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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 One and Only - Animalsin Animals
Swivel locket with French coin inside, 48” chain with opal and pearl slide - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Keeping ‘Covid Winter’ Bright 
“COMMITTEE” pin - Medals Pins and Badgesin Medals Pins and B…
1970s Craft Projects from mail-order craft club - Folk Artin Folk Art
Unusual rock formation  - Gemstonesin Gemstones
Worm Fossil - Animalsin Animals
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

Comments

  1. I had one of those back in the not -very-good-ol’-days before I could afford a real vacuum cleaner. I was pretty happy with it.
  2. Stunning!!!
  3. I’m glad they have found a good meal with you!
  4. I somehow expected to see more serious looking guns. Were you able to confirm if William Robert was left handed?
  5. PhilDMorris, isn’t it a wonder that some little creature can arrive uninvited and quickly fill our hearts with love? I’ve made changes inside and outside my house to accommodate him….stuck fragile ...
  6. I love that stern warning on the side!
  7. My Granny also had one which became a doorstop after she got an electric iron. I don’t know what became of it after she and my grandfather downsized…..probably given to a relative. (And my Granny wa...
  8. Don’t give her any ideas! ;-)
  9. My parents’ little church has several wooden plaques hanging on the wall. Each wooden plaque has rows of little brass plaques like yours with a name engraved on it…..the names of members who have die...
  10. For a while I was buying vintage fabric online for a special quilt I was making. One of the sellers would include with the fabric some little token such as a card of vintage buttons or a piece of ma...
  11. Your horse looked familiar to me so I checked my porch. I have the same one....it was on my parents porch for many years before it took up residence here as a doorstop for the screen door.
  12. What are the errors you are seeing?
  13. Maybe a little handy necklace gizmo for a fisherman to cut fishing lines....and it just happened to be in with the sewing items.
  14. Maybe a yarn or thread cutter if there’s a gap at the points large enough to slip the yarn or thread thru...and if there are sharp edges. That kind of design for trimming threads would be safer than ...
  15. If those 2 “wing-like” pieces toggle back and forth, they could indicate something is level.
  16. Embroidery pieces needs to be squared before they are framed. This item, if it’s heavy enough, could be a plumb bob so the fabric could be assessed and marked for making it square. If a picture of a...
  17. My Granny’s name was Lucretia....so I just listened to the song for the first time (that I recall). I can gladly say that Granny was the polar opposite of the BS&T gal! :^)
  18. I agree with MrVynil, fab!!!
  19. Cool! I’d pedal that around the block myself. ;^)
  20. I love it! I have memories of my grandparents’ huge cabinet radio. In my granddaddy’s retirement and downsizing, I don’t know what became of that radio but it would be a treasure to me now. I hope ...
  21. MaryJim needs to help out by answering the questions that have been asked about the item.
  22. I’ve never seen any sewing notion like it but if the point and edges are sharp, it might possibly be a device for slicing open very small button holes (where scissors size would be too large for the j...
  23. Are the edges sharp?
  24. I’ve never seen a cat like her....and that tail! Tippy looks very special. A very touching post.
  25. Peasejean, I found out something I was unaware of since I’ve never been around newborn kittens: they all have blue eyes initially but later change to their permanent color....who knew? Not me! Ke...
  26. Thank you, everyone for the all the loves and supportive comments! It must be so stressful for ‘homeless’ animals, and doubly stressful to be a female looking for a safe birthing spot.....I’m going t...
  27. That’s really a pile of puppies! Oreo must be overrun with hungry little ones looking for their share. Give sweet Oreo an extra pat on the head from me.
  28. They are adorable!!
  29. I’m sure it was fun to dance to that!
  30. Pic 1 and 4....I thought the old gangsters just rolled in! ;^) What a nice collection! Driving that car down the road must have been so much fun and quite a sight going by.
  31. With the J being the largest letter, J would stand for the last name of something. In monogramming, that’s the order initials are stated....first name, last name, middle name. So in your search, loo...
  32. The woman appears to be a mermaid and the wavy lines beneath her look like water....but what is she holding??? The numbers could be a room number......such as a stateroom on a cruise ship...I’m just g...
  33. I did not know any of that very interesting history! Thanks!
  34. As evidenced by the gnome’s expression, it very sad when a flamingo crumbles away. {:^(
  35. I just refinished my 1902 model Singer treadle machine. I’m actually sewing with it....makes a beautiful stitch and filling bobbins is just pure fun to watch. I hope you learn more and enjoy it as m...
  36. >lol< Looking at just the top view, I thought this was going to be a ‘craft project’ home-made shoe.
  37. It kinda grows on me, the more I look at it....so it deserves a love!
  38. That was a great find and a great re-use for them!
  39. That light/fan fixture is perfect...I love everything you have done!
  40. That’s very interesting info about how the beehive oven works. I must be nice being so close to enjoy that farm and that great looking bread!
  41. I have one also. My parents likely bought it at their local Sears store.
  42. Phil, thanks so much for the input and love! At some point, I will have the locket checked out to confirm what the blue stones are and to find out more about it, such as metal composition of locket...
  43. The heron is beautiful!
  44. I recognized the electric fence insulators and started thinking about how to use some that are sitting in my shed in a bucket....I’ll keep your use in mind. :-)
  45. Very interesting history of both bridges.
  46. Well, I’m glad he’s just lost his lantern....I thought he was making a political jesture. ;^)
  47. Such a practical design feature to be able to wear it as a brooch or pendant! It’s beautiful!
  48. I have still have mine. And my rotary dial telephone just to quiz the grandkids about how to operate them....it makes me look smarter!
  49. Thank you, Newfld, for the kind words and the love! Thank you, Vynil33rpm and Aura, for the loves! I appreciate you all!
  50. These are just wonderful!
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