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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Show & Tell Friday: A Thankful Thanksgiving

We were not at home for Thanksgiving this year but at our son's home in Las Vegas.  I cooked the meal in his kitchen and as all of you know, cooking in someone else's kitchen is quite a challenge.
Here are just a few photos of the meal.
Please go over to visit Cindy at My Romantic Home to see what the other participants have in store for you.
This first photo is of brussel sprouts.....hubby brought them home from the store and I had never seen them like this.....did you?
By the way, my son BAKED the brussel sprouts on the B-B-Que and they were tasty and not bitter at all, as they have been in the past.

This is an Apple Crostata that I found the recipe here......this photo really doesn't do it justice.  It was quite delicious!
Hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving.

Your lovely comments make me smile!
Have an enjoyable weekend.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Mosaic Monday: Happy Thanksgiving

Here it is Monday again and time for another Mosaic Monday over at 
Mary's Little Red House.....please stop by and see what all the other participants have in store for you.
These photos are not from my collection but I feel they represent Thanksgiving.....
I was trying to find some 1st Thanksgiving photos , you know, like of the pilgrims and such, but was unable to find any.

Happy Thanksgiving...  and let's remember all the things we have for which to be thankful!

Thanks for looking in and you know that I appreciate all your sweet comments!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Show & Tell Friday: A Bit of Fall Color

I know that Show & Tell Friday is supposed to be about items around our homes and gardens but I couldn't resist showing a bit of Fall color southern CA style.....these photos are all taken on my street this afternoon.
Please enjoy and then hop over to see all Cindy's fabulous participants at 
Have an enjoyable and relaxing weekend.....please remember to leave me a comment.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Mosaic Monday: A Few Spectacular Rocks

In a previous post I mentioned that we went to Clovis, CA for a family wedding  and visited "old town" Clovis.
This rock shop was a few doors away from the Robin's  Nest Antique shop that I showed you last Monday.....I don't even know the name of the shop but it was spectacular!!!
When we asked him, the owner said most of his rocks were from Brazil.

Hop on over to see Mary at Little Red House and view the other participants in Mosiac Monday.

Thanks for dropping by and as always, I LOVE your comments.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Show & Tell Friday: More Vintage Pocket Watches

I know, I can hear you thinking it now....."here is that blogger with more about vintage pocket watches"....well, these watches have a bit of a story behind them.
My hubby purchases antique pocket watches wherever he can find a good deal and mostly they are in disrepair and need a lot of TLC.
He buys them from individuals, estate sales and flea markets etc.
Well, he found these three at an antique flea market a few weeks back and they were not looking so good.  But the story here is that the two watches you see that are almost identical were from two spinster sisters who were in their 90's and going to move into a care center and decided to sell a lot of their possessions.  Both watches have the womens' names engraved inside and the outside has the letter "B" for their last name.....Beard.   The faces of each watch are almost identical and each very lovely.  I felt badly that there wasn't someone in their family who would have liked to have these beauties for keepsakes.... 
The other watch has an unusual drum case and is in almost perfect condition, although it took some work to get it that way.
I, of course, would love to keep all three of these watches, but hubby has a say here soooooooo.....

Please visit Cindy over at My Romantic Home to see all the other "Show & Tell Friday" participants.
Thank you for your comments.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Wanted to tell all of you that I'm having a difficult time tonight with the new post editor here on's flipped some of the photos and I can't get my text where I want it, so I'm giving up for tonight.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Mosaic Monday: Robin's Nest Antiques

A few weeks ago we traveled to Clovis, CA for a family wedding and while there I had to check out the "old town" area.
We found this lovely antique shop "The Robin's Nest Antiques"  and here are a few photos of their interesting and crammed full shop.

I'm joining Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday.....take a look at all the other wonderful mosaics.
As always, your comments make me smile!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Show & Tell Friday: My Doll Collection

For Show & Tell this Friday I'm posting a few of my favorites in my doll collection.
As some of my readers may know, I have been designing and making collectible mohair teddy bears for over 20 years under my company name of "Just Wee Bears".
Well, while selling at bear shows all over the U.S., I became enamoured of dolls from a doll maker from Australia. Lucky for me, she also fell in love with my bears and so we decided to trade at almost every show we met.....and voila', I had a doll collection that I love.
The larger of the two dolls pictured in this first photo was my first trade and I still love her face the absolute best!
Please take a look at the other wonderful participants at Cindy's My Romantic Home.

As always, I LOVE your comments!
Have an enjoyable weekend.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Mosaic Monday: Copenhagen in the Spring

While visiting Copenhagen in June a few years back, I took these photos of the lovely flowers for sale by the street vendors.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed photographing them.
Please stop by and see the other participants in Mosaic Monday hosted by our leader, Mary, over at
Little Red House.

Thank you for visiting and as always, I LOVE your comments.