Saturday, July 12, 2014

Saturday Morning Post


Busy week. Seems to be the norm in the summertime.


The closer I got, the better this seagull looked.


Anyone know to whom this 'home' may belong? I suspect a Muskrat.


One of the old pennants I have at Mid-Century Maniac.


Downtown reflections.


Getting his feet wet.....


The mannequin got my attention....I have no idea what they were selling.


My birthday cake last week on the 4th. It 'was' a triple layered chocolate cake 
smothered in milk chocolate pastry cream and enrobed with dark chocolate ganache. 
Yes, it was delicious!
Check out where Ron got this gem of a cake. The owner, Margaret,
used to attend Ron's fitness classes at St.Mary's University back in the 90's.
Her shop is called 'Bonne Cuisine'. (click on name)


Not enough room for the actual number of candles!! lol


'Anchors away'!! This belonged to Canada's only aircraft carrier back in the 70's.


On the edge.....


A rusted tin roof on a shed down the road in Grand Desert, Nova Scotia.


Amy, who runs the vintage clothing shoppe next to me, wanted a few white pieces
to go with her display......so I obliged.


Had a good time with this crew at my sister Jo-Ann's for a BBQ.


Along the South Shore on way home from my sister's on Sunday.


Close.
Peonies from the garden picked before the storm last week.
My favourite blossom in the garden.


Closer.


Closest.



26 comments:

  1. Happy late Birthday! Sending you the very best of late birthday wishes! I love those pennants too!

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    1. Well thank you Mick! Being a 4th of July birthday boy almost makes me an 'honourary American' doesn't it? lol

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  2. i have some of those old pennants! i love the pic of everyone at your sisters. sophie looks so happy!

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    1. I remember seeing pennants at my friend's house when I was a kid.....never having any myself (way too many kids in family to think of these, I guess), I admired them from afar.
      Sophie had a ball at my sister's....looking for FOOD from anyone who would sneak her some!! lol

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  3. yes I agree with muskrat on the lodge

    LOVE the peony and lamp photo

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    1. Thanks Marti! A perfect place for this creature....in a swampy area with lots of vegetation at hand.
      Who doesn't LOVE Peonies. I do I do!

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  4. I remember how popular souvenir pennants were back in the day. Every kid had at least a couple hanging in their rooms. And everyone's grandma would have those godawful souvenir throw pillows too -- remember those? They always seemed to be of Niagara Falls, LOL!

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    1. These pennants were hanging in Ron and his brother's rooms for years as children. The were 'liberated' a few weeks ago from the basement and are looking for new homes/rooms to hang in.
      Oh those touristy pillows!! They are vintage now you know!! lol

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  5. Wow what a delightful set of photos, living life , you guys know how to make the most of it brilliant photo

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    1. Thanks Lorraine! We take each day as a gift and try to live it with respect for people and the environment around us. Plus of course with a lot of humour thrown on for good measure!! lol

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  6. Lovely, Jim! Peonies have been featured for generations in my family's Nova Scotia gardens. I loved the photo of you and your family, especially the way SD was looking up at you two! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Two weeks from today!!!!!! :)

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    1. I love peonies, Louise! And their scent is intoxicating.
      Sophie had a good time at that gathering at my sister's. She was very well-behaved.
      Two more weeks?!! OMG! We better start cleaning this place for your visit!!! Breathing in, breathing out!! lol

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    2. You crack me up, Jim! I won't be wearing white gloves to do a dust test! LOL!

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  7. Great weekly recap. I love the little blue boat.

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    1. Thanks Pat. A sure sign of summer here in the Maritimes is seeing these fishing boats at anchor and floating so peacefully.

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  8. I really enjoyed this Saturday's photos, Jim. Each has its own ambiance. I'm wondering what that little oblong white container shaped like a smile is used for? I love white on white. The filigree on the vases is beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Barb. That container can be used for a number of things. Ron's mother used these oblong ones for her lavender. I suppose one could put on small pieces of jewelry as well or dried flowers.
      The smaller vase on the right is by Rosenthal of Germany. It is so beautiful and well done. Yesterday a found (in the basement, in a box) a much larger one with similar design by Rosenthal. The others are mostly by Spode. I like the white pieces as well.

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  9. Like Barb, I really enjoy the Saturday roundup.
    What a nice photo of Ron getting his feet wet. And that cake! Oh my.

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    1. Thanks Terry. I must say I like doing these 'wrap up' posts as well.....going over the past week's events.
      Ron is not separated that much from his former self....an aquatic animal that lives in the sea!! lol
      Yes, OH MY! That cake was sinful! But so worth it!

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  10. Seagulls are HUGE close up! Your cake looks delicious, did you save me a slice?
    Your family pic is great, what a happy and colourful bunch you lot are!

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    1. I have one more piece of that cake in the freezer, Hayley-Eszti! Drop by and it's yours!!
      Yes they are HUGE alright and very strong critters too!
      The kids at this family picnic made all the difference....lots of activity and laughter!!

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  11. Now, of course, I want a piece of that chocolate cake. I need warning labels on some of these pictures, my mind goes in the direction of food and the pictures make it worse.
    Maybe selling underwear or exercise class...
    Nice family gathering!

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    1. Well Sharon, as I just told Hayley-Eszti above there is one more piece left! First come, first serve!!

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  12. Wonderful round of photos, Jim! And what a delicious cake you had. Wish I could have had a piece! And I love that group photo at the BBQ, especially the way Sophie is looking up at you and Ron, but mostly you making a goofy face...LOL...

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  13. So many gorgeous images. Belated birthday greetings! Wishing you a year filled with happiness and good health for all three of you!

    I had no idea Ron "belonged to Canada's only aircraft carrier back in the 70's."

    I love that Coney Island pennant!

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