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Weekly Photo Challenge: Gone But Not Forgotten

When we bought our old barn, I needed furniture tout de suite for the guest room. We found a five piece mahogany set in an antiques mall which I set to cleaning up before company arrived. As I was putting a … Continue reading

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Tomato and Plum

We were at the check-out of an apple orchard near Charlottesville with our bags of Pink Ladies and Pippins, when I spied the crate filled with apple-shaped ketchup dispensers. What the heck, we agreed. We’re never going to find the … Continue reading

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Bring Out Your Silver

Wall Silver Wow, I’ve been writing my blog for four months now and haven’t delved into the topic of silver – real silver anyway – yet! So here goes…. When I married, silver was not exactly high on the list … Continue reading

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The Thing About Betsy

Friend Silver We all need that thing, don’t we? That thing that takes us away from the humdrum or even difficult routines of life and reinvigorates us to keep on keeping on. For some of us, it might be hitting the gym or … Continue reading

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Bearskin Babies

Vintage photographs crammed into boxes in antiques malls are an irresistible lure to me. And among them, the most irresistible are the babies. Folks in those old photographs are so stiff and solemn that it’s hard to imagine them as laughing, vibrant … Continue reading

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