Monday, May 30, 2011

In Memory of Servicemen (5 of 5 posts in honor of Memorial Day)

To those who have served
currently serve
or have served our great country.
To those who left us during combat.
Those recuperating in hospitals or at home.
Those who have retired. 
To the families of these brave men and women.
THANKS FOR YOUR SACRIFICE!
You give so much for our freedom!

On Memorial Day the flag is raised briskly to the top of the staff and then solemnly lowered to the half-staff position, where it remains only until noon. It is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day.
The half-staff position remembers the more than one million men and women who gave their lives in service of their country. At noon their memory is raised by the living, who resolve not to let their sacrifice be in vain, but to rise up in their stead and continue the fight for liberty and justice for all.


The sailors in this collection are serving on the USNS Hugh J Gaffey
The photos are from an album I purchased in an antique store.
Click on the photos to enlarge.
USNS Hugh J Gaffey - She supported American troops during the Korean War in the early 1950s and performed similar service during the Vietnam War in the mid-1960s.
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Sunday, May 29, 2011

In Memory of Servicemen (4 of 5 posts in honor of Memorial Day)

Postcard:  Infantry Training Battalions in Review Camp Croft, Spartanburg, SC
Sent 2/12/1945 to Weekstown, NJ
"Dear Mom,  I received the package yesterday "boy" do the cookies and cake taste good. I gave some to a couple of other fellows they said the same.  Its really warm today.  I got a letter for Uncle Boyce today everything is okay there.  Love David"

Those packages to the troops meant so much!!!

Exerts from History Camp Croft, South Carolina - Read more HERE!
"In June 1940, the United States Army quickened its mobilization activities to train personnel in response to the situation in Europe. In the fall of 1939, Army personnel numbered a little more than 200,000 men. By November 1944, the Army had facilities to house and train six million troops in the continental United States. This drastic increase necessitated the construction of numerous mobilization training camps known as Replacement Training Centers (RTC), Camp Croft being one of four camps intended for the instruction of Infantry replacements. By March 1941, twelve RTCs were set up to provide  Infantry, Field Artillery, Coast Artillery, Cavalry, and Armor."

"In 1947, the entire acreage of the former Camp Croft was declared surplus by the War Assets Administration. By 1950, the Army sold the land by pieces to organizations and businesses, including the transfer of 7,088 acres of land to the South Carolina Commission of Forestry for the creation of the Croft State Park. The remaining acreage has been converted to residential housing, and industrial and commercial businesses."

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In Memory of Servicewomen/WAC's (3 of 5 posts in honor of Memorial Day)



In 1942, the first contingent of 800 members of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps began basic training at Fort Des Moines, Iowa. The women were fitted for uniforms, interviewed, assigned to companies and barracks and inoculated against disease during the first day.

WAC Facts Korean & Vietnam Wars HERE





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Saturday, May 28, 2011

In Memory of Soldiers WWI (2 of 5 posts in honor of Memorial Day)

I collect a lot of old postcards, photos and paper.  Here are a few photo postcards from WWI 1918.



 This is the only postcard in this selection with any writing. 
On the front: "Our way towards Paris a view of our train hauling Boche guns captured at Soissons by 1st Division" 

Click on the photos for enlarged view.

Read more here:






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Friday, May 27, 2011

Postcard Friendship Friday - Decoration Day AKA Memorial Day (1 of 5 Posts in honor of Memorial Day)

This card is a little worn, but it is my only Decoration Day card.

This will be my first of five posts in honor of Memorial Day,
please come back each day to view my new post.  
I am sure you will enjoy the vintage postcards and photos.


Formerly known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day, commemorates U.S. soldiers who died while in the military service. Decoration Day, began during the Civil War, family and community members would place decorations, such as flowers and flags, on the graves of the war dead.  Decoration Day (later declared “Memorial Day” 1882) was made an official holiday by General John A. Logan on May 30, 1868. Over time, however, the holiday began to encompass all wars of US involvement.  In 1971, Memorial Day was declared a national holiday by an act of Congress, though it is still called Decoration Day by some.

Visit Best Hearts Are Crunchy to view more postcards!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Random Hearts - JAVA

This week will be a short post as I am busy with Memorial Day festivities.  Hope you all are able to join those near and dear to your heart.  Remember all of those who have or are now serving this great country of ours!!!

Please back over the next four days to see the postcards and photos I have in honor of our servicemen and servicewoman.  


For more hearts visit Random Hearts


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Found: One little Cast Iron Train Engine


This evening went out for a couple of hours on the  hunt for stuff... always looking for more stuff.  I love the challenge of the hunt for treasures.  This engine is something I could use in a 3D collage.  Not sure if I want to keep it or sell it. 




I just love the way it looks.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Steampunk ATC for Swap at StampArtForum

Here is an ATC I created for the Steampunk Swap at StampArtForum!

Close up of the ATC.    Love how the hinge tape looks on these!!!

On the group I ended up using three different styles of washers. 
(the flash washed the color out a little)

Amazing as it seems, I used 5 stamps (2 Artistic Outpost: train, and eyes, AllnightMedia: cigar label, Inkadinkadoo Collage Stamp: only inked the portion with the face of the woman and the Hand pointing Finger, maker unknown.  In addition to the stamps three inks and Steampunk Tape purchased from VivaLasVegastamps

Monday, May 23, 2011

Bird Steamer Trunk for Sale at Simply Renewed

I have my Bird Steamer Trunk for sale at Simply Renewed...



