Monday, February 15, 2016

Blue Monday: Play Time

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We've had some gorgeous weather lately, with wonderful blue skies.

But up until the last week or so, it's been really cold. And being the extreme weather wimps that we are, M and I have mostly stayed in and played with our toys.  I've been looking through my doll collection which is mostly packed away in boxes at the moment (waiting for the display shelves I really do intend to construct for them one of these days) and figuring out which dollies I want to hold on to and which ones I want to pass on to new homes. Also broke my promise not to buy any new dolls; just couldn't pass up a lovely new Silkstone Barbie -- I'm a sucker for dolls in Chanel-style outfits.

And she has such lovely blue eyes.

The hubby has been tinkering with his model trains. He hasn't built an actual layout yet -- that's going to have to wait until we get the garage a little more cleared out. But he has created a bit of a display space above his work bench, and even built a backdrop for them (with another lovely blue sky).

And some of the photos he's taken make them look almost like real choo-choos.

Happy Blue Monday, everyone! Hope you have a wonderful (sunny and warm) week.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day !

Image credit: Vintage valentine from Sweetly Scrapped

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Cat Thursday: Valentine Kitties

Cat Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by The True Book Addict, and celebrating "the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats." You can join the fun by posting a favorite LOL cat pic, famous cat art or even pics of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of cats!

It's been a really long time since I posted any photos for Cat Thursday. (Where've I been?) But as we're getting very close to Valentines Day (or should that be Valentine's Day?), thought I'd share a few vintage cards with images of cats.

I love cats (though I'm allergic, darn it) and I've always loved/collected greeting cards. So what's better than a greeting card with a cat on it, right?

A couple of these are from my personal card stash, and the rest are images I've collected over the years from various sources (internet sites like Graphics Fairy and Free Vintage Digital Stamps are great places to explore).

They're all wishing you a Happy Thursday and a Purrrr-fectly lovely Valentine's Day.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Wordless Wednesday: Mr. Mockingbird

Keeping an eye on me

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