This photo has to be taken in the late sixties. My sister’s cat on her lap- Morgan le Fay. I don’t remember our mom being particularly fond of cats. Her parents were avid birders.
I did a transfer of the photo onto watercolor paper in a class I took.
My sister and I were just saying wish we hadn’t discarded those slip covers. Slip covers were popular years ago. The yellow was much brighter in person. And a bold black stripe.
Wednesday Night 29 January
St. Augustine Florida
Could rabbitlight be a word? The challenge stated words ending in light. Signlight? a delight?
This vintage book of directions for making Macrame Plant Hangers or rather Macrame Pot Hangers and this huge twine were in the donations my friend Donna gave to my art teacher friend Bob.
In the seventies, I never used such a thick rope but instead a thinner white cord and some wooden beads.
Macrame belts were holding up lots of bell bottom jeans when I was in college.
Do you or have you ever done macrame?
I have this old, approximately the 1960’s, PATONS 65 cents pamphlet with knitting patterns for Bazaar Items. Corn cob slippers, tea cozies, toilet roll covers and poodle bottle covers to name a few. I see that the same booklet can be purchased on Ebay for about four bucks now.
Not sure if anyone still has a dolly or poodle sitting on top of their toilet tank with a spare roll of toilet paper hidden underneath.
Faded signage Friday. Today I was missing the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. Not sure why WordPress eliminated that weekly word prompt but I always liked coming up with an image or two to respond. Decided I would create my own challenge for Friday. I realize there are many photographers specializing in these ghost signs. Hope I can find another one for next Friday.
Looked up Rieck’s Ice Cream See The Pittsburgh Press Page from 1945 below
Happy Groundhog Day.
My granddaughter Maura has predicted six more weeks of winter prior to Punxsutawney Phil the Groundhog.
We’ll know at sunrise if she’s right.
The movie starts at 7:30 PM at The Oaks Theater in Oakmont PA
Laura and Charlie called earlier to wish me a Happy Groundhog Eve.
You might remember my post of Woodstock Illinois where the movie was filmed or the post where Mary Laura and I ventured to Punxsutawney to see Phil at sunrise.
You can see my Groundhog Compendium here
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