Historical Hotel Bothwell/WPC

Ambience

I took a step back in time this week for the photo challenge. During our youngest daughter’s graduation party, a few photos were taken inside Hotel Bothwell.

Responsible for it’s establishment in 1927 was local historical figure, John H. Bothwell.

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The Ballroom has it’s own ambience with the details and warmth.

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But those chandeliers!!!

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Crossroad /Thursday Doors

Back to Windsor, Missouri this Thursday. Known as the Crossroad where the Katy Trail and the Rock Island Trail intersect. Protocol took over as I did a Drive-by ‘shoot’ with cell phone camera.

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Ceremoniously decorated for the upcoming Christmas season in this early December version of the First Christian Church’s doors. I haven’t been inside, but maybe I’ll check it out on another day….

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I love the little side doors to churches. They often have such subtle details. Those side doors come in handy when I want to avoid all the social stuff. Slipping in unnoticed is my style. Or at least I try.

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And without doubt I am loving the home in the background. That door and porch with the balcony look like a good spot to sip some lemonade come summer.

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Truth Serum/WPC

Names

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This is the stuff that the hubster has lovingly declared as my own personal truth serum. After a taste testing of each flavor(thank you to my sister for the gift) — ok maybe a little extra from another larger bottle, , there was a warning sent out to my daughters that no telling what I will state, but it will be most definitely truthful.

I will be more careful to not indulge after a stressful moment in my life….

unless need be 😉

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Perception/Thursday Doors

When enlisting my husband and eldest daughter on my ‘hunt’ for doors, we had a perceptual experience together. We gazed upon this particular door in downtown Lawrence, Kansas and did a little window shopping as it kept us a little bit sheltered from the cold breeze.

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And almost simultaneously, we seemed to all realize this door could be reversible if it wasn’t for the little light fixture. Look at the next pic and maybe you’ll see what we mean.

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Maybe I should have done a little photo editing and removed it?

Would you have noticed it was the same door?? Yeah, probably. lol

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Barbie Score!/Sunday Sampler

Not everyone can say they have a sister named Barbie. I can and she definitely scored on Christmas Day with being the “Hostess Superlative” for our family get-together.

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Thanks Sista!

But the Sunday Sampler ‘Barbie Score’ has another twist.

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This gem came in the mail from the hubster! Let me explain to you how rare it is lately to find Ken doll clothes patterns. Barbie rules the roost without a doubt. My dilemma is compounded in a daycare with 1 girl versus 7 boys. When it’s time for my Miss Emmi to play with the dolls, the boys are surprisingly eager to join along, provided there are male counterparts.And there are only so many clothes for those ‘Ken’ dolls. Mainly just shorts. And the boys are a bit indignant on this subject. So part of my time off for Christmas break is preparing to make some of these poor neglected AquaMen/Spidermen/Kenmen their own line of clothing. Wish me luck!

Happy New Year Everyone!!

Opening That Door to 2017

Thursday Doors post is a couple ‘hours’ late this week. Been enjoying my Christmas break so-o-o-o much and so I’ll be keeping it short and sweet in the grand scheme of blog posts this last post of 2016.

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The Doors we entered Christmas Eve.

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The end of a beautiful service and to another year.

Only in the darkness can you see the stars.» ― Martin Luther King Jr.

Happy New Year to all!

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The Stable/Thursday Doors

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One of the finer stables located on the Missouri State Fairgrounds, Sedalia, Missouri.

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May the holiday truly bring Peace On Earth, Good Will Towards Men.

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Decisions/Sunday Sampler

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 Everything was decided. We only had to add a flower to this one and the other one in blue.

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My sister would have her two matching hats for her surprise gift. And in time for Christmas.

But then I had to dive into the yarn stash……and decided to experiment a little.

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Now there are 2 versions. This one uses thicker yarn (Medium weight) and the first lighter weight and, to me, is more Springy. So the dilemma is now hers. Which one would be the better gift for Christmas?? As for me, I’m now working on those flowers.

The Dutch Boy/Thursday Doors

This week I was inspired by this sign while in Downtown Lawrence, Kansas.

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You see, Daddy was a painter and I can remember him wearing Dutch Boy Paints hats many, many times. And today would be his 77th birthday.

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And since I couldn’t get across this street for a ‘Door Close-up’, I’m taking this Thursday Doors a new direction.

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I have a small collection of Yellow houses in honor of my dad.

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You see, yellow was his favorite color.

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I only wish he could walk up to This yellow house and visit.

Happy Birthday Dad!

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Time, The Longest Distance

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Stumped by that old arch enemy “time?” How to get everything made in time for Christmas? Even though you went to all those craft shows and told the vendors you could make it yourself? And some of them (me) actually encouraged you to make it yourself and keep traditions going. There are never enough crocheters, quilters, creators.

But then the closer these holidays get, the less time we seem to have. It’s a riddle how it gets away. “Time flies when you’re having fun.” “Time is what we want most, but we use worst.” And the list goes on and on.

Well by creating those handmade items at all those craft shows, I’m selling you back that time. Hand crafted items can be found by just perusing local markets even up to Christmas Eve. Or you can go online and find an Etsy store that has just about everything hand made you could imagine.

After all, “Regret for wasted time is more wasted time.”