1985 photograph from the NRHP nomination form From its opening in 1904 to its closing in 1975, the Carnegie Library was a cultural and educational center for the small, central Texas community of Belton. However, its days of serving the community were not over when the library relocated to a new building. The Bell County… Continue reading Thursday: Then & Now
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!
After a long absence I've returned to blogging and I'm excited about the many things I've collected to write about during the past few months! My first post is about a building that has been a familiar landmark on the San Antonio, Texas cityscape since 1965. For several years I worked in an adjacent building… Continue reading The Wedgwood Senior Living complex
No this isn't really an Art Deco style china pattern, but it is quickly becoming my favorite just because it reminds me of the 1920's and 1930's styles commonly referred to as Art Deco. The gentle swirls on the rim and graceful lines could have put this china on the Great Gatsby's elegant tables, couldn't… Continue reading Art Deco Friday – or is it Art Deco?
Bunnies, eggs and vintage hats! Time to start humming Easter Parade, too! Irving Berlin wrote so many memorable songs that we still enjoy today. Easter Parade's lyrics were written in 1933 and set to music he had composed in 1917. Recorded many times and featured in numerous movies it really is one of those timeless… Continue reading Easter Parade
May the peace of Christmas be with you today!
Yes, Christmas is fun! This little doxie Santa looks like my Bentley and gives the room such a warm glow!
Jolly old Saint Nicholas lean your ear this way! Don't you tell a single soul what I'm going to say: Christmas Eve is coming soon... by Emily Huntington Miller, 1865
Oh yes, the fun of making Christmas pictures! If Blossom was a chipmunk her name would be....Alvin!