Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Can't Believe I Did This


The things we do....
For years I was an avid collector of 'Depression Glass'.
I had TONS of it everywhere around our house....on ledges,
glass shelves, in the cupboards....you get the picture.


 Just so happened that a staff-writer for the city newspaper lived in our community.
And she got wind of this collection I had through a mutual friend.


She called and set up a meeting at our house. We sat a talked for over an hour 
as she scribbled down her notes.


The next day a photographer from the newspaper was there.
He said to hold up a plate......so I did!
And in a few days this big article was in the paper.
I GULPED when I saw the photo!

I still have most of this collection but no longer around the house.
It is safe, sound and stored in the basement.......
waiting to be taken to the 'shop'.


Hey, I guess I was just young and stupid!!




29 comments:

  1. awwww, not really. young maybe but not stupid by any means and a really 'cool' photo. You look quite handsome. (I love depression glass, now I know where it all is!)

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    1. LOL! I have lots of it alright, Joanne. It is time to unload it all on people who will appreciate it as I do/did.

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  2. Being old and valuable, now there's a thought for us all. lovely photo!! Cheers,Jean

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    1. Thanks Jean. It is old and not really that valuable.

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    1. That's for sure, Joyce!! It was fun though and 10 years ago when this was done I was a little more carefree!!

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  4. Hm...pretty plate or whatever it is. Great to get an article in the paper - free PR!
    How to actually read the article???
    Not a bad pic of your happy face - BTW

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    1. Ron's mother gave me that plate and it is one of my favourite 'depression' patterns....called 'Tea Room'.
      If this article had been written yesterday it would have been great for the shop.....it is 10 years old.

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  5. You're a star, Jim! And that arty photo is great too. I hope the article mentioned your shop and gave it some free publicity -- should bring in new customers!

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    1. Oh right, Debra! That article was done 10 years ago when I was 'young'!! lol

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    2. D'oh! It didn't occur to me to look at the date on the newspaper. I just assumed it was current!

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  6. You'll be having your own tv programme next!

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    1. Oh yes....push aside everyone!! lol

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  7. Jim, that is so cool! What a great photo to accompany that article.

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    1. It was all good fun that day 10 years ago, Pat!

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  8. You're a star. If that collection goes to the shop, then I hope you make a fortune on it.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Star or not, I hope I can sell it all and move onto other things to collect.......like wooden chairs.

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    2. My friend Carol's son David is a carpenter. He makes the most beautiful wood rocking chairs.

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  9. Hi Jim! It has been sooo long since I've heard from you! This is great that you were featured in the newspaper. How fun! A friend of mine has collected depression glass for over 30 years and whenever I have a question, she's my go-to guru. Yes, we would make a great team hunting for stuff together. Since I've moved, there are three to five estate sales a week that I go to specifically to buy items for my Etsy shop. That keeps me very busy and my blog has lagged, but I'm trying to keep up with it better. I've been well, we live around the corner from our son and his sweet family, I babysit my grandson before and after school. My MIL lives with us and it's a full house sometimes. Life is good and I keep plugging along. I'll stop by your blog more often. Liz

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  10. This is so funny, Jim! I'm glad that you shared the photo. You and Ron have a talent for making me laugh ~ and I suspect MANY others too! Have a good one!

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  11. It's very cute, Jim. I'm glad you did it. It must be hard to part with your collection.

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  12. OH, I love that photo of you. You are clearly a handsome fellow!

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  13. Jim, I had no idea you were famous like that. Are you hiding out in Nova Scotia? LOL... Loved this post!

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  14. It's a fun photo that grabs the attention of the reader. Very well done by the photographer.

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  15. Haha amazing! Can I have your autograph?

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  16. HeHe that gum line! But hey it's still pretty cool to be featured in the paper!

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