I remember reading about little girls of long ago, before the days of excessive toys or anything electronic. They would cut “paper dolls” from leftover catalogs and magazines given to them by their mothers. That was their fun!
Recently I came across an old magazine from 1907. When I opened it up, I was delighted! There inside was a stack of cut-out paper dolls. Babies. Bonnets. Ladies. Parasols. Rugs. Hats. Horses. Buggies.
I wonder what little girl cut these out. It looks like she even colored a few of her own! So sweet! Enjoy.
My sweetie has been so good to back me up and take care of me. I was planning last week to get into what will be my art studio and do some cleaning. It is a stick-built workshop that is now my happy place. I was going to just make it tolerable, for now. Enter Jason. Shopvac, blower, pressure washer, paint. Oh my.
I just wanted to drop in and wish everyone a Happy Easter! It has been a beautiful day here today. The shop was fun, but I think lots of people are traveling. Traffic into the shop was light. Here are a few more vintage and antique images for Easter!
Which way shall I turn? A window plant? A cat? A walk in the park? Working in my garden spot at Jason’s? I think I need spring, the earth, plants, and a good soaking water of newly planted flowers, the kind that leaves the air smelling like dirt and promise. That is what I need. I need spring!
Here are some photos of recent activity. On Monday I took the day off work to celebrate my birthday! Happy Birthday to me! Jason took me out to eat. On Tuesday night we went to see The Steve Miller band. Let me tell you, Steve Miller hasn’t lost a thing! He was great! Even today, Jason is preparing the yard so that I can get there and play in the flowers on my time off. I am so needing spring. More than ever in my life. Here’s to spring!