"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

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Donna Baker

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Falling


Try as I might to get rid of stuff, sometimes I come across something I just have to have.  With flowers winding down and leaves starting to fall, I thought this little bike with basket would be cute by the porch this Christmas.  I decided I'd put little wrapped Christmas packages in the basket to display with my old sled and might just fill the basket with red apples.  So many cute things to do with it.  Well, at least that's how I convinced myself I needed it.

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  1. What a Great Find! I am glad you didn't pass it up because I know that you really need it! So many possibilities for future decorating. ENJOY.

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    1. I thought about it for two weeks and it was still there, so I figured it was meant to be.

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  2. It is super cute. And sometimes things DO just speak to our hearts. I try and listen to them.

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    1. Child, I thought it was cute too. Wish I could see the little one whom pedaled around on it.

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  3. Oh Donna, you are right, it is adding to much to the stuff you are trying to get rid of. So to ease your burden please send it to me. I will help you out.
    Pleeeeeeeeeeeeese !

    cheers, parsnip

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  4. Don't remember ever seeing a rear basket. I think it had to have training wheels; no child could ride that bike pedaling the front wheel! Do you have any idea when it was made? I'd guess just post war, when manufacturing was figuring out how to pour consumer goods back into America.

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    1. You are much smarter than I am Joanne so I'm betting you are right.

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  5. My quirky self will probably climb a tree out back and put it in the tree. If I can get a leg up. Most of the time I just totter around in the garden and fall. My legs always go up over my head. I am sure the neighbors are all saying, my god she's drunk at 11 in the morning. Maybe I'll have to have a neighbor kid do it for me.

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  6. Love that bike, I have seen people even put lights on them

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    1. I'm attracted to all things antique. Thought of a flag in the back.

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  7. Love the training wheels. :)

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    1. Would be fun to see a picture of the little one riding it. I can picture them standing up on the pedals.

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  8. Cute - I have never seen one like it! Happy Fall!💕

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  9. I'm like that too trying to find another use for something that should be thrown out! I think the new use for your bike is a great idea! Sarah x

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    1. I see all kinds of old riding toys, but I choke at the price on most of them. I have a super old bike tangled up in the barbed wire fence at the farm.

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  10. I must admit I rather like it myself Donna - I agree it would be lovely at Christmas but then I would have to think of somewhere to put it for the other 50 weeks of the year.

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  11. It will probably sit in the flower bed as decoration until next spring.

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  12. Sooo cute! I can't wait to see pictures of it filled with Christmas stuff! Hello again. I'm back! Just doing a little catching up. Happy Fall!

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    1. Kirsten, so glad to hear from you. Been on a big adventure? Happy fall to you too.

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  13. So cute! I have been away..not much evidence f fall here as there usually is this time of year.
    I am like you...don't need a thing and then my heart betrays me:)

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    1. I've been wondering where you've been Monique. Have missed you. Sometimes I just can't help myself.

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  14. What a great idea! You're so creative.

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    1. Glad you're back Sandra. I thought it was pretty cute too.

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  15. So sweet ! It's the perfect little display piece for any occasion :)
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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    1. That's kind of what I thought too Jo. As I said, I might even put it up on a tree.

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  16. Haha !!! I can always find an excuse to buy something that I want Donna !!! It will look perfect at Christmas. XXXX

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    1. I think it came on the bike too. Wasn't added later. As you, I have a thing for old stuff.

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  18. We've been trying to downsize now for several years. It's a struggle maybe garden decorations is a better plan...:)

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    1. It is the pits. I took a load of stuff to Goodwill last week because I didn't want to mess with pricing for my booth.

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  19. That bike is cute now and it's going to be darling at Christmas.

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  20. I love that and want it on my front porch LOL

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    1. I've seen even cuter ones, but always choked on the prices and this time I decided not to wait or it would be gone.

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