"Following where my camera leads me!"

"Following where my camera leads me!"

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

pocketbooks and hankies

 Charleston yards and gardens are so pretty this time of year!

that is a little kitty cat door there in the fence. we've seen a little kitty coming and going out of it

pretty green shutters!

With hot humid weather like this.....you NEED a fan! LOL I had fun posing for a few pictures with one of mine.

Fans ALSO come in handy for swatting those dang pesky annoying flying varmits called "skeeters"! ha ha LOL They are out in full force this time of year here. "no-see-ums" too.

I think these pretty vines are called trumpet vines?

I got my floaty chiffon skirt at the thrift store! I like it because it's light and cool.
...got my pocketbooks out to make pictures...

I added this black vintage pocketbook to my vintage collection on my birthday this spring.

I now have three! And I love them so much. I cannot pick a "favorite".
I remember when my Ma-Maw and my Mom and my Aunts all carried these pocketbooks! Ma-Maw had butterscotch life-savers in hers, along with her lipstick and a freshly ironed hankie. And a "billfold" full of pictures of the family. She also always had a change purse, the kind that "snap!"------ full of dimes and pennies and quarters. And her nail file! 
Mommy had a rat-tail comb in hers, and Kleenex and of course--a lipstick, and aspirin, an Avon perfume "roll on", (Regence, Occur, Cotillion, or Charisma) and band-aids. She had a "billfold" too! And they ALL CARRIED a compact--with pressed powder and a little flat "puff" to "powder their noses". LOL---the powder smelled so good!

Smoking was very common back then! There were even commercials on t/v for cigarettes, before they out-lawed that. Some of my aunts carried cigarette purses....small pouches with room for a pack of Salems or Virginia Slims---when they came along----- and  matches. Ladies didn't carry lighters, and men carried the old fashioned square lighters that you filled up with lighter fluid when they ran out. Disposable lighters were not invented yet.

Remember the old song in the tv commercial for Virginia Slims?? "you've come A LONG WAY baby---to get where you are to, to DAY...you've got Virginia Slims now baby, you've come a long long way!" LOL
Hope your week is going well and you're not in the path of the hurricane. If so--please stay safe!

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

scavenger in the rain

 ........and the rain keeps coming..........

Sunday we got to spend some time with our Fairy Granddaughter.......so we braved the puddles and the rainshowers and made the best of it, as we had a scavenger hunt planned.

She had fun finding all the clues!

Heres a few of the clues:
a bright red mailbox and below, a boot scraper

an upping stone!

......pink houses and stone walls and alleyways...........

eagles and numbers.........clues all over! LOL

these are just a few of the clues......there were about 75 or so

gorgeous strong horses and mules still go up and down the streets, rain or shine---here comes one now!

this bird was LOVING THE PUDDLES!

Finding those clues!

There goes a bride.....out trying to get bridal pictures in the rain.They dodged raindrops and huddled in doorways just as we did a few times, when the rain got harder. LOL
I asked if I could photograph her and she said "yes"

if you get tired.....you can sit down and take a rest!

actually---this was one of the clues, LOL! Fairy Granddaughter hollers "look I found the clue and I'm sitting ON IT!" LOL

a few of the clues were numbers!

plenty of rain splashed streets and water puddles all over

one of the "prizes" was this necklace, which Fairy Granddaughter put on immediately--it just so happened to match her orange blouse!

hot, sweaty, rain soaked,.........but we did have alot of fun!