Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Poor and Content | Shakespeare

I've always loved this quote by William Shakespeare.


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Bah! This House is Overpriced!

I'm off to my weekly office meeting this morning. Summer's over. Boo Hoo.
via: rosemarybeck (my real estate website)


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Tulips in the Meat Grinder

Wouldn't it be great if you could get tulips this easily? That's my kind of gardening. via Pixdaus


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Monday, September 6, 2010

Very Nicely Arranged Interior

I love everything in this photo, don't you. I'd have to have the chaise coming off the other end so I could lie back and watch my tiny TV in total comfort. The trunk makes a great coffee table too.
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Wonderful Phrenology Head Graphic

I scanned this fabulous Phrenology Head from a newspaper years and years ago when I got my first scanner which is probably considered to be an antique by now. You can see the text bleeding through from the reverse side of the newsprint. It's the best one I've ever seen and I always look for them. I sold this porcelain head recently.

Poppy Field with Beautiful Sky

I hope your day is as beautiful as this photo.


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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Two Crowned Cranes | Coming and Going

A pair of crowned cranes earn the nickname 'heads and tails' as one turns its head away from the camera at the Biopark Zoo in Valencia, Spain. They are beautiful birds, aren't they? Real head turners!


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The History of LABOR DAY

This is a reblog from both 2008 and 2009 for those of you who don't know the history of this holiday weekend.
A young sweeper in Central Mills; Sylacauga, Alabama

Traditionally, Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of the summer. In between eating that hot dog or hamburger at your barbeque, you might want to learn more about the history of this holiday.

Labor Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September. The holiday originated in 1882 as the Central Labor Union in NYC sought to create "a day off for the working citizens".

Congress made Labor Day a federal holiday in 1894. All fifty states have made Labor Day a state holiday. In European countries, China and other parts of the world, May Day, the first day in May, is a holiday to celebrate workers and labor unions. Before it became an international workers holiday, May Day was a celebration of spring and the promise of summer.

Watch a wonderful Video with Vintage Film Footage about the History of Labor Day.

Thanks for stopping by the cottage for a history lesson. Enjoy your day and the long weekend whatever you do! ♥Rosemary


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Nothing To Do Is No Fun

This great quote came across my screen one day recently in my subscription to Quotes of the Day on my iGoogle page. It's so true, isn't it? Get ready for a crazy week beginning Tuesday.

Great Poster.


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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Orangutan Cuddles Two Baby Lion Cubs in South Carolina

"Orangutan Hanama cuddles two baby lion cubs as he plays dad to the young pair. The three-year-old giant ape forged the unlikely relationship with male cubs Skukuza and Simh at Myrtle Beach Safari in South Carolina" So cute! Animal pictures of the week


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Beautiful Closet Doors

I love the addition of louvers on these closet doors. They would be great in a mudroom so each family member could have a vented "locker" to hide their mess.


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Important Message | Please Read

Photo in the cottage vestibule by Rosemary Beck

Labor Day Picnic

I might pack up the car and go on a perfect picnic this weekend. Have fun whatever you do.

I have an extra ice chest that will be handy for the watermelon that is chilling in the fridge.


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Friday, September 3, 2010

Nesting Newbies Magazine | Volume 4

Volume 4 is now available for your online viewing pleasure.

Click here to start reading. Enjoy your long weekend.


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Snake Spotting On A Recent Walk

A genuine snake in the grass. I'm not afraid of them and like the fact that they eat mice. I'm terrified of the latter.


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Hydrangea with Pool in Background

A beautiful Oakleaf Hydrangea against the background of a swimming pool. I took this photo at a friend's house last year.


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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Tact vs. Sarcasm

This made me laugh. I forgot to bookmark the source for his vintage image. Sorry. Have a great Labor Day Weekend. Hope you have Friday off too.


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