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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Once Again

Once again I am going to straighten up the studio and put things in drawers and into my next yard sale. I think I'm ready to pass some things on to others.
Last sale I rid myself of lots of dishes and then just gave boxes of dishes to a church donation center that didn't sale,



I love all my do dads however I'm going for a more straighten up room look. I have treasures and stuff just sitting everywhere as you will see in pictures.
These are little frames I added my rhinestones to. The little china lamp shade is sitting on a sterling shaker



Then this shelf is full of loose beads and old earrings in the larger jars,see the old ladies watches I have collected to make a bracelet and never have gotten one made. The picture of the old gentleman,well I had to decorate him up with rhinestones also and added an old cigar label to bottom of his picture,I liked the colors of the cigar band




Then I have jars and jars of buttons, the colored ones I didn't get a picture of, I'm ready to pass them on also, just getting them sorted and bagged is a big job. I have 2 ladies wanting to have a yard sale soon as possible

The little figures below will be in the yard sale along with table and chairs and lamps which I have way too many of



I keep special magazines and I have 3-4 little book shelves full and I have downsized these before .I don't even have pictures of all the boxes and drawers of paper for card making I am sorting through.
I have found out in previous yard sales of mine, people don't want my stuff they want new items for their homes,that is why I donated so much.
Another lady is bringing more vintage items she has had in her attic for years.

All this stuff will be cleaned out except for my candelabras  I still love them. I even have 2 books of ideas I have kept for years , ideas I never got made LOL



Does anyone need nylon lace? I have drawers and drawers of it also rick rack boxes of this also, seems like other ladies are cleaning out sewing stuff also, etsy is full of it

Oh well just thinking out loud. I am looking forward to this weekend I am going to cook some pork steaks and hamburgers on my grill and hopefully have the enthusiasm to get things cleaned  up in the studio




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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

New York City

Hi everyone

I still don't have a new printer or computer hooked up however I'm back from a fabulous trip to New York City and surrounding areas.
I love going to New York  I think I could get around all by myself now that I have been there 3 times.

This first picture is outside the 911 Memorial area with two handsome men who you can tell who they are.



It was a very nice day when my girlfriends and I visited the 911 area, it was really cold to me while I was there the last two weeks. The names cut into the metal wall around the waterfall was very well done



This was same day we went to Little Italy for lunch and I love the bakery in that area named Ferrara's I love the pastry named lobster claw a very large light pastry shaped liked a lobster filled with sweet cream custard




One day trip into the city from Long Island on the train , Terry and Judy and I went to crown center also to the 65th floor of the GE building for Sunday brunch at the very famous luxurious restaurant named the Rainbow Room, live music while we dined on the fabulous brunch. Very expensive place for us working people. Our bill for 3 of us including tip was $516.00 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I could have bought my new recliner I need with that much money LOL or a new area rug I want to redo my living room LOL


This was like I said on 65th top floor of building and I looked out over Manhattan , I couldn't look down because it scared me to death LOL



If you look you can see Statue of Liberty, on my first trip to New York we went out to see her and Ellis Island



Then we toured  Theodore Roosevelt's home on Long Island and it was such a nice house
I froze that day because I only wore a pink cardigan and I needed a jacket . This picture is at his grave. At the Visitor's center there was such a wonderful gift shop with copies of all the books he had written. I must get some and read them now.



Then another day we went to Chelsea area and walked the  above ground High Line where they  took an old rail track and planted gardens , very nice and I liked shopping in Chelsea Market area. I bought some wonderful teas.



I know this is lot of pictures and of course I have more because we went up state New York to Hyde Park Culinary Institute of America and had lunch . It was very windy and cool this day. This was with another friend Lorraine , Terry and me




I toured this place also in Pennsylvania !!!!!! QVC . we got to see live studio and shows going on live it was a huge building ,then of course we got to SHOP



I think this is enough for now , if you're not a New York City lover like me this will be to much to read ?
I also went to a high tea party and went into St Patrick's cathedral again on this trip

I really enjoyed this trip and my wonderful hostess Terry my friend who always plans such eventful trips for us .

Now I have got to figure out how to hook up this new printer and wait on Geek squad for my computer hook up

ps. I missed you all




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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Out Shopping

Well it has happened to me now, my printer is on the blink so I'm out shopping for a new computer and printer. My printer says it's not recognized. I have cleaned the cartridges and changed to new ones,still it won't be recognized by the computer? I have had this several years and it does a lot, guess a new one will do a lot also. Do you have any idea what's wrong?
                                            
                                                       
These pictures are old advertising posters for a gentleman's summer suit which is proper for a stroll in the park in the city 1900's.Boy they don't dress like this now. I am shocked what people wear to weddings nowadays also to church. You can tell my age since I think anyone should dress up to attend a wedding.
These posters are about 30 inches x 24  I just zoomed in on the main subjects ,something else in the studio

                                  

After I find my new computer and printer I'll need help setting it all up. I am not good at this. I am one who also hates to pay the Geek Squad but may have to.


I hope to be back soon with all new gadgets and stories. I'll have to close my etsy shop while I reorganize.




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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Spring Hat

I was thinking of looking for a new yard hat for this spring and summer and wondered how this lamp shade would work LOL


It looks great on my glass ladies head in the studio, I even added a black veil under the shade for her to look her best 1960's stylish way.




I am busy putting away a stack of magazines I love and want to keep and changing out things setting around the house..She is sitting on one of my bookcases where I put special magazines.Have a good week end I plan to also.


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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Tea Cup Exchange





I received my box from my exchange partner for the tea cup exchange on Stephanie's Blog  and  I am thrilled with what all my partner Linda sent me. Check out her blog.
This is such a fulfilling thing to do, I love surprises and this was.


                                                           
Look how sweet she wrapped all my goodies


 Love these little napkins especially since they have the dark blue trim
                                                             
                                                                    

Oh how I wanted to eat this entire box of Godiva Biscuits. I did enjoy the honey spoon in my cup of hot tea. These spoons are wonderful if you have never had any, get some !
                                                       

Then look at this bag of vintage lace behind the honey spoons !! fabulous
                                              
So Nice







Then I just had to have a hot cup of tea in my new beautiful calico cup,since I'm trying very hard not to enjoy sweets I didn't have a fresh scone or sweet bread with my hot tea. I did enjoy the honey spoons she sent me however. Thank you so much Linda for being my surprise partner and thanks to Stephanie for doing this for us all to enjoy.

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Isn't this all wonderful?

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Bernideen's Tea Time
Coastal Charm Party 

Beverly's Blog Shop
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TeaCup Exchange Reveal






I was just too fast at posting on my tea cup exchange so will try again on the correct date



http://curtainsinmytree.blogspot.com/2017/03/tea-cup-exchange.html

Thanks to all of you who looked at my earlier post

I didn't know how to repost it?I will take any help as how to do this

Janice








Monday, April 10, 2017

Things I like

I'm home from work and yard man is here mowing and the sun is out so it's a good day. All my hydrangeas are coming up and so is my peonies.My yard still looks very bare. I need some flowers blooming for sure. Seems like all the nurseries and Lowes are getting lots bedding plants in. I'm not planting till I get back from a trip.

                                                        


I was going through lots of my buttons and I really like this old lamp part and the vintage looking tag I bought from a shop closing up near Kansas City Mo. I took them out in the sun for a picture of them. My house is dark in the afternoon due to large trees around my house and the west side neighbor's  house hides my house from the late afternoon sun . My next house will be lots windows facing east to west not north ans south



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