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Saturday, August 11, 2012


I love window-shopping for antiques.

Otherwise known as antiquing.

Or, when I can't be bothered to form three full syllables, tiquin'.

I got the chance to go tiquin' a couple days ago, and I was in heaven.

I got to see some really cool old pieces.

Folk-art and rugs.

Creepy things that ought never to have been created.

Paintings of unfortunate looking people.

Artwork that caused a thin spittle of drool to run down from the corners of my mouth. I felt something akin to hunger pangs when I gazed upon them. It was like looking through the window of a pastry shop. I wanted to cry out, "I'll take the lot!", but alas, I have children to feed.

I don't know if you know this about me, but I am fortunate enough to live near the Brandywine Valley area of PA. Steeped in history it is.
And it is birthplace and home of the Wyeths.

You know.




Andrew, Andrew, Andrew.

I love you.

Will you marry me?

It won't bother me that you're dead.

It won't bother me that you would be 94 if you weren't dead.

I love you.


PS: I apologize for the poor quality of these pictures.
They were taken with my phone.
I do not have an iPhone

waits for the gasps to die down

When I was in college and worked at a bank, I had an older colleague by the name of Lillian who had a phrase: "The only cloth coat in a room of furs".

That's me and my phone. The cloth coat.


PPS: Although I am a fan of Andrew Wyeth's, I will have the honesty to admit to you that I could not be certain if he was dead or alive (if I'd had to bet, I'da put money on dead). Lucky for you, I know how to use the Google on the internet machine so I could do some fact-checking, and I learned that he passed on three years ago at the age of 91.

Integrity. It's my middle name.


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In case you didn't know it, I'm like the queen of blog-hoppin' lately. It's kind of like square dancing but without the dated outfits, smelly gym, and elderly caller.

Here's the schedule I keep:
Monday: Homestead Revival's Barn Hop and A Cat-Like Curiosity's Monday Mantras.
Tuesday: Heavenly Homemaker's Gratituesday
and Wrinkled Mommy's Tuesday Archive Link-Up
Wednesday: My Life and Kids Finding the Funny
Thursday: A Rural Journal's Rural Thursday Blog Hop
Friday: Deborah Jean's Dandelion House's Farmgirl Friday
Saturday: Camera Critter's Life With Dogs Pet Blogger Hop and Country Momma Cooks Saturday Link-Up

Since today is Saturday, that means I'm linking my post "Expiration Casserole" with Country Momma Cooks Saturday Link-Up, and with Camera Critter's Life With Dogs Pet Blogger Hop.
Come join the fun!


  1. Well, I learned something new from you today. Had no idea he was dead. I feel smarter already.

    I love love love, can I say it again, love the picture of the chickens and the rabbits. Swoon.

    1. I know, isn't it amazing? If only I'd had a few (thousand) dollars in my pocket that day, the things I would have come home with....

  2. Gosh, I haven't been antiquing in ages and I used to love it. Thanks for the fun post. xo

  3. Oh, I love it so. I just wish I could afford to BUY some of the things I fall in love with!

  4. I will do one better, I truly never heard of him before your post, but you sure did teach me a bit here and loved how you would marry him dead or alive!! :) #TALU

  5. Andrew Wyeth was one of my mother's favorite artists. By the way, her name was Lillian. TALU

  6. That's one of the bazillion things I miss about my Dad - going antiquing together. It was always an education when I was with him. He would explain all the crazy contraptions I couldn't figure out. I have one silly antiquing "passed on" regret. When I first moved to New Orleans, I was poking around and saw a BEAUTIFUL oil painting that cracked me up but I didn't have the money to waste at the time. It was an ancient ocean scene with a huge ship sailing over the edge of the water with the caption - SEE, I told you the world was flat!! I regretted passing on that so much that I went back to try and find it again but never did. :( [#TALU]

  7. ooooh I love antiquing. Great photos, even with the phone!



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