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Even though this blog looks like my old one, Debbie-Dabble, "Debbie-Dabble Blog" is my new Blog that I created on June 23, 2016, after my old one was hacked through my Debbie-Dabble Face Book Page which I have now deleted!!

I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe. I recently went Part Time after working full time night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 32 years and have been in nursing for 38 years!

I DABBLE IN A BIT OF THIS AND THAT!!!!

" IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN"
George Eliot
George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......

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Friday, September 5, 2014

A Tale of 3 Curio's, Part 2


I want to Thank Debi and Charly over at Adorned From Above for featuring my post ,
 New Things on the Front Porch and Yard, August Update, from last week's Wednesday Adorned from Above Linky Party!!

 Thanks Debi and Charly!!

Please take some time to visit and link up to this great party!!

 In my last post, I showed one of 3 curios that were given to me by my neighbor's sons for taking care of her home while they prepare to sell it since that had to put their Mom into a Nursing Home for Alzheimer's.
This curio replaced the stereo that used to sit in this corner of my Dining Room.
If you missed the post on this , please click HERE......
This is the 2nd of the 2 matching curios that I decided to use in my very Victorian looking Dining Room.....
 This smaller curio was the perfect fit in the space between the Hutch and the Buffet......
 This is what was here before I replaced it with the curio....
  It has now found a home out in the Den......

This was what was on the wall before.....
 The picture frame was moved to the wall over by the other "new" Curio.......
This is how the wall above the other "new" Curio looks now......
You may remember that I bought these brass fans at an Estate Sale in June in my Townhouse Development.....
I thought this was the perfect place for them......
This is what I have on display on top of the Curio......
A Home Interiors figurine holding a Fan........
Some of my Moss Rose Collection and a Victorian House Ornament under a Cloche......

Most of the items in this Curio are what I had on display on this shelf that was over on the wall where the stereo was previously....
These pieces pay homage to Joe's Maternal Grandmother from whom we inherited our Dining Room Furniture.

The dishes with the Colonial Figures on are the same as the set of dishes that she had in the Dining Room Hutch but they were taken by one of Joe's Uncles.....
So over the years, I have picked up similar pieces at Flea Markets and Yard Sales.....
Again, paying homage to Joe's Grandmother, Rose, who never learned to speak English and only spoke Polish until the day she passed away.......
 The Top Shelf......
The pitcher was also Rose's.......
I love the gold on this plate.....
The Middle Shelf.......
Another Plate with Gold......
And a Tea Cup and Saucer.....

The Bottom Shelf.....

Love this Plate.....


All bought at Yard Sales and Flea Markets....
  I love the way these Curios look in the Dining Room......
 I think they definitely added to the Victorian Look that I love!!

My Neighbor, Elly, was an INSPIRATION to me .....

She was the one who showed me the JOY of shopping at Yard Sales,Flea Markets and especially Thrift Stores......

She was like another Mother to Joe and I, another Grandmother to my Sons and a good friend and confidant to me, personally.

She was still decorating her home only a few years before Alzheimer's started to rob her of her precious memories....

These 2 Curios were only bought by her a few years ago and were in her bedroom where she had  proudly displayed Glittery costume jewelry and gloves and tiaras and purses in them.

Elly was a HUGE Fan of Marilyn Monroe and these Curios were used to pay Homage to Marilyn and to that wonderful Hollywood Era that she so loved......

The 3rd Curio that I will be sharing with you is a Corner Curio that she had in her Living Room , filled with Marilyn Monroe Collectibles.......

I will be sharing this 3rd Curio with you in a few weeks as it will be going up into my Guest Room and I have a lot of rearranging in that room to do before I share it with you......

My home is filled with items that I have "inherited" from not only Family but from Friends and Neighbors and I cherish these items because when I look at them, they remind me of the special people who gave them to me and they make me SMILE!!!!

I THANK Elly's sons for letting me have these Curios to remember our dear neighbor by.......

I hope you will come back to visit again when I share these Curios.......
  And a few others........
 All lit up with the use of these Puck Lights from Lowe's.....

