Thursday, May 28, 2015

Thrifty Thursday

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Gentle friends, thrifting this weekend was a on the upswing a tad as I found a few fun things....

 ... for some reason I found 4 great pieces of McCoy.....

 .... of course some DVD's....

 .... a book about Elizabeth II, and a super matryoshka...

.....  that retains it's original Russian price tag and breaks apart into 9 little dolls!!  These are really nice being all hand painted with some pyrography.
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That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A Little Floral a Little Nosh and a Little Stitchy.....

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Gentle Friends, it was one long 6 day weekend....and it just flew by... a few weekend things......

... again I placed flowers on the alter for my parents anniversary, and since it was Pentecost the colours were in the reds and yellows this year.
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.....I made some chili using some fresh corn we found at the farmers market.... and since you can't have chili without jalapeno cornbread I made some of that also, yummy!!
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.... and I got a some stitching done on "Sojourner" - worked mostly on the middle section, I am so far behind the group it just ain't funny!!!!
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That's about it for today sports fans, hoping you had a super Memorial Day Weekend,
 now to welcome Summer.... and all that heat!!!!!

Take care,
edgar

Sunday, May 24, 2015

A Pooch Poast

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Gentle Friends...Rico and I have been running around and not at work for about a week now and today is almost the last day of our "off" time.....  we've been eatin' out and done some touristy things and some cultural things.... more about that in the next few days.  
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Today I thought I would post a few snaps of the Who Hounds and a friend......

..... here's a snap of the Peach taken by Rico (with his phone) behind her you can see Smokie's "Monkey Butt"  as we around the old hacienda like to call it.......

... and a racy snap of Wahumpa all snuggled up in some warm chonies......

.... and of course Lolly was all stretched out waiting for a butt scratch......

.... another snap of the Old Lady...... Peach all warm on her blanket, and you can't see it but under the blanket is a heating pad that keeps her toasty.....


......  and Smokie looking for trouble.........

... near where I work I often run into sweet ChaCha, she belongs to Jose, who is transitioning from homelessness to a more stable existence.  I try and help them out now and then.... her favorite treats are rawhide chew sticks and she is a real love when I bring them for her to munch on.
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That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again - have a safe Memorial Day!!!!!

Take care,
edgar

Friday, May 22, 2015

An Anniversary

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Gentle Friends, today would have been my parents 60th wedding anniversary - 
You can click HERE to see some wedding shots I posted last year.....  
Here's a snap of them leaving my grandmother's house for their Honeymoon Trip to New York City....



.... and a snap I found of them in New York........

......after my mom passed away a couple of years ago,  
I found a scrap book with some souvenirs from that Spring of 1955.......
..... my Mom wasn't one to collect or save things like this so I was amazed to find these fun mementos of their Honeymoon.
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That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Thrifty thursday

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Gentle Friends, once again we were out hunting treasure Saturday 
morning and I found a few things.....

.....a great Mexican Nicho - translation "Bless This House,"  a pair of cast iron Art Deco book ends and a super McCoy tea pot.  I used to have quite a large collection of McCoy (300+ pieces) and have never seen this tea pot, I was totally stoked!!!
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That's about it for today sports fans, thanks again for stopping by do stop again!!

take care,
edgar

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tea Time

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Gentle Friends, Saturday found us once again at Lovejoy's Tea Room.  We had made a date with some friends of ours and had another top notch super time!!  You can click HERE to read my earlier Lovejoy's Post..........


.......our table was ready and waiting....

....Denise ordered a High Tea....

....Julie, Rico and I ordered Queen's Teas.........


.....  I do love the scones they make!!!!!  Delicious!!!

After tea we headed across the street to check out the Lovejoy's shop.... lots of fun stuff....

....isn't this a great little tea set!!!
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That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A Little Bakin'

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Gentle Friends, I was in a quandary as to what to bake Sunday afternoon, so I dug around in the cupboard and found a can of pineapple slices..... a few minutes later I was whipping up an Upside Down cake......  


.... such a nice cake and so easy!!
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That's about it for today sports fans - thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

Monday, May 18, 2015

A Little Stitchin'

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Gentle Friends, I thought I would share the progress on "Sojourner Sampler"........
 here's where I left off last night.....

......  I've sort of jumped right in stitching the right side flowers......
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There you go sports fans, short and sweet!!  Thanks for stopping by, do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

Friday, May 15, 2015

Eating and Shopping at Union Square

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Gentle Friends... last Saturday we met up with some friends for lunch atop Macy's at "The Cheesecake Factory."   Not only to get together but to talk about their upcoming trip to Europe.  They have travelled extensively through Central and South America but have never been to Europe - and - they wanted to pick my brain for information.........

...... overlooking Union Square we had a table right up next to the edge.....  
we also had a dinning companion.....

... and here we all are playing tourist with the waiter taking our picture......  
and you know I'm going to take pictures of all the food.......

... I had their version of Shepard's Pie - very tasty!!

...... Rico had the Chinese chicken salad....

.... Mario had herb crusted salmon and shrimp scampi.....

.....  and Prisma had Spicy Cashew Chicken......  all the lunches were quite good!!!!

...... another shot of Union Square..... and if you look to the right at the yellow coloured building you can see Needlepoint Inc......

.... and here's another visitor....

... since we were at the Cheesecake Factory, we wrapped up the meal sharing a piece of Red Velvet Cheesecake......  and yes, it was as good as it looks!!!

.....  I took this shot to show you what a narrow space the outside part of the restaurant is, they had the heaters going (the tall mushroom looking things) as it was cold and windy even with the sun shining....

......  and another shot looking down..... we left and went down through Macy's and....

... still set up in fine china was a display for Cinco de Mayo....  we were headed for the fancy dress department, Prisma needed a long fancy gown for an event they are going to....


..... there were lots of dresses some very pretty and some that had to have been made for total hoochies!!  It was a fun day and such a great place to see the center of the shopping area - we only had to wait about 30 minutes for the table, the wait is much longer for dinner.
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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Thrifty thursday

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Gentle Friends, the fun things I found last Saturday seemed to take on a French theme......

.....  I found the great vase of old Paris Porcelain at the Goodwill.  HERE's a little info about this kind of porcelain, I also picked up two books about French history, one about Marie Antoinette, and the other about Louis XIV, a fun DVD and a sweet silver plate cup with an "M" engraved on the side.......

...... here is a close up of the vase, I was amazed at the super condition of this piece, virtually no chips, very little gilt loss and no cracks.....  just top notch - and with it being about 150 years old I would have expected it to have a little damage.......  I love this type of hard paste porcelain!!  I've been calling it the "squid vase." ....... because doesn't it look kind of like a squid!!
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There you go sports fans, thanks for stopping by dos top again!!!

Take care,
edgar