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Monday, 31 December 2012

Happy New Year And A Look At Glass

All the best to you and yours in the coming New Year.

I found this piece at the secondhand store.  It looks like ones I've seen at Home Depot though I don't know what to call it.  It also reminded me of a clock my grandmother had on her wall when I was growing up.  My mom says that clock was from the 1960's.

The above pictures of glass I found at the secondhand stores These pieces have no markings, I'm not sure if it would be considered art glass.

The above glass vases are flea market finds. 

This signed paperweight was made by Selkirk Glass in Scotland, their paperweights are one of a kind as they are all handblown.  It was started by Peter Homes and Ron Hutchison in 1977.  Their paperweights can be found in museums around the world.

From The Family Collection

This beautiful old hall is in the community I grew up in.  It was built in 1919 and was built by Swedish immigrants. Inside they have beautiful murals, I believe they were scenes of them building the hall.  It's been so many years since I've  been in the hall so I don't know if the murals are still there.

Monday, 17 December 2012

Wishing You A Merry Christmas

From The Family Collection

We Wish You A Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
And a Happy New Year!
Good tidings to you wherever you are;
Good tidings for Christmas
And a Happy New Year!

I found the above picture in my dad's cousin's collection.  I believe this is from an aunt in England on the back it says from a Dicken's film.  I'm using it because it reminds me of carollers.

The first picture is of elves I've found at a second hand stores.
The small snowmen I got from a family member.
The last picture has a bigger elf I got from my grandmothers collection and I remember from childhood the other elf's and Santa's I got from second hand stores.

The carollers I picked up at the second hand store and the green feather trees at a garage sale.

I found the Peace and Noel words at the dollar store.

Deck The Halls
Deck the halls with boughs of holly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la,
Tis the season to be jolly,
Don we now our gay apparel,
Toll the ancient Yuletide carol.
Fast away the old year passes,
Hail the new, ye lads and lasses,
Sing we joyous altogether,
Headless of wind and weather.

The wreath in the picture above made me think of the above song.

With this last week leading up to the Christmas week I hope it's a calm and enjoyable time for you I'm hoping for this miracle but mine usually plays out like National Lampoons Christmas if you seen the movie I think you get the picture.

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Monday, 10 December 2012

Christmas Time Is Here In Pink

Christmas Time Is Here
Christmas time is here
Happiness and cheer
Fun for all that Children call
Their favorite time of the year
Snowflakes in the air
Carols everywhere
Olden times and ancient rhymes
Of love and dreams to share
Sleigh bells in the air
Beauty everywhere
Yuletide by the fireside
And joyful memories there
Christmas time is here
We'll be drawing near
Oh, that we could always see
Such spirit through the year
Oh, that we could always see
Such spirit through the year...

Written by: Lee Mendelson & Vince Guarald
Arrange by: Roger Holmes

As you can see I have a pink theme going on.  I saw these items and decided I should add them to my collection.

I found this paper Charlie Brown centrepiece made by Hallmark at the second hand store.  How can you not like Charlie Brown and Snoppy.

The stocking just caught my eye I found it at a second hand store.
I collect vintage ornaments so I had to add the one in the middle of the collage to my collection.

This vintage pink pine cone ornament was found at a Christmas market , it almost didn't make this blog at the last moment I remembered it.

Pyrex: A Favorite Thing

I've just recently added pink Pyrex to my collection it's taken me awhile to find pieces I could afford. 
Top: medium & small Pyrex refrigerator dishes it's the gooseberry pattern.
Middle: This is an early Christmas gift from a friend it's a solid large pink Pyrex refrigerator dish.
Bottom: Pink Daisy Pyrex baking dish.

These Kale plants are outside my front door and add the look of flowers and color for winter.  The first picture reminds me of a rose.

From The Family Collection

The pictures of Santa Claus and the reindeer are from the 1960's and are part of my early childhood from when we would visit my uncle's place at Christmas.  I have the sled and reindeer, they are in need of some minor work.

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Monday, 3 December 2012

My Favorite Things

My Favorite Things

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into Springs
These are a few of my favorite things

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad

Lyrics by Richard Rodgers
Music by Oscar Hammerstein

The above picture I believe is an Inn that I took over a decade ago in Leavenworth, Washington in the United States.  It made me think of the song My Favorite Things.  It's a wonderful place to visit at Christmas time.

These vintage ornaments I can remember seeing at my grandparents place since I was small.  I now have them out at Christmas in my home.

Bubble lights are also something she always had up at Christmas.  The first picture with different color ones are my cousins the other ones are mine.

I was going through boxes in the basement and I found a box of costume jewelry that belonged to my boyfriends mom.  This brooch is one of the pieces.

These are some unsigned pieces of costume jewelry I have in my collection.

Thank you Brenda of Cozy Little House for your Welcome Wagon Friday visit to my blog. A wonderful surprise.

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