Tuesday, September 16, 2014

J is for Jubilee

Jubilee is defined as a special anniversary of an event, one celebrating twenty-five or fifty years of a reign or activity.

We have some friends who just celebrated their Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary!!!!

Gold is the color usually associated with Golden Wedding Anniversary and there was a lot of gold to go around.

The marriage renewal ceremony was at Pilgram Chapel, a church on the National Register of Historic Places here in Kansas City.

A clarinet player played  as Ruthie and Jim walked down the isle. He only looks like Kenny G.
The lighting in the chapel was limited so the photos are a little grainy from my phone.

 The happy couple.

The reception at a country club in the city.

My hubby and I with Ruthie and Jim.

There was a wonderful dinner and lots of beautiful music. A jubilant jubilee.

Linking with ABC WEDNESDAY


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Blue Monday - wall preview

Today is a new work week again and I'm posting with BLUE MONDAY.  Sally puts on a good show of  blue--check it out.

I have been in the process of re-doing my sewing/craft room for a month or so and I now have the trim and cork boards painted.

I went with a turquoise blue and I LOVE the shade.  The walls are a pale grey and the colors complement each other so nicely.

I chose one wall for some vintage photos and the other has not been decided on yet-it will probably change quite a bit.

A close up of the trim.

Linking with BLUE MONDAY


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

I is for iconoscope

Where would be today without the invention of the ICONOSCOPE,  a camera tube?? It is an electron scanning tube and makes our viewing possible for television.

Wickipedia has the entire history of the first ICONOSCOPE invented in the early 1900's.

I looked for a picture of a early television set our family had  and found this one circa 1957 of one of my MIL's sets and this one has my husband and his cousin in front--they were dressed up for something.

Notice the rabbit ears?  It was probably an RCA or Philco set.

Did you have a similar one? What programs did you watch?  Of course you had three channels and had to get up and turn the knob!

Hubby says he remembers Sky King, The Lone Ranger, Amos and Andy and the Real McCoys. He used to go home from school and watch them.

Of all the monumental moments I remember was the coverage of President Kennedy's funeral.  And what about that walk on the moon in 1969!

My hubby and I bought a color TV in 1967 from Montgomery Ward and when my Mom and Dad came to visit us they were convinced they needed one too.

What a phenomenal change since then, what with every little gadget you can view anything you want at any time!!!

Thanks go out to Mrs. Nesbitt and Roger for this wonderful weekly party.  Linking with ABC WEDNESDAY


Monday, September 8, 2014

I'm Late, I'm Late for a very important date

As the White  Rabbit says "I'm late, I'm late for a very important date. But late is better than never posting your designated letter.

For letter H this week I am featuring a character from my favorite Lewis Carroll book written in 1865,  Alice in Wonderland. I enjoy every character but my favorite is the HATTER.

He's called the MAD HATTER, but that name does not appear in the book by Carroll. Hatta  is also an alias for HATTER.  The Cheshire cat calls the HATTER "mad" in chapter 7, "A Mad Tea Party". It is assumed this is where MAD HATTER originated.

I really wish that ladies would wear HATS here in the U.S. more, it's just so elegant.

I do have a way to wear HATS though, I belong to the Red Hats and I have several hats.

I took pictures of all my hats and have done some organizing for my closet.

A box for each hat with the picture that matches. This will make finding the one I want to wear easier.

Linking with ABC WEDNESDAY


Monday, September 1, 2014


Every girl wants a chandelier doesn't she?  On a trip to a flea market this past Friday I found several treasures for my newly decorated (in the process) sewing room.

I'm decorating the room in a pale gray for the walls and turquoise and pink accessories.

I found this really cute turquoise chandelier for my room.

Taping and speckling the walls today and painting tomorrow.  Can't wait to have more pictures to share.

Linking with Sally @BLUE MONDAY

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

G is for Gene

Today was a somber day for our family, my Uncle GENE was laid to rest in Leavenworth National Cemetery.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

This picture was taken in Monterey, California where he was stationed.

Uncle GENE was a gentle soul.  He was a quiet gentleman who when he spoke it was something he thought was important.

His wife, children and grandchildren are grieving but so happy that he passed away in his sleep and did not go through a prolonged illness.

His grave is going to be in this beautiful green, grassy and grand setting for our countries hero's.

The grandeur of the ceremony was overwhelming!!!

 All of the glorious flags waving in the wind and the sound of "Taps" echoing in our ears.

My Aunt being presented the flag.

It was such a touching memorial to my Uncle.

Linking with ABC WEDNESDAY


Monday, August 25, 2014

Painted milk jars

Pinterest has so many great ideas for DIY decorating.  I really enjoy trying new crafts and when I saw painted milk jars I wanted to try.

I've had some milk jars that I bought with chocolate milk a few months ago--not vintage ones.  I thought they would be pretty painted.

I think this looks really pretty in my vintage milk carrier. Plan on making more to fill it up and in different colors.

I used regular water based acrylic paint but it won't be able to add water for fresh flowers.  Saw another pin that used oil based paint that would be able to hold water.  My next ones I will use this paint.

Linking with the delightful Miss Sally over at BLUE MONDAY

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