Hello! Want to go shopping with me? Yesterday my sister Denise and I volunteered at Multnomah Falls - we always meet for lunch first to make the most of our day. :-) We met at "The General Store" in Troutdale - they always have seasonal decor for sale and so we had a look-see at the Easter things. I got a huge kick out of this pair - I think the one on the left is a chick and on the right is a duckling. Aren't they funny?
This was a beautiful vintage style sparkly egg shaped box. Imagine getting this filled with chocolate eggs and jelly beans?
A whole table full of fun things.. I love the ruffly tree and the bunny figurines.
No, Teresa, you do not need this tree. You already have an Easter tree. :-)
They even had a small display of St. Patrick's Day things.. love the vintage post card images.
The little one in the middle came home with me.
We had a nice cheeseburger to fortify ourselves for the long afternoon of talking with visitors from around the world.
My sister just returned from a 3 week trip to visit New Zealand. She let me flip through the photos on her iPhone and told me all about the wonderful things they saw. She then pulled out two paintings and let me choose one. The first was a beach and ocean wave scene.
The 2nd was this beautiful of the mountains and flowering trees and a road. Which one would you select? Which one do you think I chose?
I put my little decoration on the counter for the visitors to enjoy. Not one person looked at it or mentioned it. Hmph. But I worked on my blanket all afternoon and got a LOT of interest in that. I let everyone feel the cotton and they ooohed and ahhhhed. One young man told me he could knit.. and told me he tried knitting a scarf and took it out 10 times and rolled it back into a ball and started over until he was happy with it. Isn't that cute?
This is the silly and goofy little Easter ornament I got for my tree. Even the boys told me it was kind of awful. But I think it's cute. :-)
On Facebook I "liked" a page called "Dusty Old Things" and have gotten a lot of enjoyment out of the antiques they show each day. Yesterday they had a whole piece on people who collect "restaurant ware". So, I pulled out my World War II Navy Wardroom china that they used on the big Navy ships - and snapped a photo of it to share with the hundreds of other collectors. When I lived on my houseboat for 5 years I collected this old stuff and I just adore it. It's survived a long time and is very durable. My dear husband said.. why don't you SELL it? I clutched my heart and said.. what??? No! :-)
Here is a little demitasse cup and saucer and the little spoon that goes with it, there is a little anchor on the spoon.. can you see it?
This is a bouillon cup with a pennant on it.
You can collect whole sets of the silverware too.. but I only have this big serving spoon and two demitasse spoons. See the anchor on top? I keep these in my china cabinet with my Jadeite and an old set of Johnson Bros. flowered dishes. :-) Don't judge! lol!
Today I'm off to swim soon with Gracie. I hope it's not too crowded. Every time it's different - sometimes splashy people, some nice, some not, the best is when G and I get our own lanes and can chat as we go back and forth. :-) Tomorrow I will be attending a volunteer training session for the Friends of Multnomah Falls. It will be held at the Kennedy School. I'll take some photos and tell you about it next time. Have a super weekend!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)