Thursday, February 19, 2009

Mr. Muggs a.k.a. "The Good Boy"

"No man can be condemned for owning a dog. As long as he has a dog, he has a friend; and the poorer he gets, the better friend he has."

I love those words by Will Rogers! Some twenty plus years ago I called Lost Pet hoping to adopt a dog or is it the other way around? We got to the house he lived in literally moments before he was going to be brought to the pound. He was the last of a mixed breed litter. He was 6 months old and he didn't even have a name.

It was meant to be...we had the same birthday! "He" finally got a real name...Mr. Muggs and we spent the next 16 years together. Not a day goes by I don't think of him. I have his picture on my desk and now on my blog. You can see it in the left column. It really shows his sweetness and his fun loving personality! He just got finished rolling in the leaves! Muggs was the best friend I ever had. He was also randomly called, "the good boy" and that he was. Other than the springs he had for back legs, which made him jump a bit too much, he never did a thing wrong and even if he did I wouldn't tell.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Mid-Century Aluminum Ware

I have this pretty Everlast aluminum tidbit tray up on etsy! Click my post title to see the listing. I don't collect aluminum ware. However, I have two pieces from my Mother that I'm keeping. She and my Father got them for engagement gifts in the late 1930's when it was all the rage!

Aluminum ware has gotten such short shrift. It's pretty, functional, relatively easy to keep clean and it helps keep hot food hot and cold food cold. At sales I often see pieces thrown around like old hubcaps. Okay some of them may look like hubcaps, but most don't! There are lovely pieces by Kent, Everlast, Alcoa, Buenilum, August, etc. It's likely your Mother or Grandmother had a piece or two! Smoochies!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Watch Me Sing!

Please have your speakers on!

Click Here to Watch Me Sing!

Then have some fun yourself with the link! Smoochies!