Yes, last night before the Winter Soltice arrived we had thunder and lighting!! So, I bring to you from the Old Farmer's Almanac.......THUNDER IN DECEMBER PRESAGES FINE WEATHER. Have a great day getting the last minute things done on your list!!!
Winter Solstice that is. At 12:30 a.m. Winter will begin. Time for all of us to get our books, our craft projects or whatever floats your boat in order because once Christmas is over we will be looking for things to do on those long Winter's nights. I have a couple of things in mind that I want to get done. Some reading, some clearing the clutter and somethings that I will keep a secret for now. My food and gift giving shopping is all done. Tree is not up yet. But it is only a small tree and it is more like a Winter tree they a Christmas tree. It will go up tomorrow or Friday. Baking will begin tomorrow along with the cooking of tomato sauce for Christmas dinner. It is just Les and I and it has become our tradition to have some type of pasta and just enjoy the day and each other. I hope whatever is on your plate you will have it clean so that you too can enjoy the day and yourself. Merry Christmas.
In Germany, it is customary to give fruit, nuts and candy to children on St. Nicholas's feast day. Seems like a fun kind of day. I wonder if this is still celebrated somewhere today. Hope everyone is fine and well. I won't even ask if you are busy! Who isn't at this time of year. Les and I are expecting a guest sometime this month, not sure when, so everyday something needs to get cleaned or put away. I am leaving the guest room to last or should I say when I know our guest is arriving. Take care and have a wonderful evening.
Tonight is the Full Beaver Moon, named so because it was the time to set beaver traps, before the waters froze over. It is also called Full Frost Moon. No pictures of the moon, due to rain that is falling, though it is suppose to stop and get cooler, possible frost. Things have been pretty quite around Ginnysyard, still cleaning up from the Snowtober that dumped 12 + inches on us. Without power for 30 hours. And if any of my friends live in a old house like ours, when the power goes out and stays out for any length of time, things begin to happen. Like we needed the well pump person to come out and put new parts on the pump to the tune of $176.00. Ducks and cats all survived the storm. Cats camped out with us as we bedded down around the woodstove, they loved it!! I had my second and last visit with the ortho doctor yesterday. My knee is healing well, just more exercises and keep moving. Well, that is it for me. Hope everyone is well. Have a great evening, check out that moon if you don't have clouds.
Tomorrow, October 18th, Is St.Luke's Little Summer. This is a spell of warm weather that occurs on or near St.Luke's feast day and is sometimes called Indian summer. It is not our Indian summer just yet here in the Lehigh Valley of PA, as we have not had a hard frost yet. St.Luke's Day info came from my all time favorite, Old Farmer's Almanac. I have included a few photo's including a new header picture of Fall around Ginnysyard. Enjoy your day!!
Tonite is the Full Hunter's Moon. So named because this was the time to hunt in preparation for Winter. Also, if you have a Full moon without frost in October, no frost till the Full moon in November. Here are some pictures from Ginnysyard of the Full Hunter's Moon. Enjoy
I really can't answer that. Not because I don't want to, but because I don't know where September went. I do know that I have done three antique shows since August 1st, so yes that took up sometime. Hung out on the screen porch when it was not raining and blowing in on me and oh yeah, I have been nursing a very sore left knee. So, I have not been moving around too much. It turns out that I have a torn cartilage in my left knee and I will have surgery on Tuesday. I will be home that day and my sweet husband will be taking care of me. Along, with the cats and ducks!! lol. I will post again later this week. Keep me in your thoughts.
Tonight, Septemeber 12th is the Full Harvest Moon. The Harvest Moon is always the full Moon closet to the autumnal equinox. If the Harvest Moon occurs in October, the September full Moon is usually called the Corn Moon. Seeing as the autumnal equinox is on the 23rd of September, I believe this will be our Harvest Moon. Hope it will be clear where you are so that your can check it out. I know I will be if the clouds will go away!
