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Monday, May 2, 2016

Tuesday Treasures # 14 - Selling Treasures

The online auction service, MaxSold.com was here Monday.  Dan and I had done a lot of sorting for their coming by putting like things together into lots.  When Dorothy, the person in charge, walked in she asked "Do you want a job?"  I guess I did a good job prepping for them.

We have 102 lots to sell.  Interested?  Go to MaxSold.com put in zip code 21244 and look for Windsor Mill, MD.  There's a photo up already of our leather furniture.  Now the drawback for those of you far away is that you have to come here to pick it up.  No shipping, sorry.  Apparently people will drive up to three hours for something they really want.  That means there's a whole lot of people out there that are potential buyers.

The photographer, Dorothy, her trainee, Carmen, and the catalogers, Julie and Angie arrived at 10 and worked through 2 o'clock.  They will assemble photos and descriptive copy and send to me for editing.  The auction goes live on Friday evening and runs through Thursday, the 12th.  Pickup which is managed by MaxSold staff happens between 11 and 3 on the 14th.

Here are just a few of the treasures I am selling.

Joining Tuesday Treasures

Every lot is numbered and assigned a pick up category.  Fragile things get picked up first so this lot is 532A.

The table is one lot and the chairs another.  On the table top are three different lots.

It was hard but I can't take all my Mother's painted work.  Daughters took some and I kept some. Others someone else will enjoy.

Paired down the table linens especially since we will have a small table.  We are taking the one on the porch for now.

Didn't know I had so many baskets.

Daughters and I each took a set of Amish figures but I'm letting the rest go along with these Amish prints.  I'm keeping my Mother's primitive Amish painting.  The original family of four that started this collection and that I played with as a child are included in this lot.

There is much, much more.  How did we accumulate so much in 10 years here?  We thought we'd downsized when we moved here?

Today, I got our new address and phone number.  Our move date is June 27th.  

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Chipping Camden Churches

Reaching in the archives to share these old photos from 2014 and our walking tour of the Cotswolds.

Here are some of the pathways into Chipping Camden.

A thatched roof with something perched on the chimney.

Through the Brussel sprouts.

And then looking back to where we came across.

Passing garden allotments.

The Catholic Church in town.

The pub where we got a beer or two and lunch.

The "Wool" church.

If you read my Thursday post about the copperhead and wondered what we did with it, Dan used a sharp edger to slice it up.  It bothered him to do it but since it had taken residence in a hole in the wall we couldn't take the chance of it biting a visitor.  He tossed the carcass in the woods.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Is This the Year of the Snake?

I spotted another snake this morning on our gravel front walkway.

I stood inside the vestibule to take these photos.

It's not the same one as the other day. 

I think it's a Copperhead - a poisonous snake here in Maryland.

You decide.  Here's a photo from the MD Dept of Natural Resources.
Or is it a corn snake?

Don't think so when I compare the markings.

Whatever it is I hope it goes away.
[post script: as of Friday the snake was still there.  It found a hole in our rock wall to hang out in.]

Looking at the DNR website I think the one I posted about earlier this week was a garter snake.
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