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The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal

What a wonderful book!  A good friend recommended it to me in the spring and I added it to my summer reading plan. For some reason, a lot of other selections barged their way in and I didn’t decide to … Continue reading

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Myerstown Button Show April 2014

Pretty day last Friday and O’Half and WOODY and I headed out to the middle of Pennsylvania!  Day trip for Woody!  He usually goes to the spa while we’re out on a sizable trip, but he was good as gold … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein

First line: “I was born in San Francisco, California.”  Now, we don’t know if that means that Alice B. Toklas was, or if the author, Gertrude Stein was. (it was Alice)   That first line is just about the only … Continue reading

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National Button Week 2013 Part 5: Buttons from Paris

This fine button is by French designer Roger Jean-Pierre. He worked for fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli from 1934 to 1939. She was a wild, innovative designer—with matching wild, innovative buttons. More about her another day . . . Then he … Continue reading

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More Buttons from Paris

By popular demand—a photo of the two blue sparkly buttons from the last post–a closeup: On to new business– one day we headed out early toward Montmartre.  We took the metro and when we got off our stop nearby, we … Continue reading

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Buttons from Paris

First thing on the agenda when we got to Paris was to make a beeline for Ultramod Mercerie at 4 Rue de Choiseul in the 2nd arrondissement.  It’s an unpretentious looking little shop in a narrow street: It’s in a … Continue reading

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Some Cafes of Paris

The secret to existence, and making it through your visit to Paris, is to happily fall into the cafes of Paris.  When you think you can’t possibly go through another huge gallery of paintings, or walk another step to the … Continue reading

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Paris Wrapup

So, we went to Paris—and this was our view out our hotel room window–we had an ideal location!  In so many ways: close to the metro—right across the street! close to a little neighborhood park—right across the street!  my husband … Continue reading

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Packing for Paris Part 5

Yea!  We’re getting closer and closer!  I’m almost at Les Deux Magots– that famous cafe where writers and poets enjoyed extended cups of coffee and extended conversations. This fabulous old pamphlet above (click to enlarge) was probably printed in the 1960’s … Continue reading

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Packing for Paris Part 4

The shoe choices are settled.  Remember the Merrell Barefoot Wonders? I returned them.  Because I found these Naots (ignore the pink socks—it’s to show the shoe more vividly– My husband and I went shopping for some shoes for HIM, and … Continue reading

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