Sunday, December 8, 2013

North Carolina Interesting People

Andy Samuel Griffith was born into poverty on June 1, 1926 in Mount Airy.
Andy was an American actor, writer, television producer and Grammy Award winning Southern gospel singer. He is best known for his lead roles in "The Andy Griffith Show", (1960-1968) and "Matlock", (1986-1995).
Andy began his love of music at a very young age. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1949 with a bachelor of music degree....after originally starting out studying to be a Moravian preacher.

Andy Griffith Doll Miniature Actor Art Collectible
Andy Griffith Mayberry Tribute - Original Cartoon
Andy Griffith Show Coaster Set of Four

Sunday, November 24, 2013

North Carolina Food

North Carolina is the largest producer of sweet potatoes in the United States.

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Sweet Potato Honey Butter (8 oz.)...great for Thanksgiving
DRIED ORGANIC Sweet POTATO Chips Dogs Love Treats

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Duke University

In 1838, a group of Methodists and Quakers founded Brown's Schoolhouse in present day Trinity. It was a private subscription school. In 1841, North Carolina issued a charter and the school was renamed the Union Institute Academy. In 1851, it became Normal College and in 1859, Trinity College.
In 1892, tobacco and electrical industrialists Julian S. Carr and Washington Duke were wealthy and respected men. Mr. Carr donated land and Mr. Duke donated financial backing for moving the school to Durham. The private research school was renamed one more time in 1924 to Duke University.

Duke University Blue Devils Inspired Quilted Ball Christmas Ornament
Duke University button picture frame


Friday, October 18, 2013

North Carolina Historical

North Carolina joined the Confederacy during the Civil War, even though the colony was considerably pro-Union and antislavery.
True Colors - Print
1861 Confederate Bill Raleigh N.C.
20pc Dixie Sweetheart Confederate Flag Full Nail Decals Nail Wraps Water Slide Decal Best Price On Etsy NC208

Friday, October 4, 2013

Thursday, October 3, 2013

New York Historical

New York Fashion Week started in 1943. It began as an effort to draw attention away from French fashion during WWII when fashion "insiders" were unable to travel to Paris for the French fashion shows. This event is held in February and September and is one of the 4 (Paris, Milan and London) major fashion weeks.

Lilac Wine Necklace

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

New York Interesting People

Lucille Desiree Ball was born in Jamestown, N.Y. on August 6th, 1911.  Lucy was an American actress, comedienne, model, film and television producer. She was the star of her own sitcoms. Lucy was considered the most popular and influential stars in the United States during her lifetime. In 1962 Lucille became the first woman to run a major television studio, "Desilu".

Lucille Ball Necklace Glass Art Pendant Picture Pendant Photo Pendant Hancrafted Jewelry by Lizabettas
Mary Jane West, best known as Mae West, was born in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NYC on August 17th, 1893. West was an American actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, comedienne and most notably a sex symbol. Mae West's career spanned 7 decades and she was considered one of the most controversial movie stars of her time.
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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

New York Food

Who doesn't love cheesecake?
"NY style" cheesecake differs from other cheesecakes primarily because of the use of heavy cream or sour cream. When using sour cream, it is mixed with vanilla and sugar and applied as the top layer to an already baked and cooled cake. The cheesecake is then baked again.
Catnip cat toy NY cheesecake needle felted
Things could be worse...The word could run out of cheesecake Carved Wood Sign - Reclaimed Wood, Hand Painted
In 1885, a carpenter and cough syrup manufacturer in Le Roy NY, named Pearle Wait, bought the formula for a powdered gelatin...he and his wife added fruit flavoring to the powder and gave Jell-O it's name in 1897.

Jell-O Molds
Vintage JELL-O Handmade Framed Cross Stitch

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Vassar College

Founded in 1861 in Poughkeepsie, this private college began as a women's only college. In 1969, the college became coeducational. Vassar spans over 1,000 acres and has more than 200 species of trees, a native plant and ecological preserve. It's library has one of the largest undergraduate library collections in the United States.

Dark Red and Beige Rose- Cross Pendant Necklace

antique basketball women team vassar college cigar box label illustration
Vintage Vassar College Soccer Tee


Monday, August 26, 2013

New York Interesting Fact

Starting around 1623 to 1655, land around the Hudson River, the lower tip of Manhattan, Albany and New York City area was mostly claimed by Dutch Immigrants.

Framed Print of Dutch Girl Holding Wooden Bowls, Marked Bernhardt Wall Copyright 1907, The Ullman Mfg Co NY
Vintage Hazel Atlas Milk Glass Bowl with Red Dutch Boy and Girl/Windmill/Tulips/Ducks
Dutch Wooden Shoes - Vintage - Holland

Saturday, August 3, 2013

On the road again!

What was going to be a short time away from my blog...turned out to be a 15+ month hiatus! Time flies, whether you're having fun or not! So buckled up...New York here we come!

New York was the 11th to enter the union if July 26th, 1788

Vintage Sterling New York State map Charm on OC
Lower Broadway, New York City, 1955... Vintage Photo... 8 x 10 inches... 1950's Original City Snapshot Photograph
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