It's more of an
"Eclectic" or "Aquired" style.
shall we say...
I believe the correct decorating term these
My style is a collected look.
please refrain from not snickering too much when I show the following stuff/junque that I picked on our little getaway to Prairie Du Chien two weeks ago.
Now the following piece will be displayed in the upstairs guest room.
And P.S. How do you know, maybe I AM blue without you.
We all know I love vintage Christmas.
Vintage Christmas can run in range from elegant Victorian to
Which era do you think these ornaments
I did NOT buy this cat.
Vinny just kept getting in my bidness while I was photographing my beautiful finds for you.
I bought this 80's lighted doorbell at that cool old Hardware/antique store in Marquette...
Along with these vintage Georges Briard glasses.
See, his stuff is usually always marked. Georges Briard is the designer name for Jascha Brojda, a Ukrainian award-winning designer of the 50's, 60's and 70's. His specialty was barware, dinnerware and glassware. His stuff was mass produced and reflects a modernistic edge to it.
Okay. End of boring history lesson.
Well, we know I have a thing,
a BIG THING,
for tableware, glassware and such.
I HAD to have these Tab glasses.
My life would not be complete without them.
I bought this photograph of an eagle on the Mississippi,
but the cheap frame needs replaced.
This is such a peaceful photo.
Tim bought a pipe wrench at the Hardware/Antique store in Marquette....
We had to tussle for it,
I wanted it sooooo bad.
Oh! I did pick up this thermometer at the freaky deaky vintagey antique place in McGregor.
I paid $4.99 for this interesting piece.
there's a ship on the black thermometer part at the bottom, which is why I love this so much.
See the ship's roping too?
And the last thing I bought was my favorite.
And it was only $2.
Polka album! I LOVE POLKA!!
Yes, I AM 85 years old. Why do you ask?
1. Polka originated in the 19th centruy in Bohemia, which is now an area within the Czech Republic.
2. Eastern European immigrants introduced Polka to America in 1844, soon eclipsing the popularity of the waltz.
3. It remained a popular ballroom dance until the late 1800's when it gave way to the
4. It is regaining popularity and will soon be bigger than Adele.
5. I lied in #4. It could happen though.
This is the Pennsylvania Polka.
You will recognize it from the movie Groundhog Day.
I love this
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And this is the most popular Polka that everyone's heard of...
Beer Barrel Polka!
Roll out the barrel, we'll have a barrel of fun. Roll out the barrel, we've got the blues on the run.
being a former virtuoso
(and by virtuoso I mean I had worked my way up to 3rd chair in jr. high, wait, maybe it was 5th chair, still)
of course I love THIS Polka..
the Clarinet Polka.
P.S. Sorry for wasting your money on that nice Yamaha clarinet Ma.
Okay, that's about it for
today's post folks.
Oh, stop your hollerin' and partyin';
it wasn't THAT BORING.
Besides, I know the truth
YOU LOVE POLKA TOO!!
Have a good Friday;
talk at ya soon!!!!!