I am never happy to see a month, especially a Summer month. But, this August has had it's ups and downs for us and I can't say that I am sad to see it go. We have been very busy, almost to the point that I can't really remember what all happened, now that is scary!! We have had two antique shows, one brand new and one a repeat show. We did okay at both, wish I could say they were great, but it is just this darn economy that has people stuck and who can blame them. We had my sister's memorial this month,which brought family together,some of which we had not seen in 8 years. Way too long, and hopefully the promises that were made to stay in contact and see each other more will hold true. And then we had hurricane Irene, also my sister's name who the memorial was for. Was she telling our family something? I know I was not the only one thinking that! My real job has slowed up again, economy again and it does not show signs of picking up for the rest of the year, so it maybe another Winter of unemployment, so not looking forward to that. So, time to get on with September. Have a great day friends
Yes, that is right. Cat Nights begin tonite August 17th. The term harks back to the days when people believed in witches. You mean they don't now?, lol. An Irish legend says that that a witch could turn into a cat and regain herself eight times, but on the ninth time (August 17), she couldn't change back, hence the saying "A cat has nine lives." Because August is a "yowly" time for cats, this may have initially prompted the speculation about witches on the prowl.
Lammas Day marked the beginning of the harvest. Traditionally, loaves of bread were baked from the first-ripened grain and brought to the churches to be consecrated. In Scotland, Lammastide fairs became famous as the time when trial marriages could be made. These marriages could end after a year with no strings attached. Hmm........ Sorry, I am not in agreement with that. But that is coming from someone who has been married for 37 years and counting!! Have a wonderful week friends.
On this day, July 25, 1896 our Nana received a Christian Baptism at the mere age of 4 months and 17 days. And on this day, July 25, 2011 our sister Irene passed away. It is our belief that Nana knew she was not healthy and not living her life to the fullest and called her to be with her and our Mom, Dad and most recently her youngest daughter who passed this February. My day began with the phone call that Irene had passed early this morning and ended with me saying goodbye to her at the funeral home. Due to the lack of life insurance and funds, because she had been ill for so long it was decided that she would be cremated tomorrow, but our family was given time late this afternoon to say our goodbyes and send her on her way. Please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
I think the above picture says it all about now. I cannot believe that just two states, Washington and Alaska are not feeling this heat wave. It is 9:35 p.m. here in Williams Township, a.k.a Hellertown, PA and it is 91 degrees. I'm going to have a ice pop or two. Stay cool everyone and have a great weekend!!
Boy, where does the time go. It seems like I was just saying that at the beginning of June, and here it is July 5th. Hope everyone had a great 4th. We did!! Had dinner in NJ on Friday nite with some friends, one of which we have not seen for 37 years!! Last we saw her was at our wedding. Saturday and Sunday found us kickin' back on the screened porch and as Les said " doing what we darn well please". We are taking advantage of our down time. Shows will be picking back up before we know it and then we go until November!! Yikes, hope we have enough inventory to make it until then, lol. We always get panicky, but we do just fine. Dog Days of Summer started on Sunday the 3rd and according to the Old Farmers Almanac, Dog days bright and clear, indicate a happy year!! Sunday was bright and clear, so to all my friends I wish you a Happy Year!! Now go out and do something fun!!
Last Friday Les and I took a trip to New Jersey to attend an Estate Sale. Antiques were listed as one of the items and yes there were antiques, but many were too rich for this dealer to be able to turn around and make a buck. But, we did not leave empty handed. Many of the items in the pictures will go into our booth at Weil Antiques Center. and some just may be come part of my household, LOL. Hope everyone enjoys the weekend. We have a couple of events planned, one being that we have company arriving early next week, Whoa!! need to get this placed picked up a bit.
I just realized that I have been wanting to post for a week now. But,like Les posted on FB yesterday, he does not plan on leaving the house today because we have been going full tilt for 12 days now.Two Antique Shows two weeks apart, working three auctions two weeks apart and life in general has kept us on our toes to say the least. But, I had to show off my new purchase. I rarely shop at a antique show that I am set-up at. No time, don't want to spend the money, on and on it goes. But at our last show Les was asked by a long time friend and dealer to come look at a dry sink that he had. He came back and said you need to see this, I (Les) said he wouldn't really call it a dry sink, he thought more of a blanket chest. I LOVE blanket chests and have a few in our inventory that are not selling. But, off I went and fell in LOVE with this sweet little piece. Agreed on a very fair price and it was brought to our booth a short time later. Later on in the afternoon, our neighbor next to us at the show asked Les if he knew what I had bought. Les said, yeah a small blanket chest. Nope, I bought a commode chest, not really seen in the North much, more of a southern piece. Isn't it sweet. Thanks for stopping by, talk to you soon.
