Kewpie Dolls. Kewpie was a brand of dolls and figures conceived as Comic book figures by Cartoonist Rose O'Neil in 1909 and began distrubution as actually bisque dolls in 1914. I had one when I was young. It had been given to me by my father's friend Walter Yelovich. (not sure I spelt his name wrong.) Mine was made from Celluloid.
Cake stands. Now this is an unsual one. I can't help thinking that it is a waste of a beautiful tea pot, but it is cute nonetheless.
Illustrated children's poetry. I memorised a lot of these as a child. School is where my love of poetry started. From my earliest school days we had poetry to memorize. I think the longest one I had to memorise was Wreck of the Hesperus, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. 22 verses long it took quite a while to memorise. I can remember having fits of laughter and being afraid I would laugh in class over verse 2 which had the word bosom in it.
Lighthouse's. Their history, their lore. Some are very unique.
Old barns. When I was younger I liked to take photographs of them. Now I like to draw them.
Seaside towns. They have such character. One of my favourites is Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
Houndstooth pattern fabric. I could never wear it because I am me and I don't like standing out, but I do like the pattern.
Shamrock tea cups. My mother had one. I always loved it. She always said I could have her teacups, and in fact had already given me them at one point, but then my ex and I split up and she went to the house and got them back. Thank goodness. Who knows what would have happened to them otherwise.
Red, white and blue . . .
Red doors . . . .
Vintage Glass Buttons . . .
Emma Bridgewater mugs . . . I have one. I guard it with my life. Todd is not allowed to use it. He breaks things.
Squirrels. They're so cheeky. I follow This Girl is a Squirrel on IG. Jill is an amazing squirrel.
Baby's Breath. You used to see it a lot, but I don't see it much anymore . . .
Little girl's dresses with embroidery . . . .
Old figurines . . . .
Aprons with pockets . . .
Printed ribbons . . .
Butter Dishes . . .
This. I believe it is called a cupola, but I could be wrong and likely am. Whatever it is, I love it.
I managed to get my daughter on the phone yesterday and we talked for a little bit. She and her husband seem to be doing alright at the moment. She is still having to work at the drugstore (she is a cleaner) but it is only 2 hours a day and she is not in close contact with anyone, so that's good. Her husband is still working also. He works at Michelin Tire, stripping old tires. I also managed to talk to Tony. They have had a lot of medical appointments. Next week is the week they were supposed to have flown to Australia to visit family. Needless to say they are not going now. They are finally closing schools in England at end of day on Friday. I suppose they have to give time for parents to make other arrangements.
The city of London is preparing for a complete shut down. I am worried about all of the homeless people. Who is caring for them? I wish I could do more.
This all feels a bit like something from a bad B movie . . .
A thought to carry with you . . .
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*If it won't matter in five years,
don't spend more than five
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In the kitchen today . . . Classic Roast Chicken with gravy. We were supposed to have the sister missionaries over for supper, but we cancelled and they are not allowed out anyways so I roasted it yesterday. We should be able to eat from it for a couple of days. That's one great thing about a roast chicken!
I hope you are all feeling well and staying safe! Don't take any chances. We are all in this together and I am praying for all of us. Don't forget!
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And I do too!