Saturday, December 31, 2016

December 31st, 2016: "What I Have Learned From the Past Year"

What I have learned from 2016:

• i found out that things aren't often what they seem and that sometimes we confuse reality with the images we have in our minds....

• that some people can't ever, ever forgive, nor would they see any value in doing so....

Friday, December 30, 2016

Happy New Year! Vintage Greetings and Wishes for an Excellent 2017

Goodbye can't get out of here FAST ENOUGH. I've learned more about myself, life and my family than I cared to know, made some tough decisions and found out things that changed everything. Some of it was overdue and needed to happen.....other aspects may have been best left alone....either way, I MADE IT. Looking forward to 2017 with a new perspective and with steps towards some bigger goals. I wish YOU a wonderful New Year's Eve and a fabulous 2017!! Click on any image to open it in a larger window.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Vintage and Retro Holiday/Christmas Greetings

Some images I found while looking for the perfect retro greeting card.....scenes of shops and Santas, space ships and mushrooms, holiday images and more. Click on any picture to open in a larger window and enjoy!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

A Nautical Holiday | Seasonal Christmas Images from the Seashore

Vintage Santa Claus by the seashore, starfish dancing on the sand and lighthouses by the water.....enjoy these nautical and beach themed greetings of the season. Click on the images to get them to open in a new window for a larger version.

Friday, December 16, 2016

#ChristmasLightTracker featuring Holiday Lights on Delmarva

Photos taken featuring local businesses and towns of Maryland's eastern shore and southern Delaware. I'm posting pics from around the area as #ChristmasLightTracker to bring you local displays of lights and Christmas Spirit. For more follow me on Facebook.

Jim's Bait and Tackle Shop in Roxana, DE. Find them on Facebook.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Towns of the Delmarva Peninsula | Newark, MD and the Queponco Railway Station

Tucked away on Maryland's eastern shore, located between Berlin and Snow Hill, you will find the town of Newark. Most people assume, when you mention it, that you are mistaken and of course referring to it's namesake in northern Delaware - but no, there is indeed a Newark in Worcester County, MD. Turn off of Route 113 and go perhaps a mile or two and there you are.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

the vintage kitties of Christmas ~ a collection of nostalgic felines

What started out as a wish to cheer a friend who is down because of the pending holidays turned into my sort of fascination with these greetings of yesteryear. It almost appears that perhaps the sending of cards for New Year's was a bigger deal than it is today, since although I didn't include many here, there are quite a few designs celebrating the beginning of January. The wishes for Christmas range from ornate and stylish, such as well-dressed caroling cats and images depicting a number of felines outfitted in hats and clothing, to very simple faces and a few sprigs of holly (as shown below). Many of them made me smile since I couldn't help but wonder what type of greetings may have been inside the card, as the illustrations of kitties experiencing the high life seems such a sharp contrast to our world today.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Mourning for #OAKLAND

I'm angry to see - once again - that stupidity and irresponsibility have no limits. My heart hurts for the parents of those who died needlessly in a makeshift dance club. SOMEONE wanted to make a few bucks and didn't give a damn about anything else....

I'm willing to bet others saw it and did nothing - and now there are parents waiting to find out if a body is their child; firefighters and rescue workers combing through the rubble and smoking debris looking for answers - all because of someone who didn't give the value of human life a second thought.

Like I've said before we don't need to wait for the end of the world; we as people are capable of killing ourselves off just in normal life. Damn.