Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Pirate Radio Stations by Andrew Yoder Underground broadcasts Interesting book

Some of the radio stations mentioned in this 2002 book are......Voice of Bozo, Voice of Anarchy, Xanax Radio,  Radio Doomsday, Radio Biscuit, Voice of Cliperton, Voice of the Voyager and many many more.  This book includes a CD and is available on eBay

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Robinson Crusoe is Santa Claus? Tuck Collectible

This is from the last page of a folded booklet.  It has become unattached and part of the first page is missing but the illustrations are nice.  Never thought I would see Crusoe dressed as Santa Claus.
Crusoe relating his adventures to his Grandchildren

1.  Crusoe taking provisions from the wreck. 2.  Out for the day's hunting 3.  Crusoe discovering footprints in the sand.
A few other pages exist....Raphael Tuck & Sons London Paris and  New York

Christmas Ornament - Teapot with meaning

A Teapot - A symbol of Hospitality, Welcome and comfort to Guests

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

What happened to Sunny California?

This part of Central California gets some snow but 7 inches is a little more then usual and it is cold and refusing to melt.  The highway that goes by is clear and so is the property on the other side as they get the sun.  We are in a hole and mostly shade and it is 55 high about 25 at night so it is slow to melt.  The cats hate it, the dog is not thrilled with it and I hate it too.  Thank goodness we have one 4 wheel drive truck that will get us out of our driveway.  But the fireplace is going, spaghetti for dinner so I guess things are not too bad.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Christmas Ornaments with a meaning - Santa Claus and Bunny

Santa Claus - The Symbol of Caring and Sharing

A Bunny - Represents the Renewal of Faith in Others to Provide Guidance, Protection, and Kindness at Christmastime and throughout the Year.

More ornaments with a theme coming this week.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Ornaments with Meaning - A house and a Rose

A House - Signifies the Family Shelter and Wishes that all who dwell there may Live Harmoniously.  The postcard shows a yule log train.

A Rose - Signifies Love, Affection and Beauty
A beautiful Rose ornament with glitter.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Black Friday - ephemera for 59 cents.

Even I am having a Black Friday 1 day auction on eBay.
Click here to bid.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving.  Today it is suppose to be 68 degrees in Sunny California, about 64 for tomorrows Turkey Day.
I suppose everyone will be shopping on Black Friday, but I will be online looking for Postcards or other ephemera.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Why we Buy Postcards.

What 2 interests draw collectors in buying postcards?

1.  Interest in one's locality.  Students of local history  discover that a view card of their favorite town can give them a fuller and more accurate picture of what life was like 60 or 70 years.

2. Social History - which falls into many forms, Military, costume, transport, car enthusiasts, humor.

The picture postcard offers scope to specialists in many fields.   am sure there are more then 2 reasons to buy a postcard.  Why do you buy postcards?
Notes taken from Picture Postcards of the Golden Age, A Collector's Guide by Tonie and Valmai Holt

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Art Quilting Studio Not your Grandmother's Quilting Magazine

Premier Issue 2009 of this Wonderful Stampington & Co available On eBay

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Cats out for a stroll (Cute Siamese kittens in a buggy) Embroidery cat at the ironing board

This will be a dish towel with a cross stitched towel for kitten at the ironing board.  This should be an easy project for me.  Love the Mainzer postcards which I share a lot.  Such details.  Cute Siamese kittens in the buggy. 

I bought this sample bag to copy and use to hold Christmas presents.  Reproduction Postcard of Chief Menawa of the Alabama Creek Indian

Monday, November 11, 2013

eBay Education at Sea Mixing Work With Play ALL ABOARD 11/10 by Danna Crawford | Vacation Podcasts

eBay Education at Sea Mixing Work With Play ALL ABOARD 11/10 by Danna Crawford | Vacation Podcasts
 I belong to Virtual Online Learning group with emphasis on Learning and sharing about ideas and selling on eBay.  Now Danna Crawford CEO of the group is leading a group cruise to the Bahamas in Jan 2015.  I am not sure I can make it but the cruise is open to anywhere.  Click the above link for more information.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Sunday Sharing= Old Tour Group Photo, children's book and Autumn Leaves

This picture is from last year, but the leaves are falling again and soon we will be raking up the oak leaves.

This is large wonderfully illustrated children's book from the 1940's.

Here I am with a tour group to Italy during the Christmas holidays in 1969.  I am the 3rd from the left in the back row.  I was teaching at RAF Bentwaters in England.

Friday, October 25, 2013

CJP Creations: Getting Started

CJP Creations: Getting Started: Below are photos of everything I've ever crocheted to date.  As long as I can read the pattern, I can make it.  Check out this new blog.  Some lovely crocheted items

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Yosemite Postcards, Outdoor campfire on Quilted Runner- embroidered

I am working on a table runner to put in our RV, I am going to embroider different camping scenes on 4 or 5 blocks.  Here is the campfire yet to be finished.
 Here is part of the runner with decorative squares, (notice tent at bottom) with more plain ones.  I displayed 3 Yosemite National Park Postcards (California). The additional tent is an old well used coaster.
so called from the breadth of the sheet in time of wind and melting snows, makes a leap of 630 feet and tumbles over 300 feet of additional cascade.
Embroider designs from Sublime Stitching.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Vintage Child's Book - The Three Bears 1937

The Three Bears A Classic Story....Read it out loud to your children or due to condition frame the pictures and hang in their bedroom or nursery.  Published in 1937 by Merrill Publishing Co in Illinois.  Illustrated by Milo Winter.These giant size books were very popular in the 30's and 40's and many stories, nursery rhymes were published.

