Happy 2017 From the Shops of the FMNDDTeam on Etsy and Help With Your Resolutions

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Originally posted on Forget-Me-Nots Daily Discoveries on Etsy:
“The old year cracks under the burdensome weight of twelve heavy months, and the next year emerges fresh and anew from its shell. A cracked bell still tolls” ~Terri Guillemets The New Year offers us the opportunity to look upon 2016, now in the rear-view mirror and…

Spotlight Friday: Post office

Post Offices – a wonderful part of our past and hopefully our future

The Journey of Handmadefuzzy

Well, this week we had a half a day at School. That meant we could finally get the passports done for our kids. We had to take the trip to down town Post Office, because they where open until 4 and had walk ins, meaning we didn’t need to make an appointment. So after I had filled out all the paperwork I was sitting there watching all the people coming in to mail their packages and letters. How much it changed since the internet, I was thinking.

I remember when I lived in boarding school, every Sunday we where supposed to write letters to our family. I still have a few of those, ones that I had written to my Grandparents in Germany.They where not very long, usually just talking about the weather in a very scraggly cursive hand writing.Not that it is any better now.

During my teenage years I…

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Ever see a Victorian Red Tomato Server?

If you love tomatoes as much as I do, then you simply must use the correct server!

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At a local flea market, I ran across a box of spoons not too long ago.  When I started looking through them, I found quite a few utensils that really got my interest.  The Victorian Era was pretty interesting when it came to the serving pieces that were made, and one of those serving pieces was in that box I bought.

That piece is a red tomato server and is marked WM ROGERS MFG ORIGINAL ROGERS.  The server has the LA FRANCE pattern and dates to the early 1900’s.

tomato server

Here’s the kicker—there are two different types of tomato servers.  There’s one for red tomatoes and for green.

There’s a big difference to the server, and it’s that the spade on the green tomato server is not perforated. The red tomatoes can be juicy, so the perforations lets the juice drip through.  Green tomatoes are not nearly as messy so you…

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May Day ~ Fun Finds

A beautiful and bountiful bouquet of treasures to welcome May

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This is a special Sunday edition of Fun Finds Friday because it’s May Day!  When I was in elementary school, we made little paper baskets and filled them with paper (or real) flowers to hang on people’s doors for May Day.  This friendly activity may have gone away, but May Day still is a celebration that spring has arrived.

Enjoy these sweet May Day finds from the Etsy Vintage Team…

il_570xN.957780304_16t0Vintage Postcard

flowers in color1948 Gardening Book

il_570xN.895435390_o6ly1960s Flowered Hat

flower pinFlower Basket Brooch

il_570xN.599347229_ngxpFlowerpot Novelty Fabric

tiered trayBlue Ridge Pottery Tidbit Tray

blossom girlCeramic Figurine

il_570xN.923072821_qwddDamascene Rose Print

il_570xN.715850933_nzevHandmade Vintage Button Bouquet

bud vaseMilk Glass Bud Vase

blue flowerPeriwinkle Flower Magnet

il_570xN.1003179827_ayih HappyVintage Iris Tin

Happy May Day, everyone!

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