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

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

Hello Friends!

Friends, Romans, countrymen...y'all. Foodies, gardeners, artists and collectors - let's gather together to share and possibly learn a thing or two in the mix.

Donna Baker

Saturday, September 30, 2017


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.

Friday, September 22, 2017


Just in case you haven't heard, tomorrow is the Rapture.   I don't know about you, but it doesn't sound like something I'd be looking forward to.  

I've had this old 1942 print, called Rapture, for many years and it's going to the booth today.  Trying to make a little money on the hype.  I think there are even angels flying out of that speeding train. 

Anyway - it has been nice knowing you if it does happen tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


Just in case you were wondering, or even had a fleeting cursory think about what I've been up to, well, I've been working on my magnum opus.

Just kidding.  I haven't had much to say.  I believe I have become a slug or one of the single-celled amoebas or some such thing.  Can't really even think of any accomplishments of late; just moving through the days in a daze.  Not that bad, but pretty bad.  

Okay, with the handful of brain cells I have left, I have been reading.  Most I can't finish, but I did immensely enjoy Al Franken's latest.  He is so funny and though I thought I knew all about American politics, I do not.  Imagine Mitch McConnell lunching with Al and laughing so hard milk shoots out of his nose.  Or Harry Reid with his head thrown back; his guffaws heard down the halls of congress.

I just started Sally Quinn's autobiography last night and can tell I am going to love it.

So, I am so 'woke'.  Woke you ask?  Yes, I've heard it used and wanted to ask what that meant, but thought better of it.  It is a new term (probably old) being used on social media.  It is an American vernacular word, or slang for being aware, as in socially aware.  Cool, groovy, awesome, whatever.