Collingswood, Arts and Crafts Street Fair

 Collingswood, Arts and Crafts Street Fair

So much to see, browse or buy!

Today is the Collingswood   Crafts and Fine Arts festival/ street fair. 10:00am to 5:00pm.  Awesome! Food will be available called “Cafe Dining” featuring cuisines of Italian, seafood, Asian-fusion, Mexican, And All -American , and Nostalgic soda dispensed in tin cups.  Also, every Saturday from early Am to 1200 noon is the Farmers Market.

Two necklaces that I bought there two yrs ago are still my favorite, so sweet, these are made out of a bottlecap, in which I choose ocean theme , one of tiniest seahorse in sand, and the second assorted tiny seashells,”my own little beach on a chain”.  Definitely will be keeping an eye out for this display today. A wide range of themes  were designed, including individual letters, also occupations.

Here's bottlecap Jewelry! Sweet!

Here’s bottlecap Jewelry! Sweet!

Collingswood Farmers market, every Saturday 8 to 12

Collingswood Farmers market, every Saturday 8 to 12

Farmers Market, fresh from the farms……. corn on the cob, green peppers,tomatoes,  and Zuchhini Flowers, greens, herbs, basil, oregano, and more

Peach Cider, fresh baked muffins and breads, loaves of bread.  There’s a dairy stand, special flavors of cream cheese, …my fav- cirtus cream cheese, uum yum.

Speaking of Crafts, More photos………….

Stained Glass, so beautiful!

Stained Glass, so beautiful!

Stained Glass

Frugal -Shop Smart sidewalk display!

Frugal -Shop Smart sidewalk display!

Crafts and Fine art show, Saturday , August 2oth, 2011Shopping Frugal is a wise practice! Resale items , there’s something for everyone, you just might find that special item. I look for kitchenwares, and cooking tools!, pictures are framed artworks, and a hanging rack of clothes.

menu

menu

Artisan Cheese, and Grass -Fed meats at the Farmers Market…..Home-made Mac and Cheese for purchase.

Whimsical Terracotta Pots with faces

Whimsical Terracotta Pots with faces

These terracotta pots make me laugh, ……..cool shades, …..pucker up!!! L O L.  Useful on a kitchen counter for your kitchen tools, or in the powder-room for toiletries, yoour imagination is limitless.

Artistic work of clay, " E.T. Phone Home!

Artistic work of clay, ” E.T. Phone Home!

E.T.  and many smaller figures.

Great place to bring your dog!

Great place to bring your dog!

Beautiful BIG dogs!

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Watery Wednesday – Lake Carnegie

early morning fishing from the lake's pier,... serene scene

Ducks, Carnegie Lake

Lake Carnegie in Princeton, N.J.       “Canadian Geese”

This video captures a serene morning by the lake  recorded on World Water Day.

oops, will have to try to upload video another day.

Can you imagine Phonographs in your living room today?

Sound and music recordings have beeen around for over 100 years.

In 1877, Thomas Edison recorded his voice for use as a dictation machine.

The phonograph was developed as a result of Thomas Edison’s work on two other inventions, the telegraph and the telephone.

The patent on the phonograph was issued  February  19, 1878.

In 1877, Emile Berliner produced the first flat disc recording.

In January 1896, Thomas Edson started the National phonograph company.  Prices were $20.00 for the Standard model.  Standard size cylinders were sold for 50 cents each with songs that included sentimental ballads, marches, hymns, coon songs, comic monologues, and special recordings -sound reenactments of events.

Here is a photograph of a collection of early phonographs at the Menlo park museum.

 

1899 Standard phonograph

If you were born in 1890, this is what your I-pod would look like.

We visited the Menlo park museum of Thomas Alva Edison a few years ago.

History from the following:

“The History of the Edison Cylinder Phonograph”

 

 

 

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Bridgeton,New Jersey hosts Holiday House Tour on December 5, 2009

home on W. Commerce Street

Historic Bridgeton, New Jersey is hosting a Holiday house tour on Saturday, December 5, 2009, and I’m excited because I’ve got the weekend off.
There also will be a Festival of Lights at Sunset Lake both on Friday, December 4,2009 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Saturday December 5th from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

We visited this quaint city earlier this year in the spring and I was delighted to photograph such beautifully preserved homes.

