Picture this 5 inch dish filled with M&M’s, red hots, Hershey Kisses or any bite sized candy pieces. Your guests will be thinking “What a great host with that classy dish filled with candy!” Want to be that great host or hostess? Well, we have that perfect dish for sale on our Roadtirement Vintage Etsy online store. The beautiful cranberry red dish will look terrific on your coffee table or end table. Click here for the link.
Here are some pictures from our herb and flower garden. Also one of many rocks in the garden. Look closely at the rock shot, there is another herb, Chives, that is blurry in the background. Landscaping this little piece of of our property, tending it and watching things grow has been one way we have kept busy during our isolation during this pesky COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately the virus still marches on.
I missed the rose in the first photo blooming yesterday. So out for pictures I go, and there to my delight is another bud starting to bloom (second photo). And then while taking the second photo low and behold I spotted yet another bud hiding under the rose in bloom. Three roses to share with you all.
It is just being reported that the Washington Redskins are now going to drop the name and the logo. One of the oldest of the National Football League teams, the Redskins name was adopted in 1933. The new name and logo has not been revealed. The Redskins name has been denounced by many Native American groups for years. It has been, and still is considered by the groups to be an ethnic slur.
It will be interesting to see if other sports teams also change their names. I have read that the Cleveland Indians are considering changing their name. Here in Indiana Indianapolis is home to the Indianapolis Indians, a Triple A minor league farm team for the Pittsburgh Pirates. I have not heard anything about changing the Indianapolis Indians name yet, but I bet there will at least be a discussion.
It was common around the turn of the century (the 19th century, that is, for you Generation Z’s) to produce paperweights made of heavy glass with photographs glued to the bottom of the paperweight. Thus you can see the photograph through the paperweight.
Roadtirement Vintage store has a very nice paperweight with a photo for sale in our Etsy Store online. We do not know who is in the picture, and if the building is a school or a church. If it’s a school, the picture is probably a teacher. If it’s a church, well then the picture is most likely the Pastor. We do know that it was made by Wilfred Smith and Co. of New York. Click here for the link to this listing on Etsy.
Here’s another pretty cool item we have listed on our Etsy online store. This cast iron toy truck is a vintage aged reproduction of the original made right after the turn of the century. This beauty weighs in at a whopping 6 and a half pounds. It is 12 inches long and 6 inches high. Click here for a direct link to the listing on our Etsy Store. This item comes with free shipping!
We are seeing some good growth of vegetables in our garden. We’re looking forward to some harvest activity later!
Well if you need an elephant, and a good luck elephant at that, Roadtirement Vintage (our online Etsy Store) can help you out. We just listed not one, but two different elephants in our Etsy store today. The one in the picture is a very cool leather elephant. Notice that his trunk is raised, which is said by many to be a sign of good luck. These days anything to help with good luck is desirable. Here is a direct link to that listing. Take a look around, we’d appreciate it. Thanks for reading and checking out these blatant advertisements of ours. Oh, the other elephant is brass. See him here.
It will take a lot to get to the last straw!
The wheat was harvested from the very large field in the background. The straw was then baled and stacked as you see it. There were three of these large “walls” of straw. As you can see, these bales require a tractor with forks to move: you don’t manhandle these bales!
A bit ago we added this stunning set of bronze bookends to our Etsy Store, Roadtirement Vintage. These birds stand at 7 inches tall. Notice that there are two different bird poses. They will look great in your library or bookshelf. They would also look good on a coffee table. Click here for a direct link to the listing on our Etsy Store where you will find more information and additional photos.