Available on eBay.  Click Here

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Flea Market Finds - October is the month for boutiques, craft shows, and yard sales

Went to a local flea market today and found 15 children's books in varying condition.  Such fun as I also found some jewelry (one corocraft pin) some presto postcards and a cookbook from Bloomington Il (1950)  Will probably be listing on eBay. The presto postcards adapt a photograph into a POSTCARD.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Little Chief Pancho St Louis Zoo Chimpanzee Show 1950 Postcard

Pancho (Little Chief), two and a half years old, is one of the rising young stars  of the St. Louis Zoo's Chimpanzee Show.  His serious mien, pride in his colorful costume and a walk all his own already have made him a favorite with audiences.  The Chimpanzee Show, which opens in May and continues through October is one of three free animal shows at the St. Louis Zoo.
1950 copyright by the St. Louis Zoological Board of Control

Monday, September 23, 2013

Greetings from Alabama, Greetings from Connecticut Map Postcards

Love the vintage postcards for STATE MAPS...Makes a nice topic for collecting while traveling,,  Usually you find the state flower, bird listed on each card.  Illustrations for many of the cities and historical sites are included.  You can find new State Map postcards at the souvenir shops or older ones at the antique, collectible stores.  Of course they are for sale on eBay too.
State maps for Connecticut and Alabama.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Greetings from St. Cloud Minnesota Postcard Canoeing and Camping

Sometimes I think these old postcards are generic.  It looks like the publishers printed in St. Cloud after the words Greetings from....These camping photos could be anywhere up in Minnesota or Wisconsin or....But they are neat pictures of fun family camping.  Why was my last RVing experience (not quite rustic camping) not too ideal, desert winds (well what did I expect being 100 miles from Death Valley) flies, dust etc.  But we had fun in Lone Pine with wonderful views of Mt Whitney and sleeping well to the wind blowing through the Aspen tree.  Now for cooler weather and more camping.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Weekend news and shared postcards

Still quite warm in Central California but the evenings are cooling off nicely.  The smoke has let up from the Rim Fire.  It has been a smokey summer as we have had smoke from 3 fires.  I am not complaining about the warm weather as it makes it nice for sitting outside in the early morning and evening.  Today I look forward to going to a Birthday Party for a friend who turns 80.  We both have spent hours crafting together.  She does more then I do, since she still does the craft shows in the Fall and Winter.  A few postcards below from my stash!!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Balloon Festival this weekend in Reno Nevada

Had a great week here in Reno but had to leave before most of the balloons take to the sky tomorrow the 7th.  But we saw a preview of some balloons as some businesses near Reno on Thursday put their balloons into the sky.  Quite a site.  This one just landed.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Happy Labor Day

Enjoy today's special holiday.  Happy Labor Day.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Taksim Maydami (Square) Istanbul Turkey - Vintage Postcard

When I visited this square in Istanbul it looked much like this, although I do not know the age of this postcard.  (I was there in 1967)I found online on Wikipedia a modern picture of Taksim Square and it looked much different.  It also stated that the photo was taken from Burger King.  Now that is a change.  

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

S.S. Mount Vernon Potomac River Cruise Washington DC Vintage postcard

The Potomac river Cruise aboard the S.S. Mount Vernon is acclaimed as one of the nation's most scenic boat trips.  This luxury cruise liner sails daily for trips to Mount Vernon home of George Washington, and Marshall Hall Amusement Park, Maryland's famous private playground.

Probably this postcard is from 1950's or 1960's.
Available on eBay Click here

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Are you keeping cool like these bears? Vintage Postcards

When camping in Yellowstone I would hear the bears at night getting into the garbage cans.
Scared me to death.  

Friday, August 16, 2013

Maple Leaf Frame of couple on RPPC

Photography was very popular in the early 1900's and personal postcards were popular.  The more unique the better.  Using a stencil type mat and framing a photo was one idea this photographer had.  Here a maple leaf encloses this man and woman.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Dear Nellie..................Vintage RPPC lady with crazy hat

Dear Nellie....
I thout I would send one of my photos to see if you would recognize  me am on my way home from Denver had a lovely time  Write Me
1907 postcard

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Well dressed men and women enjoying Lake Front Park, St. Joseph Michigan Postcard

The park goers seem to be enjoying a day in the Lake Front Park, St. Joseph, Michigan.  I love the postmarks on the old postcards, this one is nice and clear of Sodus, Michigan.   

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Coca Cola items up for auction on eBay


My friend Nancy is trying to raise money so she can fix the feral kittens that are on her property.  She is quickly taming them too.  Lots of Coke items on eBay.
Click Here

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Odds and Ends - Collectibles

Vintage Finger Puppets

Miniature size cardboard Food Props

I think those drivers on lower right hand corner are wondering is this load too heavy!

I am a little behind in writing on my blog.  Busy with a lot going on.  Now it is the 
water heater which needs some parts this morning. Sure hope we do not have to call the plumber.  It feels like August, still warm to hot days but the nights are a little cooler.

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