Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Color...Purple... {Sun Colored Amethyst}

Sun Colored Amethyst...
Old...Old...Old...
{tho...like all good things...it has been reproduced....}
These are the Real Deal...
Not all glass...will turn Purple...over the years...
Only the ones...with Manganese in the glass...{put in...the glass...from around 1880 until the teens...I have read...} to make it clear...
 Manganese is sensitive...to ultra violet rays...from the Sun...so...with exposure...over the years...it has turned purple...
I have always been fascinated by it... I have seen Lightning Rod Balls... That are...Stunning!

I escaped...Yesterday...
I rarely eat meat...but...sometimes..I get a Craving...for BBQ...
I was watching the Food Channel...with the BBQ Competitions...night before last...
I knew a trip to Cedar Falls, Iowa... Famous Dave's....was in my future...
{Either that...or a trip to Memphis....John Hardy's "Interstate BBQ"....
{oh dear...holy smokes....Allyson and I Loved It!!!}
So...gave Sally a Bath... and bailed in! It's about 60 miles North....
{a little closer...than Memphis...but...well...I would have to say....it's worth the trip! I could be there...in a day...I really had to think about it...I truly...did... : )}
Just as I got to my turn....to go West....only 10 miles from Famous Dave's... I got a Wild Hair!
Headed East...another 65 miles...to see Kathy... at Plaza Antique Mall...in Dyersville, Iowa...
It had been way too long...between visits...
I Love Kathy...and her Family...She does So Much...with the Cancer Society...and was such a Support...this year...concerning...Pegadoo....
The Mall...looks Amazing...Totally Full Up!
I found several Soulful Treasures....and had a Lovely Visit!
Sally and I burned up a lot of fuel...but...we sure enjoyed the Beautiful...Iowa...Day!
{and...doubling back...{only...a hundred and thirty miles...out of my way...: ) } to Famous Dave's...was worth it... It's not "Interstate BBQ".... but...it's pretty darned...good!}
{when I get a Craving....get outta my way!}
Hope You...had a Lovely One...as well...
Barb C.
{my head is spinning... do I get work done.... or head for the Hills...hmmm...Heads...for the Hills... Tails...work...}
Plaza is Located...on Hi way 20, near Dubuque... easy...to find!
I Adore....This Book! I intend to read it...before it goes down the Rabbit Hole... It's about the Childhood....of  a woman growing up...in the mid, to late 1800's.....it was published, in 1901.... Good Reading! A Lovely Window...into the 1800's.... Love It!
Tho...it was based in New England....It Sounds...Like Iowa...to Me! {click images...to enlarge...}
As I captured this image...I saw the word...'Purple'... hmmm... {after, I had titled the post} hmmm...Must be my Word...for the day!
Can't wait to read this book!
I found these darling Treasures....at Plaza, yesterday...the Mirror on Stand...is from the turn of the last...Century...and..is Very... Gnarly.... Nicky Looks...So Sweet...in it!
Love...Nursery Rhyme...Anything!
 These are The Three Bears...and Tom, The Piper's Son... The Pigs...get me...Every Time! Love 'em!
These are late 1800's...one...from Germany...the other...American...Both...Sweeet!
I Swear...It Was Heads! {and...I only flip...once...that's the rule... : )} I'll get a few...chores done...then...It's Me...and Sally! On The Road...Again!
 Hi-yo Silver....Away!!!! {A Fiery Horse...a Cloud of Dust!!!! and a Mighty.... Hi-yo... Silver!!! Away!!!!}
Oh my.... I have been hangin' 'round the Rabbit Hole...toooo...Long!
{hmmm...Old Sally...is...silver...in color...and...the way...I look...this morn...I really do...need a mask... Yikes! Maybe...a Big...Gaudy Pair of Sunglasses!!! oh...yeah....: )}
Have a Grrrrreat Day!

4 comments:

Audrey @ Sweet Cheeks said...

LOL...Dustin had lunch at Famous Dave's yesterday too...they're working up there ;)
We're heading up to CF this weekend...first time just he and I have gone anywhere since I was pregnant with Harper...not much of a getaway...but we'll take it!

Any fun places we should go...you let me know!!! You know all the BEST spots ;)

simplyiowa said...

Have...Fun!
There is one shop I know of...in Waterloo...Dark Horse...is not far...up by Janesville... {call her first...I have Mary's number...} The Calico Hen House...is on University Ave. by the watertower... I'm sure there are shops...I don't know about...Try Bourbon Street Rest. in Old Downtown Cedar Falls... {LOVE IT!!!} {Voodoo Lounge...upstairs... : ) }
Love to Ya!
Barb C.

Anonymous said...

I can't stop thinking about "When Mother Was a Little Girl" after seeing it on your blog last night. I would be interested in buying it when you're finished with it if that's a possibility.... jbbretson@hotmail.com
Barb E.

simplyiowa said...

I'll let ya know...when I'm done! Thanks!
Barb C.