Hi Fellow Bloggers, It's been two weeks to the day that I posted. In all honesty I had nothing to say, LOL. Rainy weather had in a funky mood and at the same time my real job picked up. I work in new home construction and I am 3/4's of the way in finishing a townhouse. So, it's not like I have been sitting around, but just doing "stuff". I have been checking inon all of my many friends when I can and commenting as well. Hope everyone had a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend. Les & I worked at a auction on Saturday and enjoyed sitting on our screened porch the rest of the weekend. Bright and early this morning we installed two a/c's, one in our bedroom and one in my office. Not like we needed them here in hot, hot Pennsylvania!! Well, still have some work to do before I call it a day. Talk to all of you soon.
Tonite is the Full Flower Moon, so named because blossoms were abundant everywhere at this time. Maybe, for some but not all. Here is PA we are locked into yet another wet and windy week. It doesn't look like we will see the Sun until late this week. My perfect excuse for not doing gardening, LOL. No, really I would much rather be outside, but if it needs to rain let it rain during the week. Les & I work on Saturday (outside) at a auction and then on Sunday we have a antiques show (again outside) that we will be setting up at. Soooo, let it rain this week, sorry gardening friends, I know you will forgive me.
Thirty-Seven years ago today, May 4th, 1974, Les and I were married in a small chapel in the town that we grew up in, Metuchen, NJ. Unlike today the weather was beautiful. Blue skies, puffy clouds and WINDY!! So windy that I have a picture of us leaving the chapel and my veil getting wrapped around a column. I can still hear all the women gasping and runny to help me as I was being pulled backwards! So, what did we do today you ask? Nothing, Zip, Not a Thing. We did go out to our favorite seafood place nearby for a very, very, good dinner, drinks, dessert, coffee, in others words THE WORKS. Hope you have had a day just as wonderful as ours.
Happy May Day Friends. While the day started out sunny it clouded over but I still managed to get a picture of our Redbud Tree down by the pond. And if you look to the lower left you can see Momma and the goslings. The babes are sitting down but that yellow that you are seeing in the grass is the goslings. Still no sight of the other family. I try and not think about it, because like I said in a earlier post they have done this before. Les and I have been busy getting our screen porch ready for the Summer. And to do that we need to move our business inventory around. Over the Winter we use the screen porch as a storage area when we can't get out to our sheds. And we all know how much snow we had around these parts, so the porch was pretty full. We had been outside for about four hours today. We moved furniture, plastic totes (we keep small items in these)and we have moved porch furniture, and we still are not done. But, we ran out of energy. Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend. Take care.
We think that all of the goslings that have hatched to date will be it. We have two familys, the legals and the illegals. The legals had a total of 8 goslings, illegals had a total of 5. So, there was a total of 17 Canadian Geese. Yes I said was. The other night our neigbor came to cut the lawn and scared all of the goslings, Moms and Dads into the pond. They all swam to the other side of the pond got out and then quickly got back in because the neigbor was cutting the lawn on that side. So, after the terrifying experience the legals up and left. Now mind you they need to walk, one day old goslings can not fly. This has happened before when we have two families, but it still is a bit concerning. We are also a bit upset with our neighbor, we told him that they were down by the pond and usually he is great about that. He is a real outdoorsman, hunts, fishes, birdwatching, so I don't know what happen to him. So that is our story. The illegals are around all the time, teaching the babies the way of life, but I wish the others would return as well. More updates to follow I'm sure.
This morning I got my first real look at the new family. There are a total of eight goslings!! So cute, they can hardly stand but they are up and eating grass, Yummy!! Also, we discovered that we have a second family across the pond who has hatched about four, well that was what I could see. That family must have been here illegal, LOL because they kept themselves very hidden. Life at ginnysyard should prove to be interesting this Spring. Enjoy this day my friends.
Well, they hatched. Our resident pair, a.k.a Mr. & Mrs. Goose have been here for about 2 months. For the last month she has been sitting on her nest. Well yesterday we watched her, fussing and fixing. She just could not get comfortable. Well, now we know why. The goslings must have been pecking the eggs to get out. She even got off the nest to take a bath. She must have wanted to look good for the big event! LOL I only spotted one this morning, but I'm sure there are more. When we can we will get some pictures of the next generation.
