Friday, October 25, 2013

Potpourri




It's Friday!
This week has really flown by.

Time for some this and that with a little randomness thrown in. 


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Believe it or not, I never had a Barbie doll. 

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Halloween is just around the corner.
I'm keeping my eye on some Halloween decorations at my favorite gift shop.
Hoping one or more of my favorites will be 50% off one day!

The Witch is In

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But, if I really told the truth -- the best reason to visit the gift shop is the *manager*, Lucy!

Lucy

Isn't she cute!!!!!
Talk about a perpetual motion machine.

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I'm going to join another challenge in November ...
Art Every Day Month.
I've been looking at some of my art and craft books.
I'd like to try some new techniques.
This should be a good way to use up some of the *stuff* I have.



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Here's another reproduction Halloween postcard.


Halloween Greeting


The artist of the original postcard was Ellen Hattie Clapsaddle (January 8, 1865 - January 7, 1934) an American illustrator/commercial artist in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Not only is her style greatly admired and well recognized, today she is recognized as the most prolific souvenir/postcard and greeting card artist of her era. From the Halloween Postcard Book published by Darling & Co., Seattle.

Thank you to the lovely Beth for hosting Postcard Friendship Friday.




Thank you Nancy!


Wishing all of you well and much joy.
Have a wonderful weekend.

34 comments:

Buttons said...

Lucy is indeed cute and yes Halloween is coming fast and 50% off would be good. Have fun getting ready. B

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i think they call them "day of the dead" masks ... they are so fun & colorful. ( :

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Love 'em....all the Halloween decorations in our stores around town are pretty well 'picked over' now. Even with 50% off, they're not worth it. But, I DO hope you find something. Those Day of the Dead Dolls intrigue me....I'm working on a random post about them for next week. :o)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Oh ya....I forgot Lucy...she's a sweetie.

Robyn G said...


Snap,
I like Halloween decor too. I have not set mine out. Seems like I have been just keeping my head above water this month.

Gotta love the cute "managers" that greet you at the shop.

Enjoy your November challenge and take advantage of stretching your creative mind!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I hated barbies and refused to play with them!

Sophi Belle said...

HOW COME you never had a Barbie doll? :)

Stephanie said...

I never had a Barbie doll as a kid either. I said that so many times that on my 50th birthday my girlfriend gave me one. I'm also waiting for 50% off too!

W. Latane Barton said...

oh, those are some fascinating Halloween goodies. Hope they get marked down so you can get all you want of them.

Vee said...

She's the manager?! Wow! Cute and smart!

Rose said...

Thanks for the link to the Art Every Day month...going to check that out. Maybe it help motivate me.

Viv@within the Frame said...

Sweet little dog and I love the skulls such fun , thanks for visting my blog today and leaving a lovely comment.

Karen said...

I never had a Barbie doll either! My daughter didn't have one, but my granddaughter has tons of them! Those decorated skulls are interesting, one of your favourites?

Quixotic Magpie said...

I love Halloween! It is my favorite of all the holidays. :) And Lucy is adorable!!!

Beth Niquette said...

I LOVE this postcard! And your stories...you write wonderful stories about the pictures you post.

Have a lovely day, dear Snap. Happy Postcard Friendship Friday! ((hugs))

edenhills said...

Lucy is adorable!

abrianna said...

Lucy is very cute indeed! Your art every day sounds inspiring and challenging.

hula-la said...

Not a fan of Halloween, but do love the Autumn and its colors and harvest time goodies. Oh, and Hot Apple Cider is great with red wine. Enjoy.

Aloha

Debra at HOMESPUN: http://www.thehomespun.com said...

ok you will have to explain why no barbies in some other post :)

I didn't have alot but I had a few of them...or I had Barbie, Ken, Midge, and Skipper at least . No houses or cars or anything ....pretended that BOOKS were the cars, lol...

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

No Barbie...Well I always liked Midge better...xox

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Lucy is a cutie, and I bet she's an excellent manager. :-)

I loved playing with my Barbies. I made up plays for them to act out.

An art challenge sounds like a great way to "make yourself" be creative every day. Good luck with it and have fun!

Michelle said...

What an adorable "manager"! I love Halloween, it comes & goes too quickly then we speed into the rest of the holiday season. Then it's January & I can't remember any of the previous 3 months LOL. Hope you have a terrific weekend!

Lmkazmierczak said...

Thanks for the history of Ms Clapsaddle. Have a great week♫ ANd thanks for dropping by♥

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I just love the adorable little ones on the postcard. The illustrator captured the expressions really well.

pragmaticsoul said...

I love your Halloween images, and Lucy is a such an adorable one!

I don't have a barbie doll, and my daughter hated it when she was younger..

VioletSky said...

What a neat postcard - and poem. And what a name is Ellen Hattie Clapsaddle!!

simply bev said...

Lucy is very cute! I love the postcard too. Darling illustration!

Maria Kristina Maano said...

I am not so much a fan of Halloween but it's nice looking at those photos from the store and the postcard with the rhyme :)

Happy PFF and happy weekend!

Barb said...

Now you have me thinking - I never had a Barbie either. How old is Barbie anyway? Lucy is the perfect greeter for a store - what a face!

Irene said...

Love your card.

Sharon said...

The reproduction Halloween postcard -- so charming! And I love Lucy! (couldn't resist that) What a cutie.

Nancy Claeys said...

No Barbies? How is that possible? ;)

Love your postcard -- so sweet --

slsmyth said...

No Barbie dolls? I can tell you - you really didn't miss anything. I'm thinking you had so much more -- books and creativity and imagination!

Heather said...

Art every day month, that sounds like fun. I have started drawing Zentangles and having a lot of fun. Will be posting a new one on Thursday.

I sent that same card to one of my aunts just this week.