Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Old friends say goodbye . . .

Antique dealer sells his magic lantern.

Image by Charles Addams ~ photographed from one of my old books.

This illustrates the fun of the hunt; always hoping to make a find.

Thanks for stopping by the cottage! ~Rosemary

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Some of the things I love about fall . . .

Another photo I took at the farm market in October.

More information about Mark Van Doren.

Thanks for stopping by!

Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Stamp 1809--2009 . . .

The U.S. Postal service will issue this stamp set on February 9, 2009 to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. It is very fitting that our first African American President will take his oath of office 3 weeks before the Lincoln bicentennial.

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Fall is full of Chrysanthemums . . .

I took this photo in October. Does that count for a November quote?

Information on the quote's author.

JUAN GRIS Painting circa 1915 brings $20 million . . .

"Book, Pipe and Glasses,” a 1915 oil on canvas by Juan Gris, brought a record price of $20 million on Thursday evening.

November 6, 2009 2008 ~ Christie's New York auction of Impressionist and Modern art.

When the Juan Gris, came up, three bidders methodically went for the painting, which has a distinguished exhibition history. Two hopefuls on the telephone competed with Franck Giraud, a New York dealer. It was Mr. Giraud who took home the winning $20.8 million bid, paying above the painting’s high $18.5 million estimate. (After the sale he said he had bid on behalf of an American collector whom he declined to name.)

The hammer price includes premiums paid to Christie's. New York Times.

"Take care of your antiques and they' will take care of you."

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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Ha Ha Ha -- Couldn't resist . . .

Baroque Obama 1708

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Catching up on neglected domestic tasks this weekend . . .

I have been avoiding housework far too long.
Hopefully I will be able to play catch-up all weekend. Wish me luck!
image: Shorpy

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Saturday Fun . . .

Enjoy your Saturday. Have some fun if you can!

Explore your inner child.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Dog with tongue in peanut butter jar . . .

"A little nonsense now and then, is relished by the wisest men dog." anonymous
flickr foto

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Antique Pennsylvania Watercolor with Dog and Birds . . .

DOWNINGTOWN, PA ~ November 4, 2008
Pook & Pook auction of the Americana Collection of Richard and Rosemarie Machmer.

"I love this thing," Ron Pook said as he sold lot 68, a vibrant Southeastern Pennsylvania watercolor fraktur bookplate dating from the early Nineteenth Century. It measures 2¾ by 4½ inches and depicts a dog chasing four birds. It had a presale estimate of $3/4,000, and apparently it was loved by others, as it sold for $25,740

"Take care of your antiques and they will take care of you."

YIKES ~ Million Dollar Stamp . . .

NEW YORK CITY: While the financial markets may be down, the market for rare stamps seems to be red hot. A single stamp issued by the US post office in 1868 sold for $1,035,000 in an auction here Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at Siegel Auction Galleries, which specializes in rare stamp auctions. The price includes the 15 percent buyer's premium.
"Take care of your antiques and they will take care of you."

RISE AND SHINE Rug in my bedroom . . .

My birthday was in September and my mom gave me cash! It usually takes me quite a while to find the perfect remembrance. It's hard for me to buy anything new but when I saw this rug, I had to have it. The price was right; it used up almost all of the money. It is perfect in my bedroom too. Each time I step on it, it will remind me of 2008.

I love this font . . .

A scrap of paper found inside an old book. I have no idea of its age but oh, how I love this font.

I hope someone will design a similar font based on this design that looks like an antique engraved monogram on sterling silver.

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History behind the Shepard Fairey HOPE posters . . .

I am so happy I found this on YouTube. I love this artist!

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Free OBAMA Yes We Did VICTORY Sticker . . .

Get Your Free Obama Sticker!
These commemorative stickers mark Barack Obama's historic victory and were designed by groundbreaking artist Shepard Fairey—the same artist who designed the world-famous, iconic "Hope" poster for Obama.

You can get one sticker for free. For a $3+ donation, they'll send you 5 stickers. For a $20+ donation, they'll send 50 stickers. Stickers are 4.5" x 6" (about the size of a postcard) and may take 5-7 weeks to arrive.

Place your order here.

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Good One! . . .

I love this, don't you?

via gapingvoid

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Watch YES WE CAN again . . .

Watch this again...or for the first time...whatever applies.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Who's The Boss today? . . .

Bruce Springsteen, aka The Boss, spent some quality time with Barack Obama and his daughter Sasha last month in Ohio.

I love this photograph. Everyone looks so happy and so normal!

I can't wait to meet the "First Puppy" ~ the girls really earned this promised reward.

Congratulations to all of us.

Source: FameCrawler

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We've made such progress . . .

"If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress." Barack Obama

Newark, New Jersey. December 1912. "Eldridge Bernard, 11 years old. Buster Smith, 6 years old. Colored route boys of Newark. Taken at 4 p.m." Photograph and caption by Lewis Wickes Hine. Library of Congress. (Source: Shorpy)

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