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Counting My Blessings—What an Awful Life

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Thanks For Sharing! Awful or Awe-Full During a recent meditation I was surprised to find myself reflecting on the word Awful. Like so many words we use without ever really thinking about them, the word originally had a very different definition. The archaic definition: Inspiring reverential wonder or fear… Synonyms: awe-inspiring, awesome, impressive; dread, fearful.  Somewhere along the line, the… Read more →

Feature 28- The Casserole

Weekly Feature #28—The Casserole

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Thanks For Sharing!Be It Ever So Humble… The Casserole— A dish used both to cook in the oven and to serve. Also the food cooked in the oven and served in the dish…     Originally, the word casserole described the pan (often of pottery) in which food was cooked. In French, the word casserole literally means pan or saucepan.… Read more →

Baby Gwen & Dad

Florida Memories

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Thanks For Sharing!  Note: Today’s Post is another from the archive of my former Blogger Blog, “A Glitch in Time”, that I recently took offline.  My Father passed away in December, 2015. I wrote the following Post in June, 2013 for him on the occasion of his Birthday and Fathers Day. This will be the second anniversary of his Birthday since… Read more →

Weekly Feature #27—The Pine-Apple of My Eye

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Thanks For Sharing!  Hospitality, Welcome & Wealth Pineapples have long been symbols of Hospitality and Welcome. The first recorded encounter of Europeans with the fruit was written by Christopher Columbus. On that famous second voyage to the New World, his flotilla dropped anchor and landed on the small Carribean Island now called Guadaloupe where they were served pineapple for the first… Read more →

Glitter shakers

Weekly Feature #26—Salt and Pepper Shakers

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Thanks For Sharing!Homely, Ordinary, Innocuous or Exquisite… Nothing is more commonplace or more universally used than the humble salt and pepper shaker. Nearly every household has several sets and they grace the tables in every cafe, restaurant, inn and fast food joint in the USA. However, the variety of colors, shapes, sizes, styles and manufacturing materials these come in is… Read more →

A Brand New Day

Looking Back—Moving Forward

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Thanks For Sharing!A Brand New Day Morning Has Broken by Cat Stevens on the album Teaser and the Firecat released in 1971   Morning has broken, like the first morning Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird Praise for the singing, praise for the morning  Praise for the springing fresh from the word   I recently, and somewhat reluctantly, took down my first Blog—a Blogger… Read more →

All That Glitters- Gold Crush

Weekly Feature #24—All That Glitters (Gold, Gilt, Glitz)

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Thanks For Sharing!Birthday Party! We will be celebrating throughout the month. Use code: VINTAGENIRVANA for a 20% discount on all sales over $10 for the entire month of May Crushing on the Gilt!   When I look around my home and examine my life/lifestyle these days, I am often taken aback by the degree and breadth of change the last few… Read more →

Feature #23 Milk Glass

Weekly Feature #23—Milk Glass

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Thanks For Sharing!Birthday Party! We will be celebrating throughout the month. Use code: VINTAGENIRVANA for a 20% discount on all sales over $10 for the entire month of May. Wild About White   I never set out to collect milk glass. Like so many things in a thrifter/picker/junker/shop curator’s life, it sort of snuck up on me. There are pieces of… Read more →

Vintage Nirvana- In love with vintage and antuques

Vintage Nirvana

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Thanks For Sharing!#VINTAGENIRVANA   We have been busy, busy at O Deer Mercantile lately! It just seems like I never have time to catch my breath any more. I have been busily photographing lots of the vintage items that seem to be currently occupying every flat surface in my workroom/office. We have listed more than two dozen new items on… Read more →