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I’m moving

Hello readers and friends– My site is moving, but will be the same, with a new address. Look for me at You’ll see my usual page with a row of books at the top. And there is a new … Continue reading

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National Button Day 2013 !!

I THINK  today is National Button Day—November 16th– So I guess you have the day off, right?  And are sorting and mounting your buttons?  So I won’t keep you very long—just will share, oh, let’s say sixteen buttons . . .Yea! … Continue reading

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Falling Leaves, Buying Buttons

Couldn’t resist another early Sunday morning drive to my flea market!  The trees are past their prime, but there are still lovely pockets of color here and there, and it’s a pleasure to drive past lovely old stone houses like … Continue reading

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Holiday Catalogs

We just about need a wagon to bring the mail from the mailbox these days. We average about five catalogs a day–how do they find us? My favorite so far is the cover of this one.  I guess this will … Continue reading

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The Myerstown PA Button Show Oct 2013

Last week we drove to the middle part of Pennsylvania–Pennsylvania Dutch country–to visit the Myerstown Button Show held at the Lantern Lodge. It was a beautiful bright October day and the leaves were about midway in color.  We didn’t go … Continue reading

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Buttons from St. Louis

Yes!  Well, you might not have to click to enlarge! On our recent visit to St. Louis (mainly to revisit old restaurants), we spent some time foraging in antique markets, shops, etc, and I’d like to share some of the … Continue reading

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We’re in St. Louis! part four—more restaurants/shopping

Yea!!! one of our favorite memories!!!!  This restaurant is located in the University City area of St. Louis and has such a great lunch buffet! We must have gone there a thousand times when we lived in STL.  There are … Continue reading

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New York and Mamma Mia!

You were the only one not on the streets of New York on Wednesday!  AND it was one of the hottest days of the summer.  Still, we had fun. You know the storyline for Mamma Mia!, right?  Twenty-year old Sophie … Continue reading

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Book Review: King George and Queen Elizabeth

I would like to show you some nice old photos of Queen Elizabeth when she was a young girl.  I found them in a copy of “King George and Queen Elizabeth”–a hardback with a red and blue cover–a nice deep … Continue reading

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London Window Shopping

Pretty good beginning I think–and here are more Dune items: (click to enlarge photos . . .) And more shoes, not Dune! Some dresses, skirts: Thanks for walking along with me . . .

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