Friday, April 30, 2010

Postcard Friendship Friday~MT LOWE



Above from the LA Times
Click on the articles to enlarge 
and read the history of Mt Lowe.
Above - Top of Mt Lowe 
(this and more pictures on Wikipedia)

The following two postcards of Mt. Lowe are from a box of 150 I purchased from an online auction.  This box of postcards has taken me on a wonderful journey of forgotten places and times. 

Post marked 1910
Message reads: "Went up Mt. Lowe Yesterday. You will get a photo by mail. Go to beach and ostrich farm today.  On to Modesto next- Edith" 
Mailed 1927


Message Reads: On train June 2nd.   Went up here a week ago Saturday. Fine trip. Down evening hundreds of lights in Valley.  Looked in telescope.  Love Sadie L Davis
DO YOU THINK THIS IS THE OSTRICH FARM Referred to on the first postcard?
Check out the Buggy and Ostrich below (see more about the farm HERE!
Today all of this is just a memory in the pages of history!
THANKS BETH for hosting Postcard Friendship Friday
To see more postcards click HERE!

Giveaway at Bungalow Bling!

Hurry you have until tonight to enter Bungalow Bling's awsome giveaway.

Direct From Bungalow Bling

This is my 100th post for "Bungalow Bling!" And, I'm having a Giveaway to commorate the event! I have come to know, love and have visited some terrific bloggers! This is my little way of giving back!
Shell will be giving away a crown.... 
this is a sample of what her crowns look like... 
join the FUN HERE!

April Happenings In Kitsap!

Scroll Down for the most current post.
4/30 Westsound Auctions onsite general auction

5/1 Flea Market in Westsound Auctions parking lot 9am to 4pm weather permitting.

Check back regularly, events and dates updated all month long.

When in Poulsbo be sure to stop in Cat's Meow Antique Mall... my cards are on sale there. Just ask for Lyneen's cards!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

JOYWORKS

After seeing this amazing dress on the Joyworks blog I know I must visit their store in Snohomish!


Joyworks

1002 1st Street

Snohomish,Wa 98290

(360)568-5050

Joyworks@verizon.net

Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00-5:30

Sunday 12:00-5:00

The Tussie-Mussie Reveal

Last week I revealed a sneak peak of my Tussie-Mussie for the swap at A Swap for All Seasons.  I would like to share what I sent to my swap partner at Creative Cottage Dreamer.





Saturday, April 24, 2010

My Tussie-Mussie Arrived this Week

First, what is a TUSSIE-MUSSIE... 
A Bit of History - By Sue Williams

The language of flowers spans the world of the ancients from Greece and Turkey to the Aztecs of South and Central America.

In England during Elizabethan times, judges carried tussie-mussies into their courtrooms to protect against "gaol fever." Today judges at England's highest court, the Old Bailey, celebrate this tradition by carrying a tussie-mussie into court six times a year. During the Victorian era tussie-mussies were carried close to the nose to ward off the stench in the streets and the plague and were composed primarily of scented herbs such as rosemary, thyme, and rue. The age-old custom of strewing pungent herbs on the floors of homes was thought to protect the gentlefolk from germs and provide herbal fragrances - early aromatherapy.

I love the swaps at A SWAP FOR ALL SEASONS.  I received a wonderful package with my TUSSIE-MUSSIE from my swap partner Patti at Creative Cottage Dreamer.  Here are a few pictures of my amazing gifts!
All the goodies...
I love my Tussie-Mussie!
This is the sweet gift card she included in the box!
and some beautiful postcards...
She cross stitched the rabbit...
I love the vintage items like the picture and trims...
and the handmade tag with the picture of the young girl...
I love the bird nesting in the Tussie-Mussie!
This was a wonderful package to open!!!!!
Thanks Patti

Stop by Judy's Junk & Java Sunday 4/25!

Hot off my Email

Greetings from Judy’s Junk & Java!  

Sorry - late notice we know, but had to make certain it wouldn’t be raining tomorrow (ha!)  So, with a forecast of just cloudy, we’re on!  Tomorrow, Sunday, April 25th, 9am-3pm.  Come join us for the patio sale … new old stuff at great prices.  The house will be open also and it is still Spring Cleaning Sale time!  Fresh-roasted coffee available to buy fresh ground for home or drink while you shop. We hope to see you tomorrow!  

Also, don’t forget it’s Fun in the Yard this Wednesday, April 28th 5-8pm, here at Judy’s and Lisa Stirrett’s Glass Art Studio.  Come see what we have yard and garden related items/features we have planned.  Paul Gregory will be here … Silverdale’s own farmer and produce delivery guy – we signed up for his produce last year and it was fantastic. Bring your friends and we’ll see you soon! 

