Monday, March 2, 2015

..." it's a Beautiful Day in The Neighborhood, A Beautiful day for..."

...A ROADTRIP!!

Saturday morning had us 'on-the-road' by 5:15AM!
...places to go...
...people to meet...
...things to do!
WHAT? "Minus 11 degrees" you say?!  Didn't even phase us, just put on ANOTHER layer - "Negatives" have become 'The-Norm' these days!!
 
  First Stop: LETCHWORTH STATE PARK (ETA: 7:30am!)

The partially frozen Falls, under the OLD Train Bridge...
It was COLD!!


These photos are all by J, except this ONE Selfie!
It was about all I could muster in the sub-zero temps!!

...but sooo AMAZING!!

The FOUNTAIN.
We stop by here for a Photo-Shoot Every year, but this year it seemed much Grander (ie: COLDER!!)
Below are some photos for Comparison-
First is  'FOUNTAIN 2011' and in the next photo is 6'-0"tall ME standing in front of 'FOUNTAIN 2015' (for size reference!!)



NEXT STOP:  CARTWRIGHTS MAPLE TREE INN! (ETA: 8:45am to meet up with College Buddy 'L')




 I have written about this Breakfast Journey in the past, so anyone 'REALLY' Interested can read about it HERE.)


Enroute HOME, we made a Detour through Corning.
No.  We didn't stop by the Museum/Factory, but that is on our 'Summer-time' Bucket list. 
 Our Destination was:

We did NOT purchase any Lovely STEUBEN Glass, or even any PYREX (both native to this area!!)!  We did find a few 'SOUVENIRS' to take home with us though!!
2015 Sweater Clips #1 & #2, and a Hatpin - $1 EACH!!


~AND~

J broke our 'NO MORE HAEGER" mantra, with this Beautiful, burgundy piece!




I have to confess, he was a STEAL @ $5, and he does fit in Wonderfully with the rest of our School!! (HAEGER 2015#1)

**In one of the Antique Store, an employee walked by me and said "For some reason I have had that Mr. Rogers' song in my head all morning" and then we both proceeded to say "It's a Beautiful day in the Neighborhood"!!








Monday, February 23, 2015

...LOST.

I don't generally 'pass things around', but this one kind of tugged at a heart string ~

"...asked me to let you all know about a woman who lost a sea glass pendant that was made up of three pieces of sea glass that are very special to her and her husband. This woman lost her husband to cancer two years ago. She lost the pendant almost a year ago. Perhaps by spreading the word we can help her find it. Her is an article with all the details:

http://www.farmingtonindependent.com/life/family/3683541-farmington-woman-search-lost-treasure

Thanks,"


Thursday, February 19, 2015

...the learning curve of OLD DOGS.


I F.I.N.A.L.L.Y. broke out of our house on Tuesday, and hit some Thrifts!  The Bright thing was out in the sky (I think they call it 'The Sun'?)!  The thermometer had TWO numbers on it - it was a Glorious day!!
Didn't purchase much, but Oh how GOOD it felt to be back...
The Thrifts were kinda sparse - I think that they are trying to clear out some Winter things, in preparation for New Spring things.  I hate to tell them, but they have PLENTY of time until SPRING!!

One Thrift was doing a special Clothing Bag Sale - $3.00 .
While I was checking out the Clothing, to see if I should even bother getting a bag, I noticed these velvet(?) covered- thin hangers.  I have LONG been 'anti-DryCleanerMetal hangers', and have gradually phased them out of our closets and replaced with cool vintage advertising WOODEN hangers.  A friend gave me a package of the 'velvet' hangers for Christmas.  NOT Liking them at first, I gave in and gave them a try.  They are kinda growing on me.  In our ongoing 'Battle of The Closet', I am starting to incorporate these 'velvet' hangers (replacing cheap plastic hangers).  They are 'anti-slip' and take up Way-Less space!! 
(...maybe you CAN teach old Dogs NEW tricks?!)



