Cute Couple

For this week’s Friday Favorites, I have a unique pair of paper dolls from a Vintage French publication! Ah, paper dolls – loved ’em when I was a kid!

Although this couple share the same last name, they are not married.

She is a “Miss”!

Maybe they’re brother and sister, or cousins?

Perhaps we’re being too nosy. 😉

First, we have the young lady in a spiffy swimsuit!

Click to enlarge.

And here’s the rest of her wardrobe.

Next – the gentleman. Is it me, or does this fellow look as if he’s one sandwich short of a picnic? Something about his expression.

I’m not sure the eyeglasses and facial hair do anything to allay my fears. Nice vest though!

Thanks so much for another fun week, Kids!

I am positive I have the best readers in all of blogland and I love every one of ya!

Enjoy the weekend. Shall we all meet back here on Monday? 😀



Friday Favorites

TGIF, kids! 🙂

For today’s edition of Friday Favorites, I have a painting by another one of my favorite artists – John Singer Sargent.

The art critics of his day were particularly impressed with this piece. Just look at how elegantly he captured the lovely lady.

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Lady Agnew of Lochnaw
by John Singer Sargent, American painter, 1892-93
National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh
Oil on canvas, 49″ x 39″

Doesn’t she look calm and confident? A modern woman in a not so modern era . . .

Her face conveys the sense that she’s very bright – perhaps a fascinating conversationalist!

But there’s almost a glimmer of mischief in her eye, don’t you agree? 😉

Notice how well Sargent depicts the fabrics of her dress, the upholstery on the chair, and the rich drapery behind her.

And you know me… I’m loving her jewelry, too!


This weekend, I hope you see something interesting, or fun, or both!

Maybe you’ll take a photo of it for Show and Tell Tuesday???

And remember Carol’s great suggestion: a picture of your refrigerator door. 🙂

See you Monday!




Friday Funnies


Shall we get into a festive weekend mood by kicking it off with a few funny children’s quotes?

As Billy and his Grandpa entered their vacation cabin, they kept the lights off until they were inside to keep from attracting pesky insects. Still, a few fireflies followed them in. Billy noticed them first and whispered, “It’s no use, Grandpa. The mosquitoes are coming after us with flashlights.”


A mother and her young son returned from the grocery store and began putting away the groceries. The boy opened the box of animal crackers and spread them all over the table. “What are you doing?” his mother asked. “The box says you can’t eat them if the seal is broken,” the boy explained. “I’m looking for the seal.”


And finally, one from my own daughter… She was about age 5 or 6 yrs. old when I showed her an old photo album with pictures from my early childhood. She intently perused several pages of black and white photos and then stopped to ask: “So tell me Mom, just when exactly did the whole world become filled with colors?”

Have a super-special weekend, Kids!



Wash Day Blues

It’s Friday, which often means it’s time for Friday Favorites!

Today, I have a work of art to share.

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”Woman Ironing”
by French painter/lithographer, Armand Désiré Gautier (1825–1894)


I love the play of light in this painting! At first glance the colors seem drab but with a closer look, you’ll notice that there is lots of color in the scene.

Poor girl, though, not only was she living in an era before permanent press – there was no electricity either! Obviously, she has her work cut out for her with that mass of wrinkles hanging on the line.

Who was she? What was she like? Was she happy? Was she loved?

Ah, that’s the mystery and the fun of viewing art. 😀


Happy Weekend!