Friday, August 16, 2013

Jack The Neighbor's Dog

Our neighbors of 15 years moved far away today.  I do not do sad well... Who does? We had our "last" dinner, gave our speeches, offered words of wisdom, and said our goodbyes last night. Even our
cat Paco did his best to tolerate Jack, our neighbors dog... only one confrontation of nasty hissing.
   Oh dear Jack... How we will all miss your sentinel stance, protecting our two houses... Yes, Paco will miss your presence too, though he would never let you know it. You two always had your little understanding and respect for each other's turf.
Please protect your family in their new home that is so far away from here. You will be missed beyond measure. Loyal and true, you are, Jack... like real friendships, who have stood the test of time and experience. Thank you Jack, for always being there for us all.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The "NEW" way to advertise the "OLD" ....Flea Quest!
(The hippest way to hunt for vintage and antiques)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Vintage Flower Arranging

I bought these vintage information books on flower arranging a couple years ago. The Coca Cola Co. issued these in 1940, 1941 & 1942.  Back in the 40s, flower arranging was still an art that the "cultured" woman did....and drink Coke and the same time. It is not clear why Coca Cola wanted to go after the gardening crowd as a marketing idea... but these books where in fact, very popular and sought after. I count myself very lucky to have found all 3 and have gleaned valuable information about flower decorating and the art of setting the dinner table with cactus an shown in the last picture. I aways serve Coca Cola at my dinner parties and the cactus simply adds a little texture to the mood! OUCH!