Sunday, July 19, 2009

"The Eagle Has Landed" 40 Years Ago Man Stepped Foot On The Moon...My Nostalgia

This is not a long post...but I do remember where I was waaaay back then! Family and friends sitting around the big TV set...anticipation at a fever pitch! BTW...I was very young when this happened! While sitting around the TV set...I conjured up images from Jules Verne's books that I had read...What would they find on the moon? Will there be monsters there? Can they breathe? And what about all of that cheese? (I was just a child...remember!)

Then Neil Armstrong said those famous words..."One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Thinking back...I think we all had tears in our eyes. It was like WE were right there...on the moon...with Neil Armstrong!

It was just one of those moments that I will always remember. And of course...all of us kids had to go outside and look at the moon..."I think I see them!"..."Me too!"..."Me too!" We were much more naive and unsophisticated than kids are today! But we had fun!

The watch that is pictured at the top of the post is mine. I have had it all of these years. My Daddy gave it to me in 1969...and as you can tell from the condition...I wore it everywhere! But ya know still keeps perfect time!

Anyway...just thought I would share that with you! Now grab a piece of outside...and look at the beautiful wonder that is the moon!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Portraits...Photos...And Purses...Oh My!

This is one of my antique Victorian purse lockets that I am featuring in my Etsy shop...Wicked Darling.

OK...Yes...this is a shameless plug for my shops! But I just thought I would share a few items with you. I hope that you will enjoy looking at these pieces. For more information on each...just click on the links...It will take you straight to the listings. :)

This is one of my favorite pieces...though it has damage to the back...This tortoise shell locket features a gorgeous high relief cupid on the front. This locket can be found in my Ruby Lane shop, Love And Honor.

These old tintype photos are fabulous!!!!

Sadly...this is the damaged side...but it still awesome!!!!!

So in case you have not found the "hidden" links to both of my shops...I will share them with you right now! My Etsy shop is Wicked Darling and my Ruby Lane shop is Love And Honor...Both shops feature a selection of antique and vintage jewelry. Take a look! You might just find a treasure!