April 23, 2014

Use Your Imagination And Put Your Memories On Canvas

Forget the tired old tie and give a memory! Father’s Day is just 19 days away (June 17th) and this is also the traditional month for weddings, which are sometimes preceded by showers, so June is a perfect gift giving […]

Of Melmac, Corelle and Other Fine China

Corelle Festiva green dinnerplate

Our niece Jill and I get into some really fun conversations that can last for hours and hours. Today was no exception, and one of our topics was family china.  We discussed the various patterns we’ve had, and the ones […]

Genealogy Comes Naturally To Heirloom Gardeners

Flowering Almond 2007

The Story Behind The Plant In This Photo (continued from Pentimento blog post How To Propagate A Flowering Almond Shrub) The flowering almond above is a ‘child’ of a plant that was already well-established in our yard way back in […]

Home Friend 1909 – Watch and Ring from out of the Bluine

free-gold-watch

Have you ever noticed that some of your laundry detergents these days have a blue tinge to them? That’s a bluing agent added to make them seem more white than they really are. Before there was laundry soap, there was […]

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