Archive for August, 2008

You Might Be Too Young To Remember but….

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

I just couldn’t let this day go by, viagra withhout mentioning what a historical day today is. Some of you might be too young to remember Martin Luther King’s, I Have A Dream speech. It was in given in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on August 28, 1963. Today is the 45th Anniversary of that famous speech. I just thought it worth mentioning.
Happy day

The Christmas Store

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008


Good morning. I feel like it’s been too long since I have posted in my blog, stuff but it’s only been 4 days. There hasn’t been too much going on. Summer is winding down and Fall is in the air. I am still at the beach, cheap but I will soon be going home. I do miss my house, viagra but I have really enjoyed being in Rehoboth Beach all summer. For the last several days I have been working on my new store, a Christmas Store. Thank goodness for laptops!


I wanted to let you know that it is open now, so please stop by and take a look around. If you go to my website, just click on the Christmas Store button. I will be adding more new things, once I get back home agian. For the past 35 years, I have collected Santas. I have a small teddy bear collection too. Really nice ones, most made in Germany, mohair and all are limitied editions. Lately, I have had thoughts of downsizing, so I have decided to sell some of my collections. It’s not that easy for me to do, my Santas and Teddies have decorated my home for many years during the Christmas season, and my family and I have enjoyed them so much. My family has outgrown them, and it’s time for others to enjoy them. This folk art Santa nutcraker was made by Mary Myers, well know folk artist. Soon he will be in my store and I’ll tell you more about him, and Mary.


I know it seems early to be talking about Christmas, but you know how quickly it comes around once the summer has ended. So, that’s it for now. I need another cup of coffee. As always, I appreciate you stopping by. Now go ahead and have a……..
Happy day

Joe Biden Is From Wilmington, DE., My Hometown!

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008



These little primitive shoes don’t have anything to do with what I wanted to mention this morning, advice but aren’t they adorable. They will be for sale in Caroles Country Store soon, case just in case you can’t resist them.

So Barack Obama chose Joe Biden as his vice presidential running mate. I just wanted to tell you that Biden is from Wilmington, here DE., and lives about 10 minutes away. I have met him several times, and he is a real regular guy, kind of scrappy. It is not my intention to talk politics, nor am I endorsing anyone, on this blog, but I couldn’t resist mentioning it. It’s kind of cool to have a potential vice president of the United States from your own hometown. He has really put little Delaware on the map. Now I need to have breakfast, and get ready to drive to Rehoboth Beach. I guess I’ll stay there until Memorial Day, and then I am looking forward to the Fall. I want to get back to talking about antiques and how to decorate with them, and your collections. I’ll have my laptop with me, at the beach, so be sure to come back. Thanks for stopping by for a visit this morning. You know how I love it when you do. Oh, I almost forgot! Lori from The Old Primitive House blog, awarded my blog as a favorite of hers. Thanks, Lori. I really appreciate all the nice things you said about me. Don’t forget to fix that typo! LOL

Happy day!

Louise’s Hooked Rugs

Sunday, August 17th, 2008


My friend Louise Tietjen, sovaldi has a lot of artistic talent. She makes fabulous hooked rugs. Remember the hooked cat rug I showed you, purchase the one she was so kind to made for me? I still adore that rug. It gives me such pleasure every time I look at it. Now I am thrilled that she is making some of her hooked rugs for my artisan store. This cat rug is one that you will find in my American Artisan Store. I love this one too, sales but I think I am partial to cats. She also made a 10 inch candle mat, with nice primitive colors of old brown and bittersweet. You will also find a wonderful little horse rug that is perfect to put on the back of your wing chair. It’s really hard to capture the charm of her rugs in a photograph, I have tried but they are more wonderful in person. Look closely at this one. Can you see the colors in the background of this rug? Louise is passionate about the rugs she makes. She dyes alot of her own wool, and they are done on linen. All of her rugs come signed and dated. You can read Louise’s bio in the Artisan Store. WELCOME LOUISE! I am so happy to have you here. You are in great company, don’t you think? Be sure and visit Caroles Country Store too. There is always something new to see, and you never know what you might find there.
Happy day

New American Artisan Coming Soon

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008


There is a wonderful new artisan coming to my American Artisan Store very soon. She makes the most beautiful hand hooked rugs, treat and I am thrilled to have her in my store. This rug is sold, cialis but there will be more rugs, recipe and a few candle mats too. Just as soon as we put them in the store, I will let you know. Dont forget to visit Caroles Country Store, you never know what treasures you will find there.
Happy day!

I Went To The Beach Today

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008


On my way to the beach today, treat I passed by this woman. I can’t imagine painting in this position. Look at her canvas, clinic just leaning on a beach chair. Bending over like that sure doesn’t look like a very comfortable way to paint, pills but I admire her for just getting out there and doing it.


