The National Weather Service has researched its archives and the ice storm which came and stayed too, too long was the worst in the history of US ice storms.
Then we had a 4.1 earthquake - most of us thought it was just more trees falling.
Chucks and I have hauled numerous limbs out to the street, but have no major damage.
Froze for several days until the power came back on and still without cable TV, but I only cared about the Olympics so we were lucky.
But I digress.
First I went to Kroger before the storm for the necessities: milk, bread, peanut butter, tuna, and dark chocolate.
Then I went to the thrift shop because I knew it would be days without a thrift shop trip fix.
Did not want to suffer thrift shop withdrawals, you know.
Look above at the pretty green tin tissue box, a red hymnal, a red dictionary, and a beautiful old French china platter.
Here's a close-up - crackles and flowers and gilt edges and raised patterns.
She's a beauty, for sure.
Four Sirocco (probably misspelled the name!) plastic gold and cream plaques.
When we quit hauling limbs to the street and prune the damage to the hedges, I will be listing these in the Etsy shop for you collectors.
Another teaser: here is the before pic of the candle sconce.
You have seen the middle with it blue.
Soon you will see the end.
When I actually finish the thing.
Note that piece of linen.
I always pick up the red berry stems - good for all seasons.
This lovely vintage fifties or sixties paper mache' coaster and tray set.
Made in Japan.
Soon to be in the Etsy shop.
Note the linen.
I do love this handmade cardboard basket stitched with leather laces. It has old floral prints decoupaged on it.
A-a-a-are those forceps!?!
Yes, never know when you might have to open someone up.
Note the stripes on the linen.
Well, of course, I bought a wooden box to paint.
I opened it to find a whole bunch of multicolored blocks!
Linen P Crash
Made from long fiber imported flax
It has the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval.
A nice heavy-weight linen with stripes along the border.
Was once five yards and now about four.
Keep or sell?
Always the question with me.
Tomorrow it is back to hauling limbs and cleaning debris, but it is supposed to be warm and sunny so I will not mind.
There's a very hot shower waiting when I am through!
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