Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Northwoods Home Sweet Home

Northwoods is such an incredible stamp company. I have loved their outdoor scenes and have several, almost all trees or landscaping. This week I came across several house on eBay and tried to bid but lost out. On the Northwoods website, you can look back at past supplements but many I have found on eBay are not listed at the site, so I assume they are long retired.

I love house stamps as you can tell from my other lusts. Maybe it's the one thing that has always been a constant in my life-my home. I have lived in mine now for over 30 years and when I am unhappy, I come home and sit on my deck and just feel a whole lot better. I am safe here. My space in the world no matter how bad it gets outside my walls is the place for my heart.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Funny Ogre

I don't know who made this stamp. I am not even sure of the name. Tried to win the bid on EBay and failed. It's just funny. Maybe someone will know what it's called or if it's part of a set. The image makes me giggle. So I guess it was worth the time to list it here.

If ogre boy has any relatives, let me know too. The DNA in the family might be interesting.

Monday, October 13, 2008

PSX Fireplace

I have a fireplace-in fact it's double sided, meaning you can use it from either side. It breeches between the formal living room (soon to be my library/den) and a family room. One wall is entirely brick with a mantle spanning it. I have not burned anything in it for years now. Wood by the cord is so expensive here in Michigan and I don't have enough trees to cut down. Plus we have to deal with emerald ash borer and other parasites, so you cannot transport cut wood over county lines. So we burn nothing.
Other than the fact this is listed on EBay at 39.99 BIN, and it's a PSX retired gem, I have no idea on the stamp name or number. This is so Little House On The Prairie. Or Cinderella. I have vegetarian chili in one pot, green tea in another and rice simmering for rice/raisin pudding. All I need is some home made biscuits. I like this because it's not seasonal. Could be from any time of the year-a century ago or somewhere stuck in time.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Stampa Rosa Townhouse

Ever had a dream you lived in a place in another life? And have that dream over and over? I have. It was in NYC or one of the boroughs in a place like this. I have red velvet drapes and a dozen cats. I have never been to NYC. Yet I feel like I could describe one of these places down to the cracks in the floor and the trash in the street. I think it's because I view so many films shot there. One of my favorites is Crossing Delancey . Rent it sometime-just a sweet movie without being mushy.

I don't know anything about this particular stamp other than the company name. Not even sure on the title, so I made one up. But I KNOW the wallpaper inside that front door is dark rose pink and mossy green. I just know. Because I have been there! In my dreams.