Friday, February 5, 2010

Are You Ready for 'Vintage Black Friday'.....


OK...I only just found out about this 'Fun Event' this morning from my good friend Patty's Blog
Anyway...sounded fun and involved the color 'Black' (right up my alley) so I thought what the heck. It seems this event takes place the First Friday of each new month...and the Only Rules are that you display something on your blog that is A.) Black...and B.) Vintage!!! So I literally grabbed the first thing I could see .. Richard's 'Cybister Beetle' It is an Aquatic Beetle from the La Brea Tar Pits (Los Angeles) and lived between 10,000 - 40,000 years ago...that's pretty Vintage!! It rests in a matrix of asphalt. Richard has had this in his collection for about 25 years ...for from what we understand pieces like this are no longer being sold...the museum is now hanging onto all things found in the 'Pits' . I loved the Tar Pits as a child...located right in downtown L.A. ...we would go there on school field trips ...and they found many a 'ancient' bone in there...the Pits even 'bubbled' coooool stuff!
So there you have it...My something Black and Vintage... thanks Patty for the fun event!! Come on everybody...join in....
Hugs,
Jodi

13 comments:

Tallulah Belle said...

yeah that's pretty vintage lol. And a neat piece to own.

I've heard that they no longer sell things like this there as well.

Mick is forever telling me I should go see the pits but we haven't made it yet.

Creager Studios said...

LOL Jayne... I thought so too!! Richard loves his little collection of 'artifacts' ...heck this was such short notice ...it was either this little vintage item or a black sweater I have from 1967 ...LOL!!!
You should see the 'Pits'...very cool! and be sure to visit the museum as well...

Hugs,
Jodi

Patty Benedict said...

Richard's 'Cybister Beetle is soooo cool!
Jodi I'm so glad your joining in on the Fun!
Make sure you post your blog on the "Vintage Black Day" Blog. Also LOVE the photo of MISS TESS LA RUE!!!!!
Bugs & Hisses
Patty

Creager Studios said...

Hi Patty...

Thanks muchly! Oh, I didn't know I was supposed to post my blog on that site...thanks! I will check it out...

Hugs,
Jodi

Jill said...

Holy cow! ... you definitely win the prize for oldest ever on VBF ... and most unique!! The pits sound like a great place to explore, never heard of them before ... next trip to LA ...

Thanks for joining the party! Can't wait to see what you come up with next week!

xo
Jill

WondrousStrange said...

This is just wonderful...a real treasure to be sure!

Christel Hutson said...

wow Jodi, how cool is this? and how can anyone compete with a very vintage beetle? way cool I love it!I'll be thinking of something pehaps to add next friday...I have a black eye from getting a tooth pulled..ya it was a deep one..andwho I'm pretty vintage, you think this counts? haha Have a great weekend. Love your blog, and Richards Bettle! xoxo Christel

Creager Studios said...

Hi Jill..

Thanks so much... Richard does love his little Beetle...Calls him Alexander!! lol...

The 'Pits' are a Cool Place...I have not been there in years...but I do have fond memories...

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Thank You so Much 'Wonderous' say, I just bought something from you on Etsy... speaking of Wonderful...your work is just that!

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

OH DEAR Christel...OUCHIE!!!! that was some deep tooth...HATE that when that happens!!! Be Well and feel better...

Big Healing Hugs,
Jodi

Sherrie said...

Oh My. If there was a price for oldest vintage, you won. I do like the unusual stuff.

Lynn Stevens said...

Yep, I'd say thats about as vintage as you can get, Kewl!!!!
I went to the pits when I was in grade school.O.k we won't even go there how many years ago that was! Lol, It was pretty cool from what I remember.

joanna said...

DiTTo on all said, incredible piece.

Thank you for sharing...

hugz,

~joanna