Paul & Dean  

Judy’s Junk & Java

3656 NW Munson St

Silverdale   WA   98383

Tel: 360.204.5187

 

Hours: Tue-Thu  10-5 , though usually here by 8am 

Fri 10 – 6 … pick up your freshly roasted coffee for the weekend!

Sat 11-5 

Sun –  Closed ~ Open 4/25 for special sale

Mon – Closed, though often one of us is here …. please call first.

Another giveaway!!! at Fairy Dust Dreams

Michelle at Fairy Dust and Dreams has wonderful tutorials.  Her most recent is this beautiful bouquet, she makes it look so simple. 
Michelle is giving away a teacup table top bouquet.
A miniature of her tutorial.  
Click HERE to enter by Tuesday April 27th!  

Giveaway at Scrapbook Update- Going GREEN

Have you heard of ECHO GREEN CRAFTS.  They have a line of inks and paints that are vegetable based.  Scrapbook Update is giving away some Echo Green Craft Products!  You have until the evening of April 26th to enter.   Click HERE to ENTER GIVEAWAY!

This bird is one of the recycled paper sculptures
 available in their catalog! 

To learn more about Echo Green Crafts read THIS ARTICLE posted on craftcritique.com and followup article HERE.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Auction Tonight!

Well another auction tonight!
Westsound Auctions has a lot of woodworking tools!
Dolls, jewlery, glass and misc...
check out pictures here.
I will be checking out the auction
and getting a Hamberger grilled by CJ's!
The auction starts @ 6:00PM
Say "HI" if you make it out!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Postcard Friendship Friday ~ Mount Rushmore



I mentioned a box of 150 vintage postcards I purchased recently at an online auction. Here is another card from that collection. Construction on Mount Rushmore. I believe this is the face of George Washington.
Mount Rushmore, the President's Mountain, is located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. It was the brainchild of Doane Robinson, known as the “Father of Mount Rushmore.” His goal was to create an attraction that would draw people from all over the country to his state.
Facts About Mount Rushmore
The four presidents carved in the mountain are George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, TheodoreRoosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.
It took 14 years to complete Mount Rushmore.
Of the 14 years to complete only 6 were actual construction years. Funding was an issue during construction.
No one died while building Mount Rushmore.
The sculpture cost $989,992.32 to build.
There is a cave behind the carving called the "Hall of Records." It was intended to house the story of Mount Rushmore but was never completed due to lack of funding.

More reading:
Thanks Beth for hosting
Postcard Friendship Friday.
To see more Of Postcard
Friendship Friday click here!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Where will I be this weekend?

In the morning you might find me at the FLEA MARKET.  Last week was the first Saturday Flea Market held in the parking lot of Westsound Auctions from 9am to 4pm weather permitting.   I got some great deals last week.  April 17th from 9am to 4 pm weather permitting will be their second Flea Market weekend!

In the afternoon I am taking a couple of my precious items to the Appraisal Fair at the Fairgrounds.  Be sure to check the times for the schedule of what is happening on their site. 

If there is time I my hit a few antique stores.  My Favorites are
Bremerton - Simply Renewed  
Poulsbo - Cats Meow
Silverdale - Judy's Junk N Java

And stop at some of my Favorite Coffee stops:
Poulsbo: Cups
Silverdale: Judy's Junk N Java ( A one stop shop!) pick up fresh ground coffee for home brewing while you are there!

Maybe I will run into you, be sure to say hi if you see ME!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Postcard Friendship Friday Washington Capitol

Last week I received a box of 150 postcards 
I bid on in an online audition.  
I will be sharing a few of these with you over the next couple of weeks.


Here is a snapshot of my 150 vintage postcards!!!

Here are two postcards of the Washington State Capitol.  Through postcards I have learned a little more about the state I live in. 


When I found the two very different pictures I became curious and started to do some research.  On HistoryLink.org I found some very interesting information on the background of the two buildings.  Washington became a territory in 1848 and a state on November 11, 1889.  In 1893 $500,000 had been appropriated for a legislative building a nationwide competition was held for the to select an architect.  Ernest Flagg of New York City won.   He designed a building dripping in ornamentation complete with corinthian columns.  


The building was to be paid for by government land grants. By the time the "Silver Panic of 1893" came about the funds were not available.  The foundation had been poured by this time.  WORK STOPPED.  The building was never completed. The foundation was barricaded and sat until the new capital was built!  In 1901 the Thurston County Courthouse was bought and would serve as the capital until 1924.

This building is now on the National Register of Historic Places.

Finally building resumed and the domed building was built. 


 This time it was decided there would be a campus, the capital building was to be built on the original foundation with some expansion.  In  the second photo you can see the surrounding buildings.     


