Thursday, June 30, 2011

Colonial Ladies Pockets ( Ditty Bags )

Tonight on TDIPT Mercantile I will be listing three new offerings. Two colonial ladies pockets above and a needle sewing book below.

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TDIPT Mercantile will be updating tonight between 9 and 10 p.m.

Wow ! Where did the month of June disappear to ! ? Some of my time has been spent in the garden planting and weeding and watering, time spent *spring* house cleaning, and time spent with family and friends as shown on the posts below.

May you have a fun, safe, and fabulous Fourth of July !


Monday, June 27, 2011

New York, New York ( More Photos )

My grandaughter and me in the foyer of the New York Public Library. One of the oldest and the biggest in the United States. It was established in 1895 and was opened in 1911. Marble features everywhere. This place is worth a visit. As you can imagine, it had a lot of wealthy benefactors. The lion near my grandaughter is named Patience, I believe.

Taken outside the library. My grandaughter.

Part of the front of the New York Public Library.

A photo of the Dairy, now a visitor's center and gift shop in Central Park. It was built in 1870.

The point on the Empire State Building taken from the observation deck. It made me almost dizzy to take this photo.

The huge St. Patrick's Cathedral nestled inbetween the towering skyscrapers. It was being built in 1858 but not completed until the year 1878. Work was halted on the building during the time of the civil war.

Entrance to the famous toy store. As you can see, lots of folks going into it.

A huge dog in the toy store.

More stuffed toys at F.A.O.Schwarz Toy Store.

We went into Trump Plaza. I wanted to show my grandaughter and friend the waterfall in the lobby area but it was under maintainence.

A little birdy (Ragpatch Primitives) told me this was a great place to eat and it was delicious and reasonably priced for NYC. The sandwiches are huge ! Free pickles are served with the food.

Walking towards Radio City Music Hall. This is a side entrance.
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Part one of my visit to New York in Manhattan is in the post below.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

New York, New York

My Grandaughter and me in the Empire State Building before you went to the observation deck. They took your photo first then you could purchase it after coming down from the observation deck. We were actually allowed to walk down six flights of steps from the observation deck to the 80th floor where there is a gift shop, etc. and the area you buy your photo also.

A view of central park from the 86th floor of the Empire State Building. The green patch behind the tall buildings...

The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island in the distance.. very hazy yesterday and it was difficult to see.

My friend Bonnie pictured above, who went with me to New York to see my Grandaughter, pictured below taken on the observation deck of the Empire State Building. It is now the tallest building in New York.

Inside the Empire State Building Lobby.

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As I was waiting for my Grandaughter in front of the Empire State Building, I snapped a photo of the yellow taxi cabs.

A photo of the Empire State Building between the buildings as we were walking towards it. Taken from the Times Square area.

Times Square.. very congested with both cars and the melting pot of New York and tourists. The Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square area.

Who is that kid on the carousel ! The carousel is located inside Central Park.

The carousel was built in 1908, I believe.

I had no idea that rock formations were in Central Park left over from the glacier age !

Darn, I didn't have time to go in the Hershey's store as we had to catch the bus.

A view of the skyline in the evening as we were leaving New York taken from inside the bus. The tallest building is the Empire State Building.

I will post more photos tomorrow on my blog from my day in New York City visiting my Grandaughter who is working at an internship for a media corporation during summer break.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Weather Capital of the World ! Let's Celebrate Summer !

Nestled in the hills and dales of Western Pennsylvania, there is a small town called Punxsutawney, once inhabited by Indians, where the seer of seers of weather, ol Punxsutawney Phil, resides. Note. The Amish lady walking across the street on the right hand side of the photo.

I am joining in Misi's Display chain today with one of my prides.. my Grandson and spending the day with him and making a few memories. Click the link below to Misi's blog !
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Here is where the little culprit lives.. you know, the one who predicted that early spring we didn't have ? :o) Note. This is not Gobbler's Knob where February 2nd is shown on t v. This photo is at the library next to the park.

My Grandson, in the reflection of the glass , reading a book that I had just bought him. This is a photo of the inside of ol Phil's hole in the ground ! That is a mural on the wall. Phil was snoozing in the front of his digs.

All around town there are statues of Phil. Took a few photos to share them with you.

This tree clock is cute !

The little couch is in the library in the children's section. You can also see the inside of Phil's den from this section. I am sure this sparks an interest in the children of this area to read.

Punxsutawney is having a festival the week of the 4th of July.

The photo above is the real park where the movie, Groundhog Day, should have been filmed. This photo is looking down the center of the park. It is across the street from the Pantall Hotel. Also, where the movie should have been filmed.

A big high five to ol Phil !

Don't let the folks in Washington know you went here for lunch.. hmm... just for the record, my Grandson and I had a salad at Wendy's.

Flowers anyone ?

Coal is big, or rather, was big, in this area. That is coal sprinkled around the statue's feet.

Punxsy , as we call it around here, is just a hop, skip and a jump from where I live. I finally decided to take a ride less than 20 miles from where I live to snap a few photos and for something to do with my Grandson.

It is a tad warmer to come here in June than in February !

(My Mother was born on a farm outside of Punxsutawney between Punxsutawney and Brookville.)

Hope you enjoyed the photos from my short jaunt down the road..

Linda P.S. Stay tuned for an adventure to a bigger city this coming weekend with another Grandchild....Lord willing..

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Hello There !

This little chipmunk didn't seem to be afraid of me yesterday as I was peeking at him through my storm /screen door. He must have stayed there for at least ten minutes and even let me take some photos of him. I took a total of seven photos and thought I would share a few of them.

He was munching on the old dried up geranium buds... so chipmunks must like geraniums along with a host of other goodies to be had.. nuts , berries, etc....

This part of the country... The Northeast.. is having a heatwave today ! For the first part of June, this is unusual.

I have been keeping busy planting seeds in the garden and sewing, etc. I had some volunteers come up in the garden. I don't know if they are gourds and or pumpkins since both seedlings look somewhat the same at first. I transplanted them and hope they make it !

Have a fun and sunny day !


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Guess what ! Found out the SECRET to leaving comments on blogs !

The Pony Express just rode in and left a note on how to leave comments on the blogs !

When you sign into blogger, just unclick the keep me signed in block ! And then you should be able to leave a comment !

Whew... after all that stress for over a week of not being able to leave comments on the wonderful blogs we read !

Have a fun day everyone !