Monday, October 31, 2011

The Idea KId

Every Halloween it is a new challenge.  It was easy before they could talk.  RR engineers in Oshkoshs and kerchiefs, construction workers in hardhats riding toy trucks.  Then we grew up and got our own ideas.

We've been fish.
Ever popular and varied Star Wars characters:   Luke and R2D2,  Ewok, Darth Vader
An easy runaway boy (but with a "pirate shirt" from a museum where he had me take the measurements of a role playing costume.)
An ice cream ball rolling down the street and an empty cone (mom)
A Smart Car
Harry and company
Now a Tarantula.
It involves a skateboard and shooting string.
 I think I convinced him walking upright was a better bet for candy carrying.
Thank goodness for Harry.
Then there were the good old days as shown in this old print from an estate sale.
 Happy Halloween.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Flowering Grove

The Grove is an upscale shopping center in Shrewsbury, New Jersey.  The landscaping has really come into it's own with many interesting plant combinations in the pots and plots.

This was only a sampling.  To see more worldly flowers visit Today's Flowers # 167.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Bloomin" Begonias

The pots of begonias are at their seasons best.

Visit Today's Flowers #166 for more beauty from around the gardens of the world.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Dilly Of A Dahlia

Dahlias are about the only thing just starting to bloom.
Hop on over to Today's Flowers # 165 to see more beauties.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

If I Wanted More To Collect....

I'd visit The Iron Horse in Manassas Virginia.
On a break between soccer games at the Manassas Columbus Day Tournament that's just what I did..
I found all these. (Didn't buy them.)
Yard sticks by the yard.
 Old funnels
 Sports equipment ... boy's room decor?
Billard balls ... in long frames for a game room?
 For the kitchen ... milk bottles and egg beaters.

Glass knobs for an old house restoration, or installed for a coat rack
 Great old lawn sprinkler
Vintage suitcases.
These tempted me for the laundry room. 
But my very favorite were these Kentucky Derby glasses.
I did get a mini white platter.

Tournament scores were 0-0, 1-2, and 4-1.  They found their game too late.