If you are interested in the box contact:
Simply Renewed  301 Pacific Ave. 
Bremerton, WA.   98337 Phone: 360-479-4101

Mention "Lyneen sent you and you are looking for the Bird Trunk."
 They will know exactly what you are looking for.



Sunday, May 22, 2011

Awesome Finds at the Thrift Store

Here are a few treasures I picked up recently...  if you know me then you are aware of my love affair with vintage paper!!!  

When I saw this I couldn't pass it up.  At first I thought is was a page from a calendar.  Then I found two others with page numbers on them.  Unless you know of a calendar with 22 pages I don't think this is a calendar page. 

This is an other wonderful find.  A book titled "The Century World's Fair Book for Boys and Girls"  by  Tudor Jenks. (C) 1893 by the Century Company, The De Vinne Press.  The book is about the World's Columbian Exposition held in Chicago.  The Fair ran from May 1, 1893 until October 30, 1893 with more than 27 million people attending.  Learn more HERE about the Fair

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Random Hearts - Waterfront Park

Not so long ago at the waterfront park and was I snapping away with my camera.  So many hearts were in the skies that day!!!


In this picture I see so many, my favorite is the pillow heart between the trees. 
(Enlarge the photo by clicking on it and you will see all the hearts.)


I love this double heart, the large one with a smaller one sharing each other.

Here there is one pillow heart and another (a little lopsided) shining through the clouds.


Finally this wonderful wispy heart. 

Thanks for viewing my hearts today...
to see more visit Random Hearts.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Armed Forces Day Parade - Bremerton

63rd Annual Kitsap Sun Armed Forces Day Parade

10:00 a.m.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Downtown Bremerton 
More information HERE


Update 5/21/2011 Kitsap Sun Story on the Parade HERE

Bremerton has long had the distinction of coordinating the nation's largest and longest-running Armed Forces Day Parade. The parade began in 1948 - two years before Armed Forces Day became a federally recognized holiday. 


 May 1908 - postcard of our beautiful flag!
Sent from Matawan
 to Brooklyn NY

 Vintage photo of a patriotic Parade!

August 1908 - Postcard of  Soldiers Monument in Michigan
Sent from Colorado to 
Mr. Mickel Oppre
Chehalis 
Washington State
Lewis County




For those of you interested in Postcards visit Postcard Friendship Friday

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Bremerton Farmers Market Thursday Evening

CJ's Evergreen General Store was cooking up a storm... hamburgers, hot dogs, and salmon!  The burgers were delicious!


Cj's - Thanks for the great service!!!!


Lavender was for sale. 


Love the aprons.

Here Dad is talking with the Clark Farms staff, they raise grass fed beef out in Sequim. 
 Read more about the farm HERE!

Southworth Art & Garden Flea Market


SATURDAY MAY 21ST 10-4
RODSTOL LANE FARM
4154 RODSTOL LANE SE PORT ORCHARD 98366

Be sure to stop by.... lots of local artists, veggies, master gardeners and

For more information and a list of all the vendors go to:

ATCs from SWAPs - Paris & Marie Antoinette

Here are the beautiful ATCs I received Wednesday in the mail  from the swap I participated in sponsored by Stampin' D Amour! http://www.stampindamour.blogspot.com/


Marie Antoinette: marylynn, prairiejen, superjen and lakelivin




Paris:  parknslide, dora, malunki and plain jane

You will find the ATC's I submitted HERE:   

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New At Simply Renewed

Monday I took over 150 pieces of paper including: photos, postcards and vintage ephemera to Simply Renewed.  Be the first to check it all out.  Also some new glassware, jewelry and porcelain dolls.


Here is a peak at my space at the store... I use every bit of space  including the wall and floor! Look at all that paper!!!  There are tons of paper on the floor including: magazines, bird plates, vintage photos, old cook books, maps, and oh so much more.  

You will find hundreds of postcards, some prayer cards and old greeting cards. 

You can also purchase my note cards. 

If you have time please come by and check it all out. 
301 Pacific Ave
Bremerton, WA

If you aren't in the area and see something of interest on my post,  call the store... they will ship.

 360-479-4101

When you visit or call please tell them Lyneen sent you!

MORE PICS of all the treasures for sale!
I love the Big PUFF Heart.  It is an unusual necklace. 
The porcelain doll and snuff bottle were added Monday.


Love the colors of this brooch, the picture doesn't do it justice. 


Looking for Harry Potter like glasses... here they are!


I have a large collection of salt & peppers and smalls for sale.


 Here is a beautiful mustache cup, great for a Fathers Day gift.

Cute vintage graduate... great cake topper!


I have put together 1/2 pound vintage paper packs with lace and buttons, the perfect gift for the crafter in your life.  None of the published papers are newer than 1950's.  Some as old as 1890's.  Included: music, a map, birds, vintage floral & fauna, novels, birds, vintage postcard and ledger paper. 



How about a game of BINGO!  


Finally a beaded evening jacket/blouse.

Come by the summer store hours are: 
Monday - Saturday 11AM - 5PM
Sunday 12PM-4PM

Monday, May 16, 2011

An Beautiful Tag From Patricia

Patricia of Patricia's Paper Crafts sent me a beautiful tag... the picture does not do the the BLING justice.  The tag now sits with all my art for inspiration.  I Love surrounding myself with art from friends for inspiration.  
THANK YOU Patricia