Thursday, December 30, 2010
Mr. Telephone Man...There's Something Wrong With My Line...When I Dial My Baby's Number...I Get a "Click" Every Time. Status: Ain't No Ringing Goin' On Here.
You've no doubt noticed the yellow telephone in the background of some (OK, ALOT) of my pics. It's just one of many....of course.
Yup. Another collection. I've got a collection of collections. Oddly, I can't remember
where I got the first yellow table phone, but I picked up the other yellow one in
Oakland California at a Flea Market out there and the blue and black ones came
from the Wentzville Flea Market here in Missouri.
As you can see the black wall phone needs some cosmetic work. I'm gonna fill the
holes and paint the body satin black leaving the dial as is. I might gut it to put our
wireless router inside.
This is the Oakland Ca. Flea Market phone. I had to actually do some haggling to
get this. I asked what they wanted for it (it wasn't marked...I HATE that), they
countered by asking me to make an offer. I offered $5. They (somewhat offended
seemingly) shook there head and walked away. I shrugged and went about my
business as well. I came back about 30 minutes later and asked if they'd take my
last $8 and the deal was done. I hate to haggle.
This one came with the black wall phone from the Wentzville Flea Market. I had to
have it since it has the shoulder rest. It obviously needs some cleanup but it'll look
great once done.
And last but not least...the old standard. The yellow phone that I can't remember
where I got it. That's so weird. I usually remember these things. I think it might
have come from the Belleville Flea Market but I can't be certain.
Ya know what...I actually have yet another blue one AND the beige one available
on my ad! Six, count them SIX rotary phones! Yet no land line. You do the math...
and find me crazy.