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Showing posts from October, 2014

A Vintage Happy Hallowe'en!

I love sharing vintage cards with you and Hallowe'en is no exception. Why don't you grab a cup of warm apple cider, sit in a comfy chair and enjoy the beauty of vintage cards? Isn't she sweet?  You may notice that earlier spellings of Halloween have an apostrophe between the e's of the word Halloween.  This comes from an earlier term of "All Hollows' Even".  "Even" was the term for evening.  Eventually, the "all" was dropped as well as the "s" in the term hallows.  The "v" was replaced with an apostrophe and the term became "Hallowe'en".  This particular spelling was observed as far back as 1786. This one is from the early 1900's.  The color is fabulous. She reminds me of an actress from the 1920's.  Vintage cards have the best graphics.  These little girls are in for a fright! How about a romantic card for someone special?  I have two boys, so I am always drawn to cards for little

A Harvest Home

 Welcome to my harvest open house!  Before it's time to tuck away some of the things I truly enjoy most, I wanted to share a few of them with you.  Come on in!  These two fellows are here to greet you. This has been a warm fall in the south.  I have held off buying my real pumpkins and gourds for outside decorating due to the heat.  My first tiny gourds and mini pumpkins began to mold, even inside...yuck!  I replaced them with safe, fake, but pretty odds and ends.  Our dining room table decor depends on my mood.  If you came back next week, it will probably be different! If you love cookbooks, you must pick up Gooseberry Patch Hometown Harvest.  The cover makes me happy and I love to display it on my cookbook stand in the kitchen.  This one has some of by favorite gatherings, game-day get togethers, slow-cooker pleasers, and more.  I picked up the "Live Life Simply" one year to remind me to focus on what is really important.  Cooking for my fam