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Sunday, 21 December 2014

Christmas 2014 Almost Here

In a few more days Christmas Eve will be here our family dinner will be that night at my home.  I'm surprised how fast Christmas comes every year as I grow older.  It's still my favorite time a magical time but it is changing year to year.  I hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year.

My husband found me about 6 1950's Better Homes And Garden magazines at the local flea market I found this bow tree in it.  My friend Joy at (a Vintage Green) is always telling me to take pictures of projects as I do them but yet again I didn't but I will tell you what I did if you are interested.

1. I took 2 pieces of poster board cut out my tree shape then glued the 2 pieces together.
2. Then I took foil wrapping paper and wrapped the tree in it.
3. Then I taped the bows I got at a local dollar store on.
It worked for what I wanted and I think it turned out great.

These are some of my vintage ornaments on my Christmas tree.  It's a good thing that I have quite a few since I broke 4 decorating my Christmas tree this year. 

This is a picture of a Atomic Age Ornament in one of the 1950's Better Home And Gardens Magazine which I hope to try and make when I have a chance to find what I need at the second hand stores.

This Pyrex ad, 7 Up ad and General Electric ad I found in the December 1957 Better Homes And Gardens Magazine pictured above.

The above pictures are the shelves in my Hoosier decorated for Christmas this year.

This is a picture of my dad's cousin and I think of her co workers with Santa in the late 1950's or early 1960's.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by.
Merry Christmas

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Christmas Is A Coming

This year I'm doing a little better with decorating for Christmas.  We do have the outdoor lights up, the Hoosier is almost decorated and a few garlands have gone up.

A little so far but way more then nothing going up, last year it was just not a good decorating year.

Don't get me wrong we had a good Christmas, my cousin did the family dinner so there just wasn't as much pressure to go all out.

I took the picture of the barn  about 15 years ago, I saw it while  driving down the road one winter day.

Country Christmas

Snow is falling faster now
And dusting on a hill.
Skaters on the river,
Gentle dancers in the chill.
The children's laughter ringing,
As they overturn there sleighs,
Waiting for a country Christmas day.

The chimneys hold the promise
Of a friendly fire inside.
And so it's after bedtime,
All the children's eyes are wide.
There might be cakes and short bread
On a shiny silver train,
Waiting for a country Christmas day.

Christmas in the country,
Like another time and place.
I see it in the little things,
In every smiling face.
It's crystal nights and far of lights
And children count the days
Country Christmas and love will lead the way.

Dogs run after snowflakes,
In a never ending chase.
Soft lights trough the window,
Foster's dalycurtis lay's
And reunited love ones
Who've been far to long away,
Waiting for a country Christmas day.

Christmas in the country,
Like another time and place.
I see it in the little things,
In every smiling face.
It's crystal nights and far of lights
And children count the days.
Country Christmas and love will lead the way.
Country Christmas and love will lead the way.

I found this song on Roger Whittaker's album A Time For Peace.

The above pictures are all outdoor shots the blue Christmas ornaments are part of our outdoor decorating.  The top right picture is of my grandfather shoveling the snow off a building roof.  The bottom right picture is of outdoor Christmas lights from a friends yard.

This picture is out of a book I picked up at a second hand store of Anne Taintor pictures.

I collect old record covers for the art work, the ones with the bows are part of the Firestone Christmas record collection.  The one in the middle in the top row is Hank Snow, an old bus, snow, a Canadian in a Hudson Bay coat - what can't you like!  

I started my search for the soundtrack for White Christmas and this Bing album is as close as I got. I just couldn't leave Gene Autry and Rudolph behind.

I saw these starburst tree ornaments and thought they would be a good addition to my tree collection.

I can remember selling these candles when I was in school, every time I see them I just can't leave them behind.

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Monday, 24 November 2014

Elvis, Marilyn And More

It's hard to believe November is almost over I managed to hit most of my favorite second hand stores this past week.   It's been quite awhile since I've had any time to hit more then maybe one store if at all in a week. 

These dishes have a yellow and orange theme going on.  The bowl, salt and pepper shakers were made in Japan.  The mugs are not marked but if I was guessing it would be Japan too.  The yellow glass jar reminds me of ones from the 70's.

I picked up these two Russell Stover Elvis tins and added them to my collection.  The black and white page is a record sleeve to protect a record one side had early RCA album covers of Elvis the other side his later years.

The picture has a Marilyn Monroe calendar, 4 postcards and a book about her.

This blue brooch is unmarked. 

I believe this is my grandfather's half sister from England. I don't know anyone from this side of the family.  I've been trying to do a family tree but have not gotten very far.

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Monday, 10 November 2014

REMEMBER The 11th Month, 11th Day, 11th Hour

Tomorrow is Remembrance Day here in Canada which is a time to show we remember all the sacrifices our military people have and are making to keep us safe. 
So as I've said in past post to those who served and didn't make it home thank you, to those who made it home thank you and to those serving now thank you.

This mural is one of many found around Chemainus, British Columbia that I took on my honeymoon  it's on the post office building. 

These poppies are some of the different types I grow in my yard.

