Tuesday, June 29, 2010

4th of July, 4th Street Market

The 4th Street Art & Antique Market by

Simply Renewed Antiques

9 am - 6 pm


Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social & Antique Tractor Display by The Kitsap Historical Society Museum


Face painting by The Aurora Valentinetti Puppet Museum & Children Crafts by Clayworks Pottery


Food Booth by CJ's Evergreen Market

Coffee Booth by Fraiche Cup


Live Music & Demostrations featuring The Sweet Adelines at 10am & Hula Halau Polynesian Dancing at 11am


The 4th Street Music Stage featuring The Good Enough Band playing from 1pm to 5pm courtesy of Rice Fergus Miller


Presented by The Downtown Bremerton Association


Thanks to the Sponsors

Rice Fergus Miller, Costco, Puget Sound Dairy, The City of Bremerton


For more information call 479-4101


PS: Hope to see you there I will have a booth. I will be selling paper ephemera if you are interested!!!! Valentines, assorted papers advertising and vintage books.


Sunday, June 27, 2010

FUN LOOKING THROUGH EPHEMERA!

FASHIONS 1949 - 1950
Pattern Book
Fall & Winter

Designer Marian Matin
From the 30's to the 70's Marian Martin designed mail order patterns.

Patterns were 25 cents Each

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Trip to Seattle-Photos From the Ferry-Seagulls .... Weekend Nature


When I first moved to Seattle I didn't realize it was so far from the ocean.  All pictures show water everywhere.  I was soon to learn the water was Puget Sound.

Puget Sound itself is a body of water lying east of Admiralty Inlet, through which ocean waters reach inland some 50 miles from the Pacific Coast to provide all-weather ports for ocean-going ships at Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia. The waterway is a complex and intricate system of channels, inlets, estuaries, embayments and islands. (Learn more about Puget Sound HERE.) 

The seagulls are all around the Sound.  Seagulls follow the ferries as they crisscross the waters.  You will find photographers trying to catch their best shots of the birds on the upper decks.  
The pictures don't seem real to me.

The seagull is perhaps best known as being a scavenger. It is most often seen in large, noisy flocks congregating wherever food is available. They can almost always be found around fishing boats, picnic grounds, parking lots and garbage dumps. More info on seagulls HERE!
To see more Weekend Nature visit Grey Scale Territory HERE.

Trip to Seattle-Photos From the Ferry-IT'S IN THE PI!



The P-I is known for the 18.5-ton, 30-ft neon globe atop its headquarters on the Elliott Bay waterfront, which features the words "It's in the P-I" rotating around the globe and an eagle perched atop with wings stretched upwards. The globe was conceived around 1949 in a readers contest to determine a new symbol for the paper. In the time since, the globe has become a city landmark that to locals is as iconic as the Space Needle. A stylized rendering of the globe appeared on the masthead of the newspaper in its latter years and continues to be featured on its website

On January 9, 2009, the Hearst Corporation announced that after losing money on it every year since 2000, Hearst was putting the P-I up for sale. The paper would be put on the market for 60 days, and if a buyer could not be found within that time, the paper would either be turned into an Internet-only publication with a drastically reduced staff, or closed outright. Today the paper is an Internet-only publication.


Tomorrow the Space Needle!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Weekend Mailbox

Above the door of the post office in Poulsbo, Washington is the image of Pillar Guri.  Pouslbo is a community based on a Scandinavian culture.  Pillare Guri is a legendary Scandinavian woman.

Her story is of a woman who blew a prillarhorn to warn the Norwegian peasant militia of the oncoming Scottish army. The army was making their way through Gudbrandsdal on their way to Sweden to enlist in the Kalmar War against Denmark and Norway. She played a key role in the successful ambush of the Scottish army.

The victory over the Scots is celebrated in Otta and Dovre to this day.
Learn more here:
To see more Weekend Mailbox posts visit HERE!

PostCard Friendship Friday - Sharing MUDBAY Images

Mudbay Images is a good friend of mine.  I just wanted to share some of the amazing images she has found to share with the cyber world.  She has an amazing collection on her site, some ephemera, some postcards.  Here are a few of my favorites.  


