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The House That History Built

Mom writes: March Winds blew Sandy and Kay to several interesting places on March 1st. We began the morning by going to Chris' Antiques - located in the former "Bills Grocery Store". Wow! This was almost a living memory of our childhood as we roamed through Phyllis's bedroom (mom's best friend when she was a little girl), Aunt Audrey's kitchen & Bill's store. Memories of days gone by permeated the air. The shop is displayed in a wonderful way and we not only felt like we were visiting Bill's grocery and Phyllis' playroom, we almost could picture Aunt Audrey playing solitare at the dinning room table...

Free 45's (records) with the weekly purchase of a Kellogs product at Bill's Grocery. Mom's account of her day with my Aunt Sandy isn't dated but after lunch that day they went to the Ben Franklin to buy material.

I'm sorting by season as I go through all the kazillion magazines.

Look what I found in the midst of it all! "Good Housekeepings" Victoria - Premier Issue! Be still my heart. I can't wait to absorb every single page!

A little peek at what I'm adding to ebay tonight - in celebration of our festival of paper this week

How about a paper giveaway? I love the elegant leaf pattern on these plates and napkins. Kinda looks anthropologie-ish, don't you think? But, no, it's Wal-mart =) ...just add a comment on today's post and I'll let the random number picker select someone on Friday.

p.s. Is anyone else excited about Tuesdays just because House is on?! Hey lookitthat, he has a book =) Finally...a way to work Hugh Laurie into my victorian shab plot!!


  1. Lovely post Polly, you have a gift of relating events and sharing a story.The premier issue of Victoria..great find. Milk glass is opaque, and lots of patterns, moonstone is a clear glass in a hob nail design with an opalescent finish. Love the giveaway,please include me. Happy day to you. Linda

  2. Hey when do you ever sleep? Count me in on the giveaway!!
    I would love to look at your premier issue of Victoria! Can I come over? I think I have almost all but that one. The older issues are just dreamy and I do mean dreamy, I get lost in those pages.
    Have a great Tuesday evening watching House:-)

  3. are always so BUSY!! LOL
    I have tons of old Victorias as well that I cannot bear to throw away!
    I hope you had a lovely weekend!

  4. Hi Polly,

    He is so handsome. My hubby got to meet him last year at work (briefly of course) but still! What fun to pour over that Victoria issue :)


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  6. Polly, I love your stockings trimmed with sheet music. Oh, and to find the premiere issue of Victoria! What a grace-filled moment. Thanks for sharing your blessings with us. Do count me in on your paper giveaway! Vintage Bethie

  7. You said, "Be still my heart," but I could still hear it beating LOUDLY! How much fun you are having!

    If this is the right post for the Giveaway, count me in...

    Thanks, KJ

  8. Hi! Here I am! =)
    Oh that stocking is the coolest! I hope the computer picks me!!! oh pleeeeasse!

  9. Such a wonderful slice of history....great papers! Count us in on the giveaway!

    blessings, kari and kijsa

  10. How wonderful going thru the past years! And you have the premiere original issue of Victoria! I am jealous!

  11. Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting my blog. You have a lovely site and I send you my best with blessings!

  12. How do you not manage to crash? You have way more energy than I even want!

    I love the pics and details given by your mom. How special to have something like this.

    I do love House. It was pretty good last night. I felt terrible for that woman at the end. Anyone who has not watched it yet won't know what I mean, but you will!


  13. Love the family cute!
    I don't know that actor...but I know Victoria magazine and you are luckeeeee :)

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  15. Polly, I LOVE Hugh Laurie and House! It's my favorite TV program.. I'm so gald I do not work Tues evening so I can watch him!! Did not know he had a book out... Thanks for the info.
    Hugs & love ~Mary~ :-}

  16. Oh Polly,
    Your blog is just the best and SO ARE YOU!!!
    Please enter me in your drawing, I know about the paper love, I too, love all those old papers and old issues of magazines.
    Hugs and Love to you My Friend,
    Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)

  17. J'aime cette botte décorée de papier ! c'est très original et poétique !

  18. Polly,
    Great blog! just spent a long time reading all your posts! I love paper. I love house too and I just got my new Victoria! Yay! Count me in on your giveaway too please. Did I say I love paper?



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