Last July I posted about finding three pieces of Homer Laughlin Eggshell Nautilus china in a thrift store and opening a new world of discovering this vintage line of china. Read the post I have continued to look for pieces since then and was rewarded when I found three more pieces in an antique store … Continue reading How to waste a Friday afternoon
Recently a fellow blogger, Suzassippi, has featured a series of posts on the clocks of London. Big Ben isn't the only clock in that City and I've enjoyed reading her posts. In commenting on one I mentioned the Hertzberg Clock in San Antonio, Texas. So, Suzassippi, this one is for you! *** Since its original installation … Continue reading As Time Goes By
One chilly, dreary day in late January of this year I headed out on a little day trip. As usual, I had a plan that I knew most likely would not work out the way I intended; that's how I day trip. I made my first stop - a yarn shop in Comfort, Texas - … Continue reading Awake! Imagination!
Tired and worn old floors may not appeal to everybody, but they certainly do to me. Unnoticed by those who walk across them they offer a sense of stability and comfort under my feet. They are old, yet sturdy and enduring. Gently worn by the many shoes and boots, maybe some barefeet, too, that have … Continue reading Squeak and Creak
The Fabulous Fifties! Americans were fascinated and obsessed with rockets and jet engines and car designers gave them just that with the designs of the 1950's. Hood ornaments, tailfins, and lots of chrome reflected the culture of America at that time. 1959 brought an excess of space age details to automobile designs. Fueled by the … Continue reading Back in the day – part 2
Ah, how I love anything vintage and this display of classic cars has my name written all over it! I was not disappointed with any of them and secretly wished I could have a ride in at least one...or two...or all of them! As a child and young teen I would see some of these … Continue reading Back in the day – part 1
My love of pianos and piano music always pulls me to take a second look at any piano, but especially at the antique ones. I especially love the square pianos, probably from childhood visits with a neighbor, Miss Robbie, of my paternal grandparents who had one in her antique filled living room. These are a … Continue reading Antique Pianos