Vintage juggling with the flying penguini

Ladies and gentlemen, please take your seats and give a warm welcome to the newest addition to my collection.

I started juggling back in middle school, when I signed up for our school’s after school club. I haven’t practiced in a very long time, so I was on the hunt for some new practice balls when I stumbled upon these nostalgic bean sacks.

Finding treasures like these lights me up something fierce, so I can’t resist sharing the good ones with you. I love peeping on other people’s finds too, so if you’ve found yourself a good one lately, I’d love to hear all about it.

Ta for now ❤️

Zip Zip Hooray! A brief history of the zipper

Celebrate the things that hold us together, whether it be family, hobbies, or literal fasteners.

Today is national zipper day, which was established on April 29, 1913 when Gideon Sundbeck revived a patent for his “Separable Fastener,” now commonly known and found everywhere you may need some closure.

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1917 patent of the “separable fastener” (zipper) by Gideon Sundbäck.

In honor of this day, I chose to wear this vintage zipper necklace and earring set. These are just a few pieces out of many that I’ve acquired from my mom over the years.

I find it fascinating to dig into the history of common things. Things that seem simple and intuitive carry a deep history of development. It’s wonderful to notice.

Ta for now ❤️

Welcome to Archaeo Chic

Welcome weary travelers!

It’s lovely to meet you.

My name is Nicole, and I am an anthropologist and artist living in California. I started ArchaeoChic to find new homes for old things.

Ta for now! ❤️