Friday, July 8, 2011

On A Pink Bicycle Built For ...ME & Grauman's Chinese Theater Vintage Souvenir

This week before I go into my exciting find...I mean my hubby's exciting find...I want to show you what I found this week that I am excited about: (Just Listed Here)

A very old copy of Alice's Adventure's in Wonderland. Copyright 1897! Four awesome color plates and several other awesome (John Tenniel) illustrations.








This is a gorgeous pair of pink gloves... with sweet ruching above the wrist for that extra feminine touch.







A so sweet and romantic pink rose postcard from the early 1900's.... with a greeting in German.

Then...are you ready? Are you ready???













This was a neat find, in my opinion... maybe because I've never been to Hollywood.









An old souvenir from the WORLD FAMOUS Grauman's Chinese Theater, Hollywood, California!



The one with all of the celebrities and such from years gone by...








How cool is that?????









I am also going to confess here that I thought it was so cool, I decided to see how it would do on ebay... here. We'll see. Not too many viewers as of yet but it still has a couple more days to go.

THEN my hubby's find:





Last summer I spotted this pretty bike propped up against the railing on a NJ boardwalk. A little bit of rust, yes, but at the beach near the salt water...very common.

I snapped the photo to show for Pink Saturday.

This summer, my hubby found one just like it on Craigslist...INSISTED I had to have it. When he brought it home I was stunned to see that it was in like new condition!

A big shout out to the hubs! Thanks honey. What fun to ride on the boards with my OWN sweet ride!










And please don't forget to stp by How Sweet the Sound for more pinky stories...


28 comments:

Marydon said...

Oh! you lucky gal! I keep looking for one. That is a beauty. Pink-envy here!

Have a lovely PS weekend.
TTFN ~
Marydon

Honey at 2805 said...

I am pink with envy over your pink bicycle!

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

And here I thought you bought a pink bicycle. It's so you!

Emily said...

hello, your right. Your bike looks just like the one I shared with Beverly last week. The only difference you get to keep yours. mine was a rental on vacation.
Happy Pink

~Emily
The French Hutch

LV said...

Enjoyed visiting and seeing all your neat and different pinks. You will certainly be an eye catcher riding that pink bike.

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Happy Pink Saturday and I love the bike, your Hubby is the best! What a great gift! Hugs and Happy riding! Marilou

Robyn said...

that is a perfectly pretty pink bicycle - kudos to your hubby for getting it for you! Love the vintage card too - happy pink saturday...

Holly said...

How wonderful that you and your husband find these treasures! The Hollywood plate find is great. I also like the pink bicycle. I used to have one and then sold it in a yard sale. What was I thinking?! I guess I wasn't.
Hope your weekend is wonderful and Happy Pink Saturday!

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Wow! What wonderful finds for you. I am jealous over your bicycle. I want it. . .or one like it. Thanks for sharing. Karie

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Your hubby is certainly a keeper!!

Love your fabulous finds - especially the 1897 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland! Where in the world had it been?

Have a great weekend,
Barb

Tricia said...

I posted a picture of a bike just like that from the rentals on Mackinac Island. I was so surprised to see yours. What a great surprise from your husband. Enjoy riding!
Blessings,
Tricia

Robyn said...

HI Jillian,
wanted to stop by again to say thanks for visiting my blog an I took your request to heart - if you stop by again you will see a few pages from the copyright free book posted now. Have a great weekend!

Kathryn Ross said...

Well, mi-bella, so good of you to visit me at The Writer's Reverie. And just where abouts do you live in South Jersey? You're talking all my haunts in some of the posts you have here. My husband and I honeymooned at the John Craig House in Cape May and we go there during the year to take in the nature trails. I'm actually meeting a number of Jersey girls in blog world! Love you antiques - that Alice book is awesome. I collect old books. Old things in general. Do you have a physical shop? Looking forward to more visits!
Joy!
Miss Kathy

Ms.Daisy said...

Jillian,
Your finds and Hubby's finds are getting more and more amazing. Love the German postcard and pink gloves. Enjoy your very pink bike.


L,
Ms.Daisymau

Susie Jefferson said...

That Alice In Wonderland book - wow, what a find! And the postcard. I'm trying hard not be envious, lol.

This week, my contribution is a desktop screensaver calendar. Happy Pink Saturday from the UK!

Robin said...

Such wonderful finds....
and I bet you are the envy of the town on your pink bike.
Have a pinkishly beautiful weekend.

DearHelenHartman said...

The souvenir graphics are amazing but that bike - be still my pink craving little heart! Love it.

Cindy Lew's Studio said...

How lucky, who would not want a pink bike like that.......... that is soooo cool!!!! Enjoy

Have a wonderful Pink Saturday and a blessed week.

Love, Light, & Harmony ~ CindyLew

Pat said...

I love all of your pink finds - especially the bicycle - kudos to your hubby!

Melody said...

Oh WOW what a find...what a Man!

Aunt Snow said...

Wow, that cup and saucer is fantastic. Once again I am reminded I haven't been inside Grauman's Chinese, and I have to do it!

Love the bike - what a great way to get around town.

Happy Pink Saturday!

pinkim said...

Oh! I love your pink bike! Many Kudos to the Hubby! I also love the story of the name of your place! Beautiful...I am a new follower. I like it here. Pinkim. TrulySimplyPink

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

WOW! What a week you had with all those marvelous finds....I bet that cup and saucer are worth a little something! Have you done any research on them?
I would love to have that pink bike. How cool is that???
HPS!
Jil

Daniella said...

What gorgeous pinks you have! Love that bike!
HPS!
xxDaniella

My Crafty Little Page said...

You lucky dog, you! That bike is amazing. What a find! xo Nancy

Victorian1885 said...

Love the new bike! Great Hubby you have.. have a great week ahead!

Wanda

Sarah said...

Congratulations on your new bike! My husband bought me a similar pink bike for my birthday last year and as soon as this baby is born here in a few weeks, I'm going to be on that thing all summer and fall!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
Sarah

Jessica Cameron said...

I found a similar cup and saucer from Grauman's Chinese Theatre, but it is a little different. Mine is made by "California Creations by Bradley" in Japan. It is more white than pink, but I can not for the life of me figure out how much it is actually worth. The only thing I can figure out is that it is from the 1950s or 1960s possibly. It is in pristine condition. If anyone has any idea how much it is worth, I would be very grateful! :D