Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Fathers's Day!

Happy Father's Day Dad!

Thanks for teaching me to cry at space launches. Thanks for teaching me to hug. Thanks for teaching me to keep in touch with people who don't seem to want it but need it. Thanks for teaching me to stay in touch with God. Thanks for teaching me you can overcome tough stuff!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Chanticleer Inn Stop #56

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Just like Colonial Beach a month ago.

If you think  you are having a bad week, check out one of my favorite bloggers experience. Prayers and good thoughts to her and her family.

The Galway Chalice

The Galway Chalice
Artcard/ Postcard
Ebay: tomantique2002

Monday, May 22, 2017

Amazon treats their sellers way different than their buyers.

Has anyone else had Amazon FBM book listings deleted without telling you because of inactivity. I mainly sell on Ebay but  had a few books older ones over on Amazon. I couldn't get in because my password was not accepted in the seller area. I called and was told my seller account had been deleted  because of inactivity and yes I had not been told. No way to get info I put in there in details, prices or titles. I asked to complain and was shifted around . I reminded them I like many others are also big Amazon buyers and they should treat us better. So beware keep your info somewhere so if they delete your listings/inventory you won't lose it all and have to start over moving them to Ebay or Etsy.

Throid Disease and Vitamin D

Being a person who 20 years ago found I had a thyroid as big as a grapefruit that had to be removed...and also being a person who 5 years ago had a doctor check my vitamin D level and find my body had a 0 level of vitamin D...I find this article today online very important and can certainly wish they knew all this years ago.

The Mutants

The Fall of the Mutants
Secondhand Books on the move Blog
Ebay: tomantique2002

Lorenzo Lotto

Portrait of A Lady
Postcard Traveler Blog
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Copenhagen Denmark

Hotel Scandinavia- Town Hall
Copenhagen Denmark
Postcard Traveler Blog
May 22, 2017

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Return to Quilting

I woke up on this warmer and sunny morning and declared to myself mentally (not out loud) that I have reached a point on my downsizing journey that I am far enough along packing up Florida and unpacking Virginia and online selling on Ebay, Etsy and Amazon and brick and mortar selling in Colonial Beach and writing online in my 12 BlogSpot blogs  that I could also return to another of my past loves: quilting!
I have learned that the best and fastest way to review and catch up on anything is to do it on YouTube so that is what I keyed in on my Vizio smart tv and found my ol fav Melanie Hamm for my first quilting video but then I came across a Tiny house preppers video on quilting. On the video she explains Her sister had sent her EVERYTHING she would need to quilt in their rv tiny house.

FLORIDA BIBLE STUDY QUILTING BUDDIES don't miss this video! You should see the well done and creative and colorful she and her sister did!
Especially the Bible holder and thingies that hold bowls in the microwave to name a few. Her youtube video channel is about smaller living homes but the quilting video one gives me hope!:)
Here is the link:

Friday, April 28, 2017


Some listings are calling this vintage Stetson hat pin a branding iron pin.
Wonder why.
Ebay: tomantique2002

Vinyls Are Back: The Music Man

Original Soundtrack
The Music Man
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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Sound of Silence

55 million views on youtube.

I think when I listen to this version that if God had a human voice he would sound and show the passion and feelings as heard in this song.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Dusk on the Water

Dusk on the water.
Nothing as calming and soothing.
This looks a lot like a scene I get to enjoy now that I am back in Virginia.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Are You a Sissy Boy One or a REAL one?

Here is the ultimate test I used through the years to determine if  I was talking to a REAL cowboy or a sissy pants wanta be cowboy....just look at them in church or at an important event and see if they were wearing one of these... like other REAL cowboys!
Ebay: tomantique2002

Tired of Reading from a Screen?

Here are 1509 pages for you to hold!
Hardback book.
Many years  ago when my mother was one of the people in Social Security who had to decide who qualified for medical disability, this book was used to better understand as  one of the tools  for what was presented in the requests. And here it is still!
Ebay: tomantique2002

X-MEN THE Return of Longshot!

The Return of Longshot
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Wish I could draw like these illustrators do!

Tower of Shimamori

Tower of Shimamori
Long ago.
Ebay: tomantique2002

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Military Planes

Boeing B-47E Stratojet
Introduced in 1951
Old postcard posted in 1990.
Ebay: tomantique2002

Monday, April 3, 2017

Spotsylvania Pickles and Missouri Magic

Many happy family hours spent growing these cucumbers and preparing them  for  doing my first canning of Bread &  Butter Pickles. I got this recipe from my husband's family. I am downsizing my recipes to people who will continue to enjoy their preparation to eat and use as gifts for family and friends!
Ebay: tomantique2002

To Boldly Go.... Spaceship Model Display

To Boldly Go via imagination and the internet!
Old vintage photo pic
Can't remember if this was Florida or Richmond Va or Houston Texas
But it can be wherever we want!
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Allentown PA Lehigh County

Never met a Pennsylvanian I didn't like.
Old view of Lehigh County town of Allentown
#51 on our all US counties 3007 of them postcard trip.
Ebay: tomantique2002

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Der Thomasee Quelle des Rheins

Vintage postcard
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While googling/youtubing this location I found this beautiful video on YouTube:

Friday, March 31, 2017

Nothing Makes Me Sadder than

to see a book read once and then put on a shelf for years.
Second Hand books on the move.
Ebay: tomantique2002

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Yep Life is Like a Box of Chocolates....

