Tuesday, March 21, 2017

PROJECT!

Finished! Antique wedding kewpie (porcelain) dolls for Marge P.


I have been working on this project for a bit! 
These are antique porcelain kewpie wedding cake topper dolls 
that have been restored. The shiny satin fabric is from 
my great Aunt Helen's wedding dress! 

Below is a 'before' photo!





lg :)


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The token must go...



So, I contend that there a but a few man-made thing-stuff items that are worthy of a photo. But here is one of them.






                                           (A 1964 red-box Parker Brothers Real Estate Trading Game Equipment; "Monopoly.") 





I recently bought a complete board game and have been waiting to show you this...
because they are doing away with a token.


                                                                                                                                       Big box, big board.


***
Yes, they have officially 'voted' to do away with one of the token pieces....
 :( = much sadness. 

Below is the link to an article.
 Click on it to find out which one,
but do tell me your...
 (1) best guess...and
 (2) your personal token favorite, too. 
And...(3) if you could 'invent' a new token,
 what would it be??

***








P.S.
I intend to buy as many of them...as I can.
(You've been warned.)

;-)

lg

Monday, February 27, 2017

Christmas...

                                                                                                                                                      pasta.


Another of my husband's culinary adventures: Jade noodles (or Christmas Pasta) 
made with spinach, leek, scallions, chives and basil...



yum yum yum yum



Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Seeing









                                                                                                                                                                               red. :)




Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Flowers







...today, as I am longing...for spring.



When all else fails, (there's) flowers.
:)

lg






Saturday, February 4, 2017

Milygge





Upon contemplating the concept of hygge, and ferreting out how it *might* apply here, I have come up with some (native) Milwaukee hygge-isms, if you will.

I have given it a lot...of thought.

Here is my indigenous list:

1. Milygge, pronounced 'Mil-uu-gah' or 'Mil-ew-ga' is what we Milwaukeens conjure up to generate our cocoon-like feelings of safety and well-being while in our car (in which we spend a lot of time.) It looks something like this:

Driving down the interstate in my salt-stained car whilst contemplating the Packers and...sunshine. (Wait, aren't they the same thing?)

2. We Milwaukeeans readily practice Cheeygge, pronounced 'Chee-uu-gah' or 'Chee-ew-ga'  to sustain us and bring enlightenment during the long, long winter months. This involves consuming voluminous portions of all types of cheese (good cheese; Weyauwega cheese, Union Star cheese, Cady Creek cheese, All Star cheese, Shullsburg Creamery cheese, to name but a few) by candlelight, near the telly (most likely with the Packers or the Packers pre-game on) while donning our (most likely) green and gold knit stockings. (Here is a more exhaustive list of our cheese.)

3. This next one, we have down. I mean...for real. We do this any time and basically, well...almost anywhere. Yes, we regularly practice Brewygge, or 'Brew-uu-gah' or 'Brew-ew-ga'  throughout the long, looong period of winter darkness. We usually combine Brewygge with sausages, fine mustard, and buns.





lg :)