Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A Christmas Verse For You

Christmas is creeping up on us. Time to spend time with our love ones and think of our family far away or who have past on. Many Christmas's have past for me. 61 one to be exact. Lots of wonderful memories and some not so great.
Times are good today. Money is tight, but we have our health ( cancer free 5 years ) ( sober 2 years 10 months and 20 days thank you Jesus) Hubby is well, children are doing pretty good. As in many cases money is tight for them too, but we have it so much better than a lot of folks around us. We are warm, have a place to sleep and food to feed our bellies. I want to take this time to be thankful for all I have and to pray for those still suffering with no place to sleep, hungry, out of work and what ever disease they are suffering from.
I want to thank all of you who visit me at my different blogs. You may not comment often but I do sense you there and hope that I give you some joy or a just a smile.
God bless you and have a wonderful Christmas and lets pray for peace and a prosperous year for all of us.
Today's vintage post card is a Christmas Verse .
Here's a Christmas Message packed with cordial good cheer
To friends, one and all, far and near, Of Peace on earth, good will I send
A loving message to you , dear friend

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Forgotten Photo # 28 Tin Type of Beautiful Woman Wearing A Cross

Here is another vintage tin type photo. This one is of a beautiful young woman. Her hair is done up and she is wearing a cross around her neck. She has a scarf around her neck also. I do not remember any of my other vintage photos having a cross around the ladies neck. Interesting, I will have to watch for other's posing with their cross.

Tin type is in a paper frame and the tin type is scratched sadly. I love these old tins. I probably bought this while I was living in Minnesota. No markings to tell me where she lived or who she was.

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Forgotten Photo # 27 Tin Type of Little Girl

One of my favorite old photos is tin types. This one is of a darling little girl. She is probably about 5 years old. Sadly no name to go with it.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Forgotten Photo # 26 Beard Gentleman ? identified

This cabinet photo that is of a middle age man with a mustache and curly hair in probably his best suit. Came out of a photo album I bought some time ago. There was a name written in the photo album in pencil but hard to know what his name may really be. Looks like W W Warnard. Nothing on the photos identifies where or who photographed.

This is one of many orphan photos I have bought to sell on eBay either to collectors or better yet a family member.

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Monday, December 14, 2009

Forgotten Photo #25 from Winona Minnestoa Cabinet Photo

This orphan photo is one I found when living in Minnesota. It is a cabinet photo of a young couple from Winona Minnestoa area. Was photographed by Morgenelur Bergeron Photograph Studio.

Sadly there is no name on the photo so they are unknown couple from the late 1800's to early 1900's.

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Chistmas Memories My Mother and Grandma's Vintage Brooch

Christmas time always brings back memories of family members who have passed on. During the last years of my mother's life money was tight so instead of buying us gifts she would give us treasured belongings of hers. She always felt it would be nicer to give a new gift but I always told her this meant so much more to me. How I looked forward to Christmas to see what she had picked out for me. This is my most prized treasure from my mother.

It is a vintage pin broach and came packed in a older Sarah Coventry box with a note. It is surly not Sarah Coventry. The note in my mom's hand writting says

" This is a Pin or Brooch I bought for mama about 1942. Paid about $12.00 ( whole weeks wages and tips ha!) "

Pin is missing a few rhinestones but so beautiful and is very heavy.

Hope that you have enjoyed reading my story and seeing my mama's pin that she gave to my grandma.

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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Forgotten Photo # 24 Minnesota Beauty in Cabinet Photo

My orphan photo is of a beautiful young woman from the Minneapolis Minnesota area. Photograph was taken by E I Rugg of Hennepin Avenue.

Sadly there is not name on photo to tell us who she was.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Forgotten Photo # 23 Wisconsin Gentleman with Beard

Another orphan cdv photo in my collection for sale on eBay. So sad that they get separated from family. No name to tells us who this man was.

He did live in the Racine Wisconsin area and the photographer was Thomas on college avenue in Racine.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday Bless This House Prayer

Tonight for Vintage Thingies Thursday I am sharing an old religious plaque that hung in my mother's kitchen. I now have it hanging over my kitchen sink.

I then made one to hang in my bedroom.

It has pink flowers as the background and is framed in white. Very feminane looking.
Bless This House
Bless this house, O Lord We Pray,
Make It Safe By Night And Day;
Bless These Walls, So Firm And Stout,
Keeping Want And Trouble Out,
Bless The Roof And Chimney Tall;
Let Thy Peace Lie Over All;
Bless This Door, That It May Be
Ever Wide To Welcome Thee.

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She is sharing about a vintgage Christmas Tree. I spotted one today at a thrift store. I may have to go and check it out tomorrow to see the condition and price.

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