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Friday, November 1, 2013

Random 5 Friday

Happy November!

These photos represent a few of the random things I discovered this week (5 to be exact, as I play along with Random 5 Friday at Nancy's A Rural Journal).


1. Gate. This gate is the entrance to a garden situated between two commercial brick buildings in our little town. Here it is with a very light covering of snow on Monday.

 
 
 
 
2. Rainbow. A full rainbow pierced the sky Thursday morning. Dennis and I rushed outside with our cell phones to capture it. Rainbows remind me of God's faithfulness. "I set My bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between Me and the earth." (Genesis 9:13)
 
 
 


3. Tiny Cottage Kitchen. I'm crazy about this little kitchen I found while perusing the net.


Sunflower Cottage Kitchen



4. Eyeglass Dish Tray. I discovered this at the thrift store for $3. I couldn't resist it. Now I always know where to find my reading glasses.






5. An old cottage that appears abandoned. Another discovery in our little town. I believe it was a beauty at one time.



Thank you for visiting. Hope your weekend is filled with wonderful things.

46 comments:

  1. These are great Nancy! Love your eyeglass holder -- awesome find!

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    1. I have to say my heart skipped a beat when I saw it, Nancy. Anything with pink roses gets my attention.

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  2. The eyeglass holder is a great find. And that kitchen...Perfect.

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    1. The eyeglass holder and the little kitchen kind of belong together, don't you think?

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  3. That eye glass holder is magnificent. I want one. And a thrift store find at that?!! Lucky you.

    That gate entrance is gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you very much for taking the time to visit and comment. Much appreciated.

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  4. That garden gate would pull me right in to take a look . . . as would the abandoned house. Charming indeed!

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    1. I would really love to go inside that house, Lynne. It's always dark inside, so I'm assuming it's abandoned. Someone does mow the lawn, though. Hmmmm.

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  5. Oh love that kitchen too. The eyeglass holder is great very pretty. LOVE the last image. B

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    1. Thanks so much. Have a great weekend, B. :)

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    1. For just a few seconds we saw that it was a double rainbow, but we couldn't capture it.

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  7. For some reason I couldn't get your email address link to work. Just wanted you to know that you've been featured on my weekly Welcome Wagon Friday post. You should be receiving visitors shortly. Welcome to our neighborhood!

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    1. Brenda, this is so funny. I just visited your blog and saw you had featured my fall vignette. Not knowing, I was very surprised and pleased. I left you a comment thanking you and next saw your comment here. Thanks so much! You're a dear.

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  8. A beautiful rainbow, and that eyeglass dish is a great idea, I might be able to find my glasses if I had a special place to put them!

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    1. Karen, I've been known to walk around with my glasses on while looking for them. ;)

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  9. Oh gosh, every time I come across a cute house which looks abandoned I want to save it. Do you do that too? That kitchen looks like it belongs in the cute abandoned house. Love it. :)

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    1. Yes, I do! I've always been that way. Even as a kid. And you're right, the kitchen does look like it belongs in that house. ">

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  10. Love the eyeglass dish. Unfortunately I have to wear my glasses all the time except when I sleep. But, it's a great thought anyway.

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    1. I bet that eye glass holder could hold a watch, or jewelry, or loose change. Just about anything. :)

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  11. That abandoned cottage...they always make me sad. To think that one time they housed a family...more than likely kids grew up in them and now they are no longer loved. I love that little kitchen, but cannot imagine all my stuff fitting in there. Maybe I should get rid of more stuff!

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    1. Oh, Rose, I've had to get rid of so much stuff the past 4 years. Our last home was only 640 SF. :)

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  12. Awesome eyeglass holder!!!
    That abandoned cottage is lovely ... imagine the stories it could tell.

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    1. I always try to imagine how old houses like that looked when they were brand new, who might have lived there, what they were like. And, of course, I always wish I could buy them and restore them to their original glory.

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  13. I love them all, Nancy, but seeing a snow and a rainbow in the same week? That is really a gift! :)

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    1. And it was sunny and warm today. We've had quite a fall so far. More snow is expected next week.

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  14. Wow, that rainbow is awesome! I don't think I've ever seen a complete one like that. Rainbows always fill me with awe and gratitude.

    I like the eyeglass dish. I have one, but I unfortunately don't use it. I have about four pairs of reading glasses (the cheap OTC kind) and I leave a pair here and there around the house. Sometimes I can't find any of them! :-)

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    1. Haha. You're lucky you don't have to wear prescription glasses like I do.

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  15. A wonderful post, and will be stopping by here often to visit. Is this joyful cottage the place that you moved to when you moved??

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    1. No, Jeanne, we lived in a 640 sf cottage in Colorado until this past July, when we sold it. Then we hit the road for 6 weeks, looking for a place where we might like to settle. We're now in northeast Oregon, in a leased apartment while we consider a permanent home. My photo header is actually a photograph I took of our friend's place in Allenspark, CO. It's a restaurant, actually, but she has the most wonderful taste, and always has a summer garden in front. The restaurant is an old inn that has a very cottagey look. So that's why I used it for my blog. Thanks for visiting. :)

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  16. I am visiting via Cozy Little House. I have to say that I am in love your header photo. My daughter just moved to town and I am working on her little garden and looking at your photo gave me an idea for one troublesome spot.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. My pleasure. It is a gorgeous garden in total. I will have to do a post one day and show more photos. A very, very special place. My husband and I were married inside on Valentine's Day 2010. Blessings to you, and thanks for visiting.

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  17. That iron gate is marvelous! And there is definitely something about that kitchen that steals my heart. So, a little bit of snow there? But nothing like what you were getting in winters before the move, I hope!

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    1. Just a little bit of snow, Dewena. It snowed early morning and was gone by 9 AM. We hear the most snow they get at a time here is about 1 foot. Much more tolerable than the snowfalls we received in Colorado. 4 feet in April, and another 4 feet in May.

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  18. these are awesome! I love the eyeglass holder. I've resorted to leaving my case open on my nightstand, so that I always know where to find them; but wouldn't it be grand to happen upon such a nice find as you have!

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    1. It's when I'm not looking for anything in particular that I usually find something I can't live without. ;) Thanks for visiting and connecting, Mitzi. Blessings ~ Nancy

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  19. I really enjoyed your five things. That kitchen is super cute and the rainbow, divine! I am always reminded of God's promise when I see one too.
    Your photographs of the huge gate and the abandoned cottage are very pretty.
    And I love the eyeglass dish, how perfect is that!
    I came over from cozy little house.
    Hugs, Cindy

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    1. Thanks for the visit, and your kind words, Cindy. I'll be over to see you shortly. ;)

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  20. What lovely photos! You have an artistic eye and skill with your camera. Thanks so much for coming to meet me at Harvest Lane Cottage. Have a terrific week!

    Blessings,
    Laura
    Harvest Lane Cottage

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    1. Oh, Laura, you're so kind. Thank you.

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  21. Those little abandoned cottages - it makes me sad to see them empty - and it makes me want to read their story like a good book! Beautiful images! No snow here yet - but I CANNOT wait!

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    1. Thank you for visiting, and for encouraging me with your words. We've got snow on the ground again this morning. Not a lot, but enough to let us know that fall is over. I'm heading over to visit your blog right now. :)

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    1. Yeah, I'm kinda fond of it, too. :)

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  23. beautiful images. Love the gate and the rainbow. .)

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    1. Thanks very much. Hope your week is off to a great start. :)

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