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“ain't she sweet?”

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Since: Nov 10

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#17466 Oct 6, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>Quincy...how would I go about putting my Toby Jugs on e-bay.
Something I have been meaning to do, but not sure how to go
about it. I have an account but haven't a clue what to do.
I bet those 3 inch heels looked great btw.
I used to wear 6 inch heels in my job, in fact I still have them,
I might put them on e-bay, hahaha
Nowadays, I would fall off 2 inch heels.
I imagine you're "sawing logs" as mom used to say (zzzzzzzzz) but I meant to reply and even started an email. Looked them up on eBay and now know what a Toby Jug is. My aunts and uncles had all kinds of them. I thought of you when I came across a John Lennon one.

The budding prices range a lot. Are your vintage? Antiques? Use that to you advantage and even do a little of your own research on eBay to see what other sellers are charging. Are you going to ship international or just UK? I've done both. Take and upload some really good photos -- reference the china manufacturer if the labels are still there.

Good luck -- will follow up with email.
:-)

“Cool huh?”

Since: Jun 06

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#17467 Oct 7, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
I imagine you're "sawing logs" as mom used to say (zzzzzzzzz) but I meant to reply and even started an email. Looked them up on eBay and now know what a Toby Jug is. My aunts and uncles had all kinds of them. I thought of you when I came across a John Lennon one.
The budding prices range a lot. Are your vintage? Antiques? Use that to you advantage and even do a little of your own research on eBay to see what other sellers are charging. Are you going to ship international or just UK? I've done both. Take and upload some really good photos -- reference the china manufacturer if the labels are still there.
Good luck -- will follow up with email.
:-)
Hi Quincy...and thanks for this. Yes, antiques, my aunt left them to me and that is some time ago, they were antiques then. The detail on them is really stunning, they are Dickens characters.
I would hand them down but they do not appeal to any younger members of my family.
You mention good starting points and I am grateful for that...needed to know if I can set a secure price really.

“Towards Spring”

Level 8

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#17468 Oct 7, 2012
Good Morning all here.

The funeral went off as well as any funeral
can go, but it is always sadder somehow, when
parents see one of their young passing.

A great touch of Autumn here now the
colours changing gradually..
BTW, thank you so much El, for you
lovely and much appreciated comment on the
poem I left here, also to DW, a sincere thanks,
glad you enjoyed it.

El,
SO very sad to hear of the developing news
on little APRIL, the missing child..
WHAT can be said, the parents not only knowing
the worst news now to be expected,
as the police made known but a torturous week-
for them-
leading up to it..

There's a strange irony there too, El,
when the cameras scanned the hills and valleys
and streams
giving us panoramic views, whilst searching, searching
for the child, WALES never looked more
fairytale like and so very beautiful, almost
giving lie to the story of the missing little child;

but your people where you live
showed the great stuff they are made of,
leaving NO STONE unturned [literally]
in order to find her...
people constantly giving.. more and more of themselves
in all different ways in order to help:

Hoping everyone is well..

Regards to all.

“ain't she sweet?”

Level 7

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#17469 Oct 7, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>Hi Quincy...and thanks for this. Yes, antiques, my aunt left them to me and that is some time ago, they were antiques then. The detail on them is really stunning, they are Dickens characters.
I would hand them down but they do not appeal to any younger members of my family.
You mention good starting points and I am grateful for that...needed to know if I can set a secure price really.
It seem a trend that most sellers will start at .99 to encourage a lot of bidding. You can always set what's called a reserve - in other word you will not sell them for say less than $100. I'm just pulling a number here and I apologize for not knowing the currency in Wales.

eBay will convert currency and so does PayPal so all you enter is your cost even if you sell to someone in the States or China. I have sold to and purchased from people all over.

“ain't she sweet?”

Level 7

Since: Nov 10

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#17470 Oct 7, 2012
I was thinking of you last night Grace. You've spent your life in Ireland? CNN re-ran the program on the Belfast Project. Pretty eye-opening - I was just a kid in the States during the height of the violence. Now that the US ordered Boston College to release information, I can only hope the it doesn't tip the stability of the area in the wrong direction. There is enough violence in the world.

