Sunday, August 11, 2013

* NOSTALGIC SUNDAY *

It's Time for Another Nostalgic Sunday


It's another busy weekend at home. I'm still going through a ton of boxes, baskets, and stacks of writerly/office kind of stuff. So much paper! Before we moved, I know I went through some of the very same boxes and baskets and got rid of a lot. Now that I'm trying to make everything "fit" into the guest room/home office, I'm throwing out even more. Thank goodness I recycle!

What does that have to do with nostalgia? Some old photos are included in some of those boxes. I finally told myself I will never get this room finished if I stop and look at every one. So I skim through them and toss them all into one big box. There will be time for them later.

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More instances of nostalgia.

These S&P shakers belonged to my paternal grandma. She had quite a large collection by the time she passed away many years ago. She allowed us granddaughters and other relatives to choose some at the last reunion we had in 1986. (Because of that, I began to start my own collection. I think I have about 10 or 15 pair. Nothing like my grandma had! They really are great to collect, too, because they're usually very inexpensive and don't take up a lot of space.) One of my cousins recently moved across the country and downsized considerably. She generously asked if I'd like to have the pair above of Nipper, the RCA dog and I said SURE!
Remember Nipper? I mentioned him in a blog I wrote about Vern on 10/15/2011. http://beckypovich.blogspot.com/search?q=RCA&max-results=20&by-date=true




Most of you know how much I love tea cups and tea pots. These are adorable S&P shakers! I received them yesterday from a very good and OLD friend of mine...(since grade school!) She gave them to me as a house warming gift. Wasn't that sweet? I just love them! 


And as I'm decluttering this room today, I'm also listening to the Oldies radio station. Ahhhh....memories...nostalgia...


I have other things to share but I'll wait until the next Nostalgic Sunday.

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** Monday, August 12th: I've been playing around with my blog template, background, etc. After spending way too much time on it, I've "kind of" decided this ampersand one is okay...at least for now. I would like to know others' opinions. Honest ones! You can leave them in the comment section or e-mail me. (the address is on my profile page)

32 comments:

  1. I have a Little Nipper too! Somewhere in a small box of treasures from childhood. So hard to sort and toss! One word of advice on that "save until later" move...try to handle things only ONCE. Make a decision right then....usually it will be right decision and better in the long run! Happy sorting!

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    1. Hey Bookie! Awww, you have a Nipper, too? Yay!
      And I've read many articles on organizing your life, etc...and all about handling things only once....well, that just does not apply to me! LOL

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  2. Those little shakers are cuter than a bug's ear. As we say out here in the hinterlands.

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    1. Cuter than a bug's ear, eh? I've heard that before, and I don't live in the hinterlands! I'm sorry to say I had to look that word up. Never heard it before...Couldn't you just have easily said, The Boonies?! :)

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  3. I LOVE the tea cup and pot set - have never seen anything like them. Gorgeous.
    Happy nostalgia to you.

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    1. Hi EC! I'd never seen any S&P shakers like that, either. And yes, they are gorgeous, plus cuter than a bug's ear! :)

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  4. I enjoyed your items from the past - lol. Hope all is going well - so tell me is it hot there? Love, sandie

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    1. Hey Chatty! Yes, things are going well.....and no, it's not hot here! And it's supposed to be gorgeous, almost fall-like weather the next few days.

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  5. My mom and I went through my dad's stuff, just before she moved into an independent living apartment. It was so hard not to dig through all his gazillion photos and get wistful of how quickly time has gone by. There was one of my mom on the steps of an airplane when she was probably still in just her early 20s. Their whole life was ahead of them in that photo.

    Happy sorting.

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    1. Julie, you always have the perfect words:
      "...and get wistful of how quickly time has gone by."
      "Their whole life was ahead of them in that photo."
      Just beautiful, and sentimental.

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  6. I love listening to Oldies while I work...or drive! Enjoy your week my friend!

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    1. Hi Diane! I gotta have music whenever I clean house, too! And definitely not something slow and operatic!

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  7. You brought to mind my moms collection of salt and pepper shakers...over 100 of them...eventually she got tired of them and packed them all away. I wonder where they all went?

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    1. Oh, Delores! I hope you'll find out where those shakers are. Hopefully not thrown away!

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  8. love Andy Griffith! :)

    I just sold a pair of Nipper S&P's in my etsy shop! I thought they were adorable!

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    1. Hi Betsy! I LOVE Andy Griffith, too! I'm a big fan of The Andy Griffith Show, but only the B&W episodes that include Barney! :)
      That's such a coincidence about your S&P shakers! I'm going to check out your etsy shop, too. Thanks so much for stopping and commenting.

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  9. Oh Becky, isn't it amazing how much PAPER stuff we accumulate. I try and try and try to eliminate but, like you know, it's HARD. Take care and have a nice Monday. Susan

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    1. Hi Susan! Yep....paper, paper, paper. My problem is I like to print a lot of my writing, then get away from my laptop, and read through the pages, making edits, etc. Sometimes that just works better for me. Old-fashioned, I guess!

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  10. I'm not much of a collector, but those tea cup salt and peper shakers are cute as a button! (And so's the new look on the blog!)

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    1. Hey Cathy C! Glad you like the shakers....AND the new look. I'm getting used to it now and I do kind of like it...I think! At least it's unique! I took the picture of the ampersand hanging on my wall!

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  11. Such a rich wealth of emotions in nostalgia.
    My mum collects salt and pepper shakes too. It's amazing what things she has collected.

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    1. Hi Madeleine! Thanks so much for stopping and commenting! How fun that your mom also collects them!

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  12. You're salt & pepper sets are adorable. I'm cleaning out my office/studio, too. Wat too much stuff.

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    1. Hi Vanessa! Thanks for stopping and commenting! You're cleaning the same area, huh? Well, we can offer each other support, instead of suffering alone! :)

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  13. Like the new format, reminds me of what's to come.

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    1. Thanks, Mary! I never thought of it that way, but I like it!

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  14. What fun to have those shakers added to your collection! I love the Nipper ones. I'm also decluttering this summer. It feels good after its done. ; )
    I also love your new blog look. It looks very clean and crisp. The colors are calming.

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    1. Hi Sandy! Yep, I love my S&P shakers! And I totally agree about decluttering. I feel like I have control over my life again....or at least a little better! :)
      Thanks for you comment about my new blog background! I'm getting used to it too and decided it's really cool...especially for a Writer Gal!

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  15. Aww! Love the Nipper S&P shakers!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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    1. Hey Pat! Thanks! I've been thinking about the age of those. I'll have to do some digging, but I'd guess they're about 70 years old!!

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  16. I love those old family treasures. I have some wonderful things from my grandma.

    =)

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  17. the ampersand makes me think of barnes & noble booksellers.

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