Honey's Treasures

Honey's Treasures

Friday, May 27, 2011

Mr. Black Cherry; A Pirate Tin Man

My newest tin man pirate crafted from an antique oil can, antique beer can, old fishing lure for his earring, old tin, recycled tin cans and part of an antique table leg for his peg leg.  Love this guy!

Friday, May 20, 2011

What's up.

Went to an estate sale this morning.  The poor lady had fallen in her backyard and hit her head many years ago, the neighbor said she was never the same after that.  Her husband has been in a nursing home for some time now and the wife had been in a home as well.  The house has sat empty for the past five years.  A time capsule.  The dear lady recently passed away and her husband is still alive and in excellent mental health with a good sense of humor.  The neighbor shared some information about the couple as we were waiting to go inside.  On a recent visit to the care home he told us of how the husband had joked with him about how "it's not so bad here."  The old gentleman said, "The ratio of girls to men is about 9/1."

Some people might think it's a little morbid or give them an odd feeling to go through the personal belongings of a stranger.  Doing dishes at my sink tonight the thought struck me that one day after I'm gone people might come into our home and someone might pick up the very bowl that I had just washed and want to buy it for a buck or two.  Is that an offense to me?  No.  I'd be glad that someone might enjoy the things that delighted me, that is, if my children don't wish to have any of my junk.

That's the funny thing, we go to these estate sales all the time.  I ask the person running it if there are children living and don't they want anything here?  The answer is invariably the same: they don't want any of it, "it's not to their taste."  Here we are today with people like us going through their things and discovering new treasures for ourselves or others to use and enjoy.  So...   

This hair dryer belonged to the former lady of the house.  Don't you just love it?  Can't you picture her sitting at the kitchen table with her hair in curlers sipping some tea and going over her errands and chores for the day?  

1950s or 60s GE Deluxe Hair Dryer with Bonnet

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011

tea and scones

Ever since the tea party on Thursday I've been craving tea and scones.  Being a relaxing Saturday as it is, I went ahead and made a double batch of homemade chocolate chip scones and now I'm enjoying a nice cup of tea to go with one of them.  Or two.   Why is it always a 'nice' cup of tea?  Oh, here's a site I just found you might like: A Nice Cup of Tea

Friday, May 13, 2011

Tea Party

Yesterday I went to a fundraiser tea party where we sampled some delicious teas and had dainty little sandwiches and scones.  I don't know what tea they used, it was very tasty, however, here is a site you can order tea directly from and they have wonderful teas from which to choose.  Why not have a tea party of your own? 

Mr. Trombly's Tea Shop in Duncan Mills, CA

Monday, May 9, 2011

A Touch of the Creepy

Something I picked up this past weekend at a sale.  I love it!  See it here; Skull
Skull with Rat

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

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This is a painting that my granddaughter did on Saturday while visiting us.  She's only ten years old.  Isn't this lovely?  It's for sale in her Etsy Shop;  Nina's Shop.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

South Riding

One of my favorite things to watch is Masterpiece Theater.  The latest is South Riding.  You can watch it online here;  South Riding.  You won't want to miss this if you love classic movies, it's a wonderful storyline as is the photography.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Aiden's Ball Game

Who's on first?
Heading Home with Nina.

Mommy Love!

What a doll!
Bees just behind playground. 

Angelina and Honey.