Floral Collage/Sunday Sampler/WPC

Collage

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Shopping on eBay gave me an opportunity to share in the Weekly Photo Challenge on this Sunday afternoon. Some lovely fabrics that you can’t find in the stores around here are my display in collage style. I’ve been lucky to find this very reputable seller who has somehow acquired many beautiful fabrics. Now to sort fabrics into color schemes———-a collage for another day.

 

Home Away/Thursday Doors

Instead of the usual hotel stay, we chose another avenue during a recent get-away. Using an app called Home Away, we booked this spot in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. My photos of the outside are not very good so you’ll get to imagine the outside view for now. But the inside entrance door is my emphasis today for Thursday Doors.

HomeAwayDoor A 2-bedroom loft apartment with all the amenities was a tall order normally, but this alternative gave us exactly what four grown adults needed. Space and a lot of comfort were made affordable. I promise this is not a commercial. I do, however, recommend at least looking into this possibility next time you travel. Wanna see some more of this awesome place???

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The table is pretty small compared to what we’re used to at home, but for our little venture, it was just fine.

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The living room and kitchenette were pretty large and all open concept. And another door to one of the bedrooms in the 3rd pic of the collage. This one was the sliding variety to keep space at its best potential. Upon writing this, I’m realizing there’s quite a bit I did not document. The washer/dryer, the huge bathtub, the walk-in shower and the large amount of closet space that I missed getting shots of. And the only thing that I’d call negative was the steep incline to get into the parking garage. I do mean steep. We’re talking at least 5% grade on a 20 foot ramp, provided the ramp was even that long and the roof was 10 foot. My husband is likely to tell me after this post that the roof was lucky to be 8 feet tall in the parking garage. (After all, the truck barely missed a few spots.) I’ll let you know later. The plus….. it was secure and not on the street. So those are just some more things you might not find on the app. And again I wish I’d taken more photos.

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I’ve got many more photo memories to share later, but suppressing my urge to tell all at this time. Hope you have a lovely rest of your Thursday!

For other Thursday Door entries, click here and find Norm’s blue link button at the bottom of his post.

1892 Residence/ThursdayDoors

This Thursday Door is not currently on any historical registry, but listed on a ‘Walking Tour’ guide of Lawrence, Kansas. This is the home of Joseph McConnell, built in 1892. A really lovely home to pass by! (I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned I’m a bit partial to yellow homes.)

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Described as a 2.5-story domestic building in the Eclectic style. Frame Style with wet-laid stone  foundation. Siding is original clapboard. (This means No Vinyl Siding!!) Its cross gable roof is covered with asphalt shingles.

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The old post and the brick-lined street are just another endearing part of the historical era that Lawrence has made efforts to keep. A great example for other cities to follow. Hint, Hint, Sedalia, Missouri.

 

 

Stored Up/ Sunday Sampler

In my boxes and multitude of photo albums, I have quite a few gems. Sharing my wedding picture takes it back 30 years as of last Monday. We had recently lost my father to cancer 6 months prior, so the event took on a bittersweet spirit. At least in my mind. Mother took the bull by the horn so to speak to insure I had a beautiful wedding day. With a simple budget, we managed to pull it off. I understood the sacrifice this was to her and I am deeply grateful. And this year she joined FaceBook. Thanks to my aunt’s generous gift to her of a laptop, my mother can finally read my blogs first-hand, my sister’s posts, and those of all her grandchildren, and keep up with the huge family we come from. There are a ton of us!

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So Happy Mothers Day and have a wonderful day!

As a mother, I have been blessed with two beautiful daughters. So now it’s my turn to turn the table this Mother’s Day 2017.

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Sunday Sampler is a weekly challenge to showcase handmade items. This week I’ve chosen to reuse an old photo that I plan to have framed. Old photos of real moments in my life are the most cherished. Take hold of those stored up photos and Create!

Remember Me/Thursday Doors

The ‘door’ this week is a little unusual in that we couldn’t get a good photo of the door for a mixture of reasons.

  1. Bad angle.
  2. The entrance to doors was cordoned off.
  3. Directly above the doors you see was a huge restaurant window with people starring at my husband. I’m sure they were wondering what shenanigans we were up to. So we snapped the pic and casually backed away like good citizens. I’m convinced that one day, we door photographers will be infamous and revered. Til then……

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But there’s more this week. We had a little history lesson on the street corner next to this set of doors.

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There was this marker honoring a distinquished citizen, Leo A. Beuerman

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You can see how small he is as he sits next to this tractor.

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The plaque reads,
“Remember Me -I’m that little man gone blind. I used to sell pencils on the street corner.”

“Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world.” For other Thursday Door entries, click here and find Norm’s blue link button at the bottom of his post

AThrowback/Thursday Doors

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Digging up some old photos this week for Thursday Doors. Circa 2011. The above directions come from RoadsideAmerica.com and has a good read about a debate on where Daniel Boone’s actual remains are buried.

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We had spent a Sunday looking at campsites in eastern Missouri and were on our way home when we stopped here at Daniel Boone’s home.

I think I just wanna camp here 😉

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This was pre-Thursday Doors and so the full door view is not available. Maybe a drive back is in my future (& possibly an actual tour).

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It’s a pretty good jaunt up the hill to see the property. Dodging oncoming vehicles is a strong possibility depending on the time you arrive. I think you can tell that my youngest is going at a pretty good click in those flip flops just by her pose.

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I did ask permission from one daughter before posting this one.

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And a cropped version for your reading pleasure.

For other Thursday Door entries, click here and find Norm’s blue link button at the bottom of his post.

The Womans Building/Thursday Doors

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For the genteel among us, the Womans Building was built following a need to give women and children a better place to rest at the Missouri State Fair. The philosophy of the times dictated that women and children be segregated rather than encouraging family togetherness. The desire to improve conditions for women and children followed the  popularity of the first one built at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893.

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Full view of the current building. In the back and on the ground floor of the building is a museum of the history of the Missouri State Fair. And it’s also a little more like a basement and a good place to spend time during severe weather. There always tends to be at least one heavy storm during the fair each year. When you live across the highway from the fairgrounds for as many years as we have, you tend to recount these things pretty accurately.

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Original cost is said to have been $30,000. An investment well spent.

For other Thursday Door entries, click here and find Norm’s blue link button at the bottom of his post.

State Fair

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Dating back to 1901, our State Fair City will once again be invaded by all sorts of folks. Tourists, vendors, hooligans and about all of the Missouri State Highway patrolmen and women that can be housed in our motels for a good 30-mile radius.

It was the first time, and it wouldn’t be the last………Sunset over the carnival grounds.

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My first entry into the ‘Discover Challenge’. Hope you’ll check out other entries here.