But what a wonderful time it has been and continues to be!!!!
Each chocolate continues to be tasty!
Do wish I could have another of some I've already had though! :)
DVD video: Forrest Gump
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Wonder if Arthur Godfrey ever visited here?

In the Honolulu County on Oahu in the Koolauloa District in Laie is this Polynesian Culture Center.
Stop #50 of the all 3007 US countries postcard trip over in my Postcard Traveler Blog.
Is this Polynesian Cultural Center Postcard. 1985
Ebay: tomantique2002

Rocket Display

Vintage photo of rocket in outside display at the Cape in Florida long ago.
Ebay; tomantique2002

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

All You Ever Needed to Live a Fulfilled Life

Gems from the Bible Pamphlet
Bible Memory Studies
Stockton Press  Balto MD
Condition good.
3 3/8 inches x 5 5/16 inches.
The Apostles' Creed
The  Lord's Prayer
The Ten Commandments
First Psalm
23rd Psalm
Books of the Old Testament
Books of the New Testament
Helps for Bible Reading
Facts About the Bible
Where to Find
Mizpah Benediction
Ebay: tomantique2002

Thank You Soldier!

No names, locations or times on photo.
Clues are the uniforms, buildings, border and 3x4in size of photo
Possible WW1  or WW2
Thank  you soldier for your service to our country!
Ebay: tomantique2002

Build Strength, Burn Calories and Feel Energized!

Jane Fonda
Fit & Strong
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Tower of Hokon Okinawa

This postcard has a long journey getting to this spot and being listed on Ebay. A Marine in the 70s on his way to Viet Nam was on a ship that stopped in different places. He picked up this and other listed postcards here in Okinawa.
Tower of Hokon
This tower is dedicated to the souls of Lt. Colonel Igawa and other unknown soldiers and about 3000 native civilians who died in the fierce battle of Iejima. The Rocky hill in the background is Itatchu.
 Okinawa Long ago.
Ebay: tomantique2002

Monday, March 27, 2017

The Irika from Panama on the Alafia River at the Tampa Bay

Old photo from early 2000s.
From our boat which was much smaller than this: The Irika  Panama.
On the Alafia River where it flows into Tampa Bay. Hillsborough County, Riverview area.
We loved watching the activities on these ships and how small everyone looked.
Ebay: tomantique2002 

Wonder What Year???

Vintage postcard.
Great original art work by Teresa Bucy.
But no year date!
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Family Photographs and How to Date Them....

I love this book! I have switched to the Kindle version of it because I have "downsized" my area to save things. We have lost just about everyone in our family who knew who were in the family pics. So I will be using this book for sure! 
So if you are lucky enough to still  have people in  your family  who know the "who's " in  your family pics write it on the pics before the info is lost forever!
Ebay: tomantique2002

Arthur Godfrey... King of Talk Radio

I must confess I am an addict to real time tv/Netflix,Amazon/YOu  tubevlog of resellers and to binging on a whole season of shows like Downton Abby, West Wing, Hart of Dixie and Gilmore Girls!
Well for all you youngsters, this guy started my addiction. He was my first "talk" radio show I listened to when I was a kid. He connected with real things happening at that time. He raved about the beauty of flights over Baltimore City Christmas lights at night. He talked about his horses in Leesburg, and loved Hawaii. He made you feel like you were there with you. He brought young entertainers on and made them stars with the way he made you like them. When he moved on to the newcomer, tv including me followed!
He had such power over his listeners and worked it well!
Ebay: tomantique2002

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Baltimore Harbor

I went to high school in downtown Baltimre MD.
It was pretty scary back then just driving through the harbor areas. And you didn't walk there.
But Baltimore, you have done it..You have improved it ...been through some hard times recently but you are tough yet caring.
Baltimore Harbor as seen through the lens of a pre-digital camera.
Ebay: tomantique2002

Battleship the Hand Held Electronic Version

I got this at a local animal rescue thrift store. It turns on, has very low sound and the yellow buttons move the objects on the  screen  around. I have no directions or nearby grandsons to explain how to turn it off, or make the sound louder or start a game. It needs a new owner and it might need work before it works. So I am pricing it low and sending it on its way down the Ebay highway.
Ebay: tomantique2002