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Sunday, 29 November 2015

Christmas Is Coming 2015

I'm trying to come to terms with Christmas coming so soon I love Christmas but each year it feels like it's coming faster and faster.  I need to get busy my Christmas cards need to go out December 01st I'm still making them.  We did get our outdoor lights up a couple of weekends ago so I happy am about that.  I know the rest will get done as the days go by.

I found this postcard in my husbands parents stuff it's 155 - Manoir St-Castin, Lac Beaport, Quebec.  I like old postcards like this especial winter scenes.

This is a Christmas window display I did this year it has a mid century modern feel to it.


The first picture is a snow globe a friend gave me a few years ago it always make me think of the song "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town".  The next picture top left I found a couple of weeks ago it was perfect for my husband it being a fishing Santa.  The 3 Santa's next to him are plastic and on skies I'm not sure if they are vintage or not.  The stocking I got from my grandparents stuff and since I had a Santa theme going I threw in the Wooden Christmas tea boxes with a moon shape Santa face.

This Christmas paperweight is signed Festive Bouquet  Caithness Scotland  10/250.
It's from the large group I received this summer.
This Fire King mug was a chance find as we had a few minutes to stop at a second hand store we hadn't been to in a long time.
My husband found this Porcelain vase by Wade made in Ireland this morning at the flea market and gave it to me.
I found this English Yeoman the picture behind him is from a Elkes Biscuit Limited tin made in Great Britain.
I think the definition for Yeoman in this case would be a servant in a royal or noble household, ranking between a sergeant and a groom or a squire and a page.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

A Feel Of Winter Coming On

Today my husband and I got outside since it was not raining and got the outdoor Christmas lights up which made me lean towards a winter theme as well as a little fall too.

This knitting magazine was my grandmother's I like the picture on the cover, sadly I don't knit.

I took out these pieces of Pyrex since I'm going to use them  in a winter theme window display soon. The pattern on the left is Snowflake Blue (1972 - 1975).  The Pyrex Dishes on the right starting with the top dish is Turquoise Snowflake on White (1956 - 1963) and the bottom one is White Snowflake on Turquoise 1956 - 1967). 

I picked up this copy of Jane Eyre about a month ago, some of the pictures from the book are shown.

The baby quilt above has an Atomic Age look, I made it for my cousin's new son recently.

These pictures have a fall theme .

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Sunday, 1 November 2015

Remember 2015

You may be wondering why I'm doing a Remembrance day themed post - the reason is since I only post every 2nd week November 11th Remembrance Day here in Canada would come before my next post and I didn't want to miss this post going up. 
I want to share a story about what made me so aware of the wars as neither of my grandfathers were able to serve.  It was the mid 1970's, I would have been 7 or 8 and my dad went into the hospital to have knee surgery.  My mom would take us in the evenings to visit him.  We would enter the hospital and there were some gentlemen always there that we would stop to visit with before heading up to see my dad.
It would be quite a few years later before it hit me who these gentlemen were and I checked with my mother to see if I was right.  She confirmed for me that the gentlemen in the wheelchairs with missing limbs we used to visit with were war veteran's and sadly they didn't get that many visitors and because of their wounds they lived at the hospital.
Sadly I can no longer see their faces in my memories but every so often and on Remembrance Day that memory does return.   
It's hard to believe what so many have given for others to live in freedom and peace.
Veteran's Affairs put this poster out this year for the anniversary of the poem "In Flanders Fields" by John McCrae so I thought I would share.

The middle picture above is the cover of the Star weekly Magazine from Toronto October 28th, 1944 that my husband found for me at a flea market.  The other pictures are the WRENS which stood for the Women Royal Naval Service.

The pictures above are of World War 2 and also from the same Star Weekly magazine.

King George the Fifth was King of England during World War I, the picture is from The Sphere Magazine cover from January 25, 1936, the next picture at the top is Wanda the Welder, then Ration books from World War 2, The Life Magazine cover has Winston Churchill on the cover from May 21st, 1945, and a knitting pattern book for service woollies. 

I found his pin at the flea market a few years back and usually wear it on one of my hats.

A couple of weeks back my husband found me this 50th Anniversary Mug of VE Day.

I found this figurine of Rosie The Riveter a couple of years ago at a second hand store.

