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Saturday, January 25, 2014


We continue to love this place!
(They even sell gyros with an apostrophe s!)

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Views of the Village on a Snowy Day

Make snow angels, not war. This tank is at the Veterans Home which sits atop a hill across the street from the First United Methodist Church.

Some snowy-day views of First United Methodist Church from the hill.

One of my favorite park areas, right in town!

Rooftops of the Village of Barboursville. (Look beyond the parked cars. Rooftops are before the opposing hill.)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Mid-Century Antique Floor Lamp

The attic find (minus the lamp shade). A mid-century floor lamp in working condition! Unable to find a Stiffel mark on this and the pole does not have a sliding sleeve to serve as an on-off switch, so must be a knock off....but mid-century nonetheless!

I did a lot of research on this type of lamp so I could figure out which lamp shade works best. The lamp has a center bulb covered by a basket-weave milk glass diffuser and three smaller candelabra lights. It looks like this inside.

I found this lucky lamp shade at my local Ollie's store for $10. That beats the $60 I would have had to spend ordering online.

We're enjoying our mid-century lamp in our 1922 historic home.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Glenda Has a Friend in West VA!

As if I need any other reasons to enjoy Wild, Wonderful West Virginia, I have, in fact, found another!

Glenda's new friend is sweet, sweet icing on the cake. I think this is my God's way of letting us know we're fitting in just fine right here in West Virginia!

As a refresheror if you've not met her before, here's a Glenda montage:

Now, hold on to your hats for Glenda's new friend.

She'll knock your socks off!

This beauty is a gorgeous blonde (we don't know her name yet) with articulating arms (see the cord running up her leg) which rotate the "Cold Beer" sign in a circle every so often.

Seems she's modeling a piratey-Santa's-helper look these days.

I approve!

And I'm curious about her audience to her left......
Happy is so happy that he lost his eyeballs!

We will continue to ponder this scene while we move onward to mechanize Glenda!
Oh, and if the owner of the blonde-bombshell mannequin should happen to need a new home for her, I have a good home right here! With mannequin restoration experience included!

Water Main Break Residual

 Some icy patches around town. I liked the frozen weeds.