Monday, December 21, 2009

Mancat Monday

Copper was patient just long enough for me to take two pictures. And then he wanted the hat off. Ho Ho Meow!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009


We have had colder than normal weather lately. And my cats have been curling up trying to stay warm. It's hard to believe that my big boy (22 pounds) can curl up so small.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Vintage Thingies

Check out Colorado Lady's blog to see who else is participating in Vintage Thingies thursday.

This week I am showing a collection of Christmas pins.

And I have a question for all of you. I found these beautiful salt and pepper shakers. However, there is some type of corrosion (almost looks like salt) around one of the lids. It is bad enough that the lid does not come off. Any suggestions on how to get rid of the corrosion without ruining the lid? Thanks in advance.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Vintage Thingies

Just a few fun figurines for this week's Vintage Thingies Thursday. The pelican is the biggest and is about 3 1/2" tall. The caterpillar is the smallest at 1 1/2" tall.
Head on over to Colorado Lady's blog to see who else is participating this week.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Black Friday Shopping

I avoided the shopping malls and big box stores yesterday. But I did visit a local crafters merchantile. I came home with three adorable handcrafted ornaments and a "cupcake" made in an old jello mold.
How about you? Did you fight the crowds on Black Friday?

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Remembering Ashley

Ashley AKA: Pretty, Miss Priss, Her Highness. She was my first cat and turned me forever into a cat lady with her loving and regal personality. She's been gone for two years now and I still miss her

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tummy and Toesie Tuesday

Copper has lots of tummy to show off!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Vintage Thingies

Head over to Colorado Lady's blog to see more entries in this week's VTT.

A few salt and pepper shakers I have sitting in my kitchen right now. I think I will keep the singles and sell the four full sets.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

Mancat Monday

I have been sorting pictures this past week and found a photo of Copper when he was a kitten:

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Vintage Thingies

I bought this cute red scales at an auction. It's either a reproduction or it's been repainted because the paint looks too perfect. But I still like it!
Check out Colorado Lady's blog for links to more bloggers participating in vintage thingies thursday.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Vintage Thingies

This past saturday, I went with a friend to the quilt show. There were so many vendors and displays that it took us six hours to walk through. At one booth I found these vintage feed sacks. I had never seen any before and only hesitated a little at paying $6.95 each for the two with some flaws and $10.95 for the one with no flaws. Then I found them at two more booths but the prices ranged from $40 to $50 EACH! I was shocked. I like them but wouldn't pay that much, would you? Each measures about 36"x45".

............Head over to Colorado Lady's blog to find links to more Vintage Thingie Thursday

Monday, October 19, 2009

Pumpkin Festival

It's that time of year again in Half Moon Bay. My friend Marilyn and I headed over on Friday to avoid the crowds. We spent more than an hour wandering around Farmer John's Pumpkin Farm, where they always put so much time into setting up a harvest wonderland! A tour of the farm on a open trailor pulled by a tractor, hay towers to climb, a John Deere tractor with hay bales piled around it making it safe to climb, a tepee, a tunnel, wagons and wheelbarrows for the pumpkins (and kids) and row after row of every kind of pumpkin you can imagine. In the picture below you can see the rows but look closely at the green field behind and you will see pumpkins that haven't been picked yet. Look even closer at the tiny strip of dark blue in the center, that is the Pacific Ocean. Our visit to HMB always includes a stop at Half to Have It and Moonside Cafe for their delicious pumpkin cookies.
Just outside of HMB on Highway 1, we hit fog that lasted until Pescadero. Then it was sunshine again the rest of the way.
In Santa Cruz we sat and watched the surfers for a while and enjoyed the sunshine and fresh air. Then headed home feeling as if our souls had been refreshed and restored.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Vintage Thingies

Here are a few kitchen items I had the privilege to inherit from my husband's grandmother. I have never seen another cracker dish like this one. To see more "Vintage Thingies" check out Colorado Lady's blog.

Wordless Wednesday-Copper's Opinion of the Rain!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Photo Hunt

My first entry in TN Chick's photo hunt.
Today's theme is sports.
The title of my photo: Ice hockey!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Feline Friday

"The real measure of a day's heat is the length of a sleeping cat. --Charles J. Brady".

Our weather is finally starting to cool off a bit. And the curled up position is so much warmer!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Vintage Thingies

Treasure from Mom's Dresser. Last week my Mom decided we should sort the things in her dresser. It was like a treasure hunt. There was a small stack of hankies; including one that was mine. I had totally forgetten about my hankie with the yellow flowers until I saw it. I didn't know she had an Eastern Star ring or that she had been in the VFW Auxillary.

I remember watching her get dressed to go out and thinking that she looked so fancy with her sparkly jewelry. In her dresser was the fabulous pair of Rhinestone clip on earrings. And the red tin was something she used to hold sewing pins when I was younger. It originally held "Madame Butterfly Brand Pure Silk Ribbon" for an IBM tabulating.

Here is the link to Colorado Lady's blog if you are interested in checking out more vintage thingies.

Saturday, October 3, 2009


There really is a cat in this photo. Look closely UNDER the nightstand. Tigger picks the strangest places to nap sometimes!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday

My first time participating in Colorado Lady's Vintage thingies Thursday. I found this quilt a couple of weeks ago stashed in a bag in my Mom's closet. It was made by my grandmother and I remember using it when I was young. It now resides on the back of my living room couch!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

Mancat Monday

It doesn't matter where in the house I set down clothes, fabric, towels, blankets etc. Copper will find them and lay right on top of them, like it is suddenly the best place in the house to be! Today, it was a pile of clothes I was getting ready for the Career Closet. Now in addition to de-wrinkling, they need to be de-furred!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

Mancat Monday

One of Copper's favorite places to lay,
is on the back of the love seat using the corner unit as a pillow.
You can see in the photo below,
that he has actually left a permanent dent in the back cushion of the love seat!