Wednesday, October 31, 2007


I wish you lots of treats and no tricks! Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Fall Fashion!

I thought you might be interested in some fall fashion......from 1953! These pictures are from a McCall's from September, 1953.Not too different from today's looks except for the hats and gloves.
These shoe adds were in the same magazine.
These look like today's shoes, too.
Can you believe the price? The magazine was only 25 cents!

Monday, October 29, 2007

A day at Grandma's

Hi! This is Jerzie and I am taking over Grandma's blog today. I'm going to show you some of the things I do when I spend the day with Grandma.
We spend a lot of time reading and playing together. This is what I do when Grandma is on the computer checking out your blogs and downloading all the pictures she takes of me!. Today I even helped Grandma wash her windows!
Hey! Let me in!
I love to look at these kids but I'm not supposed to touch them.
When Grandma puts me on her bed to change me, I always grab my favorite pillow. I love fringe!
But most of all Grandma just wants to hug me, kiss me and "nosel".(In case you don't know what "nosel" means, I just rub noses with you.)

I made a video for you today to show you the "easiest" way to get in and out of a rocking chair. I hope you like it!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Green Thumb Sunday

When I went out to take pictures yesterday I was surprised to see these tiny ants all over these white mums that were blooming.
They were on the pink edged ones too.
I spotted this one raspberry yarrow still blooming
and this cone flower. They are about the only bright spots left in the center garden.
What bright spots are left in your garden?
Click on the Green Thumb Sunday button on the sidebar to get a list of all those showing their blooms today.

Saturday, October 27, 2007


This is not my ordinary post! My son and his wife are having their annual Halloween party tonight. They work hard at decorating so I thought I would show you some of their decorations.

First their pumpkins.This is Jerzie's. She got to pick out which eyes, ears and mouth she wanted. I'd never seen these and thought they were a real cute idea. She picked everything dog except for the ears, which are cat. Her real dog does have pointy ears, tho.
These are Kim and Tabatha's. We used to all get together and carve fancy pumpkins like these every year. Now that I work nights we can't seem to get together. I must warn you that these images are not for the weak of heart or stomach!
Enter at your own risk! The cutie on the left is Tabatha's. There will be no more cute!
The doorman. Whoever did this left the bloody baseball bat behind.
Glowing eyes. Would you like a beer? Yes, I know it's a pepsi machine but it dispenses beer.No wonder there are so many webs. That's a snake in the skeleton's mouth.
I'm not sure I want to know what's in here!
This guy is on top guarding the frig.
Are those eyeballs in that jar? This guys eyes are glowing and he's screaming! (via remote control)
Hungry? Pickled fingers and eyeballs.
What is she doing up there?

Looks like she doesn't have a choice!Nice outfit!
Now that doesn't look to healthy.

Add a smoke machine, orange light bulbs and darkness ...
I'm glad I'm staying home with Jerzie!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Show and Tell

Friday and another Show and Tell! Today I'm going to show you more of my beauty shop. I have a whole wall of hair "stuff" that I have collected over the years.
I love the graphics on these hair net packages. Some of the packages still have the human hair and nylon hair nets in them.
The blue object on this shelf is one of the first blow dryers. This one is on a stand that came with it. They were so heavy you couldn't hold it for long. The box holds an old curling iron one of my customers found in their mother's things. On top of the box is an electric crimping iron. We always assume that what is available today is a brand new idea but later I'll show you a crimping iron that had to be heated on the stove. The item on the right must have been made between heating things on the stove and electricity. It is an electric cylinder that you put an iron in to heat it.
The 2 irons that hang are early electric irons. They don't have a thermostat so they aren't much better that the ones that had to be heated.

Thanks Kelli for hosting Show and Tell Friday! Go the Kelli's House to see a list of every involved.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Box!

I don't want to make you wait any longer to see what's in this box! If you look real close you can see these darling snowmen on top. They were a little pricey but everything was 30% off so I got my 2 favorites. I stopped at another sale on my way home and found a box in the basement that wasn't marked. I got all these for a buck!
Okay, back to The Box!
I saw these wonderful pastel dishes at the sale and just couldn't stop thinking about them. They were pink, blue, yellow and green (almost teal). After much thought (and an okay from my daughter) I decided I could put my Mom's china away and buy the pastel dishes if they were still there, more than 24 hours later. We are a very sentimental family and I didn't want to upset anyone. Mom's china is safely packed away. I would never get rid of it.
I didn't get off work until after 2 so I ran to the sale. Jane, who runs the sale, was outside when I got there and told me the dishes had gone about 15 minutes earlier. I figured I might as well go in and look around again anyway. Well, the pink dishes had been sold but the blue, yellow and green ones were still there.

I bought the yellow and green ones which were my favorites anyway!

Don't you just love the colors?
The extras were picked over, as everything was sold by the piece but now I'll have something to search household sales and e-bay for!
They are Lu-Ray Pastels.
I just love them! I got them all for around $20. They are perfect in my redone dining room.