Art Deco Friday – or is it Art Deco?

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Noritake, Sterling Cove 

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 it?

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In truth the pattern was manufactured from 1986-1999. I have a few place settings, a gravy boat, and a set of salt and pepper shakers that I treasure just for its creamy, neutral color and classic lines.

Easter Parade

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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 songs we never forget!

25 Days of Christmas – December 1st

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(Each day from now through Christmas Day I will share a picture of something that brings me joy during this Christmas Season. I hope you will enjoy each one and share in the joy of the celebration of the coming of the Christ Child!)

December 1st

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! A simple green wreath with a red bow hung on a window is a warm welcome to the Christmas Season.

Right on time

Week before last I headed east for my annual trip to the excellent dog show in Jackson, Mississippi.  After a long day of driving I had been thinking that I was going to get to Jackson much later than I had planned.  Actually, I was right on time to see a lovely sunset over the Mississippi River in Vicksburg.  And, for a bonus, a river barge being pushed down the river slid by while I was making pictures.  I wasn’t late at all!

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