And what makes me a total geek is my advertising pin collection.
Yep. I love to collect these little pins and stick them to this "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" denim jacket.
It was given to me by the NBC Network when I was the Promotion Director at a small NBC TV station in the early 1990's...when Johnny Carson was stepping down and Jay was taking over the reins. It was incentive for us to promote the network as much as possible during our own local air-time.
I guess my career in television is what started the whole pin collection in the first place. Advertising pins and the promotion job kind of went hand in hand.
and these watches were the "it" thing to have back then.
I obviously went to a lot of Hard Rock cafe's!
The Nascar race car pin is not because I like Nascar racing... it is a combined promotion with
M & M's. Chocolate, not car racing. See? Quirky.
When I was in TV I was also responsible for the Public Service Announcements so I received
a lot of promotional stuff from organizations
hoping to get some free air-time.
Sometimes if I have a double of one of my pins,
I will trade with people for one of theirs.
(It was easier to find people who had them when I
worked in television!)
Gosh... it was a fun time in my life and I have
my geeky little jacket filled with many memories!
And I must confess, this is not my
only collection. Yes, I am a serial collector.
More on that for another day though!
Now let's get to this week's
Diana of Adirondack Girl at Heart showed
us how to do a graphic transfer...
with a twist.
and Jacqueline of Cabin and Cottage
shared her gorgeous picnic
set up using vintage goodies.
She's inspired me to plan one, very soon!
and Brocante Treasures took us to a
champagne tasting in France, oh yes!
and Joy at a Vintage Green shared
with us how she revived
this awesome display cabinet!
Now it's your turn, Let's Talk Vintage!
What do you collect? Go ahead and
share it with us or anything else
vintage you have this week.