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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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Sunday, 6 September 2015

A Look Back In Time

The best finds for me are when I find things that I remember from my past, it can be something I had or something that I remember someone else had that I liked.  It's like music, though I enjoy all types and different era's I can safely say the 50's, 60's and 70's are my all time favorite era's.  So in this post I'm taking a small walk back into my past.

Like many people my mother had Pyrex dishes when I was growing up, though the above baking dishes I recently found in the picture above were not them. She had the Early American pattern.

My uncle gave my sister and I our copies of Dr. Seuss books I still have our copies but they are not the above ones since ours are in pretty rough shape.  When I see Dr. Seuss toys, if not too over priced, I pick them up. The Cat In The Hat, Thing 1 and Thing 2 totally take me back to bed time stories when I was little.  Still today once in awhile I manage to work in Sam-I-Am into a conversation from Green Eggs And Ham.

Star Trek, I watched the series in reruns when I was little and also watched it as a cartoon.  My favorite episode had the crew go to a planet and whatever they thought about would happen.  The above picture has a game box and a few trading cards I found in a mixed package of cards.

The Partridge Family of course, I watched it, what kid in the 70's didn't.  I had a Partridge Family coloring book at my grandparents cabin which when I had to go fishing with someone I took with me and colored, I had no interest in fishing.
I wouldn't want to catch anything, they would have wanted me to eat it. To this day I don't like fish.  The records I found a few months ago.  I must admit I've had the CD for a long time and once in awhile I will throw it on. Come On Get Happy, the theme song from the show brings back good memories.  It is one of my CD's I can honestly say that my husband leaves alone. I never have to search the vehicles for it.

If you follow my blog at all you know I have a thing about glass. I think this may have started with Marbles.  I can remember at my grandparents place I would dump the bag of marbles out and pick my favorites.  So I thought I would share some I have that are pictured above. 

More recently I have been collecting things with the Keep Calm sayings, I found the above teapot on Saturday, the tea strainer I've had for a few months and the Grindley cup and saucer are part of my good dishes.  The Queen and Prince seem the right fit for the picture.

And yet another paperweight from my collection.
I do not know the maker at this point.

I love this picture.

So be sure when you step.
Step with care and greater tact
and remember that Life's
A Great Balancing Act.
And will you succeed?
Yes! You will indeed!
(98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)
Kid, You'll Move Mountains!

 - Oh, the Places You'll Go!
                                                                                                                              Dr. Seuss
    From The Family Collection:


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