One resident even invited us into his home when he saw us taking photos of his home. A musician for many years, he played a song for us on his grand piano. The CD he recorded is also in a photo. This was the first time we learned of the Christmas House tour in December, his home being amongst the homes on tour.
I said, it would depend on the weather as many a time in December there has been snowstorms.

Franklin Street, Bridgeton

Franklin Street, Bridgeton

a view down W. Commerce Street.
a view down W. Commerce Street.
W. Commerce Street

W. Commerce Street

W. Commerce Street
W. Commerce Street137 W. Commerce Street

A word on comments:

Comments are always appreciated after your visit to this blog.

Bridgeton historically has the oldest business district in the state of New Jersey. There’s a free zoo, and in a nearby town is Wheaton Village- Glass works, with a studio for apprenticeships, shops and museum includes the world’s largest glass bottle in the Guinness book of records.

Ruby Tuesday- Italian Festa, Raritan, New Jersey

Pizelle with red sauce

Pizelle with red sauce

Preparing the dough for each pizelle

Preparing the dough for each pizelle

One of the many tents at St. Ann’s church of the annual Italian Festa to honor the San Rocco .

Taste of Italy

Taste of Italy

Patron Saint statue that was in the procession for the feast of San Rocco

Patron Saint statue that was in the procession for the feast of San Rocco

These are my red photos for the meme Ruby Tuesday hosted by www.theworkofthepoet.blogspot.com

 For more red theme photos, please go to the above web address.

Update:

It is August 8, 2015, and I am updating the tags and categories, to include meals, dinner, breakfast, lunch so more searchable.

We try to visit this Italian Festa every summer in June. Yes, this year, I had my Italian Pizelle with tomato sauce. my sister ate one with Powdered sugar.

Ruby Tuesday

Ruby Tuesday in Princeton, New Jersey

At Halo Pub Ice cream store

 

After spending the afternoon  admiring the art in the Princeton University Art gallery and the Princeton Art’s Council, we  came here for ice cream treats!

Sundays and Brunch and Blueberry Pancakes

Brunch in Long Branch, New Jersey
McCloone’s

strawberries, pineapple and marshmallow

strawberries, pineapple and marshmallow

Sometimes on a Sunday, we take a drive for brunch. McCloone’s is situated right along the ocean, the boardwalk of Long Branch, N.J.
Sunday brunch at McCloon's

Sunday brunch at McCloon's


What really inspired us to make the drive here was the chocolate fondue fountain (pictured). If you love chocolate, then you are cerainly in heaven here. There was a huge selection of brunch items, both breakfast and lunch type selections,carving stations for beef and roast turkey, several salads, muffins and croissants, but all during the meal, I knew I had to reserve room for the chocolate fondue.

Salt Creek Grille

Besides the array of food, what I enjoy about this restaurant is the Sunday jazz music. It is in the lounge area where the brunch is set up. The musician is playing a piano amidst small informal seating areas with comfy chairs and low cocktail tables.
Both times that we have come, we have had a table along the window in the main dining area. The decor is contemporary. Thre is a huge, it appears floor to ceiling display of wine bottles in a wall divider. As you walk in there is a fireplace to your right. It looks like during the summer, that there is a patio to dine outdoors.

Brunch at Salt Creek Grille

Brunch at Salt Creek Grille


The chandelier

The chandelier


Raspberry cheesecake dessert

Raspberry cheesecake dessert


Today, let’s have one of my favorite flavor of pancake, Blueberry pancakes. Don’t you agree, that with each bite of pancake, you can taste, the plump juiciest of a blueberry.
There are many Sundays, that I work and therefore I do not have the luxury of going out for Sunday Brunch. Today, I will take care to enjoy every bit of my Sunday at home. blueberry pancakes, Sunday mass, cook some delicious winter soup and for the afternoon, we will go to Dorothea’s House (featured under Polenta Fest title), for an Italian movie. Italian movies are shown once a month in Princeton in Dorothea’s House, a place that was donated for the preservance of Italian culture and language by a lady named Dorothea several decades ago. ( see web site on Dorothea’s House).
Today will probably be the last Sunday that I will have off until a scheduled vacation week. I’m hoping it occurs sooner than that.
Waffles and Blueberry Syrup

Waffles and Blueberry Syrup

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