TREASURES FROM THE PAST…AND PRESENT

Lately I have been revisiting photos of some of my favorite vignettes, like the display of dolls and trinkets atop the bookshelf above.  I even added that photo to my one of my new headers. 

The setting was my bedroom in my previous residence, a condo that I fondly remember.  The hippie dolls have been with me for many years, and in later times, I added the Red Hat figurines and wall hanging.  I love the colors that brightened up my space.

I brought the hippie dolls here…and the bookshelf (below), which is filled with books I added to replace the ones lost in the move, as well as a handful that I did manage to keep.

The hippie dolls are relaxing atop my file cabinet (below), after an unsuccessful resting place on my dresser, where one of them fell!

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Another favorite from the past is an old country cupboard that lived in my previous dining room.  Most of the goodies inside did not make it here.  But, my daughter has promised to bring the colorful mugs you can see on the shelves, below: (She is keeping the bowls and plates).

And here the mugs are on her counter, waiting to come to me!

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Do you have old favorites that you remember through your photos? 

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SERENDIPITOUS MOMENTS: FIRST BOOKS OF THE YEAR…

As the year winds down, I am beginning to ponder the First Book of the Year Event…and already have my book selected. 

I also have a folder of previous photos for that event, and I’ve noticed a startling difference between how I looked at the beginning of 2018…see below.

And below that shot, you’ll notice my look nowadays.  Yes, my daughter stripped the color out of my hair when I developed that annoying allergy to the products…and it has been “silvering” ever since.  The purple streak helps me feel like my feisty self.

Are any of you already planning for your First Books?  How long have you participated?  I first joined in 2014.

Let’s all have a fabulous New Year with books!

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