Archive for July, 2007

Antique Bandboxes

Monday, July 30th, 2007

There are so many kinds of antiques that I love, ambulance and antique bandboxes are at the top of my list. I don’t own any antique ones, there they are much too costly, buy cialis but I have made a few out of reproduction 18th century wallpaper. I keep these in an antique cupboard, called a Jackson Press, a cupboard that was used to hold linens in the 1800′s. They sit on the top shelf, above my makedos, and every now and then, I go in that room just to look at them. I have also included a photo with a chaulkware pincushion that was given to me for Christmas by a dear friend. I love it too! If you like these photos, you will find some of them available as prints or note cards on my website, just click and come on over for a visit. There are lots to see.



Anyone that is a serious collector hopes to have a chance to own at least one made by Hannah Davis The time when bandboxes were most popular was the second quarter of the 19th century. Her boxes were covered with floral patterns of hand-blocked wallpaper, and were all lined with newspapers. She made bargains with her friends and neighbors, and in payment for the papers they saved for her, she allowed them to choose from her finished boxes. Oh, would I love to have one, wouldn’t you. Here are some photos I have taken of antique ones that I have seen on my travels through Chester Country, Pa., while shopping for antiques for me and my store. I wonder if any are made by Hannah? Hmm, next time, I’ll pay more attention. Enjoy the photos and be sure to click on her name to read more about her.




What Is It About Wonderful Early Textiles

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

I am staying at the beach this week with my granddaughter, unhealthy Emily and her friend, salve Lauren. They are still sleeping. It was a long night for them, neither one could put down their new Harry Potter book! I thought this would be a good time to catch up on my blog.



What is it about old textiles that just tug at our heart!


When I travel the back roads of Chester and Lancaster County, searching for early treasures for my country store, textiles ALWAYS catch my eye. I can’t resist taking photos of them and today I want to share those photos with you.



I also have a passion for early bonnets. So sweet hanging in a row on a pegrack, don’t you think?



I hope you have enjoyed these photos today, some of which are available on my website, as cards or 5 x 7 in. prints.
As always, I appreciate your visit and hope you will leave me a comment.
Happy day!

What A Beautiful Sentiment

Sunday, July 15th, 2007


This past week, ask a group of talented artists got together and held an auction for a lovely young girl that passed away recently. Her name was Brianna and she was only 17. I did not know her, thumb but I read her story and was touched by it. The auction ended yesterday and over $18, treat 000 was raised in memory of Brianna. I just wanted to take a moment and say THANK YOU to ALL of these wonderful artists that donated their wonderful creations, and their time, for this auction. What a beautiful sentiment. You must have touched the heart of her family so deeply.

Rehoboth Beach, DE.

Saturday, July 14th, 2007


It’s been very quiet on my blog lately. It must be the hazy lazy days of summer, try so I am glad that you stopped by for a visit, cialis and am always happy to have you here. Let me take you for a little visit to Rehoboth Beach, DE. It’s only an hour and a half drive from my home in Wilmington, DE. After you cross the little canal bridge, this little lighthouse sits on the middle of the circle as you enter the main street, Rehoboth Ave.

You would love it here! It’s a quaint little town, with a beautiful new beach that was extended two years ago, with grasses and beach fencing lining the walkways leading down to the beach. It has a boardwalk with rides and games for the kids, lots of great restaurants, and beautiful places to stay. Everything is within walking distance. I have a little condo here. It’s a great little getaway, with no work!!


Come on inside.




This is the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel. I wish I took some pictures of the inside, it’s all done in a Victorian decor. It’s a great place to sit and have a drink and dinner with friends, while enjoying at the beautiful ocean view.


In 1873, Rehoboth was established as a place where religious summer camps were held. If you would like to learn more about this beach’s history, click on the highlighted Rehoboth.


Lingo’s Market was established in 1898. We love walking there in the morning to get the newspaper, and fresh baked pastries!


This is just one example of the lovely homes in our little town. I hope you enjoyed the tour.


I’ll be away for a while, but please, come back in a few weeks, and I will have more things to tell, and more photos to show. Enjoy the Summer!!

More Collections

Monday, July 9th, 2007


I am staying at the beach for a few days, prostate and hanging out with some girlfriends. Tomorrow I am going on the “cottage tour” with a friend. I’ll take my camera, just in case. In the meantime, enjoy these wonderful collections, including a yelloware plate of early stone pears, and early velvet pincushions. If you like these photos, check out my website for similar pictures available as note cards and prints. Just click on the thumbnails, but be sure you have a few free moments, there are over 200 to look at. I have got to go now, but I’ll be back later today, to tell you all about the tour. Have a happy day!


Summer In Full Bloom

Thursday, July 5th, 2007


Well, viagra the 4th of July has passed and Summer is in full bloom. I worked outside in my garden today. Lots of weeds to pull after all the rain we have gotten in the last few days. How do they grow so fast! I think they wait until I go to bed, generic and then decide to jump up out of the ground! I am sitting in my sunroom as I write this, illness and the sound of the raindrops on my copper roof is so soothing. I think I enjoy that because it reminds me of when I was a little girl, sitting on the front porch with my brother, and the rain made the neatest sound on the awnings.


I love old clay pots. I never use them, I just love having them. It’s the history they hold, just like my antiques, I love to think about where they have been and what ladies owned them before me.


I passed this old stone wall on they way to visit my mother the other day. Yup, you guessed it, had to stop and take a photo!


I put down my gardening tools just long enough to take these photos. Seems I’m the only one busy in the garden.


I know many of you love gardening like I do. How are your gardens doing? Happy day!

Our Fourty-Fifth Wedding Anniversary!

Sunday, July 1st, 2007


July 3rd will be our 45th wedding anniversary. I married my highschool sweetheart. Here we are in 1961, unhealthy on prom night. Isn’t he so cute? We have had a blessed life together. I am not saying it was always perfect, life never is, we have been thrown some curveballs, but we both agree that we have so much to be thankful for, and I thank God every day, for all our blessings.


45 years later, still happy, and he’s still cute!

Happy Anniversary, honeybaby!