I am linking up to these parties:

 SATURDAY
Best of the Weekend Party
 The Creative Collection Link Party
From the Farm Blog Hop
Pink Saturday
 Strut Your Stuff Saturdays
  Serenity  Saturday
Say G' Day Saturday 
Party Junk
 Weekends Are Fun Blog Hop

SUNDAY
Bouquet of Talent Linky Party
That DIY Party
Submarine Sunday
Share It One More Time Sundays
DIY SHowcase 
Share It Sunday
Link It or Lump It Sunday
Sundays at Home
Sunday's Best Partay! -monthly

MONDAY
Mod Vintage Mix Monday
 Make It Pretty Monday
 Monday Link Party 
Inspire Me Monday 
  Blue Monday

  TUESDAY
 Show and Share Party
WEDNESDAY
 Vintage Inspiration Party
Fluster's Creative Muster Wednesday's
 Wow Us Wednesday
 Fall into Fall Party
 Project Parade Party
What's It Wednesday
 Ducks in a Row Wonderful Wednesdays Blog Hop 
 Worthwhile Wednesdays 
Wake Up Wednesdays 
Whatever Goes Wednesday 
 Wow Me Wednesday
  Before and After Party

THURSDAY
Home and Garden Party Thursday
  Homemaking Weekend Link Up Party
Time Travel Thursday
Share Your Cup Thursday
 Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop 
  Create it Thursday 
Inspired Creations Linky Party
Grace at Home Party
 Thursday Sweet Haute Share Linky Party
Weekend Retreat Linky Party

 FRIDAY
The Creative Exchange
 Simple and Sweet Fridays
Home Sweet Home Friday
  Fridays Unfolded Linky Party
 Show and Tell Friday
  Let's Get Real Friday Party
  Feathered Nest Friday
 Friday Favorites
 Flaunt It Fridays

  What To Do Weekends
Inspire Me Please Weekend Blog Hop
 Anything Goes Linky Party
Anything Blue  Fridays
Friday's Five Features Party 
Craft Frenzy Friday 
Creativity Unleashed Link Party 
  Inspiration Gallery Link Party
Fertilizer Friday 
Fabulous Fridays 
Friday Favorites
 The Party Bunch

Please take some time to visit these terrific hosts and all those joining in on the fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and every day that you take the time to visit with me!

Hugs,
Debbie



Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A Tale of 3 Curios, Part 1

  
 I want to Thank Tammy over at One More Time Events for featuring my post, New Things on the Front Porch and Yard, August Update, from last week's Share It One More Time Party!!
Thanks so much, Tammy!!

Please take some time to visit and link up to this great party!!

You may remember some time ago, I mentioned that my dear neighbor Ellie had to be placed in a nursing home due to Alzheimer's and that both of her sons do not live locally so Joe and I are caring for Ellie's house as far as cutting the grass, checking to make sure there are no plumbing issues, airing it out every now and then, etc.

The sons will be selling the house and everything in it eventually but told me that I could have 3 Curios that I wanted to buy. They would not take any money as we are watching the house for them.....

Pictures of 2 of the Curios are above. .....

The other has yet to be brought over and will go in my Guest Bedroom. It is a corner Curio in a light oak finish.

I decided to put the 2 matching Curios on the Dining Room because I felt that they would really add to the Victorian Look that I have going on in my home and especially so in the Dining Room!!

I finally got rid of the Stereo System that we have had for 36 years even though my oldest son kept telling us to keep it because they do not make them like that anymore.......
  But if you seldom use it, what good is it anyway, right???

I like this look MUCH better!!
 This wall shelf was on the wall in the corner.....
 I put  the items displayed on this shelf  in each of the Curios but have yet to find a new home for the shelf  but give me time!!  LOL!!

The Stereo System found a good home at one of my neighbors ,who recently acquired an album collection and I also gave him most of mine!!
So in it's place is the larger of the 2 Curios.........
This is the one that I want to share with you today and I will show you the other in my next post......
 I had such fun deciding what to display in it!!
  And on top of it too!!
      The Cherub Planter is actually a garden one bought on Clearance at Wegman's and you may remember the grapes from the Florist Shop Liquidation Sale that I went to a few weeks back!!
  The picture on the wall was once over here on the other side of the Dining Room where the other Curio now is.......
This is the top half of the Curio.......
  The top shelf.......

There is a light on the top of the curio so that is why these photos came out this way.....
  I just pulled things from around the house.....
 Joe bought me this pink diamond for Mother's Day one year.....

A Lena Liu Egg......
 The Middle Shelf.....
 A Home Interiors Victorian Couple.......
  A Hand painted plate bought at a Flea Market and a rose Tea Pot that was gifted to me!!
 And the Bottom Shelf.......
 A Lena Liu Victorian Lady............
 And a Thomas Kinkade Victorian Lady......
 The Egg was also a gift from Joe....
  The bottom half of the Curio.......

