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Monday 22 February 2016

Back To The 1960's & 1970's

I hope you all had a good Valentines Day I was going to skip doing anything for my husband since last year I got zip nothing.  I might add that yet again he didn't even share the chocolate I gave him.  Then he says a couple of days before the big day this year that he's ready for it.  So I thought about it for a day and decided I would get him a card and some chocolates.  I'm glad I changed my mind since I got chocolates and a dozen long stem white roses my favorite.

The above dish is a piece done by Seetusee Glassware by Mayfair Portage La Prairie Manitoba, Canada the front is glass and the back is genuine leather.  I found out about it from a friend just before Christmas.  Then about a week ago I saw the above dish in the picture at my favorite second hand store and had to get it to add to my glass collection.

The above pictures in the collage are items from the 1960's, 1970's.
The dish in the top left and the vase at the bottom right are both West Germany pieces.

The above pictures are all ad's for Volkswagen from Life Magazine in the 1960's.

The black Volkswagen is the newest Volkswagen I have added to my collection of pictures.

Herbie was a famous Volkswagen when I was growing up .

I found this owl paperweight a few weeks ago another addition to my collection.

I thought I would share these items of my husband since he's always suggesting I use some of his stuff.  A friend of mine gave him the sign for Christmas.  The pink and red flies  are for catching pink salmon, the book came out of his fishing library, the creel we got a few years back and the fly reel is called the Gordon by Sharpes of Aberdeen, Scotland and was made in the early 1960's which he found in mint condition at a garage sale.  

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Sunday 7 February 2016

Red & Pink

With Valentine's Day soon approaching I decided in this post to mostly use items that have red or pink in them.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine's Day. 

These Fire King mugs are the only ones I have with red in them in my ever growing collection.  The Fire King white bowls with red polka dot's were a garage sale find many years ago that I have posted before.

The Chocolate factory sign and mug are new additions to some Lucille Ball items I have.  The purse and shoe ad have been posted in a previous post.  I've always enjoyed her humor in her shows and my favorite movie with her will always be the 1968 Yours, Mine And Ours also staring Henry Fonda.

This compact is a new find.

I received this paperweight a while back from a friend as a birthday gift.

This needlework was done by my husband's mother, it was hard to get a good picture since it's under glass.
This is one of quite a few pictures she did that I like.

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Sunday 24 January 2016

A Mish Mash Of Pictures

What a day my phone won't download the pictures I wanted to use onto my computer so I'm working with the ones I have stored on my computer for this post some you have seen before but others are new.
Yesterday my husband and I went for his and her X-rays.  His was for his right shoulder mine my left foot and left shoulder.  You could almost call it a date Lol.  My cousins wife said we should play the hokey pokey Lol.  This getting older stuff sucks when doctors and tests are involved.

You might have guessed that I have an Eiffel Tower theme going on with the pictures above. 
It would be nice to one day visit France.

A friend had a baby boy a couple of months ago she has an owl theme going so that's the theme I used in the baby quilt I made for him shown in the picture above.

The above pictures are just some fun ones I put together.  The black and white dress was the one I wore for my wedding and the wedding dress beside it was my moms wedding dress there was no chance I could have worn it.  The picture below the dresses is the hairstyle I wanted for the  wedding I found it in goggle images but sadly that is not how my hair turned out sadly it was my own fault enough said on that topic. The rest are just some fun pictures to do with fashion.

These pictures I took on the grounds outside of  the Fort a historic site in Fort Langley, British Columbia.
They were taken Sunday January 03rd 2016 on our winter drive we took with my cousin his wife and their baby son.  We were getting ready to go tour the Fort when the baby let us know in no certain terms he had, had enough.  we scrapped the idea which was okay since I wanted snow pictures in the Fort winters the only season I haven't been in the Fort and taken pictures. 

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Sunday 10 January 2016

A Look At Things Scottish

Robbie Burn's day is coming up on January 25th 2016 so I decided to post things that have something to do with Scotland.  I did a post called "A Little Tartan And Finds" in a January 2014 if you are interested in looking back at it.