Yet again these pictures come from the family albums but I do not know who the people in them are.

I found this Barbie doll in a Mountie's uniform a couple of weeks ago at my favorite second hand store.

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Sunday, 18 October 2015

My Finds / His Finds For Me

I've had few chances to hit the second hand stores these past couple of weeks and have found a few things.  So it's nice to finally have the chance to check out my favorite stores.  The Christmas stuff is making it's way onto the shelves which always makes the search that much more fun.

A couple of weeks ago was my first anniversary and I told my husband no gifts the reason for this decision was because he's hard to buy gifts for.  But he bought me the lovely white roses I posted a picture of in my last post.  We went to a antique show on the day of our anniversary it was a last minute decision.  I saw this lovely small Royal Doulton Flambe Veined Vase 1605 Made In England which I really wanted.  I had a small problem I was out of money my friend's husband happened to be talking to me at the time so I had him find my husband and point it out to him.  We now have a new lovely vase added to our collection in the living room.  Okay yes I ended up with a gift and a lovely one too.

The picture of the tree does not look as lovely as the tree does which I see when I look out the window at work.  The orange frosted glasses were a nice find the holder I already had.  The two pictures with the pumpkins and harvest scenes I took down the road at Lepp Farm Market where we buy our vegetables.  The orange metal candle holder I found this past week.  The dishes are part of my good dish sets which are made by Grindley in England.

This was my first attempt at doing a Steampunk window display it turned out okay for a first attempt I think people  really liked it.  I plan to add to it in the next couple of years. 

His Finds For Me

The Westclox alarm clock which is the first in my collection on a stand, the Pyrex dish in the Designs pattern and small cane paperweight were the husbands finds this past week which he got for me.
Yes I am a lucky girl.

This paperweight is unsigned it reminds me of seaweed.

This looks like a summer picture I recently found this vintage tablecloth and wanted to share it.

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Sunday, 4 October 2015

Fall 2015 Is Here

It's so nice to finally have Fall here cooler weather has arrived with it.  It's nice seeing the trees change. I know people who don't care for fall as they see it as nature dying around them but I see it as a beautiful color display.

This picture was taken through my kitchen window on a beautiful October day here in British Columbia.

These beautiful white roses are from my wonderful husband for our first anniversary.  He spent quite a lot of time on the phone trying to find a florist who had white roses my favorite.   He was giving up hope but had left his phone number with the florists and one did phone back and said she could get them in time for our anniversary and the above picture is the result.  I love them. They move around with me to different rooms so my husband's stupid cat doesn't eat them.

More paperweights from my collection.

A feel of fall.

The above pictures are from past posts and have fall colors so I thought I would share them again. 

Next Monday we celebrate Thanksgiving here in Canada and since I won't be posting again till the week after I want to wish all Canadians a Happy Thanksgiving.

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Sunday, 20 September 2015

A Walk In The Rain In The Garden

Well we are finally getting a fair bit of rain here in the Fraser Valley in British Columbia and believe me I`m not complaining.  It`s nice not to have to water everything.  This past week I`ve been tired but I`ve just gone from one shift at work to a totally different one so I`m guessing it has something to do with it.  I managed to hit a couple of second hand stores yesterday but didn`t find that many items.

I took the picture of the church above a few years back it`s located a few miles down the road from the house I grew up in.  It kind of fit my mood today so I thought I would put it in this post.

    A Walk In The Rain Around The Yard

Yesterday I took a walk around the yard and snapped these pictures of things growing there. 

This mug is Watcombe Devon Motto Ware England.
My grandparents had a plate in this pattern on the wall in their cabin.

The mug reminds me in a way of something Clarice Cliff would have done and since finding pieces by her are hard to come by here in British Columbia  I thought I would get it when I saw it even if it isn`t by her.

I recently came by these books by Mark Twain at the same time in my favorite second hand store I wonder if it was someone`s collection or just ended up there at the same time by chance.

I of course know the story of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn but have never heard of Tom Sawyer Abroad.
The last book with a picture of Mark Twain is ``A Treasury Of Mark Twain The Greatest Humor of the Greatest American Humorist.

These Allies are part of my glass collection it`s always nice to find them in bags of marbles I pick up at the second hand stores.

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