Thursday, September 30, 2010

B is for Boisterous!

Are all puppies boisterous? That has certainly been my experience. And you know what? I wouldn't want it any other way. I mean, why else would I have a puppy? To hold and pet? Nah! To run wildly and freely...boisterously enjoying life? Yes!
My girls: Betsy-Belle & Bonnie Lass, romping boisterously!

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

New Mown Hay for Ruby Tuesday!

Another great vintage ad for Ruby Tuesday!

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Mary's Lamb for Blue Monday!


Mary and her little lamb following her to school...from a vintage nursery rhyme book!

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Mother and Susan Share Pink Saturday Fun!

"Look Mother. I have a green ball, a blue airplane, and a blue chair," says Susan.
"They are very pretty, Susan," says Mother. "And I am wearing my pretty new pink skirt."
"Mother, may I play here?" Susan asks.
"Of course you may play here, Susan! It's a beautiful autumn day and also Pink Saturday.
We can celebrate together!" Mother replies.
"Thank you, Mother!" Susan exclaims.
"You are welcome, Susan. Everyone loves Pink Saturday!"

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

A is for ANGEL!

This is our beautiful Angel sheltie who brought unconditional love, loyalty, and joy to our home for 11 years! She passed on to the Rainbow Bridge long ago but has been kept safely in our hearts. She truly was a little furry angel every day of her life! And we are grateful to have had her in our lives.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Boots and Shoes Vintage Ad!


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Monday, September 20, 2010

Blue Skies and One Tiny Angel!


I love these vintage shoe illustrations! How about you?

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

A Prayer for Night!


Professor Francis C. Tilden and his wife, the poet Ethel Arnold Tilden, taken in 1948

Illinois Professor Francis C. Tilden taught at DePauw for over 30 years. The popular and much-admired professor retired in June 1940. He died in 1958 at the age of 85 and was buried in Forest Hill Cemetery. His wife, Ethel Arnold Tilden, who preceded him in death in 1950, was a widely recognized poet as well as housewife and mother. A Greencastle native and graduate of DePauw, she was perhaps best known for writing the words to an oratorio composed for the 150th anniversary of Methodism by Van Denman Thompson, "The Evangel of the Western World" (https://www.depauw.edu/library/archives/ehistory/chapter3/Tilden.html).

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Pink Sand on a Peaceful Beach!

A Coconut-Shaded Bathing Beach of Hawaii - by D. Howard Hirchcock

About a year ago at a favorite antique mall, I discovered a 1930's scrapbook put together by an art-loving young woman long ago. This is one of the many paintings she cut from a then current art magazine and pasted into her book! Pink-shaded sand on a peaceful beach—so lovely!

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Fancy Dogs in Rainbow Colors!





Happy Rainbow Days!

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Furry Babysitter!

Hi! My name is Bonnie Lass and I'm almost 12 years old. My birthday is next month. My mom and dad brought home a new sheltie this summer and now I have to babysit her all the time. I used to lay on the couch all day after Carrie went to the Rainbow Bridge but now I have to go outside and play every single day! And, you know what? I'm getting healthier and happier all the time. I guess having a little sister named Betsy Belle isn't so bad after all! In fact, I kind of like her!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Commotion in the Backyard!

Barking and circling is the greatest fun for new sheltie "sisters" and friends, Bonnie Lass and Betsy Belle! Guess you can tell from this photo what's going on at our house! And we're lovin' it! Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

1940's Good Housekeeping Magazine!

This little girl reminds me of a time when I had a sewing machine just like this one; wore a ruffled pinafore, and played with my nurse doll! Don't you just love the colors in this vintage magazine cover!

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Twins for Blue Monday!


1950's Children's book! I just love these vintage books! How about you?
Are you familiar with this one?

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Angel Wishes!


This little Angel wishes to send you good thoughts and wondrous moments on this most beautiful Sunday! Be of good faith! Be kind to others and to yourself! Blessings to all!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Fairy Stories for Pink Saturday!

I think you all know how much I love books! Well, here is the cover of my very first book—at least the first book I remember "reading" over and over again! Such a beautiful illustration!

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

VIOLET!

Our assignment for the final week of Mrs. Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday's Rainbow Summer School, is to find and post something VIOLET! This little art print is from a 1940's pictorial scrapbook I recently discovered and, if you love vintage as I do, you'll love this dear little girl kneeling in prayer on her cozy VIOLET Chenille spread! Perhaps, I'm just a nostalgic romantic but doesn't this picture just send one back to sweeter simpler time?

Happy Rainbow Days!

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Liberty!


What could be more wonderful than LIBERTY!

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Monday, September 6, 2010

Lady and the Tramp on Blue Monday!


1950's Children's book! I just love these vintage books! How about you?
Are you familiar with this one?

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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Betty White and a Few of Her Favorite Pets!

Yes, here she is, the beautiful Betty White—PICTURED on her amazing PINK sofa —in the 1950's, with a few of her PETS. What a marvelous woman, movie star, and lover of animals. She was and continues to be a huge supporter of animal rights! And, oh, how we love her for this!

(Thank you Jann for finding and sharing this fabulous image!)

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

INDIGO!

Our assignment this week for Mrs. Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday's Rainbow Summer School, is to find and post something INDIGO! This little art print is from a 1940's pictorial scrapbook I recently discovered.

And there's old Ichabod Crane himself watching the headless horseman ride off into the scary INDIGO night!

Happy Rainbow Days!

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