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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.

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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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