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I am not the type of person that gets excited in a furniture showroom. I don't like new shiny furniture too much. But I can spend hours at an antique store. My favorite pieces would be the ones that have peeling paint, chipped rims, falling apart book covers, torn quilts. A piece that shows its age tells me that they were much used and loved and that after all those years, they have served some purpose to someone. I collect almost everything! My favorites are: quilts, bowls, enamel ware, yellow ware, jadeite, ironstone. I have about 300 plus bowls and 40 some quilts. I use some of my bowls regularly to serve dinner, even if it is only macaroni and cheese. Most of my quilts have at some point graced my kid's rooms walls or their beds. When they were babies, I figure that if a quilt have survived 60 years or more, surely it can survive a baby's spit up! I like: Vintage, handmade jewelry, deals on ebay, Paris, yard sales and flea markets. Cleaning, gardening, cooking. Nutella sandwiches. Steak medium rare. Junk food. My Canon camera. Denim jeans, sleeveless shirts, high heels. Designer handbags (I am curbing this habit), Vera Bradley bags. Quickbooks (yes, I really like Quickbooks). Youtube. Long hair, short hair. Actually, I am not sure what I want! Not wearing a watch.
My parents loved this picture of me as a baby clinging to our window jalousies. They often (to my embarrassment) showed it to their friends when I was growing up.
My dad used to travel quite a bit as part of his job. This picture shows my mom, my brother and I at the airport waiting for my dad's flight.
I married a tall, dark and handsome man. We got married in Florida, in August. I was then a Californian and did not know how terribly hot and humid Florida was at that time of year. It seems as the "I do's" got closer, I looked like I was going to faint!
My kids. I made my younger son a cake train for his birthday. I saw the recipe at a Betty Crocker cookbook.