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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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1922 lease agreement for household goods for my grandparents  - Photographsin Photographs
Rusty iron items from my yard....post #3 - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Rusty iron objects found in my yard, part 2. - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Rusty iron objects found in my yard - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Gardening delights, almost unnoticed. 
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

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  1. You can post 4 pictures. How about a side, back view also. And a picture of it updated, newly upholstered.
  2. The word “pour” is French for the English word “for”. So, I think your vase was made by Ann Oliver for CDD. The numbers are likely the date she made it: Oct, 97. Hope that helps you in your research.
  3. You have a ginger jar made in a ceramic shop by the person who scratched their name and date on the bottom. There were many ceramic shops back then and “doing ceramics” was a popular hobby.
  4. My first impression is that it’s part of a still.
  5. I must of made Hotch-Potch many times and just didn’t know it!
  6. Lol! I’m looking at the post on my phone so it was pretty hard to see all the print....I promise I’ll do better and go back over it, with enlargement this time....I might decide to do some cooking!
  7. Very true! I did notice the “Roy Taylor“ signed paintings of water all had some point of reference such as boulders, cliffs, beaches, etc, not just the middle of breaking waves as the “Tayler” signed...
  8. racer4four, Yes, Patricia. :^)
  9. I think the hole is meant to be seen. The bubbles getting smaller toward the bottom of the hole gives the illusion of depth, like finally reaching the water at the bottom of the ice. I think it’s ...
  10. Very interesting and educational! There a a few things on the bill of fare that sound a little bit unappetizing- such as calves’ head soup and ox heart....and “bubble and squeak” might need to be fo...
  11. BB2 has me laughing at the thought!
  12. Did you check inside along the lead lines for a small metal label?
  13. I noticed that some are signed “Roy Taylor” while others are signed just “Taylor”.....same painter?
  14. Looks like a section of a ancient Roman aqueduct and an ancient column with an eagle atop it and sections of other columns such as one sees in ancient ruins. The aqueduct would have once “fed” water...
  15. Regarding the hole: is that it at the area of the penguin’s “feet”? If so, perhaps it’s a hole in the ice for the penquin’s foray into the deep in search of fish to eat.
  16. Strange, indeed!
  17. Tim, a big virtual hug back to you....Patricia
  18. I had an idea it might be a variety of rose with a “simple” flower form. I’m not familiar with Dog Roses so I’ll enjoy reading up on that one. Thanks for that link to it!
  19. Dav2no1, you gave me a laugh with that one! I was always afraid in our house anyway, without even having a ouiji board to compound my fears!
  20. Hello AO, I’m so sorry to know you’re going thru something which sounds like it’s very unpleasant, if not worse.... Please know I’m wishing you the best and hoping this bad time is over soon. Much ...
  21. Daisy1000, my mom owned Corelle dishes for decades....they are just about indestructible! Just this morning, I used one of her bowls that I brought home with me several years ago after her passing. ...
  22. Sorry...meant to say “pieces”, not “prices”! :-)
  23. Hello TOD, I’m very uninformed on fancy glasswork so I enjoy reading your posts and those of other experts on CW. Therefore, I can contribute nothing about your beautiful prices except this observa...
  24. What a beautiful drawing!! I love it. I’ll always remember the day Jerry Garcia died...I was in San Francisco to be a kidney donor to a person very dear to me. On Aug 9, 4 days after the procedure,...
  25. What a beautiful post. I love the beautiful writing and strange chest locking mechanism! It must have held something very valuable in times past.
  26. Your dad was smart for taking possession of it.....
  27. I think mine is still like new since the kids here tried for about 1 minute, then gave up. I literally wore out the one I had as a child and back then, there was no horizontal handle....you just he...
  28. Sounds like lots of fun!!
  29. Great “timeless” design....I love it!
  30. Another great learning experience on CW- I didn’t know, before your post, that we have our “own” version of Stonehenge right here in the US. That’s a fantastic photo....at first glance, I thought it ...
  31. I haven’t done that in years but I recall it being very tasty to pour the peanuts directly in the bottle of Coke. Yum!
  32. It was a lesson learned....I must remember to never try that again! :^)
  33. Decades ago when I enjoyed the ceramic-making hobby, there was a “crackle glaze” that could be applied to get this effect. To enhance the “old” look and emphasize the cracks, after the item with that...
  34. I love their “jeweled” appearance....so pretty!
  35. hotairfan, A few years ago, I could have put this tool to good use when a very large (well fed) pig walked into my yard, probably having escaped from somewhere. My neighbor came over and said it had...
  36. Maybe your travelers’ cheque has accumulated value. Keep probing.....
  37. Very interesting! Maybe there’s some cash. :^) Be sure to updated us!
  38. Thanks for the video....at least I won’t lose any fingers. Do u suppose it’s THE Van Halen?
  39. I’m going to give that a try soon....now the grenade: is that something I could hurt myself with?
  40. Now if you will disclose your “trade secrets” of how to do that with just a pencil, I can impress my neighbor’s little grandson (age 5)....my own grandsons are so old (18 and 24) they would just think...
  41. Just think of all those ground up pencils! The teacher’s pet usually got the fun job of emptying the pencil sharpeners. :-)
  42. That is a cool e-racer! Did you make that instead of taking notes in a boring class?
  43. That’s PRETTY!!
  44. I’m wondering if they are “assembled” from other pieces.
  45. Remarkable!
  46. Vynil33rpm and kwqd, thank you for the loves. I’m glad you loved my grandparents’ receipt and pictures. I’d love to see some prices like that these days!
  47. So beautifully displayed in your bed of creeping phlox!!!
  48. I’ve seen the full size one at Booth Museum in Cartersville Ga. I really love the face on your horse and the way the artist incorporated the eye of the horse and the human.
  49. WOW! I love picture 4! I could use that in my “rust garden” although it wouldn’t really meet the criteria for inclusion there. ;^)
  50. I see the image but I’d love to see the entire object.
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