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" I have a huge love of Victorian things, Lace, Depression Glass etc...I adore anything Roses and I love My Garden... I also love things From the fifties I just seem to have a love of all vintage things... I'm getting ready to start a new phase in my life ...And that's Moving into My Mama house. But it needs much work done before that can happen so I'm now spending my days cleaning and cleaning.. So bare with me as I go through this new phase in my life... Take the steps with me as I go down a new road to my new future " It's a way to express myself and share with you all..
with love Janice
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Lovely Old Photos

Your probably thinking, she said old photos. Where are they.. there here but as I was going through them I wondered what had happen with Mom & Dad, our family... Seems they started out on a great note as most do, Marriages..  I wonder were it went wrong..

Mama was a beautiful little girl...Lovely Blonde hair and big Blue eyes... she said she loved to dance and she would dance up and down the hallway here.. My Mama was raised in this house.. So this house is very sentimental and emotionally attaching more for her than I.. It all started out good and fell apart when her and my father became distance.. My dad became an Alcoholic when I was around ten.. ( boy finding these old photos have stirred up things inside me..

Mama, at school Daniel Webster where I also went my brother's went and my children.. but it was a brick building back when even when I went.. they changed it because of Earthquake laws.. the only brick part left was the Cafeteria .. and I was just telling my daughter the other day when they came to visit... Our meals were prepared there on site.. Mrs. Rice the cafeteria lady I remember her well .. and if we didn't eat at school we could walk home for lunch or go over to Evie's for a hot lunch that we had to order in the morning.. she would make up different hot lunches.  It was a creamery with a huge candy counter with every kind of candy your mind can imagine.. there would be around 20 kids surrounded by it in the morning..  Her and her husband which I can't seem to remember his name but only his face he would wait on us kids for candy and she the lunch I will never forget that place..

Mama again, so cute .. see the Iron fencing in the back.. that is still there.. Mama's house had it too.. but they later removed it I have no clue why and she didn't either...

Mama and a Friend in the middle.. and her Mama on the right, my grandmother Mary when she was young
and my grandmother Mary on the bottom left holding Mama I believe.. Old photos are wonderful.. I remember as well over the years looking at these many times and Mama explaining who was who...

Look at that skirt, all the way down to the floor almost.. Seems my grandma always had short hair..

Mama having a Birthday Party, the front of her house here. 

Mama with her first baby boy, My brother Gary B. Jr... 

Warming up a baby bottle for him.. 
I think Mama was so pretty
 her hair darken to a brown...

A Mother's Day card to Mama from Dad...

My Dad and my two brother's 

My favorite Aunt, Ann she is My Dad's sister.. I was told this was when she was graduating...
She took such good care of me growing up
her and my Uncle Jumbo
They were like my Mom & Dad for me.. I spend all my vacations with them in the country up North 
in a little place called Mc Cloud Ca.. 
the best memories of my life.. 
( Thank God for them because Mama and Dad fell apart but stayed together and made our life messy )
She is still alive and him too. my recent dream was to go and see them before anything happen to them but I'm not sure that I can, It's almost 400 miles away and my panic etc.. money 
but I'm still hoping.. I would love to bring all my children there and they can she where my other grandma Helen lived and my Dad spend a lot of his life at in another town over the hill 
Weed Ca.

Dad in the Navy...

 And Mama again, after the two boys, my brother's .. I didn't come till four years later.. 

A lot of memories, Good and some not so good.. 
But I'm happy I found them because they always stayed under her bed, but when she passed I couldn't find them.. and yesterday I found them in the pile in the Living Rm.. 

Hope you have a wonderful day
with love 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Great Potential for sure

` ~ * I think this cabinet has great potential... I have always loved it and decided to keep it for sure.. and I have decided because I have several pieces of old cabinets I will be using these pieces to form Mama's Kitchen.. I have seen so much in magazine's Pinterest etc. the re use of old cabinets made into some beautiful kitchen's. 

I know it doesn't look so pretty now, but it will later.  I intend to move it across the kitchen in a different place.. It's very vintage It goes all the way to the ceiling shy a inch.. so I want to put and edging around the top to make it look as if it's always been here. I had dad bring this off the truck years ago..
The good thing is now I have removed most of the junk in front of it except for some more recycle that goes on Thursday.

There is a lot of nice things inside of it.. Corning Ware coffee mugs and nice Turquoise and White Pyrex and some Pink and White Yellow.. and some Corn Flower Corning Ware as well most of which is mine, well I collected the Tuquoise for Mama because before her Kitchen was White with Turquoise trimmings which I always liked.. I started collecting it when I used to take Dad for his check ups at the hospital across the street was a Salvation  Army and back in 2000 etc. was always Pyrex ...

I have some Turquoise ones as well and she has some beige with blue which I don't really care for so I'm considering selling them and maybe keeping just a couple for memorance sake..

Yesterday was good progress, we clean the huge pile in the Living Room and put a large stack outside in front for free which half is gone already and a For sale pile left in the Rm.. I believe we decided this Sat. will be a sidewalk sale.. My son's girl friend and her friend said they are off and will help go put up signs and help all day.. Phew great for me because I'm so broken these days I can't. I was pooped after cleaning that huge pile.. but so glad we finally got through it all.. There's tons more to be done and gone threw. The Attic alone is packed from back to front.. My Mama... I'm truly going to be broken by the time I'm done.. I pray to Jehovah he allows me to see it fixed before I leave this world

I found this old Blue & White candle holder.. stuffed back in the middle area of this old cabinet.. I remember these there should be another one some place.

A Blue Willow mug..

A nice Blue bowl... One day I will be able to show you some wonderful new photos.. I can't wait.. Today is a take it easy day and tear up papers.. 

I wish you to have a most lovely day
with love