  The top shelf......
 A Thomas Kinkade Mother and Child Figurine.....
A Tea for One Set.....
The Middle Shelf.......
Another Lena Liu Victorian Lady......
Tea Pot and other matching pieces were bought at The Christmas Tree Shop........
The Bottom Shelf.......
A Home Interiors Figurine..........
The fan was bought at The Dollar Tree and the dish was a gift.....

So that is one of my "new" Curio's.........

Also because of the curio being in this corner, I had to come up with a different way of displaying my Funeral basket that I decorate for every Season and holiday.
 
 I still have to re- stain this little stand to match the curio. It is actually a little stool that my MIL was able to take from her church when it closed to consolidate with several other Catholic Churches in her town.  I was used for the younger altar servers to sit on!!!
There was only a light in the top half of the Curio and not in the bottom half.

Joe found these at Lowe's......
You get 3 in a pack for $14.99.......

I bought 3 packs and a few other items and used a coupon for $10.00 off a $50.00 purchase!!

They come with a double sided sticky pad but I have found that after a while this may give way so I used a dab of E 600 Glue to adhere them to the curios and hutchs where I have placed them.

The bottom half of the puck just turns so you can take it off to replace the batteries.

You can see how wonderful they work.......










I have used them under my Kitchen Cabinets, several other Hutches and in the other Curio too as there was no light in that one either.......
 I hope you will stop by and visit again when I share more this Curio with you in my next post........

 I hope you all had a great Labor Day Weekend....

 I was Laboring on the weekend as Sunday night is my Holiday to work but I was off on Monday night and
 the kids came over for a little Holiday celebration.  We always enjoy time spent with our family!!

I am participating as a vendor in a Craft Fair in 2 weeks so I will be very busy making  Fall and Halloween wreaths.....

Because of this, I have a few posts lined up and ready  to post and I will also be holding off on Fall decorating until this Craft Fair is over.........

I will try to get to return your visits and comments as soon as I can so please forgive  me if I am a bit late.......


I am linking up to these parties:

WEDNESDAY
Home and Garden Party Thursday
  Homemaking Weekend Link Up Party
Time Travel Thursday
Share Your Cup Thursday
 Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop 
  Create it Thursday 
Inspired Creations Linky Party
Grace at Home Party
Handmade Hangout Party
 Fabulously Frugal Thursdays
 Thursday Sweet Haute Share Linky Party
Weekend Retreat Linky Party

 FRIDAY
The Creative Exchange
 Simple and Sweet Fridays
Home Sweet Home Friday
  Fridays Unfolded Linky Party
 Show and Tell Friday
  Let's Get Real Friday Party
  Feathered Nest Friday
 Friday Favorites
 Flaunt It Fridays
 Fabulously Creative Friday Linky Party at Jennifer Rizzo's
  Eat. Create. Party
 What To Do Weekends
Inspire Me Please Weekend Blog Hop
 Anything Goes Linky Party
Anything Blue  Fridays
The Party Bunch
Friday's Five Features Party 
Craft Frenzy Friday 
Creativity Unleashed Link Party 
  Inspiration Gallery Link Party
Fertilizer Friday 
Fabulous Fridays 
The Feature Friday Link Palooza
Friday Favorites

SATURDAY
Best of the Weekend Party
 The Creative Collection Link Party
From the Farm Blog Hop
Pink Saturday
 Strut Your Stuff Saturdays
  Serenity  Saturday
Say G' Day Saturday 
 Weekends Are Fun Blog Hop

 SUNDAY
Bouquet of Talent Linky Party
That DIY Party
Submarine Sunday
Share It One More Time Sundays
DIY SHowcase 
 Clever Chicks Blog Hop 
Sunday Showcase 
Share It Sunday
Link It or Lump It Sunday
Sundays at Home
Sunday's Best Partay! -monthly

MONDAY
Mod Vintage Mix Monday
 Make It Pretty Monday
 Monday Link Party 
Inspire Me Monday 
 Creative Mondays

  TUESDAY
 Show and Share Party
 Tuesdays At Our Home 
Tea Cup Tuesday

Please take some time to visit these terrific hosts and all those joining in on the fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and every day that you take the time to visit with me!

Hugs,
Debbie


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