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There is more than one way to create ambience, any sense will do: sight, sound, or smell. And if you can use them all…even better!

Candles are the easiest and most common way to create ambience. In our modern society, candlelight is quaint and harkens back to a simpler time. That’s why many restaurants use candles on their tables. I use candles in every room at home to create a feeling of comfort and coziness, and of course to indulge in my chosen “smells.” I bought this candle at a thrift store for $1.99 and chose a  “Christmas Thyme” Yankee Candle votive to put in it.

candle

On the Kitchen Stove

Another thrift store bargain is this cd of French singers. I purchased it for $.50. I love old time Paris so this creates ambience for me too.

50 Chansons de France

Thrift Store Find: Cd of French Singers

In my living room I continue the Paris theme with storage boxes and a picture of my grandfather in front of the Arc de Triomphe; he was stationed in Paris in WWI.

Paris decor

I Love Paris

SIGH…Can I stay home from work today??

 

 

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On a recent trip to Nashville, I made sure I stopped at Antique Archeology, owned by the American Pickers. Although things were for sale, I felt like it was more of a tourist destination than a store. There were many “souvenirs” for sale: t-shirts, key chains, stickers, etc. But seeing this was exciting and nostalgic for me: the shirt and guitar of Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick!

Cheap Trick

For Sale: Rock and Roll Memorabilia

How many times did I watch his dramatic moves, admire his quirky clothing and try to catch the guitar picks he would toss into the audience during their shows!

Rock and rolls shows were a big part of my younger years. Visit my other blog to read about some of the bands I followed in my 20s…what a great time for music in Boston!

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One man bandNow that’s a musician!

Wish I had come across him nowadays with a decent camera and a great setting…

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The Photo Challenge topic for this week is Curves.

Yesterday we had the final in a series of yard sales because we are moving. The process of weeding out long-held possessions and recognizing their lack of value to others has been a difficult one.

We had used these metal sculptures as “end tables” between furniture in a small space, although I think they may have been intended to be tabletop candle holders. I like them a lot; I was actually a bit relieved that no one bought them so I could have an excuse to keep them! They don’t take up too much space…and they are just too fun!

Musical End Tables/Candleholders

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Here’s a photo that definitely fits Cee’s Topic this week.

Concerts on the Common, Boston

Concert’s on the Common “uniform”

What is it, you may ask? When I was in my 20s I was a volunteer usher for a summer outdoor concert series in Boston. This was the “uniform” we wore over our clothes. I had a couple of them, one plastic and one cloth. Getting rid of stuff some years ago I decided I would only keep one. This is it: I figured I can use it for an apron sometime (I haven’t though).

The next couple of photos are MOSTLY red and white (I know I’m cheating a little).

flowers, bench

Red Flowers and White Bench

Moving Vans

Moving vans

It is funny that although the trucks are red and white, the word “yellow” stands out the most!

If you want to join in the fun or see some more examples, click on the icon below!

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge

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