Friday, August 30, 2013

Second time around....

I love this phrase "the second time around". It is open to all sorts of interpretations. Normally, I would think a new love. I can check that one off for sure. My life with Jack is contentment and partnering. It works. Neither one of us planned for the cancer that took our first spouses. We are so fortunate to have found this second chance.

Those of you who read my blog and perhaps follow me (and even leave a comment here and there) know that internet in the summer is costly and slow and inefficient. It is much easier for me to post on Facebook from my phone. I have learned that making albums to add my pictures to my blog is a Gigabyte demolisher. I have decided to let my pink pictures have a "second time around".

My doll house is a second time around effort (or second childhood). I had this very same one as a child. I have no idea what ever became of it but I found one in Florida and it lives in my studio. The bathroom is pink! I found some more furniture this week. Another box will be sent back to Florida!

Another second childhood time around is my Madame Alexander doll. She has lived in the original box for many years and many moves. I felt she needed and deserved a new outfit.

She is now sitting near my Featherweight in my studio. It has been a long summer for her but I shall be back soon and she is not in a box anymore.

I love vintage pottery. Things made with pride in our country deserve a second chance - one of the reasons I love this pattern Blossom Flite made by Hull Pottery in Crooksville, Ohio in the early 20th century. 

So, this is just a taste of second time around in my life and times.

I am joining Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday. It has been a while. Stop in if you have a chance.


Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Carol:
It's always fun to revisit our treasured things. You and Jack are so much fun and I'm glad to call you "friend". Looking forward to us getting together this year!

Snap said...

Beautiful treasures -- any time around! :)

Vee said...

Wonderful theme for your post. I recognize a number of these photos. A dollhouse might certainly have a pink bathroom in the 50s when pink was very much in. (I learned that this summer when my vintage paper dolls made their way home from the cottage to me and the bride's wedding gown was pink.) Somewhere in an attic trunk, I have a few Madame Alexanders. This return to childhood joys seems might common. I seem to have caught whatever it is myself. Sweet, sweet post.

Oh meant to say that the pottery looks so modern, doesn't it? It's lovely.

Vee said...

I left out a few words...Oh dear...flying thoughts and fingers that can't keep up.

Pamela Gordon said...

As soon as I saw the thumbprint photo of the doll house I knew it was just like the one I had as a little girl. I live in New Brunswick and no doubt my dollhouse came from the Eaton's catalogue. My friend still has hers but mine is long gone. Your's is beautiful and brings back fond memories of many hours of play. It must be frustrating with all your internet problems in the summer. I'm happy you and Jack have been given a second chance at love. Great post! Blessings!

Jeanne Baney said...

I had a dollhouse just like that one too! Pink was popularized by Mamie Eisenhower in the 50's and so you even still see bathrooms with pink tile in vintage homes. It was her favorite color! The pictures are all new to me, thanks for posting them! said...

Morning Carol, as you know it is second chance for me too with Phil as I was widowed at 45 years old and we are very happy together, going to grow old gracefully together(we hope, God willing) I love your dolls house, I don't remember my sister and I having one, but I know when I lived in London there was a lovely shop that I visited with my daughter to see all the wonderful items available to buy. Also in the last couple of years Phil and I have visited a Stately home,I cannot remember what it was called and they had a wonderful collection of Dolls houses. Have a good weekend, Jackie in Surrey UK.

PS Tomorrow we are hoping to visit Christchurch and I know you went there on a visit to the UK!!!

Claudia said...

That doll house looks an awful lot like the one I had as a child, too. How fun that you found one!


Maggie said...

Lovely to see your favourites again, they are delightful, especially the doll's house.


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