Saturday, March 19, 2011

Welcome, Spring!

I am so happy that spring is here! It's time for renewal and fresh starts!
As new growth springs from the earth, may we each experience new personal growth and together, learn to truly love one another. May we truly appreciate each day of our lives, and all the beauty around us.
Let us continue to pray for the people of Japan. They have courageously endured last week's disasters,and continue to experience such unimaginable horrors and tremendous losses, yet they remain hopeful and caring toward each other. May God be with them as they rebuild their lives and homes.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

We girls enjoyed the Spring Antiques Show this weekend!

Lovely ladies modeled and purchased beautiful vintage hats.
Vendors exhibited tantalizing displays of china, pottery, glass, linens, ephemera, jewelry, and more!
    We love to learn the history of vintage items from each other and share tips on care
          and restoration of the wonderful old antiques and collectibles we deal in.
         What fun we had telling stories, seeing old friends and making new ones! 

"I think I would not have so many bad-hair-days, if I did not try to wear so many hats!", I overheard someone say.

Remind you of playing in Grandma's jewelry box?

"I swan"

"Grandmothers are just antique little girls!"
                     And of course we bragged a little about our grandchildren, and some even visited!  
          Next day, we are all home resting , I hope!  It's a chilly, rainy day, so I made big pot of chili !
What a nice weekend!  
clip art courtesy of Vintage Feedsacks
From an old book, called Gaylord Hauser's Treasury of Secrets:
Instead of synthetic tranquilizers and dangerous sleeping tablets,try this century-old recipe.
Mix 1 ounce of dry peppermint leaves(nature's digestive),
1 tablespoon rosemary leaves(nature's tranquiler),
and 1 teaspoon sage leaves(nature's sleep producer).
Mix and keep in tightly closed jar. Use 1 heaping teaspoon of mixture to a cup of boiling water.
Let steep for one minute, strain, sweeten with honey, and sip!
Amazing tranquilizing effect-without a hangover.

Love, Linda