If you are in Seattle this weekend there is a postcard show.... 
check it out HERE!
Thanks Beth for hosting.... see more here at the Best Hearts are Crunchy!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

POST CARD SHOW June 26th -27th

Greater Seattle Area
Vintage Postcard, Stamp & Paper Collectables Show

Saturday June 26th - 10AM to 6 PM
Sunday June 27th - 10AM to 4PM
Admission $5.00

Old postcards, travel brochures, photos, aviation, auto, railroad, movie memorabilia and other paper collectables by 25 vendors. Free appraisals of paper collectables available.

Kent Commons
525 Forth Ave N
Kent, WA

Trip to Seattle - Photos From the Ferry - Ivars + Firehouse #5

Seattle’s historic full service seafood restaurant is on Seattle’s colorful waterfront at Pier 54. In 1938 Ivar Haglund rented the Northeast corner of the pier shed for a small aquarium, which included a small fish and chips stand. 

The Original Acres of Clams opened in 1946 a larger restaurant on the Southeast corner of the pier.  It has expanded and been redesigned over the years.  This attractive yet informal restaurant has a wharf-like feel which features stellar waterfront views of Washington State ferries, Fire Station #5’s waterside operations and Puget Sound.  At this site there is the more formal dining and a fish-bar with an outside eating area.  

Waiting for a hand out!

Pier 53, a very short pier just north of the ferry terminal near the foot of Madison Street, is the site of Seattle Fire Station No. 5, at 925 Alaskan Way. The present 1963 building is the third fire station at this address and the fourth to serve the Central Waterfront. The fire department used to play a particularly critical role on the waterfront, the piers all made of wood. The Great Seattle Fire of 1889 had consumed the piers as far north as Union Street along with the rest of the heart of the city.

Ater the Great Fire, a small one-story wood frame firehouse was erected near the foot of Madison Street, but not quite at the present site. It opened January 3, 1891 with a crew of nine, the new fireboat Snoqualmie and a small hose wagon. In 1902, a larger two-story wood frame building was constructed on the present site and in 1910, the new fireboat Duwamish replaced the Snoqualmie. The wood frame building was demolished in 1916 and replaced by an elegant brick building in 1917. An additional fireboat Alki came into service in 1928.

While the 1917 fire station was recognized as an aesthetically good building, by the early 1960s its supporting pier timbers were becoming unsafe. The building was demolished in early 1961. After extensive work on the pier supports, the new modern building was erected and opened in December 1963.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Waterfront,_Seattle

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Trip to Seattle - Photos From the Ferry - Smith Tower

Today I took a trip to Seattle.  A trip usually involves a ferry ride.  I caught the Bainbridge to Seattle just after noon.  This was one of our first warm days of summer.  Many sailors had their boats out!
Below, through the haze, Seattle in the distance. If you look closely you will see the spit that is exposed at low tide off the point (in the middle of the picture).  The ferry must navigate around it.  Look even closer... there are two herons on the spit.  Click on the picture to get a better look.  The lone semi tall building on the far right is The Smith Tower.  Today it is dwarfed by the skyscrapers of downtown.  Note: Downtown is  built on higher ground giving the impression the Smith Tower is even smaller than it truly is!
The Seattle Waterfront is full of history, I plan to share a little of it through my photos from the ferry over the next few days.  The Smith Tower is a historic building in Seattle, for 50 years it was the tallest building in Seattle.  In 1962 the Space Needle dwarfed it (that is a post for another day.)
In 1909, Smith (Smith-Corona Typewriters) planned to build a 14-story building in Seattle. His son persuaded him to build instead a much taller skyscraper and to be known as the tallest west of the Mississippi, "THE SMITH TOWER". The fourth tallest in the world! The building was completed in 1914 to a height of 462 ft from curbside to the top of the pyramid.  Since it has change ownership three times.  In recent years the building was converted into condominiums.  The infamous Chinese Room is on the 35th floor of the tower, and the 35th floor also has a wraparound public observation deck.   The elevators have brass and copper cages; the doors are latticed, which allows riders to see into the hallways on each floor. The Smith Tower is one of the few buildings on the West Coast that have elevator operators.

The Old Camera

An oldie... 120 film camera!

I can't imagine going back to film.
This is one of the cameras in my father-in-laws collection.  
He will be selling at the local antique store.  

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Patrick Henry Hughes and his AMAZING FATHER!

Photo from the photo gallery on Patrick Henry Huges website.

