Yeah! May's Barkbox is here!

Yeah! May's Barkbox is here! Gus & Harlow are signed up for the Barkbox 6 month subscription which costs $19.00 per month, I had a discount code from their Facebook page so I received 10% off.

Each month we get a box with 4-5 goodies and fun stuff to play with, rip up and gobble up. This is our second month and it's a lot of fun, I'm as excited to open the box as they are.

Barkbox has plans from 1 month to 1 year.
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Here are some poorly lit cellphone picks of Gus and Harlow with this month's box.

mmmmm, something smells yummy! 

Harlow grabbed the stuff squeaky toy, it's days are now numbered. 
No toy lasts very long when my dogs play with it 

Good stuff this month - a rubber Megalast Ball, Rozcoe the corduroy kitten by Loopies, Apple Cobbler treats by Snicky Snaks (those seem to be a big hit and they smell good) and No Grainers BBQ chicken jerky treats. Looking up the prices of the items online, the box value is at least $32.00

Yeah May Barkbox! 

Kind of creepy, naughty vintage Santas

We have a collection of vintage Christmas stuff that is out on display year round in the entrance way of our house. Lots of old fancy Christmas balls, some felt and celluloid Santas, pinecone elves and bottlebrush trees.
These 4 Santas sit on top of an old cabinet with some other Christmas items, peering down at you as you walk by. They always look like they are up to something naughty or creepy.

This side glancing Santa is looking to see if anyone is watching him do his evil deeds. 
Why is his face so red? Did someone catch him being naughty?

He knows if you've been naughty or nice, but what has he been up to?

This guy looks a little drunk. Or judgement. Why is he laughing at me?!

Oh no! You've caught Santa being naughty!

Auction preview of an old transportation collection at an aircraft hanger. And some life sized plaster horses. Cool stuff

Today we went to an auction preview at the NASW Aviation Museum in Rio Grande. The auction was being done by Bonhams and it was for the collection of Dr.Ralph W.E. Cox JR. who had a transportation museum in Cape May County in the 1950-60s. The museum closed around 1964 and Dr. Cox stored all of the vehicles and items from the museum on his property until his recent death.

The auction is being held in a hanger at the Cape May Airport, which also houses the Aviation Museum. It's a perfect place to hold an auction that features many cars, buses, firetrucks, cable cars and even some airplanes. Very, very cool place.

Very cool, 1927 - 16 passenger coach. The seats are wicker.

1926 Open top double decker bus

The star of the auction is this 1873 SILSBY ROTARY STEAM PUMPER

Sold separately are the 4 life sized plaster horses

These guys look pretty happy. 

Another star of the show was this 1904 FORD MODEL 'AC' 10HP FOUR SEATER REAR ENTRANCE TONNEAU
(I don't know that by heart, I just copied and pasted it from the auction website!) 

This is the Ford name plate on the back entrance. 

This is the whole car

Some other cars - 

You can't put too much junk in this little trunk - 

A fancy 1900s Barouche

A 1934 Ford Phaeton 

Two cool old big wheel bikes - I love the how this photo turned out, looks like a professional took it!

A 1900s coin operated MutoScope

An assortment of player pianos, organs and nickelodeons 

This one plays a violin

I liked this big old car because it's green.

This was part of the museum's regular display, but it was closed off because of the auction. They had a large collection of vintage coca cola, and 1930-40s era rooms set up

From the kitchen display, I love the green stove and the enamel table! Wish I could have seen them better.

Some outside stuff - some of the cars were in pretty rough condition - 

This was a huge old 1920s firetruck with fancy paint 

Here are some of the planes. I think that these all belonged to the museum, but there were a few planes and plane engines that were part of the auction. There was even supposed to be a train, but that was pulled from the auction.