Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wordless Wednesday...Turkey Lurkey

Every morning, the turkeys come out without fail. Not this morning.
Do they know Thanksgiving is tomorrow?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Treasury Time

Here's a pretty treasury that was kind enough to feature one of my vintage accessories. Can you guess which one is from my shop?

Friday, November 11, 2011

Veterans in Brass and Gold

Sitting here all morning working on my button jewelry, trying to get ready for a Christmas show in December--racking my brain for a new post for this blog. Wanted to tie it in with Veteran's Day, which is today, 11/11/11 (gotta love that).

Suddenly, it occurred to me to show off my mini collection of military buttons

I am not a button collector, per se, but I do collect them for jewelry-making purposes. I especially love metal buttons, so combed through what I had.

These are the largest ones. Thought I'd show the backs also. This is an oldie, as are most of them, though don't know that age.

This is a bit of an oddball--the only one of its kind. think it's an eagle also, but certainly more stylized.

These are are the standard eagle and stars, but are stamped on the back.

The smallest of the lot, made of brass. Also stamped on the back and with the metal piece that attaches it to the coat (can't remember the name).

Last, but not least, are these.
 Not modern military, as we know it, but warriors just the same. The smaller ones depict women. How cool is that?

Just my little way of acknowledging all veterans, the world over.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Save the Daylight

Yes folks (in the U.S., at least), it is that time again, no pun intended.  Time to change your clocks once again.

Unless you live in Arizona or Hawaii, you must perform this twice-a-year ritual between midnight on Saturday and the time you arise on Sunday, or risk being late for work on Monday.

This includes alarm clocks,

Wall clocks,

 Clock radios, 


Even cuckoo clocks!  

Oh, and don't forget to change the batteries in your smoke detectors!

P.S. FALL BACK (don't spring forward)!!

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