While soaking in all the therapy of Thrifting...  a rack of Men's neckties caught my attention.  J & I have been brainstorming of ways to make On-line sales more profitable (since I'm still unemployed, something needs to 'Step-up'!!)...  Better pricing? Different pictures?  Niche' market?  Throw in the towel?
Hey, why not try some retro/vintage 'novelty neckties' ?
You GOTTA Love a subtle Disney POOH!

...or maybe there is a Dog Lover
in search of ?Pomeranians?
(Not sure of Breed, so if anybody
can offer any help...)

...and "HEY!  Let's go BOWLING!"


I did find a few smalls...  metal cookie cutters and a FUN LeSportsac...


and this MADE in JAPAN, Large scrapbook ~ New-Never-been-used condition with a lacquered/inlaid cover.



I've never seen any thing quite like it.  I like the inlaid ?abalone? on the roof!


This 'Old Dog' is probably 'Late coming to the Party', but I am intrigued by this accidental discovery... 
Did YOU know, that two identical shaped vintage metal cookie cutters (of different styles), will FIT-TOGETHER perfectly?  Kind of like a 'box' with a 'lid'...  hmmmm, there must be something USEFUL that can come of this!!  Any ideas??



Tuesday, February 17, 2015

...ITHACA, NY

ITHACA, NY -  Home to Cornell and Ithaca College. 
 Want to know more?
Check out their Tourism Site:

8-) !!
SORRY!  We need to find humor wherever we can these days!!!!!!!!!!


2-18-15  SORRY IF YOU MISSED IT WHILE IT WAS 'Live'...  THE TOURISM SITE WAS FLASHING UP A SCREEN TELLING PEOPLE THAT THERE WAS REALLY NO REASON TO VISIT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR - ALL THEY HAD WAS SNOW AND COLD - GO SOUTH, CHECK OUT THE KEYS!!!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

...need I say more?

Add in the windchill = (-35F).
So WRONG!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

...CHARMING!

What kind of 'CHARMer' are you?

~Old School (Sterling? / Gold?)?
~ITALIAN

I am curious to know your preference in this year of 2015! 
(Leave me a comment / Post a picture on your next Blog Post!!)

 I don't think that there is anything in a Man's life, more personal & Full of HIS soul than his WALLET,
and
For a Woman, I think it is her CHARM BRACELET.

Being the 'Collector' that I am, I'm sure that it comes as NO Surprise that I am avid at adding to my Bracelet!  Yes, I still enjoy my 'OLD SCHOOL' original.  Though I often admire, and contribute to my Niece's 'newer/on-fad forms', I have not succumbed!  My original Bracelet was given to me by my Paternal Grandmother in the Late 70's, with just a couple of 'Personal' Charms...

 ...my Forever Initial; Birthstone & Month; and a Volleyball!


Since then I have turned it into a 'Travel' bracelet.  I try to pick up a charm from each new State / Country I visit.
One of my FAVORITE charms - photo w/ teapot found along
edge of Street (ie: 'in the gutter) in Ireland.


These charms are NOT the staple of Tacky-Souvenir shops as they used to be!  They must be 'hunted' for!!  
Occassionally I will find an old forgotten bracelet or a single charm out in 'The Wild' while saling - and I grab them (IF the $$ is right!!).  Sometimes they are charms that I wasn't able to find while on location, others are charms of places on my 'Bucket List'...


...and then there are some that just make you go hmmmm....
(ie: Pan w/ Fried Egg?!?)

HOPE ALL IS WELL IN YOUR PART OF THE WORLD!  I HAVE NOTHING 'NEW/OLD' TO SHOW BECAUSE OF THIS
(view from our window as I type...)
See that mass in the Very Middle of the picture?
That is a picnic table...
with about 3'+ of fallen snow sitting on top of it!!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

...turn...turn...turn...

JANUARY is gone(!) and FEBRUARY is well underway!
Time Flies.
I've had the privilege for the last week to get to spend MANY HOURS out of doors!
...thinking
and
...reflecting...



AT SUNRISE: "Go DO it!"
AT SUNSET: 'Appreciate this very moment for everything you have and love in Life.  There will never be another 'exactly' the same.'

...and before the moon sets again, it can all change.