Published on November 25, 2008
I am looking forward to Thursday. Are you? How, even in our fractured and sometimes divisive society, could anyone take exception to Thanksgiving? Family, food, gratitude. An awesome combination, in my mind. The more I think about it, the more I believe Thanksgiving is above reproach. I understand that some people don’t approve of eating meat – so make a vegan turkey loaf! If you don’t have family, or can’t get to them, substitute friends, community – or volunteer your time for other folks who don’t have family to spend the day with. And if you are not feeling the…READ MORE
Published on November 18, 2008
And the answer is…(you guessed it) not much, beyond the fact that these two types of items are in my ebay-listing sights this week. I put some dolls up on tandemkids today, two especially that are about 100 years old and really lovely. I am not in any way a doll person – I don’t know a whole lot about them and I don’t feel a whole lot for them. But when I handle high quality ones like these (both made in Germany, by Florodora and Kestner) I can appreciate their details and their beauty. Here are a couple…READ MORE
Published on August 17, 2008
Here we are in North Carolina, on vacation. I understand that to most people ‘vacation’ means a break from working..but it was Saturday, and there were lawn sales and flea markets out there, and there might be something great… So, we were up and out the door before 7:00 am in hot pursuit.
The coolest thing we found today is an unusual sectional wooden bench that dates to the 1950s or 60s. When I saw it, I turned over the small center section hoping to see the mark of some famous designer or a reknowned mid-century manufacturer —…READ MORE