Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Memories of the BIG WISH BOOK

Not exactly sure why this
1902 Edition of
The SEARS, ROEBUCK Catalogue
is on our shelf. Probably a reproduction
of the original. I'll have to ask my
MIL about it today on our
outing into the big city to
run some errands.


Celebrating RED & WHITE Wednesday...




And here's a little BLACK & WHITE
From yesterday's performance at a nursing home. The band did a western show and although I play ukulele I couldn't resist a photo opt while carrying in the bass fiddle for one of the band members. Someone asked me if those braids were real...Why they shore are ma'am!

Playing around down here in Texas,
you gotta have a fiddle in the band.

Hope ya take time to visit these two
Wednesday party ladies...

Sue for REDnesday at
It's A Very Cherry World!

and

Kathleen for WHITE WEDNESDAY at
Faded Charm Cottage.



23 comments:

Terry said...

How cute you are with your braids and fiddle. Looks like you had a great time.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Lovely reds and whites! And cute braids! Happy Rednesday to you! :)

GWENDOLYN said...

That old catalogue is so neat! I bet the prices are so low to us now. Love those pig tails! If you have a minute , stop by my blog. Thanks.
Blessings!
Gwen

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Hey Candy, love that white room. Thanks for posting about my giveaway and I must admit I've been a lurker of your blog for a while. Love seeing your posts about Glory B's and just wish I lived closer so that I could shop with her weekly!

Chris said...

Oh Candy! What fond memories the "wish Book" brings to me. As kids we used to go through the pages and write our names on the toys we wanted Santa to bring! Sweet, sweet times...

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the braids, they are adoreable. I have that same old Sears Catalog. Such fun to look through. I too remember the Sears Wish Book. It was something my children poured over for hours and marked so many pages with all their desires. It was great entertainment for them. Too bad they don't still have it. Hugs, Marty

~~Carol~~ said...

I have that same Sears catalog, and yes, it's a reproduction. I swiped mine from my Mom's house, and I can remember looking at it when I was little. Maybe that's when my love of old stuff started!
Happy Rednesday!

The Feathered Nest said...

You are just as cute as PIE Candy!!!! I love to see your smiling face when I visit your blog ~ and that photo with the bed, omy...I LOVE IT!!! xxoo, Dawn

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

What a great catalogue! I love Sears! Happy REDnesday.

Blessings,
Sandi

Chari said...

Hi Candy...

I just love those old Sears & Roebuck catalogs...I have a smaller version...reproduction of course! But it's so fun to look at the merchandise of the day...and Ohhh my...those prices! Hehe!

Love all of the beautiful display of white, my friend! I think the old tattered books with the pretty ribbon tied around them is an awesome idea! Thank you for sharing all the pretties with us today!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Love the Sears pic and you and your braids are precious. You look so cute. Nursing Homes can be a lot of fun, I worked in one for a long time. I loved working there.
Your other pics are great too. Hope you have a great day!
Hugs, Pat

Lynn said...

You are TOO CUTE!!!

Diane said...

Oh, I wish I had hair as long as yours! I've never been able to get through that "in between" stage!
Diane

Dawn said...

I bet they had great prices in 1902! Great photo with the "fiddle"!
Hugs,
Dawn

June said...

Candy I do love your post so. Love those braids as well girl!
Hugs,
June

Shabby Cottage Shoppe said...

Hi Candy,
I love all your pictures....and those braids are too cute!
Gail

Dixie said...

Candy... you are soooo very funny. I especially love the photo of the tattered books tied in ribbon...

You do need to let Terry(your first commentor) know that....

that thang ain't no fiddle! LOL

see ya later girl!

SueLovesCherries said...

I'm sorry I'm late - very busy the past two days! That Sears & Roebuck must be a repro - I know Cleveland Amory wasn't around at the turn of last century! The rest of your photos are all so pretty, and interesting!

I'm glad to see you have long hair still. Mine is as long as yours, and I've been thinking that I shouldn't have such long hair at 54 (no gray yet!), but now I don't care!

Suzy said...

you are so very cute on that fiddle! Fun stuff. Sweet you!

Sandi McBride said...

What a fun post, Candy...love the Sears Retro catalog! And you with your braids...sweet!
Sandi

PeregrineBlue said...

Your photographs of your shelves are so inspiring.

The Rustic Victorian said...

Hi Candy,
The fiddle photo is so cute of you, shows your positive outlook and playfullness.
Have a fun weekend!
Marcie

penny patten said...

Great photo's, love your header, I could crawl in the bed for a nap! Cute music!