Wednesday, March 26, 2014

From a Bungalow's Front Porch

From my front porch

This is the second fire in two days that we have seen from our Bungalow's front porch.  Yesterday, it was an apartment complex under construction, from which a worker on an upper floor was saved by the Houston Fire Department.  Tall Husband just came in to tell me that this fire destroyed a two-story house.  If my guess is correct, the house in question is one where a young woman's body was discovered a couple of years ago.  She was a murder victim.

As I look out of the Bungalow window, I see that the fire has been extinguished.  Hope no one was injured.  Thank you, Houston Fire Fighters!
Correction: The fire was at the church directly across the street from the home mentioned above.

Monday, February 10, 2014

An Advent Calendar Repurposed

An antique printer's drawer was what I thought I wanted, until I saw this zinc advent calendar. How perfect for all my tiny treasures, I mused...and it was on sale!  Thanks Tall Husband for hanging it properly.  The cost of my treasures?  Next to nothing.  The memories which they hold...priceless!

An Olympic Bronze metal from the Paris games of 1900, takes me on a trip of marvelous imaginings. 

A cast iron puppy with his tiny book has been with us for at least thirty years.

A parade of magnetic ants add a whimsical touch.

A tiny pair of antique sunglasses, made for a child, make you wonder what that little face must have looked like behind those glasses so many years ago.

A tiny watch face from France has its own niche.

A doll's hand evokes a poignant note.

A quail egg is equally adorable.

And this small hand from a Santos, holds a heart-shaped rock which my little Maltipoo, Scooter, brought to me in trade for a dog treat.  Priceless!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The First Camellias


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Ah, Coco, you were so right to love the Camellia.  The purity, the simplicity...the total lack of fussiness, yet the femininity she packs is soothing to the soul.  Forgive me, as I passed up your white for the palest of pinks with only a touch of fragrance.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Looking Hip

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A pair of child's tiny, antique sunglasses found on Etsy

Take a tip from Scooter.  Anyone can be hip in the right pair of sunglasses.  You are so cool, Scoot dog!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Keep Calm and Dream On

My New Year resolution: Keep calm and dream on.  Happy New Year, my dear friends.
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Monday, December 9, 2013

A Tiny Tree


Bunnies and Bones adorn our tiny Christmas tree.

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Tall Husband and I could not resist this perfect four-foot fur tree at our local nursery.  I made iced sugar cookies (bunnies and dogie bones) for decoration.  You may notice that some cookies are missing from the lower branches...Scooter and Skipper loved "trimming" the tree.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Veterans Day 2013

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Dear Veterans, from our hearts to yours, thank you for your service.