Yep, that has been me since Sunday morning. Got hit with a very nasty stomach virus that sent me to the doctor's on Monday morning. Have to take antacids for 15 days, have had to be on the BRAT diet, Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Toast. Today was the first morning I felt a bit hungry and ventured to have a bit of cereal with a splash of milk. I have lots of work (real job) to catch up on. Hope everyone has a great day. And stay healthy, cause you do not want what I had!!
Boy, not sure where this week has gone! I was busy with work (my real job), tax time and with my company not having a home office, except in my home. Alot of time was spent on the phone with the company accountant. But, that is done for another six months or so. So, what is everyone's plans for the weekend? We are going to meet up with a couple of friends tomorrow for lunch. We are going to Lahaska, PA, just outside of New Hope. Wish the weather was going to be better, sounds like it will be raining just as we gather for lunch. Oh well, can't change Mother Nature. It does sound like it will be nice for Palm Sunday though. If it is, I think that we will be hauling inventory out of our sheds to see what we have to sell. We have shows now booked through August, yikes we better find stuff in those sheds. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.
Yes, we are off to another Antiques Show. This one is not too far from our home. It is in New Hope, Pa. It is our four year doing this show. Easy load in (even in the rain,ugh), we have six hours if we need it to set-up, free coffee and donuts to help us along. It is a one day show, Saturday April 9th and it benefits the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Admission is $5.00. Location is Eagle Fire Hall,Rt.202 and Sugan Road, New Hope, PA. So, if you are in the area, please stop in, we would love to see you. Have a great weekend.
Could Spring be here? At 7:45 p.m. the birds were still singing. I think it can only mean one thing. SPRING has sprung. First day of Trout season, and my great nephew caught four nice size trout. Birds singing, boys fishing, doesn't get too much better then that in my book. Also, new header picture, Early Spring at ginnysyard.
Yes, we did get snow, yes, it is wet,heavy snow. It was snowing at 5:30 a.m. this morning but it did not start sticking until about 8:00 a.m. and then boy oh boy did it come down. It just raining now, and it is damp and gray. Not very festive for April Fool's Day!! Les and I are going to the Lehigh Valley Auto Show this afternoon. This is not something that we normally do, but Les said he would like to go and walk around, exercise will do us good. So, that is where we are headed in a little while, hope everyone has a great weekend. Enjoy the Spring weather, LOL
If you had asked me last evening after listening to the weather weenies I would have said that the storm had the makings of a whopper, but low and behold tonite the six o'clock news said we (Lehigh Valley) had been down graded to a Winter Weather Advisory. This was after this morning we were under a Winter Storm Warning. So, while I do believe that March is going out like a lion, it's not a lion that we can't handle and I proclaim it's a Dud!! Let's all hope that this is the end of the snow until Dec.2011, say the 24th or 25th!! It does sound like our friends in the New England area will get the worst of this storm. Let's pray that it's a Dud for them as well. Have a good evening friends.
I think Old Lady Winter came back. Had three inches of snow on the ground at 8:00 a.m. and it has been sleeting, raining snowing off and on all day. Only about 33 degrees. Tonite, it all changes to snow and we are expected to get a coating to 2 inches. It just won't let go of us. It was a good bad to stay put and work on our books. Take inventory out, put inventory in. Pay sales tax and get get everything ready to send off to the accountant. Yes, I'm one of those who waits and waits. LOL. Just noticed that the wind is picking up a bit, great we will probably loose power!! Have a good evening folks.
Well this morning at 5:45 a.m. it was snowing to beat the bands, then rain, then sleet, then snow again. Delayed school openings not too far from us, oh my. Even the ducks are ticked off, I guess they thought they were heading outside today, seeing as it was Spring!! Township truck went by a short while ago, spreading salt!! And the weather weenies say we can expect more of this on Wednesday!! Well, let's hope between today and Wednesday's weather this will be our Onion snow and then we are done. I will not shovel anymore snow. How's that for showing them who's boss!! LOL. I was reminded by a very dear friend that it was time to change my header picture. She must have been reading my mind. That should happen in the next few days, I want the sun to be out before I go showing you early Spring at Ginnysyard. Have a great day friends.
