The Day After Christmas,

Good morning!

Peeps, I am so excited about being in my little store all day! Today will begin my after-Christmas sale! And I will begin looking to springtime and ways I can ready the shop for that beautiful time. Yes, I know we still have winter to get through but this is the time to plan!!

The image above is from an early-1900s scrapbook I recently purchased. Such sweet images! I keep trying to picture the (young?) lady who kept it. Seems the older I get the more I love such things, so maybe it was not a young lady.

In other news, Vlad and Lucy had great fun with everything Christmas. Vlad is getting huge, peeps!

Lucy is daintier and more refined.

For you cat people, I have a question. It is my opinion that Vlad and Lucy know EXACTLY what they are doing when the TV comes on. They realize that we actually look at it, so they sit right in front of it. Right?

Enough for now. I am ready for spring. Sigh.

Enjoy this day!

Lynn

Baby, What A Hat!!

Dear Friends,

I purchased a new printer yesterday and I am working my way through my collection of vintage photos and postcards for my online shop and for Sidetracked. I just love these old pictures! I am enchanted with the fashions. I love to look at the furniture and plants and architecture and vehicles in the pictures as well. You get the idea. That said, just look at this baby’s hat and at this lady’s stockings!

So sweet!  I wish there was something written on the back. A name or a date or anything. I hope everyone is having a good day and staying warm. It is chilly here today. But at least it feels a bit more like Christmas after all the warm days we have had. 
Enjoy this day!
Lynn

Good Monday Morning and a Vintage Hat

Dear Friends,

Here it is another Monday! Seems like the older I get the faster they roll around. The predicted rain has started falling here, getting harder and harder. I can hear it on the windows and the rooftop. There is something both wonderful and depressing about rain. I love the sunshine and bright sky. But being inside a cozy little home and listening to the rain outside creates a sweet feeling of safeness. I like to work on things at my craft area when the weather is like this.

Business goes well, and Saturday was a lovely day. I love meeting my customers! There are so many personalities that wander into the shop. Tend shop — It is what I was meant to do!

I have purchased another lot of old postcards. There are so many treasures in these stacks of vintage communication. I have also purchased an unusual lot of vintage photos which include scenes from old movies with big-time movie stars. There is a photograph from the Wizard of Oz!

I have not decided what to do with the photos I purchased. I want to make sure they are handled as they should be and assigned the correct value! How interesting they are!!

Must get to work. Just on a quick lunch break.

Enjoy this day!
Lynn

ps — hello to new visitors!