Archive for the ‘I have this…’ Category


Mochila

I have this mochila.  Some women have a signature perfume or a signature hairstyle.  If I have a signature anything, I think this would be it.  I don’t leave home without my mochila. Long before Dora the Explorer taught children everywhere that ‘mochila’ is the Spanish word for backpack, I had fallen in love with […]

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Tazas Para Cafe

I have these cups that I was determined to find and purchase.  And that’s just a ridiculous way to go about getting anything.  Serendipity!  That’s the name of the game.  When you just happen upon something, and it’s just too good to pass up.  But no… that’s not how these came into my collection. And […]

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The Cross

I have these silver crosses.  If you read this journal often, or if you know me personally, you know that I’m not a jewelry wearing person.  Nothing against it… it’s just not me.  Jewelry in my possession finds its way onto a pretty box.  But these three lovely pieces are on my bathroom counter, and […]

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Reader’s Digest Santa

I have this Reader’s Digest Santa.  I’ve looked over the internet at various photos of this wonderful old craft project… and I do believe mine is the best.  (Imagine that!)  My Nana made this one, and he came out every Christmas along with quite a variety of her handmade decorations.  She loved Christmas crafts! I’m […]

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Squanto and the Pilgrims

I have this little book.  “Squanto and the Pilgrims”.  It arrived here one day in a box… a surprise gift from a dear friend who knew how much the book meant to me.  (Thank you again, Robin!) My memories of the book and the story always focus on the final pages… the tragic death of […]

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Fire King Mug

I have this old green mug.  To be exact, it’s a Jadeite D-Handle Fire King mug.  I just learned all the fancy lingo the other day.  My family was here visiting, I’d made a cobbler, and we were sitting around the table enjoying it with some coffee.  My sister chose this mug that night. She […]

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Silver Platter

I have this silver platter.  It was a wedding gift, and it’s treasured more and more as time passes by.  I think of this wonderful group of people, and how they greatly enriched my life… and I try to imagine them going to the local jeweler and selecting this gift, then having it engraved. “To […]

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China Cups

I have these China cups.  Truly… they’re from Kaohsiung, Taiwan.  A special purchase on a special trip.  I’ve been wanting to write about some of my coffee cups, and I choose to start with these.  When I see them, I think of a sweet friend who is responsible for getting me started drinking coffee. I […]

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Quilt Blocks

I have these old quilt blocks.  They were handed down to me when I found them tucked into the back of a closet.  I know they belonged to my Great Granny Borden, because her name is actually stitched into some of them. This weekend I had the treat of attending the High Plains Quilt Festival […]

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Coffee Cup Collection

I’m not a collector.   Well, I don’t think of myself as a collector.  Guess I have a few more chickens than some.  And there’s that nutcracker collection that comes out in December.  (Christmas things just don’t count.)  I don’t have thimbles or Coca Cola memorabilia or teddy bears.   But I do have a wonderful assortment […]

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Desk

I have this desk. Many of you have one just like it… or very similar.  It’s a wonderful old piece made of solid oak, and the matching chair is so beautiful.  It was my Nana’s desk.  I think she worked on it out at the peanut mill, but I remember it being in their house […]

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Tea Pitcher

I have this Fostoria pitcher.  I had to photograph it filled with tea.  It’s only right.  Mine is used for iced tea often, but Grandma’s was filled with tea always.  This one is just like hers, and was a beautiful and meaningful gift from my sister. We had grand meals at Grandma and Granddad’s house.  […]

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