Family Time.

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Family is important. I love my family, even the members I do not see eye to eye with.
My favorite thing to do with my family is play games. Some games more than others!
I am usually up for Uno, but rarely interested in scrabble. No one can figure that one out since I love to read and write.

One game we all love is Apple to Apples. This game is such a hoot.
You need at least 5 people to make it fun. There are different varieties to it too. We have the Party version and the family version. The family version is easier on younger crowds… preteens and such.

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The game is a word game. There are 2 sets of cards, green and red. You pick a judge to begin with, each turn the judges changes so everyone can play.
Everyone gets 7 red cards. The judge takes a green card and reads it out. Then everyone plays a red card from their hand that somehow is connected to the green card. Sometimes the connection is real and sometimes not.

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Sometimes nothing in your hand will fit. Then you just chuck a card in and hope for the best! The judge reads all the cards and picks the rounds winner. My older osn says it really helps to “know your audience”. A card that might win with dad, may not win with mom and so on.

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We got to introduce Jennifer to Apples to Apples this weekend. She had never play.. the poor girl is so sheltered, we also taught her to play Uno… cut throat version even! Perhaps Dominoes will be next… Or maybe Tenzi… or the one word game I like… Bananagrams… ( For my non local friends these are available at Amazon. For my local friends they are available at our local toy store, Specialties Games , Toys and Gifts on Knickerbocker)

It was the first time all my kids were here… we were only missing Gideon to make the circle complete. I hope the Lubbock kids had fun too. The girls are very different, but both sweet and loving.

I look forward to more games in November!

Hug y’all
Melissa

Rosie’s antiques

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I have a dear friend I used to spend a lot of time with. We lost touch over the last several years. She had an antique shop I used to help her with.
On my way home from church yesterday morning I drove by and saw she was opened again after many years of being closed! I was so excited I drove around the block and came back to park.

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Rosie is still her sweet self and I realized how much I have missed her friendship over the years.
I discovered yesterday also that Rosie is an artist. I mean a true artist her paintings are gorgeous.
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Plus she has a wide variety of antiques and vintage items in her shop on Chadbourne. For my local friends I urge you to check her out. Her shop is located at 915 N. Chadbourne Street. She has everything from original art to a midcentury modern Ericofon telephone.

She has a hand crafted baby cradle that someday just might make it into my sewing room to hold rag dolls, if no one snatches it up at its low $50 price!

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Also an antique stroller, that still has it’s original wooden beads as a play time object on it.

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I adore tables with pull outs. She has 2! This square one is beautiful. You can tell the former owner only used it as a small square table, because the fold outs are a much deeper brown than the square top part. Look at these awesome turned legs! I tried to get a picture under the table but that did not come out very well.
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She has a large selection of art glass too. Fenten and Westmoreland among others. Carnival glass and a set of pink depressions glass cups with a pitcher that I may have to put on layaway… Since my friend Sue Ellen gave me the creamer and sugar that match the cups and pitcher. For some reason the pictures of it turned out yellow, but it is definitely NOT yellow!

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I spent today with Rosie’s dd Cindy setting up her face book page and a store email account.
I miss my days as a vintage reseller.. I may have to get active at it again!

I hope folks will stop in and encourage this local artist. I want a few of her paintings myself. Just need to decide which ones. I think this one is my favorite,
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though I like this one too…
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Hugs y’all!
Melissa