Friday, December 24, 2010

Wishing Everyone A Very Merry Christmas!

 Have a safe and joyful Christmas! 

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Great Calendar/Day Planner For Your Computer

I have been spending a lot of time on my computer lately.  Trying to get items listed on my website is very time consuming and distracting.  So I thought I would look around online and see what kind of calendars for my computer I could find.  I checked a couple out, but found they really didn't do what I wanted.  I wanted to be reminded automatically if I had something going on that day.  I finally found one here, it's called the Pink Calendar and Day Planner.  You can list something for a specific time and a reminder will pop up at that time, and a bell rings, great if you're not at the computer.  The message stays open until you close it, or tell it to remind you again later.  It also has other features including a to do list, and you can change the fonts and colors.  A great addition to help keep me sane.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Do You Remember Captain Kangaroo?

I think any child who watched TV enjoyed watching Captain Kangaroo.  I think my favorites were the rabbit and the moose, but I did love the grandfather clock as well. I watched in the 60's when it was black and white.  So I couldn't pass up this wonderful cup when I found it this weekend.  It's a plastic cup with the Captain's likeness on it, I just love it.  It even has the vari vue eyes that move!  I think they were only available to be ordered in some way, not sold in stores.  I've never seen one before, you never know what you will find at an estate sale.  I have listed him in my shop if anyone is interested.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Wonderful Old Book -Around 1859 -The Gift of Affection: A Christmas and New Year's Present

I found this wonderful old book -it has a leather cover and is inscribed inside, presented to Virginia E. Stonesiffer by her husband F.H. Stonesiffer Dec 25/59.  It seems this book has been printed  since the 1830's, or before,  with stories and poems by different authors,  to be given to your loved one.  Sometimes Edgar Allan Poe is included (not in this book).  It also includes several engravings.  It would make a wonderful Christmas present for the book collector.

Find this book here.