Did I ever mention I have a cousin who traveled to Ireland just to get married? At the time there was a residency requirement & you had to print a notice in the newspaper. Are those requirements still in place? I guess it was a 'destination wedding' before destination weddings were popular!

“Ridin' The Devils Little Horse”

Since: Mar 08

Straight To Hells Door

#17471 Oct 7, 2012
Good Morning Lady Eleanor...
I hope that this post finds you feeling great and having fun...
We have a chilly day to look forward to here in the Valley.. Our high temperature is only supposed to be in the 50's...
Seems Canada sent us a big ol gift of Northern Air... so we are having a cold snap.. It's kinda overcast and gray, but I'm hoping it will clear up some and that we will have a little Sunshine today..
I hope that you will have a great day filled with Sunshine Laughter and Love...
Sending you and yours all my best wishes...
((Love-n-Hugs))
@}-'--,---

Sending Wishes of Peace, Love, Health and Happiness.. to all the Good People who visit.. El's Kitchen...

“Towards Spring”

Level 8

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#17472 Oct 7, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
I was thinking of you last night Grace. You've spent your life in Ireland? CNN re-ran the program on the Belfast Project. Pretty eye-opening - I was just a kid in the States during the height of the violence. Now that the US ordered Boston College to release information, I can only hope the it doesn't tip the stability of the area in the wrong direction. There is enough violence in the world.
Did I ever mention I have a cousin who traveled to Ireland just to get married? At the time there was a residency requirement & you had to print a notice in the newspaper. Are those requirements still in place? I guess it was a 'destination wedding' before destination weddings were popular!
Such an interesting post RM..

firstly, yes I was born & reared here..
and happy to spend the rest of my days here in The Green Isle.

I think the 'printing of one's intentions
in a newspaper, has gone, thankfully.
but indeed, I agree, it would take precious little
to topple the peace...
and NONE OF US [I'm sure]
wish to return to such troubled times.

Thanks for your post:

“Towards Spring”

Level 8

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#17473 Oct 7, 2012
El,

You, ALL of you in ~ WALES, have
had such a heavy traumatic week.
for reasons we all know now .. worldwide.

Here's a bit of harmless humour ...
to lighten the load from the rich
tradition of my wonderful IRISH 'multi-coloured' country!! lol

“Cool huh?”

Since: Jun 06

Location hidden

#17474 Oct 7, 2012
Grace Nerissa wrote:
Good Morning all here.
The funeral went off as well as any funeral
can go, but it is always sadder somehow, when
parents see one of their young passing.
A great touch of Autumn here now the
colours changing gradually..
BTW, thank you so much El, for you
lovely and much appreciated comment on the
poem I left here, also to DW, a sincere thanks,
glad you enjoyed it.
El,
SO very sad to hear of the developing news
on little APRIL, the missing child..
WHAT can be said, the parents not only knowing
the worst news now to be expected,
as the police made known but a torturous week-
for them-
leading up to it..
There's a strange irony there too, El,
when the cameras scanned the hills and valleys
and streams
giving us panoramic views, whilst searching, searching
for the child, WALES never looked more
fairytale like and so very beautiful, almost
giving lie to the story of the missing little child;
but your people where you live
showed the great stuff they are made of,
leaving NO STONE unturned [literally]
in order to find her...
people constantly giving.. more and more of themselves
in all different ways in order to help:
Hoping everyone is well..
Regards to all.
Grace....I was thinking, during the televised recording of part
of the church service held in Machynlleth today....that little
child, April Jones, has unknowingly brought all and sundry together
this past week....as you yourself know, this is a small country and
people have pulled together from every part of Wales, communities
have got together and provided food for the search parties, the police,
the mountain rescue and all services....driven long distances to deliver them...and everybody, including burly police officers are
wearing a pink ribbon to symbolise HOPE....where there's hope...
sadly no news as yet.
As you say, and say it so well, it is indeed a strange irony that the
scenery was portrayed so beautifully under such tragic circumstances..it just seems unreal, and thoughts are so with the family at this dreadful time.
The scenery is dramatic...as has been the week, but a drama which has been forced upon us...how could one person be responsible for such upheaval and heartache?
Just putting my thoughts into words here, and possibly very badly. your understanding of the situation has been so much appreciated as always.

“Cool huh?”