Well, it's offical. Spring is here, the clock just turned over to 7:21 p.m. and in my part of the world it is SPRING. Boy, what a Winter, glad that it is behind us and if it is not for you yet, I'm sending Spring Wishes your way. Hope everyone has/is enjoying their weekend. Have a good evening
Don't forget to take time out of your busy evening and check out the Full Worm Moon tonight. It is called the Worm Moon because, as the Sun increasingly warms the soil, earthworms become active and their castings (excrement) begin to appear. Also, NASA is calling it the SUPER Moon because it is about 14% bigger and 30% brighter then normal. This has not happened since 1993 and won't happen again for another 29 years. Have a great evening.
Not sure where the first half of this month went. I have been busy with my Mon-Fri. job in the constrution business. Things are picking up a bit, so I need to be on board with that. Also, show season is picking up. We have had shows in January and February, of which we had not had in the past, so that is a good thing. And this past weekend we had a two day show. We were very happy that the rain had stopped by the time we needed to load in on Friday and that the rest of the weekend was rain free. Shows take alot out of people, pack your truck, load into the venue, set-up, selling (hopefully), break down, pack the van and then unload the van. Very much I'm guessing the same as if I had a retail store that I needed to prepare for customers, except I don't get to stay put!! But, we are very happy that we do have customers in today's economy when there is so much I'm sure that they could spend their money on. I have been reading everyone's blogs about their Spring decorating/events, I just didn't have time to post on my own blog, but I did comment on many of yours. Need to get in gear and get some things done. Hope everyone has a great Monday.The above picture is where we set-up this past weekend.
Well, March rolled in like a lamb. And, boy was it ever nice out today. Sun shining bright, birds singing, I even stood outside on the jobsite and talked a while with my people. Did you know I had people? That's what I call the sub-contractors that work with me, MY PEOPLE. We are headed out tomorrow to meet up with a couple of other antique dealer friends to do a little shopping, thank goodness we don't deal in too much of the same thing, or their could be trouble, LOL. Hope everyone is enjoying their evening and doing what makes you happy. Almost forgot, I picked up Country Sampler's Home Tour Edition 2011, only just started going through it, and I like what I see. Take Care
It's time for us to put our noses to the grindstone. We have another show coming up on March 12 & 13, in Bath, PA. Not very far from our home. The show is three years young, this will be our second year setting up our wares. Our show on Saturday in Long Valley, NJ went very well. Our first time setting up there and we look forward to going back again. Sold items that we had been carrying for awhile. But, now we need to fill in those blank spots on our tables. It was great to see so many people out and about, including some old friends who we did not expect to see. Lots of laughs, hugs and tears. We had a power failure this morning and boy I have just been out of sorts every since. I had to get ready to go out to the jobsite in the dark, maybe that is the cause of my blues. Still recovering from our early, early day on Saturday. We got up at 4:00 a.m. to be on the road by 5:30. Guess I'm not as young as I thought, LOL. Tonite will be a early night. It's raining, windy and slighty warm, go figure. Good night for a cup of tea and some Girl Scout Cookies, YUM. Take care one and all.
We will be heading out shortly to Long Valley, NJ. We are able to load in tonight for our show tomorrow. We are not allowed to set anything out, but at least we can get all of our tables and inventory in. Then we head back out tomorrow before the rooster crows (like 5:30 a.m.) to set up for a 9:30 a.m. start. Show is until 4:30. Weather sure has been crazy this week, little snow, lots of wind, rain. Hope everyone has a great weekend.
Hope everyone is enjoying their day off, if you have it off. If not, just enjoy your day anyway. We had a bit of snow overnite, so tired of snow. But, it's still Winter and it's February, seems like it's been Winter since Novemeber!! I do not have off today, but I won't be too busy, just don't have alot of work when you work in construction and it's WINTER, have I said that enough, LOL. We will start to get ready for a show this coming Saturday, it's in Long Valley, NJ. First time setting up. More info to follow on the show, etc.
