Saturday, September 10, 2011

Famille, Antiquing, Finds and a Car

How to Squeeze A Lot of Fun In 5 Days 

"It's so nice to have this time together", my father and niece sang this song to everyone and there wasn't a dry eye in the house. As I hang onto the memories of this trip, helped by my niece's 35 videos she took with my camera, I replay them and hear laughter, more laughter, crazy laughter.

If you've never antiqued as a family, you are missing out. My brother found this incredible matchbook. I looked in that booth twice and missed it. Thank you Scott - I am so happy to have this. I researched it and found out more about it.

Giant feature matchbook from Chicago's famous French Casino (1934-1939) All Girl Revue. 
TRIVIA: In 1934, during the Chicago World's Fair, it became French Casino. The French Casino is where John Dillinger spent his birthday, June 22, 1934, a month before he was shot.

I found so many interesting things this trip

The hunt is what it's all about.....

but the true delight was doing it as a family.

Oh, did I mention a car?

My baby brother surprised us all when he drove up with his new car....sigh
My niece says it has a peace sign.

Okay, if my baby brother is driving a Mercedes, does that make me old?
Yep, it does.

My only niece, Kayla, took this photo.
I think she is a future blogger. Smile.

Tomorrow is September 11th and a sad day for us all.
Keeping those families who lost someone that day
in my prayers and thoughts.

xo Rhonda


  1. What fun!!!
    I can hear that laughter, it is a familiar sound when my family gets together as well.
    Oh, this makes me miss home.
    So glad to hear you had a great time.
    It never lasts long enough,huh?
    At least you got some great weather to enjoy and top it off antiquing!!
    Tomorrow is a very hard day in this house. There is no celebrating even though it is Rudys bday. It will always be a day of remembrance instead.
    Peace on this day

  2. Love your finds, especially that piece that looks like a crown.


  3. so happy you had such a heart-warmign trip! NO ONE and nothing can replace "family." you are blessed! (loving your "finds!")

  4. I'll explain on my blog why i've been gone so long. Just crazy life curve balls you know? :) but i'm SOO excited to be chatting with my favorite blog friends again! So good to see you again! and i've loved catching up with how busy you've been while i've been away!

  5. What wonderful finds, Rhonda! Love the matches. I used to collect them ... for years I had boxes full of the tiny treasures. Some have the most unique covers and loveliest sticks!

    Rhonda, I have closed down my blog ... mainly due to the lack of readers, the loss of followers, and commentators. I knew when starting my pages that I was doing something quite different but had high hopes that it would succeed. It took a lot of time and work to create each piece ... I thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for being one of my three loyalist readers and for always leaving a comment. Many a days, you helped keep the pages of Tattered Gold alive.

    Warmest of hugs, I send your way. P.

  6. That sounds like the perfect day! Love the matchbook!


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Rhonda of A Little Bit French