Remembrance Day
I'll remember the soldiers that fought,
I'll remember my freedom was bought.
I'll remember the soldiers that died,
I'll remember the families that cried.
I'll remember some were shot,
I'll remember some got caught.
I'll remember all the crosses,
I'll remember the sad, sad loses.
I'll remember no man's land,
I'll remember the praying hands.
I'll remember!

Monday, 3 November 2014

Back After My Wedding

I can't believe how fast time has gone by since my last post.  I got married, it was a very casual wedding but I was surprised how much work it took.  The whole summer was taken up with wedding preparation.  September was spent tying up last minute things for the wedding in October.  It was worth the work as so many of the guests told me it was one of the best weddings they had been to.  We enjoyed our wedding but I'm glad it is over.


The above pictures were taken on our honeymoon on Vancouver Island in British Columbia Canada.

The above vase and paperweight I bought on our honeymoon at Robert Held's glass gallery to add to my collection.
The vase I picked because I like poppies and the frost made me think of snow which appealed to me.  The paperweight is different from any I have in my collection including the ones I had already by Robert Held.

The blue Pyrex bowls my husband found for me at the flea market, the pink refrigerator dishes he spotted at the local second hand store and I bought for a really good price.  The large refrigerator dish with the green Butterprint pattern in the middle of the collage we found the same day we got back from our honeymoon.  I knew Butterprint came in turquoise, pink and yellow but didn't know it came in green till now.




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Monday, 23 June 2014

Saying Goodbye For The Summer

Saying Goodbye for the Summer.
Wedding stuff, garden stuff, stuff stuff.
See you again in the Fall
(although I may occasionally stop back for a quick post).

Monday, 2 June 2014

A Beautiful Day Outside

This past week has been quite busy we've been preparing for a garage sale we had this past Saturday.  We were up and out setting up by 5:30 a.m. it was a lovely sunny day and we got rid of a lot of stuff.  The big seller was the fiancés fishing gear he was selling pieces he had upgraded.  We made a nice profit to put towards our honeymoon.

Garage Sale

I really didn't get a chance to take pictures after we set up as our first customer showed up an hour and half early.  These pictures are of some of the things that didn't sell.

Around The Yard

The above pictures are from around the yard, some family collection photo's and garden art.  You may notice two of the pictures from the family collection have been posted before but I had to show the fiancés watering technique one more time.  The photograph of the little girl in the yard by a wooden chair is being posted for the first time.

Back To the Hoosier

The Back To The Hoosier pictures did not turn out as well as I would have liked so I apologise for these pictures. 
You never know what theme will show up in my Hoosier this time it's more of a look back at childhood.

A Canadian Moment

I would like to highlight this one book in the Hoosier this time about Wop May who was a Canadian pilot who has an impressive aviation history but I'm just going to mention two events he's know for.

In the first event it's kind of fitting the book is beside a model plane like the one the Red Baron would have been flying as it was Wop he was chasing the day he was shot down and killed in World War 1. 
Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (The Red Baron) was killed April 21, 1918.

The second event happened in January 1929 when a Diphtheria Epidemic broke out in Fort Vermilion in Northern Alberta.  They needed a way to have to deliver the anti - toxin.  Wop and Vic Horner agreed to deliver the anti - toxin but the only plane available was a Avro Avian which was a light open cockpit plane with no heating.  These men would be flying in temperatures of -30 Celsius weather can you say human Popsicles.  They had setbacks but they flew the 912 Kilometre mission and because of these men`s bravery only one person was lost to the epidemic.  This event has gone down in history as "The Happy New Year Mission".
If your interested in knowing more information on this event and others that make up Wop May`s life I encourage you to look him up.

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Monday, 19 May 2014

Time Where Are You?

Time is flying by all around me and I'm not keeping up.  I have been letting things slide to get other things done.  I'm hoping to get back on track soon.  I'm lucky if I make it to one second hand store a week these days.  I've decided to start posting every other week from now on.

My fiancé found a Life Magazine from April 20, 1955 yesterday at the flea market and I found this double paged Pyrex ad in it.

My fiancé also found the blue Fire King mugs at the flea market yesterday which I've added to my collection.  On my one trip to the second hand store this past week I found the coffee and tea tins.  The Corning Ware coffee carafe I found quite a few weeks back.

This wedding dress was in a antique mall I thought I would share it with you.

The two girls in this picture are I believe my fiancé's mother and sister.  It looks like it might have been taken on a lovely Spring or Summer day.

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Monday, 12 May 2014

Back To The Hoosier For May

These past couple of weeks I've been suffering through a cold and allergies.  I haven't made it to the second hand stores much.  We also attended my cousins wedding a week ago this past Sunday.  Yesterday I finally got my parsnips and carrots planted in the garden.  It's been a slow going to get the yard work and gardening done.

Back To The Hoosier

I decided to do my honeypots this time in my Back To The Hoosier series.  Some of the honeypots are new ones I've added to my collection.  There's also some Pyrex throughout the honeypots.

This is a picture of a Dahlia I took at Ferncliff garden on a past visit.

Is one of them guilty?
This Pyrex carafe came to a bad end a couple of weeks ago I went into another room shut a door and heard a crash.  A cat may have been involved in this event.  I found this carafe all over the floor.

This bouquet of flowers is from the wedding I attended a week ago Sunday.  It was a lovely wedding.

I have no idea what dam this is or as usual which relative took it.

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