Well, after a beautiful day tonite we should be able to see the Full Snow Moon or some like to call it Full Hunger Moon. It is at this time that we could get heavy snow (Full Snow Moon) therefore making it difficult to hunt (Full Hunger Moon). I plan to check it out tonite, shouldn't be cold and I'm not going hunting, so what else do I have to do!! LOL. Have a good weekend. Off to work at a auction tomorrow, hope to score some good stuff, lots of shows coming up.
Good Morning Blog Friends, I know many, many of our retail shopkeepers are getting ready for Spring, some are even starting today with their Spring Market (hint, try and guess who). But, for some we still need to clear out the cob webs from Winter. So, starting tomorrow 2/17/11 through and including Monday 2/21/11 Weil Antiques Center will be holding their Winterfest Sale. Be sure to stop in and see what the dealers are offering!! We personally will be having 10% off everything in our booth, except for items marked "firm" which are not many!! Our booth number is 145. Weil has great hours, M-F 10 to 6, Sat. 10-5 and Sun. 11-5, so there are no excuses for not making it in, except I guess if you live in Iowa!! LOL. But, hey what a road trip it would be.
So do you think Phil was right? Or, do you believe the Old Farmers Almanac? I enjoy reading the almanac, have for years. But, this year I say they have been a bit off. But, one standard weather lore which does not change from year to year is and I quote " One Fine Week in February". So, once we get through today (cold) here in Williams Township, PA, I believe we will have our one fine week. After that, it's anyone's guess. Hope you our having one fine day wherever you are today!!
Well, here in Williams Township it is above 32 degrees and birds are singing. And, speaking of birds the Redwing Blackbirds are staring to return to our yard. We have two males!! LOL. We have had one for about a week now and this morning I noticed the second one. Redwing Blackbirds are one the first birds to return to PA at the end of the Winter. They are sure hungry, so they must have being flying from a long ways off. Hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday and Valentine's Weekend.
Good Evening Blog Friends. It's yet another chilly evening here in Williams Township, but the sun today was wonderful. So, while the sun was shining Les and I went up to our attic to go through our stash. We pulled down three totes of stuff of which most will be going on my e-crater store. Please check it out at the bottom of my blog. We have added some items and will be adding more over the next couple of days. If you are looking for anything in particular, let us know. You just never know what we have hidden away. Have a great evening and don't forget to check out my store.
Well, we turned the page on the calender to February, but we did not turn the page on the weather. I don't believe that there is anyone that will not be touched by this latest storm that is upon us. Though, by the blogs that I am reading we are all becoming old hands that this. We are all stocked up on the usual staples, bread, eggs and milk. Candles are at the ready, wood has been brought in, extra water is on hand. For some, their favorite garden books or magazines are spread out across the Kitchen table, cup of tea near by while they thumb their way thru Spring. While others have their handy work at the ready if the power should go out. For me, I decided that today will be the day I tackle the work/home office. Time to file papers (ugh), work on the books for the business and just tidy up in general. Whatever you are planning on doing this 1st day of February, be safe, stay warm and enjoy!!
So, now I know where all the bird seed goes. I knew we had lots of birds, but they couldn't eat it all in two days. Seriously, I'm out filling two seed feeders, two sunflower feeders and one suet feeder every two days. And now I know why. No, really I did know that we had this doe and two of her girl friends from time to time, but today was the first time (that I know of) that she came to the feeders in daylight. It was just 4:30 p.m. I had not been back in the house for ten minutes from filling all of the above when I spotted her. Isn't she beautiful. She and her friends can come anytime they want. Two cars even went by, slowed down, mouths wide open and she didn't move one bit. She sure was hungry!!
I think this food holiday should have been yesterday when we were snowed in. But, what's to say we can't have these for dinner. Les & I enjoy having breakfast for dinner some days. Well here at ginnysyard we are just about dug out. Cars need to cleaned off, that will happen shortly. We will be headed over to our booth (#145) at Weil Antiques Center. Haven't been there in about a week, need to check, fluff up and add a few items. One item that I am adding is a wood sewing box. I was over at Holly Hills Primitives and Dawn posted a picture with the idea of using the sewing box to hold all of the remotes that so many of us have. I was thinking about putting the box in the booth before reading her blog, but now I have a cleaver idea to let our customers know that there is another idea for the box. Hope everyone has a great day and enjoy those Blueberry Pancakes if you are so inclined.
