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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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Raisin Jars - Potteryin Pottery
Springtime beauty to share - Folk Artin Folk Art
A bit of Yard Art  - Folk Artin Folk Art
Updated Necklace/Butterfly brooch with CX logo initials (who is CX?) - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Small “Circle Roller Discoidal”  Native American game piece (maybe) - Native Americanin Native American
“Parlor Glow” cast iron wood stove - Kitchenin Kitchen
Winston Cigarette Advertising Metal Sign.  On metal stand. - Signsin Signs
Diet Pepsi bottle with Arabic and English writing - Bottlesin Bottles
Hand loomed wool blanket.  Made in Greece March 1946 - Rugs and Textilesin Rugs and Textiles
Chain-link bracelet.  Please help identify maker. - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry

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  1. I love that stove! The coat looks like new!!
  2. I’ve found a few 4 leafed clovers in years past...never have seen one like you have here. Very interesting with that cupped shaped center leaf! Or maybe it’s a different plant entirely....I don’t kn...
  3. Keramikos, :^D He’s just normal size, but I have watched to see where he goes...he strolls across the road toward another house. I almost never see those folks outside but someday I’ll ask if he’s...
  4. What a beautiful old light...I’ve never seen one like that. I cannot make “an educated guess” as to the purpose of the glass and metal items....so I’ll toss out just “a wild guess”.....are they light...
  5. Cute shirt! In stocking up on groceries recently, I bought an extra 2 dozen eggs and extra gallon of milk because a cat who shows up here routinely for breakfast likes an egg and milk whipped up toge...
  6. Picture 1 and 2 make me think of a burro with a small cart behind him.
  7. He’s a dandy little fellow with the flower on his lapel and watch fob adorning his outfit...just right for a “garden party”. :-)
  8. Paul Goble
  9. I got mine also but didn’t think of it’s collectibility....gotta go retrieve it! I don’t know if it is considered a political campaign advertisement paid for with our tax money or if it’s public he...
  10. So beautifully painted and so touching.
  11. Lovely....especially the open ring shapes!
  12. It’s so good to see Mother Nature making a comeback with greenery sprouting from the scorched earth. I saw news reports of the devastation- so tragic. I’m glad you were safe. We don’t have bower ...
  13. Great photographs....the scene looks very realistic.
  14. The link to the laser cut wood rolling pins was very interesting...such beautiful outcomes on the cookies. Ka-Ching, if you try your lovely one out, be sure to update your post with pictures....proba...
  15. I love that suitcase too but forgot to mention that, in my excitement. I’m not actively looking for any more furnishings, but things still catch my eye when they are of the right scale and could be w...
  16. Cool!
  17. As soon as I saw the first picture was a dollhouse, I knew it must be yours (or your wife’s)! I love every detail...the lattice-crust pie, the old iron on the shelf, the wash stand in the bathroom, r...
  18. That’s an incredible job - it looks like new!
  19. Oh, the memories of travels on West coast into Canada!!
  20. He was so funny! Toyrebel, I remember those lines well...he was so genuine, he never failed to deliver hilarious stories...and I don’t recall ever hearing any vulgarity...just totally clean comedy at...
  21. What a bottle!! Fantastic post and photography with the bottle complimenting the Japanese Maple’s new red foliage!
  22. So true!!
  23. Thanks for all that additional info in this amazing woman. She must have had an adventuresome spirit to even marry a sea captain, and all the worldly travels must have been a constant delight to her ...
  24. A quick search of those coordinates places her ship off the East coast of Africa, sailing North. And being just above the Equator, it must have been hot...especially in a corset and all the layers of...
  25. Good Heavens, this woman was on a sailing ship but still wearing a corset!! Gotta look up those coordinates to see where she was...I hope nowhere sweltering!
  26. Those lovely trees are Magnolia Soulangias. I love them, have a few in my yard also. I would definitely recommend them!
  27. Very cool set! Love it!
  28. “Climate of disturbia”....so descriptive of our world right now....
  29. That’s all fine and dandy, but what caught my eye is that little greenhouse in the background! I’m really simple, you see. All those elbows and valves and hazards have to be left to you guys!! J...
  30. A dozen Loves; so gratifying to know you enjoy the bunnies Trey, kwqd, AdeleC, AnythingObscure, keramikos, MALKEY, jscotto363, Brunswick, Newfld, PhilDMorris, Broochman, and Fortapache!!
  31. Thank you Broochman! I have another useful but whimsical pottery piece made by the same artist...it has the goofy eyes. I’ll try to get busy and post it. :-)
  32. Such beautiful detail...I learned something new here: that lovely design is “endless knot”...I never knew that!
  33. I don’t know about Hobe name, but the item looks like a ladies’ watch fob which would probably hang from a sash tied around her waist.
  34. Handsome bunny!!
  35. Thank you, everyone for all the loves! Keramikos, Jscotto363, Newfld- thanks for the comments. Those eyes really won me over...so comical looking!
  36. Thank you Trey! They are practical also....pull out the big cork in their rear-ends for some “rabbit pills”.
  37. I concur with IronLace—he knows his plants! The Lunaria is commonly also called Money Plant since, after the seed pod dries and outer parts fall away, the round silvery parts left on the plant look l...
  38. I love Redbuds! My grandson, who was love-struck for a short while, liked them because of their heart-shaped leaves. ;-)
  39. AO, she does bring a bit of whimsy to the patio! Thanks for the nice comment. :-)
  40. He looks about ready to hop away!
  41. What a cool looking car. Was there an actual full size automobile like that or is it a fantasy design?
  42. Very nice! I especially like the girl on the bicycle with flowers in her baskets. Beautiful azaleas!
  43. Oh, you lucky thing!! So lovely. I used an online Bulova site a few years ago that had pictures and info, categorized by year, of just about every watch Bulova ever made (except, of course, the very...
  44. Newfld, Valentino97, Broochman, Anythingobscure, Aura, Brunswick, Vetriao50: thanks to all of you for the Loves.
  45. Keramikos, thank you for the comment and love. I, too, think there was a lamb similar or exactly like mine. I’ll empty it in a few days and see if there’s a name on bottom and let you know. Billr...
  46. MALKEY, it makes me happy to hear that! We have had 2 beautiful not-rainy days in a row so I’ve slaved in the yard tidying up and weeding....I hope you enjoy some warmer weather there soon. Newfld...
  47. Love the bird and envy the beautiful blue poppy you have grown!
  48. Beautiful swirly red color and pretty fancy case!
  49. Thanks for the post...I somehow missed the news of his death. So sad for everyone- a beautiful voice has been silenced. I had tickets to see him in concert in the mid 80s but it totally slipped my m...
  50. FruinGlass, thank you for that very nice comment and the love!
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