Archive for the ‘I have this…’ Category


Special Treasure

I have this tiny treasure box.  Perhaps I should say I “had” this treasure… but it’s mine for a few more hours.  Very soon it will belong to a young woman who celebrates becoming Sweet Sixteen today. The delicate little case has been mine for 49 years, always sitting someplace in my home where I’ve […]

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Nutcrackers

When I was a child, you didn’t just pop into one of the many stores lining the streets and choose items from a huge array on the shelves.  This was especially true because I lived in a small town.  And so I remember very vividly the first time I laid eyes on a toy soldier […]

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Taos Memories

I have this Jd Challenger mug.  A gorgeous portrait named “Wears Eagle Medicine”.  And how I love the story of this wonderful coffee cup. All my nieces are incredibly beautiful and smart and talented… you know that by now.  But there’s one girl who holds a special place in my heart, because I was right […]

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Caribbean Coffee Cup

  I have a new coffee cup.  Those who follow my tales know that I’m not a shopper, and when I travel I’m not a souvenir buyer.  Something really has to speak to me before I’ll take it from a shelf for purchase.  And if it does, it’s typically in the shape of a coffee […]

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My life is too easy…

  I have this coffee making machine.  I reach for a miniature container of coffee, with “Sumatra” printed on the foil top, place it in the contraption, push a button, and out comes a fabulous cup of dark liquid.  I add a generous helping of heavy cream.  It comes from a bright carton in my […]

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Old Wash Basin

  I have this old metal wash basin.  One of my favorite afternoon treats is to head to my yard with this basin in hand, gardening gloves, and a steak knife.  There I’ll sit for hours with my beautiful black cat, enjoying the mindless work of lawn beautification. The time passes peacefully with Peli keeping […]

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Green Chair

  I have this green chair. I found it one day at a local second hand store, and knew it was perfect.  My patterned green carpet and the fabric on this graceful chair were made for one another. As it goes in a small town, the store keeper told me who had owned the chair […]

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Heart Mug

  I have this great big heart on a bright and cheery coffee mug.  It seems to be a heart wearing a crown, but the crown is falling off to the side, so you have to study it a bit to make sure of this.  There’s a great clue written there…  “love rules”… and then […]

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One Stop Travel

  I have this mug.  Oh my goodness!  I don’t even know where to begin when thinking of all the emotions and adventures tied up in this little ceramic vessel. Although we had already discovered just how much we loved traveling, this agency opened up so much of the world to us.  The internet didn’t […]

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My Mended Shelf

I have this little curio shelf.  It’s beautiful.  It sits in my kitchen right beside my table.  It used to be right beside the table at Grandma and Granddad’s house. It’s hard to believe that five years have passed since we sat at that table.  The miserably cold January night when we suffered the tragedy […]

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Santa in the Box

I have this beautiful Santa-in-the-box… a gift from my grandparents.  They didn’t give it to me when I was a child.  No, it was years later when I was married with a home of my own.  They knew I loved Santa, and I think they always wanted their family to keep the awe and wonder […]

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Priceless Possessions

  Throughout my home I have precious heirlooms.  Precious to me, although to a guest dropping by, they might just appear to be trinkets I’ve found in antique shops and garage sales.  There are bowls and rolling pins from great-grandparents.  String holders, shaving mugs, quilts and ear clips.  I’m guessing you have treasures like this […]

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