Sunday, February 7, 2016

Cranky Crow Meets Dicky Bird...and the Tale of Two Jacky/Jackies......

As most of you know, Nod is a forsaken place.

Especially in winter....

January and February are, for the most part, loathed as they are snow-filled, dreary, months offering little more to look forward to than a splash of red and an excuse to binge on chocolate mid-February.

But this February held some surprises....

 Like the opportunity to meet a fellow blogger, Jacky, from
Dicky Bird's Nest.  Lovely Jacky is known for organizing several farm and flea markets in the rural areas surrounding Nod...including some of her wonderful "Pop-up Vintage Sales."  Surprise No. 2?  Yesterday's wonderful "For the Love of Vintage" Pop-up Sale.....


Several vendors offered a wonderful variety of fun treasures.

Great signs by Karen from PLAIN FARM FOLK:

The "J Pearce Tailor" sign above, and the "Philbert & Co." one below came home with me.....


As did this little rocker:

Some great old bowls:

Some Easter fun:

Some sweet hearts....

And even a treasure for Daddy Crow....

Well, one thing led to another...and one Jacky led to another...

See, Jacky No. 1 (creator of the Vintage Pop-up Sale), also has a booth in JACKIE'S ANTIQUE MALL ON BROWN, which just happened to be just kitty corner from Jacky No. 1's Pop-up sale.  (Are you confused yet?) So on to Jackie No. 2's it was.  And, of course, a few more treasures followed me home....

This Swedish blue trunk was one of them.....
 (How could I possibly say no?)

And this HUGE pretzel tin.....
(I have a blue thing going on lately)

Oh...and a few pieces of good old wood....


I wasn't the only one being followed home though.... This gorgeous pie safe followed my friend home.  It has beautiful punched tin sides.....

February, you just might not be so bad after all.  ;o)

Monday, February 1, 2016

Hello February!

Hello February!

You are a fickle month...short in days and long in promises. But I have plans for you February!


I plan to (finally) put away the last of Christmas (really)....

...put out some hearts....

...and pay honor in some small ways to some very wise men.

I plan to finish some long overdue projects....
(Shhh...more Christmas....)


... and start some new.  (Has anyone seen my hook?)

I plan to work on the boxes left in the wake of WWR (i.e., "When We Remodeled"), so I can make myself a playroom.

I plan to hang my samplers...

...and find the ones that have gone MIA in the wake of WWR.

Those are my plans at least; but February, so much is up to you.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

And Then There Were None.....








NOTE TO SELF:  Remember to check the trees for turkeys before letting Snow Dog out.....

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Return to Sender.....

Wondering if anyone could provide me with some assistance please?


I've been away from blogging frightfully long, I know; but it hasn't taken long for Blogger to get on my "cranky" side.  I have visited several of your blogs and successfully left comments.  However, in the majority of cases, I receive an email notification stating that the message (which goes to your email inbox notifying you that I have left a comment) failed to be delivered.  Specifically, the error message I receive is as follows:

"Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:

[Email address of the person whose blog I commented on]

Technical details of permanent failure:  Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the server for the recipient domain gmail.com by gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com [173.194.219.26].

The error that the other server returned was:
550-5.7.1  Unauthenticated email from aol.com due to domain's DMARC policy.  Please contact administrator of aol.com domain if this was a legitimate email.  Please visit  https://support.google.com/mail/answer/2451690 to learn about DMARC initiative.  m83si49380524ywd87 - gsmtp."

This is worrisome to me because I suspect that most of you rely on the email notifications to know if someone has commented, rather than going back to your actual blog post and looking to see if there has been a new comment.  This is particularly troublesome for me as I often am behind in my blog reading and may comment several days after a post has been made.  The long and short of it is that I feel that I am leaving comments that no one knows are being made.

I have "visited" the site referenced in the error message I receive, and have also researched this particular error and attempted the few "fixes" that were suggested.  Nothing, however, has helped me resolve the issue.  I know I've been gone a long while....did I miss something somewhere?  HELP!!!

Thanks kindly.....


Thursday, December 31, 2015

Best Wishes and Hopes for the New Year Ahead.....


Wishing you all a new year filled with blessings, joys, magic, and miracles....
...and a touch of good madness.


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Dashing Through the Snow.....

Old Man Winter has sent his welcoming committee....



7" worth....


Someone is happier about that than I am.....


Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry, Merry......

Wishing you all a yuletide season full of magic and miracles.....

  







Like Frosty, I hope to be back soon....