He new if he said the words vintage Curtis Mathes it would send me to a happy place and I would just have to go and take a peek. After all I grew up with grandparents who had owned ’70s model that had a tv and even an 8 track player in it. Todd assured me that even if the Curtis didn’t play great from the start he would fix it but either way it was a nice piece of furniture. The picture did look good so I called and set up a time to go see the it in person. Well we were in luck the lady who owned it had taken very good care of it. It looks nearly new and guess what…. it works!! It does take a few seconds for the tubes to warm up but the most beautiful emerald green glow comes from the center of the radio when it is ready. I was a bit shocked that the radio even tunes easily to local stations. It gives of this great low hum that might drive someone crazy but not me. It really is just amazing and anyone knows me knows I love old vintages pieces that serve a function. Now I just need to find some old records. KISS just isn’t going to cut it for me!

PS… this is the first and last close up look that midnight is ever going to see!