Happy Sunday and it's National Pie Day. A friend was kind enough to remind me this afternoon of this, so I couldn't let it go un-noticed. For dessert tonight we will have Pumpkin Pie, baked fresh today. Maybe, a cup of tes or decaf coffee to go with it!! Hope everyone is having a good weekend, it's down right frigid here in PA, last check it was 15 degrees, going down to 0 or below tonight. Stay warm, bake a pie!! LOL
As if you didn't know that already, LOL. But what you may not know is that on Jan.20th sunrise was at 7:18 a.m. and sunset was at 5:04 p.m. BUT, on Jan.26th sunrise will be at 7:15 a.m. and sunset will be at 5:11 p.m. Spring can't be far behind.
We had our first antique show of the year this past weekend (Fri.&Sat.). This was a new show for us and it was okay, nothing to get too excited about, but after all it is less then a month since Christmas and bills are coming in, so we are grateful that we did have some sales. The weather was good, except for the dealers who had to unload their vehicles curbside into snow banks, LOL. But, that is one of hazards you endure when you agree to a Winter show. Other then our show we had a quite day on Sunday. Getting ready for the next batch of weather, so we may head out later today and check on our booth at Weil Antique Center. Also, don't forget to tip your hat to Benjamin Franklin, today is his birthday. Enjoy your day.
The new header picture is of our one acre pond. Taken this morning (1/12/11) after it stopped snowing. Looking at this picture made me forget all the hard work that waited for us in the driveway, LOL. Minivan is all packed, we did it yesterday before the snow started. We head off to Yardley, PA Thursday morning to set-up for our antique show. This is a new show for us. Hope the weather doesn't prevent the public in getting to us. Have a good evening and a great weekend if I don't get back here before then.
Plough Monday; Traditionally, the first Monday after Epiphany was called Plough Monday because it was the day when men returned to their plough, or daily work, following the Christmas hoilday. It was customary at this time for farm laborers to draw a plough through the village, soliciting money for a "plough light" which was kept burning in the parish church all year. This is from the 2011 Farmers Almanac.
What were they thinking is what you are probably asking yourselfs. But, all in all, the snow stopped here at about 11: 30 or so, then the sun came out and out we went. Now going into this we knew it was not going to be an all day auction, but we were out of there in less then two hours. Most of the items were outside, do I hear a Brrr? But, that was okay what we wanted was outside and we knew once we got what we went for we were out of there!! So, what did we get besides, cold hands, cold feet and runny noses? Not a whole heck of alot. We did get a four gallon crock, small chip on the rim, but it sounds & looks good. And then got a pair of white wooden goat cart wheels. Original paint still in good shape. And that my friends was it. I did try for a raised three panel shutter (only one) but it was in real good shape and our decorators who purchase from us would have scooped it up in a minute. But, I stopped at $20.00 and it kept on going. In all honesty there was not much else, but people were spending their Christmas money, like there would never be another Christmas. Have a great weekend.
I have been reading blogs and facebook on and off all weekend and it seems the the thing to do this past weekend and maybe a little before was to take down the Christmas decorations. Now I know all of you retailers need to do this to make room for the next big holiday, St.Valentine's Day. But, I'm a little surprized how many folks have dismantled the their house to put it back the way it was without Christmas. But, not me I will let my decorations linger until Candlemas Day. Some how that has become our tradition. Maybe it is because I don't decorate alot or maybe it's because I have not put up a tree in a very long while, but I'm still enjoying the lights, the smells, even watched a few Hallmark Christmas movies this weekend. But, hey that is just me. Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season, even if you did take down your decorations. LOL
Happy 2011 !! Les and I can't think of a better way to start out a new year then to be invited to show our wares at the 57th Annual Yardley Community Centre Antique Show. To have a antiques show weather all the ups and downs and still be going strong 57 years later, says something about the venue, the promotors and the dealers. The show takes place at the Yardley Community Centre, 64 South Main Street, Yardley, PA 19067. Dates are Friday 1/14/11, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 1/15/11, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We have discount cards if anyone wishes to attend. If you e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org we will send a card (s) to you. It will come to you via snail mail so, please include your mailing address and enough time to get it you. Hope everyone has a wonderful day with family and friends or just kicking back and doing what you like to do best. Take care.