Thursday, February 25, 2016

Our first signs of Spring!

Hello dear ones,

I'm so happy to see our daffodils blooming!  They are dancing in the rain and cheering us with its bright yellow color in these cold & cloudy days!

"The clamours of spring are the same old delicate noises, the earth renew its magical youth at a breath."  ~Arthur Symons

Our Camellias are blooming also!  This camellia bush is very special, because it always give us different colors.  The photo below is from the very same bush, we find flowers with mixed colors too.  I just wonder... Why?

"There always flower for those who want to see them." ~Henri Matisse

Have a lovely weekend!


Friday, February 12, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day!

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eyes!
~Jackson Brown, Jr.

You can see more photos Here


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Nation's Oldest City ~ St. Augustine, Florida

Hello dear ones,

I hope everyone is doing well.  Wow! It's been more than a year since my last post.  Time flies when we are having fun!  This past July was our 27th anniversary, and we went to Nation's Oldest City- St. Augustine, Fl. to celebrate such a special occasion.  Here some photos ... I hope you enjoy the pics as much we did taking it.

St. Augustine Beach

The gorgeous sunrise view from our room 

At the oldest house
Gonzalez-Alvarez house

The oldest house
St. Augustine, Fl.

Beautiful homes everywhere ...

The carriage tour around the town was amazing

Castillo de San Marcos

Lightner Museum

Scoot coupe ~  We had a great time riding this little scooter

27th Anniversary
July 31st 1988 ~ 2015

City Gate ~ Shopping & Dining
The Entrance of The Colonial Quarter

The beautiful B&B that we stayed ... we have to show you more pics in another post.

And now . . . say cheese!

Have a blessed day!

With lots of love,

Monday, May 19, 2014

Porcelain Half Dolls

Hello dear ones,

Today I'm sharing our little collection of porcelain half dolls, and here is a little bit of history about them which reached the height of their popularity between 1900 and 1930. The majority of these dolls were made in Germany, with some being produced in Italy, England, France, America and Japan. These early half dolls were expensive and considered an extravagant possession. In the 1920s, the dolls became more modern in appearance, displaying bobs and flapper attire. Later models did not possess the same quality of design, being mass produced and poorly glazed.

Half dolls were employed in a wide variety of uses in early 20th-century households.  Most commonly, the dolls functioned as pincushions, whisk brooms, bottle stoppers, lamp shades and powder puffs.  Other half dolls sported wide, flowing skirts that could cover teapots, toiletries or other objects.

Because half dolls were often sculpted without clothing, they also served as useful models for young ladies learning to sew.

Have a lovely week!



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