I was truly moved by this video. Click HERE to Watch. The music is amazing, Patrick Henry Hughes is awesome.  What also moved me was the father’s gift of giving to his son, the time he sacrifices to get his son through an average day.  The love a father has for his child.   

“Hear the music of opportunity and the sound of potential.”

Click HERE to learn more about Patrick Henry Hughes!  He has written a book "I am Potential" and has two CD's he has recorded!


Happy Fathers Day!

Photo of a page from one of my treasured scrapbooks. 
What Makes a Dad
God took the strength of a mountain, 
The majesty of a tree, 
The warmth of a summer sun, 
The calm of a quiet sea, 
The generous soul of nature, 
The comforting arm of night, 
The wisdom of the ages, 
The power of the eagle's flight, 
The joy of a morning in spring, 
The faith of a mustard seed, 
The patience of eternity, 
The depth of a family need, 
Then God combined these qualities, 
When there was nothing more to add, 
He knew His masterpiece was complete, 
And so, He called it ... Dad
Author Unknown


Saturday, June 19, 2010

Weekend Mailbox

See San Francisco by Cable Car

Click on the Cable Car to read the message on the front!

In 1953 a postcard still made it to its destination with just the city & state!

Campanulas

This picture of Campanulas in from my front garden!

Campanula is latin for “little bell”.

Many Campanula plants have characteristic bluish purple flowers; a recommended addition to a garden seeking flowers of blue.  However, other varieties bring out pink, dark purple or even white blossoms.  All blossoms carry the characteristic bell shaped blossoms.  For diversity in appearance, there are several Campanula cultivars that also exhibit their blooms in a combined bell and star shape.   Most of the Campanula flower heads contain 5 petals, but it is not unusual for the appearance of a 7 petalled bloom to appear from time to time. READ MORE HERE!
 

See more WEEKEND NATURE here.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Postcard Friendship Friday - Thoughts

I love this sweet card sent between sisters back in 1912, in Illinois.

To think they communicated by postcard! Probably no phones. Can you imagine... no phone, no email, no cell phone attached to the body... how did they exist????

They lived during a simpler time!

The card reads: "Dear Sister, How are you I am fine are thinking of coming out some evening sleigh riding if not to much trouble call me up about Wednesday and I will tell you if we are. Lizzie"

TO see more postcards visit Beth HERE!
PFF!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Judy's Junk & Java: Silverdale Art Walk This Friday

Join Paul & Dean 
at Judy's Junk & Java for Silverdale Art Walk 
this Friday, June 18th  5pm-8pm 
There will  be several artists at Judy's.  Plus free coffee.  New items.
The creek side and patio are available for lounging.
Enjoy Judy's little piece of heaven right smack in town. 
If you haven't stepped around back, 
you are missing natures splendor!
Gather with friends along the creek for a relaxing evening.
Freshly roasted coffee for purchase - 
you won't want to be without this weekend.

Lisa Stirrett's Glass Art Studio will be open next door.

People to meet, places to go, things to do .... 
how could that not make for the perfect Friday happening?
Hope to see you there!

Judy’s Junk & Java

3656 NW Munson St

Silverdale   WA   98383

Tel: 360.204.5187

I Heart Foxglove!

I am sure the Foxglove is a flower fairies would make a home.
Little apartments where many fairy friends could live.
They are such beautiful flowers, 
growing wild along the highways of Western Washington.
How could such a beauty be toxic?
Foxglove is a bienneial plant with soft, hairy, toothed, ovate and lance-shaped leaves in a basal rosette. The life span of the plant is 2 seasons. The first year growth remains in a basal rosette of leaves. Second year growth produces flowering stems, 3 -6 feet in height. Flower spikes have purple to white spotted thimble-like flowers which hang down and last about six days. The earliest known name for this plant is the Anglo-Saxon "foxes glofa" (the glove of the fox). It derives its name from the flowers which resemble the fingers of a glove and possibly from a northern legend that bad fairies gave the blossoms to the fox to put on his toes, so that he might soften his tread while he hunted for prey. First year growth has been mistaken for Comfrey (Symphitum officinale) with fatal results. Although, ingestion of this plant can be fatal at any time during the life of the plant, it is most toxic just before the seeds ripen. The upper leaves of the stem are also more toxic than the lower leaves. 

To learn more click HERE!