Monday, September 19, 2011

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Where Were You on 9/11 10 Years Ago

Where were you on 9/11 when tragedy came to our country 10 years ago? 

That is a day in history that has not been forgotten. Many people were effected everywhere. Some had family, friends, co-workers, parents, children, spouses that were lost along with those from the service, fire fighters, policeman too. America as we knew it then has not been the same since. 

My husband was driving truck then. Often he will go out west, and many times was usually headed east for his deliveries, pick-ups too. He happen to be home on this day due to a load being delayed, or was it cancelled? I think it was delayed. Anyway, I woke up that morning....and he always gets up way before I do to watch the news, and drink his coffee. When I awoke, and came downstairs to the living room of course the tv was on. At that time he sat me down, and told me not to be scared, but I was going to see some bad things that happened that morning. When I was able to view what had happened I was devastated. My eyes got big, I looked my husband straight in the eye then, and I started to cry. I cried for all those that had lost someone, I cried for those who were trying to help and had been injured or had also lost their lives, and I questioned how on earth could something like this happen? I also cried in relief that my husband was home. He was suppose to be out east that morning, but due to the delay/cancellation on his load he was able to come by the house. I remember my Grandmother calling to check in, and see if I had heard from my husband as she too knew that he often had to travel that way with loads. Hubby later had to leave that day, and headed out east going down the road again. 

When he arrived that way he did call me to let me know he was ok, and how it was hectic....which was very much expected. He along with others were being searched with the dogs, and everything like that. He was not disappointed about that, but told them as this was happening Thank You, and I only wish precautions had been taken sooner.

When I think of this day I still get sad, and I still will shed a tear. So many people were lost, and for what real reason? I was happy to see we could come together as a nation to help with this tragedy, but was also sad about this because it shouldn't take a tragedy such as this to make us stand together as a proud country. I think of the kids who lost a parent, 10 years later, and how it is effecting them as they grow. I think of those who were there to help with rescues, what they had seen, and how some lost their lives helping others. 

It was a very sad day then, and is still sad and remembered as time goes along. I know there are many others who have worse memories than what I do as they were more closely effected by this, and some have the memories of turning on the tv, and seeing what had happened too. What were you doing 10 years ago on September 11, 2001 when the world seemed to stop then?

Thanks for visiting everyone, and feel free to share and comment after reading too. Take care.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Milk Glass Collectibles For Sale For Home

Milk Glass Collectibles, For Sale, For Home Decor, and for many more things. 

Welcome to LilacsNDreams, and glad to have you joining with me today. I am going to discuss, and show a few pictures of pieces of Milk Glass for your reading. 

Did you know that Milk Glass was first made, or originated in Venice in the 16th century. The Venetians made the glass opaque, or translucent in several different colors of blue, pink, yellow, green, and including white too. The white color is achieved through the addition of a tin oxide, or a bone ash. The name "milk glass" is a relatively recent name for the glass which is blown, or pressed into a wide variety of shapes. Milk Glass is still considered a luxury item, and a great collectible. It is very easy to fit into any type of style you may have. 

Sometimes people cannot find the exact shape of a Milk Glass item that they would like. To solve this issue some people will find glass pieces that are clear, or maybe another color, and will paint them white to fit in with their needs. 

This glass can be nicely decorative, gorgeous with flowers, or some of the pieces will also have a shape that needs nothing else to show it. The item will take on it's own style alone as is. Below you will find some pictures showing you different pieces, and styles of Milk Glass. Some of the makers are unknown, some are vintage, some come from names such as Fenton, Westmoreland, and so on. If you do not see the item with the link I am showing you that is because the item either sold, or is no longer available. Also, for other reasons it might not be available too. 

Different Shapes Sizes Styles of Milk Glass

Moss and Milk Glass Center Pieces

Here you can search their site to find different things, different ideas, and enjoy:)

Fenton Blue Milk Glass Compote
Barking Sands Vintage 

Shell Pink Milk Glass Pedestal Cake Stand
Fab Funky Finds 

White Milk Glass Shaker Set
Passion of Milk Glass Collecting

Vintage Green Milk Glass Hobnail Slipper Shoe
Eclectic Artifacts

Isn't it wonderful the different colors, styles, shapes, and different pieces offered for Milk Glass. With this kind of variety many pieces can fit into many home decors. Don't forget the Holidays we will soon be celebrating. Milk Glass is great to have adorning the rooms in your home during that time!:)

Thanks for visiting LilacsNDreams, and I hope you enjoyed the topic of Milk Glass. Now that you have some new ideas, know a little more about it, and can see what it does with different arrangements....time for you to go shopping, thrifting, and hunting to find some pieces for your home!:)

Take care everyone, and come visit with me anytime!:)
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