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Dangly Earrings on a Teacup

My daughter and I were toying with some Spring cleaning today. Well, it felt almost like Spring and the sun was out. 

Cleaning with an almost 8 month old is the trick!

I dusted her vanity in the bedroom and saw this teacup holding her dangly earrings. The teacup and saucer were a gift from her friend Jenny’s shower. 

I washed and dried it and replaced the earrings and thought I’m taking a photo and blogging it.  The cakestand  in the background holds fragrances and she had a ceramic egg carton with hairpins and buttons. A bit of a kitchen theme?

  Dangly earrings in a teacup.

Seasons on a Kitchen Wall

Or the wooden side of an open cupboard is more accurate.

I bought these when we lived in Germany

Decorative plates. Villeroy and Boch Naïf pattern

The order of the seasons is what I notice, how I put them up- perhaps in order of preference?

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Next I’ll be in the basement digging around for Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons album I think is down there. Jen H has inspired us to post our seasons.


trying to show the detail without the glare.

Two months in the photo- almost 39 now

You may remember the Dear Photograph ” post two Februarys ago.
My son Mark took this photo in my
living room where the red (faded to
Rose) couch sits.
My dad is holding him when the couch was in my parents’ living room in Philadelphia in 1976.

They are both so happy on this old photo.

Here is the series of  “Dear Photographs” I experimented with a couple of years ago.


Thrift Shop Photography Tuesday

Caketopper in the St. Luke’s Thrift Shop on Hudson Street in Greenwich Village NYC

Thrift Shop Photography

No Particular Holiday

Yard art. Lawn art.  Home decor.

Some people really enjoy their collections.  Sometimes the neighbors don’t.

I’ll return closer to Christmas and see if there are any additions to the ornaments.

yard art crop

Simple Halloween Decor

There are wild and elaborate decorations around town and outside of town,but here are a few simple ones.

There are ersatz graveyards in people’s front yards, witches flying in trees,skeletons and cobwebs on mailboxes and Halloween light strung on front porches.

People are going all out.   A real Halloween Decoration Extravaganza.

These are a few simple decorations in Pittsburgh and from my sister Mary in Brooklyn NY.

Here’s a giant spider on the South Side of Pittsburgh

Purple SPider

Schenley Park Pumpkin

Regurgitated pumpkin within pumpkin across from Schenley Golf Course.

Mary sent these from Brooklyn on her phone earlier today


New York City street shot from when I visited my sister last June.  

I was photographing people engaged with their technology-  they weren’t paying any attention to me or my camera   I think this woman was trying to get into the shade a bit to see her phone screen, reduce the glare.


Thoughts on style…………decorating, home, fashion, hair, writing-

What’s in style these days?

Have you ever been out of style?  

Did you ever cramp anyone’s style?

Do you know anyone whose style is stuck in another decade?        or maybe their style is making a comeback?

Who decides what’s in style or out of style?

What is  your style?


Money Can't Buy Style

Happy Chinese New Year- Year of the Snake

Mine is a single photograph today…..For a beautiful and informative post on the Chinese New Year be sure to click hereIMG_6708

December’s Electric Bill?

December's Electric BillColumbus Ohio.  About two miles from Mark and Erika’s house.  Erika drove the kids to see the lights.  I propped the camera on the window and was able to catch it but a tripod and cable release would have been useful.  Must be a lot of work to take down all the lights and decorations.  holiday