|October 25, 2010|
Yes, it gets dark at 4:00 in the afternoon, but that only lasts till just before Christmas -- so once we get over the winter solstice, I like to pretend that Spring is on its way. (By pony express, in this part of the Northeast U.S. and a few other places, of course!) Today, despite the barren trees, it was in the 50's F. degrees - still shirtsleeve weather as far as I am concerned.
After a couple of somewhat pithy posts, I think I have run out of pith (whatever that is - but I know you need a helmet for it - LOL). Never mind - I will buy some more tomorrow when I go grocery shopping.
Well, tomorrow has turned into two days later and I still have not grocery shopped (had to finish this blog post first). Oops. Sorry.
I have been cleaning up the basement office alcove (aka former home print studio) - packing away such collectibles as 3 boxes of stocking with seams. (yes, these are burgundy - from Saks Fifth Ave). Do you think they will ever come back in fashion?
I don't remember this packaging, so it must be verrrrry old. I think I retrieved it from my father's store.
Make your own stamps, anybody? Who has eyes good enough to read this little print?
Advertising rulers. The Glen Ridge Savings Bank was local (bought out by somebody large) and the wood is cheesy; the others are from the 1950's or earlier because the wood is heavy and they are varnished.
Where I got this box of erasers, I have no idea. But aren't they lovely? I guess I should use them, but I hate to.
This little gizmo is from the Billy Rose Music Hall, which opened in 1934 and probably closed in the 1950's, but I can't find any record of the closing. A noisemaker - isn't it wonderful?? Very useful, too.
Finally, I have to update my website. This is a nightmare, since I have a Mac and Homestead, which I dearly love, does not have software that works with Mac. I have installed Parallels, but it is very slow and a pain you-know-where. And I can't get my husband's PC (which he never uses anyway) to see my Mac, no matter what instructions I follow. Since all my photos are on the Mac... well, you get the picture.
Ok - off to the supermarket. I promise not to post pictures of my groceries.