It was really crowded today. I think because the last couple of days haven’t been that nice, but today, it was just glorious!



I have been sitting with my computer a whole lot. I didn’t want to just sit on the beach too, so I decided to take a walk along the beach. I took along my camera, knowing I wanted to share my day with you.


I can’t believe I missed this, but a few days ago they had a sandcastle contest. Right on our beach! Where was I? All the castles are gone, BUT, someone built a sand snail today.


AND a sand turtle too.


By this time I had been walking for a long time. I turned around and headed back to my beach chair.


The beach looked pretty rough today. There seemed to be a lot of sea grass around. Probably from the storms we had. There were a lot of small jelly fish and some little crabs on the beach too.


I have to admit that I sat in the sun for a pretty long time today. It felt so good. This little guy just stood staring at me for a pretty long while. I guess he was waiting for me to give him something to eat, but I didn’t have a thing to give him. Even if I did, I woudn’t dare. That’s a pet peave I have, people that feed the seagulls on the beach! Feed one, feed them all!


On the way back to my condo, I noticed the artist lady was still there, so I took her picture agian. It was really nice today. I’m glad I went for that nice long walk. I needed to.


Carole’s Luncheon

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

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I was invited to Carole’s on Friday, advice for a luncheon, along with three of my other favorite friends. Aren’t girlfriends just the best!! We had such a great time together. It’s been way to long since we have done this, and we really must remember to take some time out of our busy days, to spend with friends that we love. So thank you, Carole. The food was so yummy. Carole’s husband, Ted, made everything! Ceasor salad, sliced smoked chicken breast, and macaroni and shrimp salad. Louise, made blueberry breadpudding, that was wonderful. I need to get that recipe. I brought a gooey butter cake from the farmers market. So we had plenty to eat. Carole lives in a wonderful old house in Kennett Square, PA. She has a real flare for decorating and is always finding new ways to make her house look fabulous. This is the side of her house. I forgot to take the front! Darn!


This is the view from the back. She just tore down and old greenhouse and replaced that space with a screened in porch. This is where we all sat to have our lunch.


Time to eat. That’s Carole with the blond hair. Louise is in the background, and Denis on the left.


Bill always teases me because he thinks I spend so much time looking at paint colors, but as you can see, we all love looking at them and giving one another ideas.


This is Diane and Denis. They both live in old houses too, in fact all of my friends live in old house. Louise just moved into hers last Spring. lunch1.jpg

Let’s go into Carole’s living room. You gotta love it!


And this is the dining room.


I hope you enjoyed seeing the photos today. I took them all for you. That’s all for today. So until the next visit, as always, I wish you a-

Happy day.
Carole-don’t forget to visit the store. There are some new goodies there and more are coming!

Childhood Memories

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Good morning. It’s a glorious day in Wilmington, nurse DE. I can feel Fall in the air already, view and the sounds of the crows give me such a good feeling. Yesterday I jumped in my car and drove through the countryside. What a great time I had. It’s been way to long since I have done this. Ususally, ampoule every Summer I have lots of photos that I have taken of all my favorite things and travels through the winding roads, but this Summer was different. This Summer I have not been home much. I am now, but Saturday I will return to the beach again, to be with my honey. I just had to show you these figurines. Do you remember these?


When I saw them I couldn’t resist buying them for my new cottage store, that hopefully, will be opening soon. They brought back such wonderful childhood memories. For those of you too young to remember, these chalkware figurines were given out as prizes on the boardwalk, in the late 40′s, early 50′s. When I was a little, when my parents would take my brother and I to Wildwood, NJ, for a Summer vacation at the beach. At the end of the day, after we had our dinner, we looked so forward to going to the boardwalk. There were booths where you would throw balls and knock down pins. There were ring tosses, a man that would guess your weight for a prize. I remember the machine with the gypsy inside, not real of course. You put a coin, and out came a little rolled paper telling you your fortune. All kinds of things you could do to win a prize. I loved these. The gawdier the better! The more glitter, the more I loved it. This rooster still has some glitter on him! The little cat is a bank. I loved these pieces and have not thought about them in years! Oh, the memories they brought back to me. Every once in a while I take another look at them. I pick them up and the memories just flow. I know they’re tacky, but they’re tacky and fun. What great pieces for the vintage or cottege home! I have to go now. Much to do before I get ready to go to my girlfriend’s house. Carole is having the girls over for some lunch and a little chit chat. I am so looking forward to seeing my friends today, and Carole always has such good food. Yup, I’ll bring my camera. So, tootles.
Happy day

Here She Is the USS New York Made From the World Trade Center!

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008


I wasn’t sure if I would write about this on my blog this evening, diagnosis but then I thought, buy cialis why not, it’s part of our American history now. One of my family members sent this to me this evening. She is built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center. Amazing, sad, and still, so hard to believe.