Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Classic Enamel House Sign | Free Giveaway

I am very excited to announce that I am hosting a free giveaway of your choice of custom classic enamel signs from RAMSIGN. They are a small Danish company that specializes in manufacturing and selling the best house signs and house numbers money can buy based upon original designs and techniques.

They ship worldwide so this giveaway is not limited to any one country. Your name and email address will be sent to the company and they will contact you directly to see what style and color combination you would like.

These signs are beautiful, don't you agree?

They are perfect for both residential and business applications.

This free giveaway begins on Tuesday January 18th. I will close the comments in 48 hours on Thursday evening January 20th at 7:30pm EST and announce the winner on Friday January 21st. The winner will be emailed and should then reply with contact information so I can sent it to the company.

If you don't win, you can still place an order with RAMSIGN here. I'm honored they chose me to make this presentation. These signs make great personalized gifts too. The possibilities are endless.

Make a comment to be included in the free giveaway. Good luck one and all. Winner will be announced on Friday. One comment per person please.

Open to bloggers and non-bloggers alike. Figure out a way to register with a name and email address so I can contact you. I don't permit anonymous comments. Thanks for your interest in this amazingly generous give away!!!

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Rain on A Snowy Day

This morning's icy mix has turned to rain and the cold drizzle is much worse than snow in my opinion. It makes the shoveling much harder because the stuff is now very heavy. One can only imagine what will happen overnight as the temperature drops. Winter has really been something so far, hasn't it? Stay warm.

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Stone House on A Lake

So simple. So perfect. I'm in love with this unadorned stone house on a lake surrounded by trees. I think the maintenance on this gem would be reduced to nothing more than an occasional window washing. Really nice!

We had a little more snow overnight and it isn't the fluffy kind that's easy to deal with. It's an icy mix that is much harder to clean off the walk and the car. At least it's not deep enough to require a driveway plowing so I'm happy about that.

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Amazing Papercutting Made From An Old Book

This is the perfect image for my last post of the day. Isn't this papercutting made from an old book simply amazing? It is truly a fairytale in and of itself. I don't know who made it. Found here. Goodnight all.

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Her Name is Olive

Her name is Olive and she definitely rules the roost in her household. This photograph is hilarious, isn't it? Webster would be so jealous. Dogs can make us cry when they show us their devotion and loyalty but they can make us laugh out loud too.

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Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Last Speech


RIP ~ MLK was assassinated the very next day.

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Paul Revere Teapot

American silver teapot by Paul Revere, Jr. 1734-1818 in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Americana week is upon us in New York with auctions at Sotheby's and Christie's and of course the Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory. Will you be going?

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Help Me Add These Icons to My Blog

Does anybody know how I can add these cute little icons to the bottom of my blog posts? I want them too but don't know where to find them. I looked on Feedburner but couldn't find a link. Help me please. Thanks in advance. xo, Rosemary

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Waiting . . . Forever

Photoblog - A dog takes its loyalty to the grave in Brazil
"A dog, 'Leao', sits for a second consecutive day, next to the grave of her owner, Cristina Maria Cesario Santana, who died in the week's catastrophic landslides in Brazil, at the cemetery in Teresopolis, near Rio de Janiero, on Jan. 15. Brazilians braced for more rain Saturday, fearing further landslides after walls of muddy water tore through towns and claimed some 550 lives in the country's worst flood disaster on record."

I don't know about you but I have a huge lump in my throat over this poignant photo illustrating the loyalty of man's best friend.

UPDATE:  Read the comments...this dog was rescued and adopted by a loving vet. Isn't that great news? Thanks Simone.

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A Wonderful Illustrated Quote

This is really good advice, isn't it? From the ever delightful Notebook Doodles.


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Cardinal Eating Seeds at My Feeder


Well, I'm very happy to report that even the cardinals are eating my seed mixture and not holding out for the sunflower seeds. The mixture is full of them and in the past the birds would sling the small seeds all over the place pecking away for only the choicest seed in the blend. I've succeeded in making them all eat what's available. I wish I knew how to make an animation. If you play these two photos back and forth you can see the bird in action. Oh well, you can't know everything, can you?

I made a slideshow and if you make it go real fast setting the minus button to 1 second in slideshow mode, you'll see what I mean. It's almost like a movie that way.

Cardinal Eating Seeds


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Hollyhocks on Blue

I never did sow the heirloom hollyhock seeds I've been saving. Why didn't I? This computer is sucking up all of my spare time. I have to do an intervention sometime soon and try to catch up on all the things I blog about but never do. Sound familiar? Suggestions on how to begin would be appreciated. I'm not ready to start quite yet though. Oh dear, I'm already off to a bad start, aren't I? *


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Watering Can, Trowel, and Flowers

At first I thought this delightful picture was a painting but on closer examination I found it was a photograph. Does it make you pine for gardening days? I am as snug as a bug in a rug on this cold winter's day not missing my garden at all. *


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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Sunset on A California Vineyard

Sunset Vigilance Vineyard, Lake County, California


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Backyard Friends

Duckling seeks bunny.


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Sailor's Knot Bracelet Tutorial

Why knot make a bracelet this weekend? Tutorial here. All you need is 3.5 yards of twine but please don't cut down the clothes line :-) Have fun. 


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Books for The Long Weekend

I was just reminded that this is a long weekend and many of you don't have to work on Monday because of the MLK holiday. Do you have plans? Do you have stacks of books you've been wanting to read? This might be the perfect time to find a good one to tide you over until Sunday night's airing of Downton Abbey on PBS. I've been working on categorizing my antique reference books; they've gotten quite jumbled up lately. Have fun whatever you do. *


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Friday, January 14, 2011

House Blessing

This is a very wonderful sampler, isn't it? It's a hand embroidered house blessing and a wish for all homes. The photo source is facebook.com but I'm not on it so I can't give you a link.

"May your troubles be less and your blessings be more and nothing but happiness come through your door"


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