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I’ve uploaded a new profile picture of me among some favorite flowers along a path thru my flower garden...at least all that labor can have a reward! My original I’ve uploaded a new profile picture of me among some favorite flowers along a path thru my flower garden...at least all that labor can have a reward! My original profile picture is a long-lost object of my affection: a 14 karat gold Ladies’ Bulova wristwatch called Her Excellency, Model K, made in 1948. I made the picture of the watch on my dear mother’s wrist after I gave it to her in 2014. It had belonged to my aunt, then to me, then I gave it to my mother. I knew the watch would come back to me after my mom’s life was over, however, as it can happen with heirlooms, when the time came for me to reclaim the watch, it had vanished. I spent a year scouring web sites for a replacement, to no avail. The only information I have found is a print of a 1948 magazine ad for Bulova watches. The ad pictures the watch, identifies it by name and model letter, states: 21 jewels, yellow 14K gold but also available in white gold. Original price was $59.50. Research let me find out that Bulova made many variations to their watches and some variations were poorly documented or that information has been lost over the years. I actually grieved over the loss of the watch but researching it is what lead me to CW and gave me plenty of other items to think about! I recently retired after a long career as an RN. Now I stay busy with dollhouses and flowers, mainly. (Read more)

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My old mule drawn dirt mover - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
My Old Iron Saw - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
CocaCola “giant bottle” drink cooler - Coca-Colain Coca-Cola
Half moon unglazed ceramic “wall ornament” - Potteryin Pottery
Twisted glass beads ....post inspired by Elizabethan’s recent post of her twisted glass beads - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Jonette Jewelry, to complement recent post by Daisy1000 - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Roses against a fence (to compliment posts by billretiredcoll and Vynil33rpm) - Photographsin Photographs
Deciduous Azaleas brightening Springtime - Photographsin Photographs
For all the Cat Lovers! - Animalsin Animals
Sumo Soup Tureen  made by John Bade, Hawaii - Potteryin Pottery