These are a few cookie and candy tins I have collected over the years.

I'm afraid this picture didn't turn out that good but as you can see I'm still using it. 
I wanted a picture with a selection of different items so here it is. 

I was at The Market a local favorite store I love to check out and took pictures of things as I walked around the store.  I also found some dining room chairs we bought that I hope to show you in a future post.

The above collage are a few pictures from my 2014 post I mentioned at the beginning of this post.

This brooch I found at a second hand store just before Christmas.  I was going to leave it behind as it was a bit more then I wanted to pay but there's something about the thistle design I like in jewelry.

 These two Bracelets are Scottish  I received them as Christmas gifts from him this past Christmas.
I must admit the one on the left is my favorite.

All the above pieces of jewelry are brooches but the one with red stones it is for wearing a scarf.

I was at a antique show a couple of months ago and came across this mirror and powder compact for a reasonable price so I had to get it.

The above scarf  is 100 percent wool made by Johnstons of Elgin in Moray Scotland.
They've been in business since 1797.

This paperweight was a gift to me this past Christmas from some friends it's made by Selkirk Glass Scotland in 1986.

It was a cold frosty day last Sunday and we met up with my cousin his wife and their son who's just over 4 months old now at Wendells in Fort Langley,  British Columbia for breakfast then we went for a drive so I could get some pictures which are in the collage above.  These are a few I actually took over 222 pictures.

I almost forgot the lamp, it was one of my husbands flea market finds and he told me if I didn't like it we didn't have to keep it.  Apparently me calling it the ugly lamp was not a clue to him what I thought of it since he put it up on our family room wall.  Last week we had a 4.8 earthquake here and I watched it shaking on the wall hopeful it would fall off and break but no, it stayed up.  I guess it's a survivor. Lets hope he doesn't find to many more of these kind of great finds.

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Jillian @ Bella Rosa Antiques

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Sunday 27 December 2015

A New Year Almost Here

I hope everyone had a great Christmas. We had the family here on Christmas Eve and a good time. I've had a stuffed up nose but no other cold symptoms and on Christmas day I slept the day away.

This morning we've had snow and rain coming down leaving the roads looking like a slurpie was dropped all over. They had a weather warning out last night in our area for freezing rain but that did not happen which I'm quite glad about.  

I guess 2015 is trying to go out with a winter blast. 
I hope you and your family all have a wonderful year in 2016.

I found this Peak Frean cookie tin at my favorite second hand store awhile back I thought the graphics were quite nice.

The air plant in the picture above was a Christmas present for my friend who has a record of killing indoors plants this may be the perfect indoor plant for her. I found the mister at a second hand store which she can keep with the plant on her kitchen windowsill.

This necklace is a piece of costume jewelry made by Sherman that my husband gave me for Christmas this year.

 Husband Story

For the five years my husband and I have been together, for three different years I have taken him to The Bay and pointed out Issey Miyake L'EAU D'ISSEY perfume, my favorite.  So at the end of November this year I once again took him to The Bay but this time I bought the body lotion and he says to me that I shouldn't be buying things like that before Christmas.  

I then mention to him that in past years he hasn't taken the hint.

A week before Christmas I saw a Bay bag on a stool in our family room and went to put it in the recycling but it had the perfume I wanted in it. I guarded it for 2 days since it was on a stool the cats like to be on, then on Monday I mention to him I was glad he got it for me but the stool was not a good place to keep it since I didn't want it to get knocked off and broken. 

He then accused me of snooping and threatened to take it back. I then said to him do you want money to buy a gift on ebay or a gift card for Fred's Tackle, he picked money and I said now we're even you know one of your gifts.  Maybe now he might think about his habit of leaving everything laying around (Lol). I got my perfume.

I also got this book on Marbles from him too and a few weeks back he brought home the glass rolling pin with allies in it for me.  I'm always asking him information on marbles which he doesn't know anything about so I guess he thought the book would be a good Christmas gift which it is.

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Christine @ Rustic and Refined January 3/15

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