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Yes, I know I missed the first nine weeks of the Hunt for Joy Challenge but week ten collections jumped out at me.
I am all for hunting for joy, too.
Not a Beatrix Potter rabbit but she’s knitting!
Here are some of my rabbits and also some Beatrix Potter Figurines. They’ve been with me for decades. I don’t add to the collection. They sit on a shelf of the lawyer’s bookcase with the glass front down but to take a quick photo of them tonight I lifted the glass. Dusting them might have been a good idea.
Have a collection you want to display? Email me a photo and I will add it to the post.
I love to hear how your collection got started. How you curate it. Do friends add to your collections?
Wednesday Night 29 January
St. Augustine Florida
Could rabbitlight be a word? The challenge stated words ending in light. Signlight? a delight?
Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail. The ones who did what they were supposed to do. Mother Rabbit returning from market. And Peter. Looking enormous compared to the rest of his family.
No one I know, actively collects ceramic figurines these days.
Or wants to dust them.
But they look dear to me. I took them out from behind the glass to photograph them. Peter certainly is larger than his mom.
I know, two cute rabbit posts in a week.
Artist Bill Pfahl’s painting in the background.
Ceramic figurines seem to speak of yesteryear to me. People might have them in their homes but I wonder how recently they were purchased. Do people still buy these and put them on display? Dust them? I am fascinated by what people collect. Especially when I’m trying to pare down and reduce my “stuff”.
I’ve posted about Hummels and Lladros before. You’ve seen my Royal Doulton Beatrix Potter figurines and ceramic rabbits who knit. Perhaps you’ve inherited a ceramic figurine from a relative who has passed. One thing I know is this-my own grown up children don’t want any of the porcelain or China things I have in my glass door cupboards.
One this large can’t be classified a tchotchke, can it? (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tchotchke)
Urban dictionary says “look around your home and see what a robber probably would not steal.”
Liberty Avenue Window Display
Day 5“What do you collect? Work with a collection of your own or borrow one.”
Day 5 an easy one.
I’ve lots of rabbits. Some live at Laura’s home now. The wooden ones with the clothes. The family.
I missed Day 4. Take a 5 minute walk and make something for someone else to find. It was raining, did I think I’d melt?
Wanted my student teacher to be reassured that her recommendation was mailed in by the deadline!
View from the Art Show. Murray Avenue.
After we picked Mary up at the train we ate Saigon Soup at Tram’s in Bloomfield
Maura’s old shoe. When I moved it the grass was a lighter green.
Electric lights and tinselly garland for Easter time in Pittsburgh? Not my house.
and Laura (who was born in Germany) said she would like to make an Easter Tree so I am taking her the German Easter decorations. Feels good to pass them on. I remember when we moved to Germany at EAster time and on the table in the Gasthaus was a platter of earth and real green grass growing with colored eggs peeking out of the grass. It was so pretty and inviting. The tablecloth is from our former exchange student Yvonne.
Even though the weather is NOT cooperating, we won’t speak of
w#&*#r, cause it is SPRING!!! (Dear Groundhog Phil, You were wrong wrong wrong)
March 20 was Mr. Rogers’ 85 anniversary of his birth and Pittsburghers were sporting sweaters to remember him. And sweaters were just what everyone needed in the city- Yesterday AND today! Not sure about the sneakers.
When I looked out and saw
snow coming down I was glad I’d baked apples in the oven to warm the kitchen.
After supper the family called on Face Time and I got to participate in Jack’s birthday and the other grandma (and Pap) were on another iPad FaceTime so we saw each other watch the birthday boy open his gifts. It got pretty wild when Matty called in on SKYPE from Croatia onto his brothers device He joined in the fun and we all watched as Jack opened up the No Stress Chess his Uncle Matthew had sent to him. It was a deviceful family event this evening as Jack turned 6 today.
Helps to have all these communication possibilities available when you live out of town.
The wooden rabbits are from Germany when we lived there. I took them to school and some of the students arranged them to take pictures, make a card. And I saw them set up on a wooden stool at the front of the classroom and I took a quick photo myself as they were looking at me as I got ready to go home.
You can see the pull down screen behind them. They look Spring-like to me!!! (Just don’t look out the window.)