Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Lady's Letter-Writer: Letter XIX

Letter XIX
After a Misunderstanding 

April 21, 18--

Dear....:-- Your kind letter satisfies me, and I now regret that, in the anxiety of my affection for you, I should have given way to anything resembling a doubt.  You allow that appearances were a little against you, and that I had some reason for complaint.  Let no more be said on this subject, but hasten to the company of

                                                              Your affectionate and faithful,

                                                              ...... ..........

To: ...., Esq.


home decor

One of the cool finds that decorates my home:

It's a block of wood with the design carved out of it.

Monday, December 15, 2014

the Tuesday Song of the Week

Alabammy...

video
'That's What I Like About the South' - Phil Harris


Friday, December 12, 2014

another Goodwill visit

This one was DA BOMB!

And here's what I got:
alabaster mushroom, made in Italy 

something from an actual critter, but rather small.  Some odd little deer from Africa? 

cute baby toy from back when babies were more intelligent than they are today. 

over 40 AWESOME illustrations in here. 

cute AND jingle-ey 

David O. Selznick is in the house! 

so is Holly Hobbie

something for holy water

1974 Horsman baby doll

silk and metallic collar

pre-occupied Occupied Japan

Royal Albert
I should have known this was not made in England Royal Albert.  It looks very cheap.

The only businesses on 5900 Rising Sun these days are Chinese take-out and drug dealers.

I love me a high-end coloring book

I also got a bag of art supplies, a piece of fancy wood my hubs will turn into art, some dishtowels, and Christmas wrapping paper and ribbon.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Lady's Letter-Writer: Letter XVIII

Letter XVII
In the Negative 
(i.e. a follow-up of last week's A Widow, in Answer to Proposals)

Kingston, July 14, 18--

Dear Sir:-- I have just perused the flattering letter with which you have favored me.  Of late, whilst enjoying the pleasure of your company, I have not failed to observe your behavior towards myself has been more than ordinarily attentive; and that on one occasion you have rendered yourself of essential service to my interests.  Such conduct has not failed in attaining my favor and friendship, but has not had the effect of inspiring a deeper passion -- a passion I have totally renounced, whether on account of the advance of years (as the case may be), or of attachment to the memory of my late husband, it is immaterial of me to state.  Had I allowed myself to suppose that the attentions to which I have just alluded were prompted by any other feeling but that of simple friendship, I should certainly have endeavored to repress them.  Hence you may infer that, while I decline the honor of addresses, I still remain, with best wishes for your future welfare.  

                                                    Dear Sir, 

                                                      Your sincere friend,
                                                  
                                                         .......  ......

To:...., Esq.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Raptor golfer

 An owl
who golfs!

See?

Like?

He can tell you a lot about the game.

If you'd like to have him move in with you and share his secrets, go here:  www.etsy.com/shop/PeaceableAntiques

antique kitty cups

and plate!
From around 1918.

Have you ever seen anything cuter??

Everything's better when drunk from an antique kitty cup.

Kitty supper

post-supper card game