For more fun visit Beth our awesome hostess!

Happy PFF!

Tussie Mussie Sneak Peak

Here is a sneak peak of what went out in the box I mailed today for the Tussie Mussie swap that Linda hosted at A Swap for all Seasons.

A few buttons...
Dangling pearls...
A close-up of the Tussie Mussie
A few more goodies!
After my partner, Creative Cottage Dreamer, receives her box of goodies I will post more pictures!

Winner She Dreams Big!!



I apologize I forgot to draw the winner last week with all that life has been throwing at me.  I think this time of year it is easy to let the blog go a little.  So much going on with the arrival of SPRING!!!!  Taxes were due... etc!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Email from Judy's Junk & Java

Just wanted to share the news!


Dear Friend of Judy’s,


Many exciting announcements, so thank you for a bit of your time to read this.  Our Spring Cleaning Sale is on.  Through April most everything (except new art) is 20% off.


Mark your calendar for April 28th 

An evening with us on the last Wednesday of the month 5-8pm. 

More details on the venue to come!  


New and Exciting Arrival !!!!  

Edda’s Therapeutic Massage & Hypnotherapy, Edda brings 20 years of experience in Medical Treatment Massage and Clinical hypnotherapy to Judy’s.  In the room over-looking the creek, whether massage, or hypnotherapy to eliminate undesired additions, it’s a perfect place to seek wellness.  $60/hour.  Senior discount available.  Call 360.689.4651 to make an appointment with Edda B Luce, LMT, NLP


Lisa Stirrett’s Glass Art Studio 

next door to us has many new items 

for the home, garden and office, 

so be sure to stop by to see her too.


The weather is getting warmer, the flowers are blooming, the creek is flowing … a perfect place to get a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy a picnic by the creek.  And please remember us for your home coffee needs.  Only $10 / pound and receive a free cup of coffee with your purchase!   


Thank you and we look forward to seeing you and your friends.

 Paul & Dean  

Judy’s Junk & Java

3656 NW Munson St

Silverdale   WA   98383

Tel: 360.204.5187

 

Hours: Tue-Thu  10-5 , though usually here by 8am 

Fri 10 – 6 … pick up your freshly roasted coffee for the weekend!

Sat 11-5 

Sun –  Closed 

Mon – Closed, though often one of us is here …. please call first.


Saturday, April 3, 2010

HAPPY EASTER!

An Easter Greeting I received in an Email... just had to share!

All I need to know
I learned from the Easter Bunny! 
Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
Everyone needs a friend who is all ears.
There's no such thing as too much candy.
All work and no play can make you a basket case.
A cute tail attracts a lot of attention.
Everyone is entitled to a bad hare day.
Let happy thoughts multiply like rabbits.
Some body parts should be floppy.
Keep your paws off of other people's jelly beans.
Good things come in small, sugar coated packages.
The grass is always greener in someone else's basket.
To show your true colors, you have to come out of the shell.
The best things in life are still sweet and gooey.
May the joy of the season fill your heart.
Happy Easter!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Postcard Friendship Friday ~ Easter 3

***UPDATE 4/2 PM***
I love sharing on the internet.  This is a card from my collection.  I didn't know too much about the card, but one of my visitors today gave me a little insight on the artist.  Linda from The Paper Doll Collector shared:

How wonderful!  I recognized the artwork immediately, but couldn't place the artist until I saw M.E.P.--that's Margaret Evans Price, children's book illustrator, wife of the founder of Fisher Price. Terrific find.

Can you believe Easter is here???
Here in the Pacific NW we are in for a blustery weekend!

A little history about Easter Postcards:

The tradition to send Easter postcards to relatives and friends developed in the end of the 19th century. During the year 1898 there were only a few Easter cards sent but the amount of sent Easter cards raised in the following years worldwide. Soon it was courteous and polite to send Easter postcards. In the beginning, monochrome as well as colored cards were printed. Most of the time in the center of the cards was an oversized colored egg. 

In the years around 1910 on the cards were mainly monochrome pictures which were sometimes colored with children in the context with lambs, chickens, ducks and eggs. Young girls were a symbol for luck and hope. The Easter bunny which was a personified symbol of fruitfulness was often portrayed with eggs. German publishers were leading in the production of Easter postcards before the first world war.

Once you begin to move beyond basic background information, you begin to realize that there’s more to Post Cards than you may have first thought.

By Anders Eriksson


Thursday, April 1, 2010

Added a little Easter to my Store!

Bunny and glass eggs...
My Pez collecTion for sale.
There are a few bunny's there!
Cute little bunny him & her cups!
Bunny and marble eggs!