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Princess Catherine You’ve Got Great Style!

Barbie-CatherineI made this dress for my Barbie quite a few years before Princess Catherine wore one almost the same.

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I’m Feeling a Little Blue

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I think this piece is from The Welsh Beaker Company but I am not sure. If anyone knows anything about it please let me know. From the very little that I was able to discover on the internet The Welsh Beaker Company is no longer in business. There is no stamp or signature of any kind on the bottom of this piece and the only thing similar that I could find on e-bay were four mugs also with a ship called Wanderer on them. I do have this for sale on e-bay. There is not a chip on it which is amazing. If it doesn’t sell I will be very happy to keep it for myself.

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This beautiful blue plate is Churchill made in Staffordshire¬†England. I met a wonderful woman in the thrift store who wanted to tell me all about the pottery, dinnerware etc. Fabulous! I listened and followed her around as she told about anything we saw there that was worth talking about. I think she said she had worked in several antique stores plus she was on the older side. She said this particular brand was a notch down from Blue Willow. Oh I would love to have some Blue Willow. I would love to have my grandmother’s Blue Willow but I have no idea where that is. I’m not normally a huge fan of the color blue unless I am wearing it but this piece is so quite cheery against my yellow walls so it stays with me.

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I also really like these two little white and blue, Blue Heritage (made in England) saucers and they will go on the wall with other as soon as I get some more plate hangers. The cute little Eskimo plate is a collectible from Royal Copenhagen for Mother’s Day. It is on e-bay as well.

These next two pieces are made by a company called Salmon Falls, the top piece is the Blue Vine pattern and the bottom piece is the Berry Vine pattern.

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I think these little blue cups may be by Corel not sure. I like their delicateness.

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Last but not least in the blue mood is this beautiful earthen mug. I could not read the stamp on the bottom so I have no idea if it is from a set or handcrafted by someone. I just love it’s luster. I love that you can see the smooth earthy clay but it’s shiny at the same time. It’s the best of both worlds, rustic and not. There is just something about it. It is also on e-bay but I will be glad to keep this one as well. If anyone knows anything about let me know!

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Need a Tracking Number for Something You Mail?

I’m not so sure you do.

I am having a bit of trouble with something I sold on E-Bay. Of course the one thing that I didn’t pay for a tracking number for the person says they did not receive.

So I went back to my receipt that had several things on it one of which I did purchase a tracking number. The item that I did not buy a tracking number for had instead a PID number. Hmmm what’s that I thought. I typed it into USPS.COM and guess what? It’s a tracking number! It told me the exact route of my package and that it had in fact been delivered.

So why would anyone ever pay for a tracking number? Anyone know the answer to that?

Afresheet, Interesting, Weird…You Decide

I just saw this product over on The Decorologist blog and it is well lets say different. A sheet with pull off layers. Seven pull off layers for a clean fitted sheet. Watch the video below.

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At first it does seem really odd but think about how that might just work for children especially after they get sick in the middle of the night or while they are potty training. Also how about the elderly or someone very ill that shouldn’t be moved a lot. I think this guy just might be on to something even if it does seem a little strange at first.

If you think it’s a great idea then chip in a little help the guy out. It might just be your sick kids bed that is easier to change in the middle of the night one night thanks to him.

Amelie’s French Bakery = Heaven On Earth!

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This one is in Rock Hill, South Carolina and there is another one in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Much Loved Cat Toy

Hairbands. Yes that’s it hairbands. I know I have done a post about them before but oh well here is another one. My cat loves these fake prey. Shoot them across the room and she will either jump after them or just watch in amusement as they go by.

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Sometimes I shoot them off of the wall and she will jump up to try catch them. Or she waits for them to bounce off of whatever they land on.

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Shoot them across the floor and sometimes they roll perfectl on their sides which is most interesting to the cat. Especially if they roll past then turn and come back towards her.

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They only cost a dollar for quite a few of them at most places and somehow they do get lost so I never more pay more than a dollar for them. I just leave all over the floor and as I walk by sometimes I fling one or two for her. We mostly play with them in the evening. I hear her playing with them in the middle of the night sometimes.

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The Tao of Meow by Deborah Wood is about providing a happy life for your cat. Thinking about things from your cats point of view.

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Miss Kitty also collects them during the night and places some of them near her food bowl in a neat little pile and sometimes drops one in the water bowl and one in Luna’s (brown dog) food bowl. She never puts one in Darla’s (black and white dog) bowl becuase Darla is the Alpha dog and doesn’t like Miss Kitty an awful lot. I think she is secretly scared of Miss Kitty so she has to act tuff to hide it. Miss Kitty is never mean to her though and would really like to be her friend.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Love this idea from Martha Stewart Living
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From my grandson, with love.
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I put the flames on upside down.
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More Snow and Pics

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It sleeted all night long and the power did not go out! Then it snowed more this morning.

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Then the sun came out bright and beautiful! The dogs had a great time playing in the snow.

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Are You Ready for the Power to Go Out?

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From one of my favorite books when I was very young.

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One of my resources in case the power goes out. The prettier one.

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And of course a lantern.

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Charlie keeping guard on the flashlights in the hall.

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This safety light is the best thing ever! It stays plugged into the wall and then if the power goes out it turns on and is supposed to last three hours but I really think I have seen it last longer.

The sleet is really coming down now so I am pretty sure the power will go out tonight. But I have extra food cooked, extra tea made and the dogs will keep even the coldest person warm when snuggled up under the covers!

The Great Snow Event of 2014 in SC

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That is the only little bits that I can show you which is not much. I’m not going out into it since I fell on ice about twenty years ago and my back hasn’t been right since. It snowed a little yesterday and then started again this morning. It’s amazing how much snow can accumulate in a few hours. Or even fifteen minutes!

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