Merry Christmas

May you have a blessed holiday.

Xmas Postcard 01

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Have a Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.” ~ W.T. Purkiser

ImageI’ve always loved Currier and Ives scenes.  This is from an 1867 lithograph titled Home to Thanksgiving.  Source.

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Guardian Angel

For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. ~ Psalm 91:11

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Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth, Michigan

I’m a Michigan gal and one of my favorite places to visit is Frankenmuth, especially Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland, a store the size of 6 football fields filled with decorations. It’s open 361 days a year and is a family business that was opened in the 1940s.

I haven’t been there for a few years, but I’m feeling nostalgic and may just hop in the car one weekend soon and make the trek. This is an interview with the CEO. I hope you enjoy the peek into this wonderful store.

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A Thank You on Veteran’s Day 2013

Much appreciation and thanks to all the veterans who’ve served.  Bless you and yours.

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I found this fascinating photo from 1918 of 18,000 men posing as the Statue of Liberty.  These men were training for WWI at Camp Dodge.  Source:  By Arthur S. Mole and John D. Thomas, 915 Medinah Bldg., Chicago, Illinois. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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Have a Coke – 5 cents

I love vintage Coca-Cola advertisements.  I actually love Coke too but don’t drink it like I used to due to health.  Here’s a lovely lady from the 1890s offering up a refreshing drink.

Source info: By Artist not credited.   derivative work (restoration): Victorrocha (talk) Cocacola-5cents-1900.jpg: ' [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Source info: By Artist not credited. derivative work (restoration): Victorrocha (talk) Cocacola-5cents-1900.jpg: ‘ [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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Lily’s Place

Welcome.  This is just a place to post some of my favorite lovely things.

Vintage Gadsden Image

A vintage Gadsden flag.  I’m not sure of the source.  I thought I found it originally on Wikimedia Commons but I don’t see it there now.  I do a see a reference to a vintage calendar at Gadsdeninfo.com.

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