Comments

  1. Adorable!
  2. Here’s what you need to do: on your device, select a picture and “edit” it in some manner such as changing its size or dimensions. Then re-post that picture and it will be right-side-up instead of si...
  3. I want to thank everyone who has taken a moment to give a “love” to this little waffle maker....I appreciate it!
  4. Oh, that does sound good! You’re going to force me to contain myself or I’ll be in the kitchen at midnight heating up a waffle iron! Maybe, just maybe, I can hold off till breakfast time...
  5. Would you share with me the name of the product you use to give your wooden handles that rich color and sheen? I have several old shovels, forks and rakes whose handles are still intact but are very ...
  6. Your work is so special and inspiring.....I have a bin of old tools whose handles have broken off. My intention is to get them back in working order so your posts are giving me a nudge to get on with...
  7. Golgatha, thanks for the generous offer but I’ll pass! Roycroftbooksfromme1, I’ll try your concoction on plants that I would love to see gone from my yard. I dislike using Roundup and similar prod...
  8. I had to look this one up - now I have to hope I never see any of that around here! “Everlasting Pea” was one of the common names I saw for it....The “everlasting” part puts me on alert! We have h...
  9. Marin! I’m impressed with your art work- until I read the text, I would have sworn the “Blue” art pieces were mechanically or technologically made....but they ware the products of your talented hands...
  10. I totally agree about that: men had to be tough to use tools like this. Not a job for the weak! Thanks for taking the time to check it out and comment and give it a love. :-)
  11. Very interesting to see these. Such skill and precision went into the design and fabrication. Impressive!
  12. Very interesting history of Alfalfa’s brief life....thanks for the memories.
  13. valentino97, please don’t think contributing information and offering corrections would be frowned upon - certainly not by me. I love learning here in CW! CW became my primary mode of entertainme...
  14. Roycroftbooksfromme1, I cannot thank you enough for the link to the video of a saw like mine in action. Mine having a blade guard might be a slight upgrade from the one in the video, but I see that t...
  15. So unusual!! Very nice!
  16. I’d gladly part with it if anyone around here wanted to buy it....they would have to haul it away themselves. There’s just no telling how long it laid in the woods before we came across it. We have ...
  17. Verdici maybe?
  18. I cannot help in the slightest regarding your questions but I have questions of my own: Is this a huge clock lying on a table? Or is the cabinet below the clock part of the clock? Is it electric? ...
  19. AO, you and I (and probably a lot of members of CW) easily qualify as hoarders to one degree or another....we’re in the rusty-junk category! I have a 55 Gallon steel drum (probably would no longer h...
  20. What!!? This got no loves? Well, here’s one...I love the fantastic step!
  21. A question: So the part of the canvas that wraps half way around the wood actually has part of the painting on it? Perhaps the painting was sliced out of its original frame and then later reattached ...
  22. Or, perhaps that is the moon “rising” and not the sun...
  23. I love this painting!! I believe the sail boats are called “feluccas”...they are age-old in design but commonly seen, even today, sailing the Nile.....so silently and gracefully....many times carryin...
  24. Lol, MrVynil....I bet many a farmer said those same words! Bless their hearts.
  25. Thank you, Vynil33rpm, for the instantaneous first “love”!
  26. Valentino97, thank you for that extra input....somewhere in the back of my mind there was yet another name for odd-shaped pearls....potato!!! Sometimes bits of info are just buried too deeply to d...
  27. I had another thought that might help.....I do not believe the entire strand was meant to be one necklace. When you buy fresh water pearls like this, they will be strung on something like heavy fishi...
  28. Those huge shiny leafs are beautifully shaped and becoming more numerous in that proud new home you gave Phre5d! I’m happy to see him thrive!
  29. What an adorable little brass pot to go with you mosaic boxes!
  30. Those are fresh water pearls and I think that shape is called rice-shaped. Compare yours to pictures of those online to confirm.
  31. I’ve furnished my own dollhouses so I’ve spent lots of time online looking at marvelously accurate miniatures...most are from China but I’ve never seen any sign of a “brand name” on any of the item I ...
  32. Thanks Vynil33rpm....that’s the way my “Grandpappy” pronounced it! :^D
  33. 25 Loves!! Thanks to each of you for taking a look at my huge Coke “bottle” and giving it a “love”!
  34. MALKEY, thank you so much for “loving” my rusty junk!
  35. Looks like a Tango!!! Love it!
  36. bobby725- that’s a funny story- your dad must have been quite the trickster!
  37. A community garden would be nice...people to share the work!! I have a fairly large garden and sometimes I wonder why I don’t just make it easy on myself and buy the stuff at the store. I invited my...
  38. I’ve seen instructions on making tubular arrangements to beads and it was totally put off from trying it....very precise, time consuming and complicated! Someone really did a nice job - it must have ...
  39. I had a little flock of 6 hens a few years ago who all laid brown eggs of various shades. It was a daily treat to collect eggs! We were kind of perplexed when one of them seemingly stopped produci...
  40. What is it made of?
  41. Iptools, irishcollector, ttomtucker, Brunswick, AO and ho2culcha....thank you all for loving this old thing...I think we all have great taste in old junk!
  42. fortapache, thank you for the fine comment and for supporting my belief that I’m not nuts for likening this thing! AO, I love your old machine! That base looks in great shape so it would make a gr...
  43. I think a fake is was placed in the nest when you remove all the real eggs....that way there is always a “nest egg” so the hen returns to that same nest to lay subsequent eggs. If you remove all eggs...
  44. I think we have similar tastes in rusty objects! Aren’t they interesting?! I’ve pretty much just started my “rust garden” with the saw as the “centerpiece”. >lol<
  45. brassnut- glad I could help!
  46. Isn’t the “key” for winding the pocket watch? You have a lovely item!
  47. In my area, there were few “immigrants”....who we had were just the locals selling the produce from their own gardens .....lots of melons, tomatoes, corn, okra, and more. Any well traveled road or i...
  48. It’s the Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy. A “must see” location of every traveler to Italy.....I made a few pictures of my own there.
  49. bobby725, that makes sense to me since it looks like it could only cut logs into shorter pieces rather than into boards. Is there any way to estimate its age? Thanks for the enlightenment! Than...
  50. Try it as a coffee mug and report back to us ;-) I’m wondering if the maker intended for your hand to encircle the mug and, thus, be warmed by the hot contents while the odd protruding part would ...
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