My eclectic "decorating" skills are obvious in this photo. In the background is my Edison Gem Phonograph, a cylinder player from ca 1905. Its black metal "horn" is sitting on the floor in front of the glass topped table. To play, you lift off the wooden cover, place the horn on its base and give the little machine a few cranks. In front of the player is an art deco silver cigarette lighter, with a great engraved geometric design. Those two small tin "signs" are late 1940s/early 1950s Lionel Train promotional items, and the wooden "vintage" toys are actually WalMart items from 10 years ago. To the left of the wooden cylinder player, just behind the wooden truck, is a painted tin 1930s New Years "noise maker" which you spin around to hear a grinding noise, and there is a painted 19th century milk can on the left in the background. On the bottom is an aluminum lunch box from the early 1960s, and my persian rug is also an early 1960s item. Not really very visible, to the right in the background, is my late 18th century cherry wood secretary. Even the table everything is sitting on is a mix-n-match—the tiny four-legged wooden stool table (18" high, 10" wide) dates to the 1930s, but the round piece of glass covering it is only a few years old. I placed it on the diminutive table to increase my usable horizontal space!