Since: Jun 06

Location hidden

#17475 Oct 7, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
It seem a trend that most sellers will start at .99 to encourage a lot of bidding. You can always set what's called a reserve - in other word you will not sell them for say less than $100. I'm just pulling a number here and I apologize for not knowing the currency in Wales.
eBay will convert currency and so does PayPal so all you enter is your cost even if you sell to someone in the States or China. I have sold to and purchased from people all over.
I'm with you ..and thanks again Quincy...I have a very good camera which I stupidly hosed having placed it in a hanging basket for 'safety' then put the sprinkler on it forgetting it was in there. duh...have to get this repaired then I can take pics of the jugs, will do this during the week. Something I have intended to do for a long time now.

“Cool huh?”

Since: Jun 06

Location hidden

#17476 Oct 7, 2012
Wildbluerose wrote:
Good Morning Lady Eleanor...
I hope that this post finds you feeling great and having fun...
We have a chilly day to look forward to here in the Valley.. Our high temperature is only supposed to be in the 50's...
Seems Canada sent us a big ol gift of Northern Air... so we are having a cold snap.. It's kinda overcast and gray, but I'm hoping it will clear up some and that we will have a little Sunshine today..
I hope that you will have a great day filled with Sunshine Laughter and Love...
Sending you and yours all my best wishes...
((Love-n-Hugs))
@}-'--,---
Sending Wishes of Peace, Love, Health and Happiness.. to all the Good People who visit.. El's Kitchen...
Hello there Dear Rose....well, hope you got your sunshine today, nothing quite like a sunny Fall day...although 50 sounds quite warm to me, it was 36 this morning, a real chilly morning, fog, lovely!
The day is always brighter for seeing you Rose, I mean it.....
Warmest wishes and love...<3

“Cool huh?”

Since: Jun 06

Location hidden

#17477 Oct 7, 2012
Grace Nerissa wrote:
El,
You, ALL of you in ~ WALES, have
had such a heavy traumatic week.
for reasons we all know now .. worldwide.
Here's a bit of harmless humour ...
to lighten the load from the rich
tradition of my wonderful IRISH 'multi-coloured' country!! lol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =MnfhS-ajKqgXX
HA HA HA! That's priceless Grace...needed a good laugh today believe
me.

“Towards Spring”

Level 8

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#17478 Oct 7, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>
Grace....I was thinking, during the televised recording of part
of the church service held in Machynlleth today....that little
child, April Jones, has unknowingly brought all and sundry together
this past week....as you yourself know, this is a small country and
people have pulled together from every part of Wales, communities
have got together and provided food for the search parties, the police,
the mountain rescue and all services....driven long distances to deliver them...and everybody, including burly police officers are
wearing a pink ribbon to symbolise HOPE....where there's hope...
sadly no news as yet.
As you say, and say it so well, it is indeed a strange irony that the
scenery was portrayed so beautifully under such tragic circumstances..it just seems unreal, and thoughts are so with the family at this dreadful time.
The scenery is dramatic...as has been the week, but a drama which has been forced upon us...how could one person be responsible for such upheaval and heartache?
Just putting my thoughts into words here, and possibly very badly. your understanding of the situation has been so much appreciated as always.
SURELY, you mean.. El ..

'putting your thoughts into words.. so wonderfully
and realistically'

one of the most draining weeks in your area .. no doubt, El

Strange, that sometimes, in a great tragedy..

we see the true worth of others.

GOOD NIGHT, warm thoughts.

An EARLY'ish' night after a long weekend.

Peace ..........

“ain't she sweet?”

Level 7

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#17479 Oct 7, 2012
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>Such an interesting post RM..

firstly, yes I was born & reared here..
and happy to spend the rest of my days here in The Green Isle.

I think the 'printing of one's intentions
in a newspaper, has gone, thankfully.
but indeed, I agree, it would take precious little
to topple the peace...
and NONE OF US [I'm sure]
wish to return to such troubled times.

Thanks for your post:
It was fascinating to our family that the two went on their own and spent the month in Ireland due to the legal requirement at the time. Today 'destination weddings' are all the rage and the whole family travels but back then it was quite a novel thing to do.

