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I’ve uploaded a new profile picture of me among some favorite flowers along a path thru my flower 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 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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1970s Craft Projects from mail-order craft club - Folk Artin Folk Art
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1922 lease agreement for household goods for my grandparents  - Photographsin Photographs
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  1. I can’t identify the stone. I suppose it’s for decoration and to give the user a better grip on the thin handle.
  2. My best guess is that it is a bar spoon or swizzle stick type implement.
  3. Theonlyone, thank you for the love and for taking a moment to comment! You could have had a salad while I sneaked out and loaded your car up with tomatoes while you weren’t looking.
  4. PhilDMorris, thank you for the love!
  5. AO, we are living thru, and hopefully will survive, the unprecedented events that have befallen our great country. God help us pull thru!!
  6. I love it! It was probably THE place to shop in years past. We had a similar store (but in much better shape - it actually had a coat of paint) near us....they sold really good BBQ sandwiches, hand-...
  7. Is that a metal wreath in picture 4? If you can pull yourself away from The American Fertilizer Handbook long enough, I’d love to see a better picture of it. :-)
  8. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for the “committee” to come thru for you. :-)
  9. I can tell that this little find is going to provide some fun for quite a while. :-)
  10. It makes me think of the Melting Watch Salvador Dali the knight’s face is melting.
  11. Very interesting post- I had to look croton was probably a good idea that the bottle held such a small quantity. ;-)
  12. AO, darn, u beat me to it! I’ve never owned one but I knew it was for brewing coffee - didn’t know the Chemex name though.
  13. I thought of your cabinet just yesterday when I was browsing Hoosier cabinets on EBay and came across a base portion which was missing it’s upper cabinet....priced significantly higher than your fanta...
  14. My Granny’s cabinet had a sifter like that...but her cabinet had a counter/work surface below the sifter and a storage cabinet below the counter....a Hoosier Cabinet, I think it was called. The count...
  15. A big Thank You to everyone who gave a Love to my old craft projects!
  16. That’s beautiful and I love the way it is displayed!
  17. IronLace is correct.
  18. You have quite the Wilson’s collection! That’s very touching that you are now the keeper and treasurer of your friend’s backpack. It obviously was very useful and durable and served him well all of ...
  19. The beautiful blue flowers are clematis blossoms, that’s all I can help you with, but you probably already knew that anyway. :^)
  20. That looks like a child he is holding.
  21. I love the dog being held so he gets his cute face nicely photographed. I hope you learn what the occasion was....maybe a church congregation celebrating some occasion/achievement??
  22. I have 2 leather skirts from Wilson’s that I haven’t been able to wear for many years but they are so special to me and beautiful, I can’t part with them! Both of your coats are very nice!!
  23. What a great deal for you!
  24. We all need a little dose of sanity these days!
  25. PapaJohn’s is my all time favorite pizza but they don’t deliver way out where I live....lucky you! We had a different kind of Christmas dinner also...grilled steaks and twice-baked potatoes and a few...
  26. Beautiful in every way. I love it that you have created an interesting outdoor collection for anyone passing by to enjoy. The lighted insulators are especially enjoyable. :-)
  27. I love those cheerful hot-pepper shaped lights and your tree! 2021 can’t get here fast enough, we’ve had enough of 2020!
  28. I can just hear those cute little voices now, singing!
  29. A very interesting and educational post!
  30. Very nice!
  31. Thank you, Newfld, and a merry and safe Christmas to you! And thanks for giving the dollhouse another look! :^D
  32. Thanks for clarifying that, Fortapache.....I was imagining all sorts of things... Lol!
  33. Absolutely! So many fun toys like pogo sticks and hula hoops and marbles still exist on a shelf somewhere but kids don’t know how to “operate” them and don’t care to learn. And the ice cream truck w...
  34. Cool, and also pretty color.....looks like it could do some intense vibrating! How was the scalp massage?
  35. I’m almost afraid to ask, considering the word “manure” in the title, but regarding the red truck with yellow paddle-wheel- looking thing in the front- what is the purpose of that??
  36. Good ol’ Phre5d looks good lit up!
  37. I would just have to keep those on display all the time since they bring back nice memories of the soft-serve ice cream cones we used to get when I was a child. For some reason, that didn’t last very...
  38. Great idea!
  39. That is so true! People who fill the pews of certain churches get to enjoy the fruits of your labor....but, thanks to a certain virus, those lovely notes are floating around the airwaves to who-knows...
  40. You are a special man. Just think of all the innumerable people who have heard and been comforted by or inspired by the music from the pipe organs you maintain! You should be very proud of yourself!
  41. You have an amazing talent to have such a profession!
  42. Thanks, Hoot60....I was looking at what I now know is a bud of a water lily....I was thinking it looked like the big eyes of a dragonfly, but no wings so that could not be it.... :^| Now I know!
  43. >Applause < Thank you for rescuing those beautiful pieces of furniture!
  44. The fabulous tree has an other-worldly, science fiction look....the forest must be an incredible sight! That’s just awful about the arson.
  45. I think one should be read as “C&T company”. Engraved on the T, there seems to be a keyhole with the arm of the T inserted in it like a key. I have no idea what that might symbolize. On the othe...
  46. The tiny one with Forget-Me-Nots and Pansy has stolen my heart.....both flowers expressing love!
  47. ....just contemplating a romp thru the tulips, probably.....
  48. I love the inscription on the back. :-)
  49. I got so wrapped up listening to Brudda Iz singing and seeing the Hawaiian scenes and his ashes being scattered- so very touching- and the Queen video was so equally engrossing that I failed to tell y...
  50. I also agree that they would work on a cork board!
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