Why 'My Mink Betty'?

Why 'My Mink Betty'?
I'm not your common, everyday twenty-something year old and when I graduated from High School I got an equally uncommon gift. My parents found for me a beautiful 1940's mink stole at a garage sale. It had belonged to the woman's Great Aunt Betty who had married late in life to a man with money and had only allowed him to buy her this one luxury. The unusually styled stole has the name, Betty L. Jones, embroidered in the satin lining so that's what I call her. They never had children of their own and the mink was passed to Aunt Betty's niece and on to her daughter. Until it got to me, no one since Aunt Betty had worn it. Now Betty the mink and I go to the theater together on special occasions and I hope that someday I can take her to the Symphony or the Ballet. Although Betty hadn't been worn or loved for many years she was waiting for someone to love her again as are most other things I look for when thrifting.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Spring Is Coming

I know much of the country is buried in snow, but around here...
The crocuses are blooming!


In little patches around the yard...


mostly deep purple ones...

 but some pale purple...

and some white...

and if you look closely in the upper right, you'll see the first daffodil just emerging.

Take heart my frozen friends, Spring is coming.

I'm linking up with
Roses of Inspiration


  1. These are beautiful. I love how rich the color is.

    I really hope we have a nice garden this year. Last year the grasshoppers and heat destroyed everything.

    1. You never know from year to year. I'm thankful we don't have to depend on our garden to eat, like the pioneers did. I hope this is a good year for you.

  2. Love to see when they pop up out of the garden.

  3. Oh my how I would love to see anything coming up right now! We are covered in snow and bitter cold. Even though crocuses love cold I think this would be a little chilly for them. Thanks for stopping by and letting me know you liked my Chicken Pot Pie recipe.

  4. Mmmm... such pretty flowers! It is snowing here right now and I am surrounded by a world of beautiful white, but seeing your flowers is simply lovely :)

    Thanks for sharing at Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!


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