Saturday, January 9, 2021

A Visit to My Booths

Today - Sunshine after the fog lifted. When I left for the mall the fog was thick and visibility was about 2 car lengths. As I drove over the bridge I could see a panorama of the tops of evergreen trees resting on an immense soft dense pillow of fog. I would have loved to have taken a picture.

Memories of ...




Books changed ...



Adding ...



Vintage hen on a basket and a corked jug




Still more to learn about using the replacement for PicMonkey (old) for the new PicMonkey. Keeping practicing.


My thoughts are with you.

Joy

Friday, January 1, 2021

Welcome 2021

Welcome 2021



2020 was ...

A year we could not have imagined

A year that will not be forgotten

Changes for all

Finding ways to change our way of doing, of thinking, of cooperating, of keeping safe, following rules that keep others safe.

Keep Safe

Thank you to the many, many, many thousands of workers who helped us get through 2020


2021 begins with HOPE

Vaccines have begun, those who care and listen DO wear masks, DO wash their hands and sanitize frequently, DO stay home and NOT gather in groups, DO keep in their bubble, DO their part to keep others SAFE to help curb the pandemic,

Hugs and Love
Joy

Thursday, December 31, 2020

December 31st Visit to My Booths

I have enjoyed my 'short' visits to stock, clean, re-arrange at my booths. Today was the 'last' day for December and I used my time to add a few nice pieces and remove Christmas stock.

First were two large plaster wall plaques of Heron.


Next - a large jar of vintage motel/hotel keys.


A lovely box of silverware - Nobility in original case


(before I took it to my booth)

Next, a red tool box added to the various tools, books, bits and pieces.



Finally, an antique dresser that took many hours of repairing and I was so happy that DH and DGS worked on it - all I did was wax the top. I didn't take it over today - we brought it over last week when it wasn't raining. Takes two to haul and install.



Happy New Year

Joy

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Christmas Lights Close To Home

Early Christmas Lights - uplifting.

Walked down the slippery street last night and enjoyed the sparkle of the frozen sidewalks and the cheerful lights on our street.

Watched a dad decorating and adding more decorations during this past week.


Moon and lights. 


Lots of giant decorations too.



Peaceful lights


This December sharing Christmas lights on our street seems just right.

Hugs Friends.

Joy


Thursday, December 3, 2020

December 3 - Peek Into My Booths

Today was good. I think it was because I took yesterday day off, slept in, did a lot of paperwork and had a lovely supper.



I went over to my booths at Village Antiques Mall in Fort Langley and worked on Christmas.


Sunday and Monday I had gone over to clean and begin organizing for the Christmas season. I wrote myself a list of what I wanted to work on today.


It was quiet in the early morning - before the store opened and I swept, tidied, moved things around. I was glad I had a list to follow. I did wear a mask, I had sanitized my hands when I entered the store, I remained alert to any persons so that my mask was on and that there was a 6 foot space between us. Staff were in the building.


It remained quiet until 10:30 and I did get a lot of my planned work done. Happy me.


It was 0 degree C this morning when I left home - and foggy. By the time I arrived in Fort Langley the sun was shining and the fog had disappeared. It was a good beginning to the day.




The safety of all continues to be supported by all - follow the basic rules - wear a mask, wash/sanitize hands when entering a store, when arriving home and keeping 6 feet distance from others. Do not have any gatherings anywhere right now. Christmas will be different and that is ok, we can do it and be grateful we can.

Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister Adrien Dix have kept us all informed with what is happening each day either on TV/Facebook, news and by written reports.

It is the Christmas period - and important for all communities - to not gather.

This year it has to be different because we need to take action together to protect those Health Care workers who are caring for us. We can continue with surgical lists. We are all still following the health orders from Public Health and Dr. Henry. We need to do this to take care of those we know and those we do not know.

Orders from Public Health that keep all of us safe include at this time - not to gather. No sport activities indoors, youth can have some outdoor sports at this time but not travel to play games. Orders for our safety are upgraded as necessary and are for all to follow. Orders are to keep us safe, to keep our families and friends safe and to keep ALL people safe.


So my Dear Friends

Keep Safe

Hugs

Joy

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Looking Back on November

We started November with our 51st Anniversary - and the past seems so present.

Made a few trips to my sheds over the month and tidied the inside, made space for things and sorted more things a bit. Brought in a silver teapot that needed a good polish. Found a box of Occupied Japan small children ornaments with very old and stuck on old sticky masking tape prices which have been very time consuming to remove.

Colder weather. Lots of branch clippings, garden and flowers bagged and taken to the local green recycling depot. Hurrah.


Village Antiques Mall is full of past treasures to share. 



Remembrance Day remembered differently and safely this year - no gathering. Masks, 6 feet spaces between each person, sanitized hands, staying home to keep safe, if ill or just a bit not feeling well staying home is import to keep yourself and others safe from 'catching' or sharing germs. Facebook and local papers for 'how it was this year'. I wore a poppy and thought about our fathers and their young families back in the mid-1940's.


DGS put up the lights yesterday.  So many have their lights up now (and a week or two ago). Makes one smile, remember and be grateful we can drive around and enjoy. I don't know why there are green dots over the house, some reflection I am guessing.


More pretty views of Christmas from my booths.





Covid-19 virus is on the rise and isolation at home is important. Group anything is not to happen right now (and I know many just ignore this) as more and more people are becoming ill with Covid-19. Our provincial numbers are rising (and that is NOT a good thing).

As always

Friends

Keep Safe

Celebrate with those who live in your home

Phone or Skype or ... to talk to your loved ones and friends.

Write notes or letters to send with your cards.

Virtual Hugs

If my blog disappears it will be because Blooger is acting very strange - I had to move to my older computer to finish writing this post. Fingers crossed that I will be able to write again.

Joy

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