Monday, November 26, 2012

Monday Matrimony Vintage Photo of Bride and Groom Orphan Photo #120

Mondays are a perfect time to share a vintage photo of a bride and groom. This vintage CDV is from the early 1900s. We have no names to identify the bride and groom but back of photo tells us that it was taken at the Chas Tebo Photographers at N Side Broadway in Eau Claire Wisconsin.
I find the posing of the female standing next to the gentleman with her hand on his shoulder. They appear to be a well dressed couple.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

SUNDAY SMILES ~ Snapshot Smiling Children 11/25/12 ~ Orphan Children Photos #119

Lots of smiles can be found within this group of  vintage snap shots. Whether or not they are dressed for church no one knows but I do know that at least some are smiling . Snap shots are probably from the 1940 based on the clothing they are wearing
Within the photo is the shadow of the picture taker.
Sadly we have no name or place where picture was taken. Sad little orphan photos.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

SEPIA SATURDAY 153 November 24 2012 Children on Roller Skates and a Bike

Time for Sepia Saturday and the theme is children. One of my favorite photos to look for are children or women in hats. This is one of my favorite vintage photos. Two adorable children one on a bicycle and the other wearing rollerskates. These adorable kids are wearing matching coats and hats. They are so adorable. No names to let us know who they are or a date to let us know when taken.  Guessing some where in the 1930s or 1940s. Would love to hear your ideas of dating this photo.

Take a moment to look at other offerings at Sepia Saturdays. I will be posting my picture there.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

SEPIA SATURDAY 152 ~ Young Lady Reading Her Bible

For todays Sepia Saturday the theme is reading. I love to read mysteries. I admit I love use bookstores and love the smell of an old book store. Hubby and I owned a used bookstore and for two years had 2 stores.

I searched among my collection of old pictures and found this wonderful cabinet photo of a young lady sitting with her bible in her lap. She is pointing to a certain verse but of course we have no idea what verse.
Bibles are important today but in the 1900s they really an important part of the family life. I have a collection of old family bibles. One of my favorites belonged to one of my great grandmothers.
I hope you enjoy looking at this wonderful old photo. Sadly I have no idea who she is or even where it was taken.
Her dress is full and has puffed sleeves and around her neck is a heart pendant. I would guess she was in her early 20s when taken.

Thanks for stopping by to see my Sepia Saturday posting. I will be sharing this over at Sepia Saturday of UK . Take a moment to peek at what others are sharing. You never know what you will find. Grace

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Almost Wordless Wednesday ~ Buying Vintage Tin at Auction and Taking Time For Petting Our Cats 11/7/12

Some days can be so hectic around here. We run and run even more trying to keep ahead with things I want to do or have to do.

I never seem to keep my home as nice as I would like. I store items we buy here and there and soon I feel over whelmed. It is so much more fun to buy items to sell and then some days they just sit till I get around to sell them.  Then again winter is almost here and with garage sales not happening it is nice to have some stock to sell.

We are planning to have a table at our local auction house this next Monday. It is a good way to move some of the items I have bought in the past. I have glassware including Fire King and vintage 48 records. A original painting from a Swiss painter from the 1940s. There is even a small piece of gold that will be sold. It is a 15 year pendant from US Steel on a chain. The pendant is 10 kt gold while the chain is probably not.

Monday night we went to the auction and bought items to sell in the antique store. Picked up a vintage red tin,

newspapers about both Kennedys being shot, Duluth picture and much more.

In the mean time it is just nice to visit with you with my feet up. Or maybe take a moment to pet one of the cats then back to work listing a book or vintage photo. These are my two adopted cats. Crossed eyed Siamese and my deaf albino cat. 14 and 10 years old and treasures for sure.

Thanks for stopping by to hear about my Wednesday. If you are looking for a pet to add to your home, please check out your local shelter. You just may find the loves of your life like we did with Blue and Gypsy Rose. The albinos name was Gypsy but I loved Natalie Wood in Gypsy Rose Lee so her name is now Gypsy Rose.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Sepia Saturday 150: 3 November 2012 ~ President John F Kennedy in Duluth Minnesota

Time for  Sepia Saturday 150: 3 November 2012 , click on link to see what others are posting.
Posting is political, Irish or sports.
I am sharing a personal snap shot from family collection.  I believe it is of  President John F Kennedy here in Duluth Minnesota campaigning to become president. He was here in 1960 and 1963. You can read about it here.

I am guessing a uncle of mine took this picture or maybe even an aunt of mine. Sadly I do not know who the gentle men are with John Kennedy.

Small snap shot black and white and a family treasure for sure. I share this over at Sepia Saturday. Thanks for stopping by. Grace

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Hubby spotted a moving sale on Craigs list yesterday. I am glad we took the time to drive to sale.
Found 2 Halloween mold figures that light up a ghost and a pumpkin. Perfect for Halloween and very desireable as decorations. I used them last night in our window. The figures cost me a total of $7.00. Very sellable on the eBay or Craigs list for alot more than that.

We love to collect metal bells and found a nice one for $5.50 to add to our collection and on a shelf found this nice Fire King Batter Bowl for $3.50. The bell we will keep but the batter bowl will be put up for sale either on eBay or in the antique store.

Add to this 5 nice hard covers on Lake Superior, Logging camps and one on Alaska. They will be sold either in the store or on line at Amazon. Each were marked $4.00 but got them for $2.00 each.

Great buys and worth the drive and time. May have to go back today and see what I  want to add to the pile of goodies.

thanks for stopping by for Found At Grace