Category Archives: Hobbies

I Just Discovered More Postcards

My father was a prolific pack-rat, but he was not a hoarder in the popular sense of the word. When he wasn’t designing and building bridges and highways, he was collecting antiques and vintage stuff to sell. He actually sold … Continue reading

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Defrosting The Fridge …Floral Friday

The humid days of the warm season had pretty much practically passed this week. That meant it was time to do the bi-annual chore of defrosting the refrigerator. It’s an apartment size Coronado appliance that was sold by the now … Continue reading

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New Old Stock

I settled into the easy-chair, took a couple of slow, deep breaths. Then I reached over to the old portable cassette tape recorder and pressed “Play”. Instantly, a loud, mid-range tone blasted out of the recorder’s speaker. This was alarming … Continue reading

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Tropical Influence …Floral Friday

The bold colors and large size of many tropical flowers have broad appeal to people who enjoy decorative flowers and plants. In addition, these qualities lend themselves to use in modern and contemporary arrangements. Tropical flowers bridge the ages from … Continue reading

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Sunflowers …Floral Friday

I enjoy the rustic colors and appearance of sunflowers in October. So I was tempted to utilize them in this week’s projects. There is an auxiliary theme of cylindrical shaped containers. Here is how the experiments turned out. The tall, … Continue reading

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More Postcards

It’s been several months since I’ve shuffled through the collection of vintage and antique postcards I keep in a couple of antique wooden cigar boxes. For amusement, I grabbed a handful to enjoy. For today, I’m sharing four cards that … Continue reading

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Mid-Century Lamps …Floral Friday

Doing some fall housekeeping put me in the mood to deep clean some lamps this week. These lamps have a lot of ridges and details, so a dusting tool or cloth wouldn’t do. Also, each one had deteriorating displays of … Continue reading

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