I think I mentioned my maiden name is really Quinn...half Irish half German--a brood of stubborn drunks ! ;-)

For better or worse, world history is pretty fascinating and I am an avid reader of both fiction and non fiction. It's what makes us all who we are and some of the turmoil has gone on so long we don't even remember what the the fighting was about.

There are many people still living who were involved in and remember the turbulent civil rights movement and I can't imagine what you and so many lived through in northern Ireland in the early '70s....

“ain't she sweet?”

Level 7

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#17480 Oct 7, 2012
eleanorigby wrote:
<quoted text>I'm with you ..and thanks again Quincy...I have a very good camera which I stupidly hosed having placed it in a hanging basket for 'safety' then put the sprinkler on it forgetting it was in there. duh...have to get this repaired then I can take pics of the jugs, will do this during the week. Something I have intended to do for a long time now.
Good luck to you! Is it too late to put it in dry rice? Rice is supposed to pull out the moisture from electronics. Sadly, I put an iPod through the wash myself once.

“Towards Spring”

Level 8

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#17481 Oct 8, 2012
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
It was fascinating to our family that the two went on their own and spent the month in Ireland due to the legal requirement at the time. Today 'destination weddings' are all the rage and the whole family travels but back then it was quite a novel thing to do.
I think I mentioned my maiden name is really Quinn...half Irish half German--a brood of stubborn drunks ! ;-)
For better or worse, world history is pretty fascinating and I am an avid reader of both fiction and non fiction. It's what makes us all who we are and some of the turmoil has gone on so long we don't even remember what the the fighting was about.
There are many people still living who were involved in and remember the turbulent civil rights movement and I can't imagine what you and so many lived through in northern Ireland in the early '70s....
Yes, it was very bad in the North of Ireland in the 70's
and we had THE DUBLIN BOMBINGS here, around that time
and of course, the dreadful OMAGH atrocity,
not that the others weren't atrocities too,
but we have arrived at a 'relative' peace now.

thanks to so many who have put great effort into

achieving that peace, BERTIE AHERN, TONY BLAIR,
GERRY ADAMS, to mention but a few..

tho' it often reminds me of a cooking pot on
the stove, bubbling away at high temps,
then it is turned right down to simmer,
where it's running along smoothly,
*all the time hoping* some lunatic won't come along,
out of the blue, and turn up the heat again!!!!!

“Towards Spring”

Level 8

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#17482 Oct 8, 2012
Morning El and all,

I couldn't help wondering about all
the well paid intuitive psychics,
and fortune tellers -
who constantly boast of their extraordinary powers -

and WHERE are they now that little APRIL still cannot be found..

makes one think, doesn't it..

not ONE amongst them from ANY country
can help in the slightest way!

Anyway, today is a perfect Autumn day here,
how beautiful the changing colours..
almost changing before the eyes.

I'm still watching X FACTOR El, are you?

I like Gary Barlow, but found him quite
harsh Saturday in comparing two singers,
I often think, too easily they forget
there's a human heart behind all the
razzle-dazzle and hype, in all these people.

O, well.. it IS X Factor, I suppose,
and for all that, it's truly entertaining.

Wishing all the regulars a good
start to the week ahead.

Level 9

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

#17483 Oct 8, 2012
Does El's kitchen have chocolate???

“ain't she sweet?”

Level 7

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#17484 Oct 8, 2012
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, it was very bad in the North of Ireland in the 70's
and we had THE DUBLIN BOMBINGS here, around that time
and of course, the dreadful OMAGH atrocity,
not that the others weren't atrocities too,
but we have arrived at a 'relative' peace now.

thanks to so many who have put great effort into

achieving that peace, BERTIE AHERN, TONY BLAIR,
GERRY ADAMS, to mention but a few..

tho' it often reminds me of a cooking pot on
the stove, bubbling away at high temps,
then it is turned right down to simmer,
where it's running along smoothly,
*all the time hoping* some lunatic won't come along,
out of the blue, and turn up the heat again!!!!!
That's why the documentary made it sound like releasing the interview tapes would only instigate more problems. There's no question not knowing must be horrible for the families, but isn't it best to leave it alone and let it finally rest instead of stirring it up again?

“ain't she sweet?”

Level 7

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#17485 Oct 8, 2012
quilterqueen wrote:
Does El's kitchen have chocolate???
El's Kitchen has everything.....and great company to boot!

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