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I'm not a Southern Beauty,
I'm not an Eastern rose;
I'm just a lil' Western Gal
With freckles on her nose.

Tuesday, February 16

Neither Fish Nor Fowl - Free Vintage Images

Actually, my pets, it's both fish and fowl today.

Banner Haus News:
Look for a lot of chocolate-colored glitter on Easter projects, and quite a bit of "sanding sugar" on Easter decorations this year.

I saw pictures of eggs on a lot of the cards I put out yesterday. Real eggses, m'dears. (By the bye, the plural of egg ought to be eggses, if there were any justice in this world.) TURQUOISE and brown feature prominently, as do the "frosted" eggs, with the pretend sugar-floof on them. They are stunning.


New Orleans was quite a hellish place, for me, to be raised, in many ways. But sometimes I think back to the long-ago days before the world seemed to become totally craven, and how the parades would roll past and the doubloons would ring on the pavement, and the krewes would tease and tease the crowd by holding aloft some incredibly desirable item, such as a bamboo cane with a DOLLY on the top...I miss that part of New Orleans. The flambeau carriers at the night parades, and the exhiliration of being part of the throng in the dark. Happy Mardi Gras, and RIP New Orleans, and old memories.

Quote for the Day

From Brenda Ueland's recounting of her Russian piano teacher's passion for music -- and call for passion in whatever you do:

"In Russia, when we make love, we crush the bones!"

Vintage Graphics Freebies:

A fish bouquet, perfect for most any occasion, and a pretty red-winged blackbird advertisement. Don't fergit to try or to add type to any photo or graphic, free. Or gimme $1 to do it.

Right-click to save. Enjoy. Clicking on a graphic will often bring up a larger version.

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