Saturday, June 20, 2015

Saturday Morning Post




This is a 'mug' of me. I remember that jacket so well....
thought I was so cool in it!!
This was 1959-60 and I was 12 years old.


At dusk on MacDonald Hill....


I like these pastels, and with that backdrop........has a 'New England' look about it.
I just purchased this table a few days ago from the gal who had this space before me.
It is from Pictou County, Nova Scotia and is called a 'Baker's Table'.
The drawer goes from front to back.
It is probably a 100 years old.


This fella, Teddy, has been in the basement for too long.
He comes from Ron's mother's estate.
He is about 70 years old.


Blocking the view, so I improvised.


From one of the shop windows looking out onto the Atlantic.


This is a 'Prayer/Meditation Bench' that is also in the shop.
It is from a local church....probably Roman Catholic or 'high' Anglican.
I remember these in church when I was an altar boy, except they had cushions.


Our deciduous Azalea is just blooming out.


It is very striking in the front garden.


'Straight Out Of Camera' (SOOC) of Soloman's Seal blossoms.


Blending in.


What a great way to end the week.....with laughter!
Met up with a friend, Caroline, from 1980's aerobic fitness days.
We were all instructions back then.
Would you believe she is 75?
We have her permission to announce this to the world!! lol



24 comments:

  1. What a delicious selection of photos Jim. Your friend looks amazing for 75! The sunset if of course superb but I really the like pastel pieces on the table with the pastel sea behind. Gorgeous!

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    1. PS... and weren't you a handsome young thing?!

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    2. The pastel dinnerware looks so good there, Craig....I hope it never sells!! lol
      I was so young there and barely knew up from down!!

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  2. Wonderful photos, you have aged very well as well as your friend!

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    1. What a charmer you are, blogoratti!! lol

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  3. Great comp when you see people outside looking at the scenery, with the dishes inside on the table. My heart melted for the teddy bear, and I must say, that prayer bench intrigues me. But those Solomon Seals blossoms steal the show. Glad you had such a great day!!

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    1. Hey Bruno! I ran for my camera when I saw these two guys out there 'in front' of my dish display! You know how it is, you see an idea in your head and you go try it out.
      The Teddy is a cutie for sure. The prayer bench was a 'find'.....brings back a lot of 'church memories' for me, good ones.
      Our Soloman Seal has lasted much longer this year due to the cool weather here.

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  4. Great photo's, Jim! Oh my, you were such a cutie! You still are, of course!! Love the old bear... do you have it for sale or is it for decoration? I also loved the pic of Ron sitting in the grass. Have a good Saturday enjoying the outdoors!

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    1. Thanks Bobbi! The Teddy Bear is for sale.....it was tired of living in our basement!!

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  5. Wonderful photos, Jim, starting with the picture of you. The way you used light throughout this series is wonderful. That photo from MacDonald Hill is one of my top favorites of yours, so striking! Have a good one!

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    1. Thanks so much, Louise. I like that MacDonald Hill on too.

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  6. she looks amazing! Love all your photos-cool photo of the dishes

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    1. Hey Kathy!
      We hadn't seen or spoken to this woman for quite a while.....so a lot of catching up to p do.

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  7. What a fresh-faced lad you were! Do you have an ebay store too? You should let collectors have a bid-fight for that antique teddy bear!

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    1. I am hesitating to go on-line because I don't want to get into shipping things, Debra. Parcel post in Canada has gone crazy.....it would be higher than the bought item.
      Saying that, if I ever did go on-line it would be with Etsy.

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  8. Such a cute young man! My brother would have appreciated that jacket as well. Lovely flower close-ups.
    Ocean view from your room and a baker's table I would have fought you over during my bread baking days.
    It has been a week!
    Give your dad a special HB from this old gal.

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  9. What a cute shot of you! And I love that photo of Ron sitting on the grass staring off into the horizon with camera in hand. A very magical photo!

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    1. When you guys do come to Nova Scotia, Martha, we will take you to this location (Fort Needham) in the northend of Halifax, where I grew up. The views are so great.

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  10. Don't know if I'd get anything done in the shop with those views! Your friend who is 75 years young looks great - must be the aerobic exercise! I like your oldie but goodie photo.

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    1. I know exactly what you are saying, Barb. I could and do get 'lost' just staring out into the Atlantic.
      We were all over-doing it back then with exercise, but hey, we were younger!!

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  11. How old are you Jim? Can I announce it to the world!!??

    ♫♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ love the 1st pastel picture ~~ mmm!!

    Of course, you cutie patootie photo is so cutie patootie!! Look you still have that smile!!

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    1. Sure you can RDT...if that is what you wish.
      That smile is not going anywhere.

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  12. Cute picture of you. You have some really beautiful things in your shop. Love those pastel dishes.

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  13. Thanks Pat. Something for everyone.

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