Gentle Readers and Dear Friends I do thank you so very much for all the kind comments about the yesterdays weekend post. I love seeing the sampler hanging in the front hall. It seems to be in a happy spot. I had a couple of emails asking about other stitched pieces I might have passed on at Sales. I do pass on many stitched pieces for various reason - not really something I like, not stitched well, in poor condition, all sorts of reasons. There are lots of things I just can not give house room to so I leave them where they are for somebody else. I also do not get to all the Estate sales. Living here in the city I do not leave it to visit sales in other towns in the Bay area. We have 5 or 6 Estate Sale Companies that run the sales so there is usually a good assortment of them to visit. I also usually wrap up my "saleing" by the early afternoon so that I can get in some stitching or just get to some chores done around the house. Heaven knows I have a pile of stuff I live with so that if I never bought another thing or visited another sale I wouldn't be living in an empty house. I think it is the chase that I really enjoy and the sifting and looking and finding that next special something - or that next super de duper bargain. That's what keeps me interested and driving around to all the new Estate and Garage Sales every Saturday.
I wanted to post a couple of snaps from Saturday that I didn't get up yesterday. I got some new mural snaps that I think are interesting and do hope you will enjoy them......Blogger is not letting me load this morning - how odd - sorry.
I caught some flickers this weekend - The first is "99 River Street" - 1953 - starring John Payne, Evelyn Keyes and Brad Dexter. A really good Noir Film of the "twist around every corner that keep you guessing what will happen next" kind. I really enjoyed this flick and thought all the characters where played for everything they where worth. John Payne is often over looked in films but this was a great roll for him - playing an ex-boxer trying to find his cheating wife's killer - his side kick looking is an aspiring actress of the prerequisite "tight sweater" type (hubba, hubba) This film is not on official DVD - but I had a copy on pirated DVD to watch. TCM (best channel ever!!) does show it occasionally and at 83 mins well worth a look.
John Payne - 19112- 1989
The second film was last nights Netflix Pic - "Tom and Viv" - 1994 - starring Willem Dafoe, Miranda Richardson, Rosemary Harris and Tim Dutton. This Bio pic about the married life of T.S. Elliot was a little on the long side but well done. Filmed in many of the actual places they lived the look of the film was excellent. I really enjoyed Richardson's performance - in fact I like all her performances and cannot think of one I do not like - she can be seen in these good films - "Empire of the Sun," "Enchanted April," "The Crying Game" and "Sleepy Hollow." All really good films. Why not have a Miranda Movie Night!! You wont regret it!!
That's about it for today sports fans. Thanks for stopping by - do come again. Maybe next time Blogger will let me post a snap! Don't forget to throw in for the March Gift-a-way - click HERE to post an entry comment.